Fireplaces dark wood with red cherry finishes are warm and opulent options fireplace mantels. Decorative details such as rosettes or even flourishes add more character. To create a coherent design, line of mantel with wrought iron chandeliers or glass vases hand painted. Above mantel, add a twist to traditional family portraits, selecting round instead of rectangular brushed gold marks. A large mirror in an ornate frame adds to fireplace while also making space seem larger.
Contemporary fireplace mantels appreciate modern aesthetic of elegant, simple design, complemented by bold, unexpected decorative pieces. Frame a contemporary fireplace with large stone slabs with minimal texture or pattern; discreet match fireplace with a solid, symmetrical tablecloth painted black or white. Neutral colors create an adaptive palette for accent decoration in and around fireplace.
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For an unexpected design, leaving bare mantle but decorate wall behind mantelpiece with a series of round mirrors, unframed of different sizes. Instead of traditional photographs, line a modern fireplace with bookends shaped letter-polished metal or bold red paint. For a more dramatic effect, select a single piece of high art or abstract sculpture to be placed in center of fireplace mantels. A row of bonsai trees adds a burst of color and unusual nature to soften Contemporary mantel design