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Unique Mantel Ideas That You May Have Missed


Looking for unique mantel ideas that will leave your friends’ jaws wide open?

Here are some beautiful fireplace mantel ideas for you, in case you missed them. Many of us browse the internet universe on how to decorate a fireplace mantel. We at Home Alley want to help you with unique ideas in fireplace decorating. We’ve gathered these fireplace mantel décor pics to get your artistic juices flowing. It’s time to re-do your living space!

unique mantel ideas

The folks at Giddy Upcycled have this fabulous DIY faux antique barnwood mantel. It’s quite lovely to look at rustic wood, barn wood, or even driftwood. Anything that looks old just oozes natural character. This one was built as a veneer. It’s a 3-sided beam that hangs on the same 2×4. It’s lighter, so you don’t have to worry about it being too heavy for the existing mounts.

unique mantel ideas

The Turquoise Home has this farmhouse fresh spring mantel. Deck out your mantel with farmhouse fresh florals! Place them on aqua vases to highlight the colors of the flowers. Springy colors pop gorgeously even against classic neutral backgrounds. This fireplace mantel décor is perfect for spring. And it’s perfectly fine even if you use faux flowers.

unique mantel ideas

Kylie M Interiors have fireplace mantel ideas that focus on decorations and accessories. It’s recommended to strip your mantel of excess framed photos, candle holders and decors. Afterwards, you have to find the center. Choose a color palette. Then choose either balance or symmetry, Finally, place your decors to form a creative triangle.

unique mantel ideas

Faith from Curbly views mantels as eye candy. Even if it’s not the holidays, it’s truly fun to decorate your mantel in different ways! Don't rule out purple just yet... having a purple piece like that watercolor can look very chic. And you can place evergreens and other natural accents along its sides.

unique mantel ideas

The guys at Architecture Art Designs feature this classy art nouveau fireplace mantel idea. The Nouveau style still imprints amazingly on home décor today. Just look at the detail on the surrounding wood. Its sweeping, feminine shapes is undeniably beautiful. It gives that sophisticated and aristocratic look that’s very irresistible.

unique mantel ideas

Here’s another one of those beautiful fireplace mantel ideas. This one is featured on HGTV’s Fixer Upper Season 2. Chip and Joanna’s mid-century ranch turns into an elegant French country with this fireplace mantel. The bricks were repainted and new birch hardwood mantel is placed. Those carved pieces also give a rustic feel.

unique mantel ideas

Traditional Home firmly believes that a classic mantel adds character to any fireplace. And the concept truly deserves a place in our list of unique mantel ideas. This is a two-sided fireplace that’s framed by a simple, unobtrusive mantel. What’s the purpose of a two-sided design? It makes both rooms more inviting!

unique mantel ideas

Finally, here’s Suzy’s mantel design from Worthing Court. It’s supposedly spiffed for a fall decoration, but we think it’s just as good for the whole year. There’s a fancy faux arched gate piece with shutters.  Aged barn boards were placed from the gate instead of a wreath. Then place a hanging basket filled with a few branches.

There are a lot of ways on how to decorate your fireplace mantel. It really doesn’t matter whether it’s stone, slate, wood, and other material. Check our gallery of fireplace mantels for more unique mantel ideas.

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