If your hearth is the centerpiece of your home, it’s the mantel that serves as the centerpiece of your hearth. A mantel adds style to your hearth, and it gives you a place to showcase family photos, vases full of flowers or interesting home décor. Reviving your mantel can overhaul the look of your hearth and the look of your home. If you’re looking to upgrade your home as you look forward to social gatherings this fall and winter, you can impress your guests with a new mantel or surround!
At FireSide Hearth & Home, we offer a variety of mantels and surrounds to fit the look and style of your hearth and your home. Choosing a mantel or surround can be a difficult proposition. Some of your decision will be determined by the size and location of your fireplace, and by the style of your home.
Many homeowners opt for a simple mantel: a simple shelf placed over the fireplace. While they might be “simple” in concept, shelf-style mantels come in a variety of styles that can add serious interest to your hearth. Simple mantels can be sleek stone or metal for more modern homes, or rustic stone, brick or wood, for more traditional homes or homes with a rustic or beachy style. A smaller mantel offers an understated look, while an oversized mantel can be eye catching.
Corbeled mantels are another popular mantel option, particularly for homes with a traditional feel. Corbeled mantels feature supports, or corbels, underneath the mantel shelf. These corbels provide plenty of opportunity for customized style. They can have simple shapes that are perfect for a classic mantel look, or they can be bold and shaped from rough wood or stone to complement a rustic hearth. Modern hearths can be accented with corbels, too, as corbels also can be made in sleek lines from metal or smooth stone.
Full mantel surrounds
For a complete overhaul of your hearth, you can install a full fireplace surround. Surrounds outfit your hearth with a mantel and frames your firebox. The surround can feature simple panels below the mantel and around the firebox, or they can be more elaborate, with decorative columns or tiles that add contrast and impact to your hearth. Surrounds come in a variety of styles and a variety of shapes; there are even corner surrounds to accent hearths that are tucked into the nooks and crannies of a home.
A new mantel adds function to your fireplace, for sure, and a new mantel or surround also can instantly upgrade the look of your hearth and add style to your home. Whatever the style of your home, FireSide Hearth & Home has the mantel or fireplace surround for you! Stop by one of our showrooms to view our mantel and fireplace surround options today!