Fireplace and Mantelpiece Ideas
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Mix and match
Try layering up objects of varying size in front of each other to create depth and visual interest. Start with the biggest objects first and work your way down to smaller items like candles and ornaments. For a more eclectic look, mix up different textures, colours, patterns and finishes.
Freshen up your fireplace with a lush floral display. Rather than one large centrepiece, use vases of different shapes and sizes with brightly coloured blooms. Add in some budding branches and lots of greenery to create a beautiful focal point for your living room.
Creating a rustic fireplace mantel
You can give your home a cosy cottage feel by decorating the mantel of your fireplace in a rustic style. Set the mood by lining the mantel with candles, lanterns and flickering tealights. Continue the theme with natural elements such as pinecones, acorns and twiggy branches. And, for a touch of whimsy, introduce some ornaments shaped like woodland animals.Shop our rural retreat trend
What to put on a mantelpiece
Light up your mantel with an arrangement of glass lanterns. Decorate the rest of the space with things likes bottles, vases and pillar candles to give it a laidback, boho vibe.Shop all lanterns
For a personal touch, line the mantel with your favourite family photos. Add visual balance by arranging them symmetrically around a central feature like a clock or vase.Shop all picture frames
Living room ornaments
Bring life to your mantelpiece with a stunning ornamental display. From animals and angels to figurines and Disney characters, there’s a myriad of classic and quirky styles to choose from.Shop all ornaments
Use a string of fairy lights to turn your fireplace into a fun focal point. Cluster them together along the mantel or around the fireplace surround to create a shimmering display.Shop all novelty lights
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Mirror over fireplace rules
When hanging an overmantle mirror, make sure that the mirror is smaller than the width of the fireplace below it. Generally, it’s best to position the mirror several inches above the top of your mantel, so you have enough space to display your ornaments. If the mirror is particularly tall, try leaning it on the mantel instead of hanging it.
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Wooden mantel clocks
Anchor your mantelpiece with the quintessential accessory - the wooden mantel clock. A traditional clock such as this works particularly well with rustic or shabby chic themes.
Ornate mantel clocks
If it’s elegance you’re after, then a mantel clock with an ornate frame is a real eye-catcher. Surround it with accessories of similar style for a look that’s decorative and functional at the same time.
Modern mantel clocks
Modern mantel clocks provide an interesting alternative to traditional timepieces, and are perfect if you want to create a contemporary fireplace display.