Create a Focal Point Within Your Home

A fireplace mantel can be the perfect place to show off your personal style year round.  Mantels and hearths can be transformed each season with the right pieces to bring your fireplace from ordinary to extraordinary.  Whether modern or boho, country or flea market, there are plenty of décor concepts to suit your style.  Our blog will feature tips and inspiration to help you curate your own unique fireplace statement.

This dated fireplace is given a modern update on a low budget.  The mantel is repurposed from scrap wood, stained and fastened to the wall.  The subway tile is leftover from a kitchen renovation. The beautiful white hearth was built from simple wood at the hardware store, painted and put straight on top of the old brick hearth.  The right mix of accessories enhance this simple makeover.  Place or hang a mirror in the middle of the mantel, add a couple of candles on one side and anchor the mantel with a larger vase.  Fill in the spaces with smaller accessories and decorative objects. Pick up on colors and materials found elsewhere in the room. Vary the height and texture of items on the hearth.  The woven basket complements the colours of the mantel and the simple greenery adds a feminine touch. Modest yet elegant.