Styling Your Fireplace Mantel

Before you get ready to cozy up by the fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate, you have to accessorize your mantel to complete the look in style. We have some mantel styling tips to have you enjoying the roaring fire in no time. Now, let’s style your fireplace mantel!

Layer Your Mantel

Layer your accessories to create a cohesive and visually interesting display. Start with large artwork in the back to ground the space. Then fill in with small pieces, stacking each in front of the other. You can even put one art piece over another to really spark interest and complete the look. Accessorize with some of your favorite knickknacks.

Vary Accessory Heights

Create visual interest and height with an array of objects of different scales. Varying heights on your mantel will draw in the eye of your guests and create interest. Try incorporating a vase of branches or even a plant to draw the eye upwards. Accessorize and group your objects by their height. Tall objects look great either in the center or on the edges of your mantel.


Display Your Collection

Do you have a lot of collections you’ve gathered over the years from travel? Display them on your mantel! Think of the space as a continuation of your shelving. Place your most prized collectibles where they will be seen and appreciated. Remember some of the lessons on layering and varying heights when arranging.

Create a Fireplace Focal Point

Another option is to create one dramatic focal point with a singular piece. Pick a bold piece of artwork, a mirror, or another conversation piece and center above the mantel. Make sure it is at least 2/3 the size of the mantel, so that it doesn’t get lost.


Keep It Simple

The last option: let your natural stone fireplace speak for itself. Here at Materials Marketing, we can create any custom piece, and we have hundreds of designs to choose from. Let the design of your mantel shine and enjoy all the beauty natural stone has to offer.


Now, get cozy in front of that fire! If you need help choosing a natural stone fireplace, make sure to reach out to us. We would be happy to find or design the perfect option for your space.

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