The best part of cooler weather for me? It’s time to light a fire in the fireplace. While the flames create plenty of romance and design drama all by themselves, they also call attention to the mantel. When the embers go out, the mantel is the focal point. Here are some beautiful ideas to dress up your fireplace and mantel for the cozy-up season ahead, whether the fire is blazing or not.
This is one of 10 awesome ideas from the folks at HGTV. It’s simple, elegant and versatile. Swap out the flowers and vegetables to reflect the season or a special holiday. For instance, come spring, use bunches of hydrangeas and bird figurines. See all 10 ideas here.
Go big and bold with a beautifully framed mirror and a single floral arrangement flanked by chunky candlesticks. One of 21 Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas from Home Edit Interior Design and Architecture.
Thrifty Décor Chick offers step-by-step tips for layering art to create an eye-pleasing arrangement. She also has some suggestions for dealing with a corner fireplace.
Got a faux fireplace or just one you never use? Using the same boring fireplace, this designer offers a dozen ways to turn it into something wow-worthy. See all 12 here.
No fireplace at all? No problem. Create the illusion using these tricks from Houzz.com. They’ll also work well when you want to dress up an empty fireplace.
Blessed with an outdoor fireplace? They’re a really popular option in many Taylor Morrison homes. Don’t neglect to dress it up. Better Homes and Gardens has 20 suggestions for a variety of styles.