you would like to bring more attention to your fireplace,
it might be time to consider replacing your old fireplace mantel. A new fireplace mantel
will also be an opportunity for you to brighten up the décor
of your home
In the past, fireplace mantels ran the whole
length of the room. Today, fireplace mantels have shrunk
in size, but can
be no less dramatic. You have many choices of styles when
looking at fireplace mantels. Your choices may
include fireplace mantels decorated with urns and flutes,
with rosettes placed
front and center, or with stylized scrolls of leaves and
Fireplace mantels were used as smoke hoods in days-gone-by.
Today, fireplace mantels are used to display family pictures
and knickknacks. Fireplace mantels are available in several
sizes so that you have the right amount of space to display
your family treasures.
a new fireplace mantel will make your fireplace a focal
point of your room. You can use
your fireplace mantel
to not only display your pictures or treasures, you can use
your mantel to tie together the décor of your room.
|In medieval times, it was built
over a fireplace to catch the smoke,and at a later
date, to the decorative framework, often carried up
to the ceiling.