The Fireplace Mantels 123 Buying Guide

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mantel Shelves, Fireplace Surrounds, Custom Sizes and Fireplaces ideas. A mantel shelf is more than just a piece of wood mounted above your hearth. It's the perfect accent you place on your home. The mantel is where you place your most prized possessions, pictures of loved ones, and even where you hang your stockings at Christmas time. That's why you need to select a fireplace mantel that reflects the design of your home, fits well with your fireplace, and has enough space to accommodate the possessions you want to place on it.

However, selecting the perfect mantel piece is not an easy job, especially if you're fresh out of fireplace mantel ideas or have no clue what your options are. Use this fireplace mantel buying guide to help you find and select the best mantel shelf for your home. You can choose from Fireplace Surrounds, Gel Fuel Fireplaces, Electric Fireplaces, Mantel Shelves, Fireplace Surrounds, Custom Sizes or Fireplaces.

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Types of Fireplace Mantels
When it comes to selecting a fireplace mantel, you definitely have choices. Today, mantels come in many different types of material, shapes, sizes, and construction. Modern design has pushed the boundaries of fireplace mantel design farther than ever before.

Common makes of fireplace mantels include:

  • Wood
  • Marble
  • Stone
  • Antique-styled
  • Fireplace Surrounds
Each type offers its own innate style. Wood mantel pieces are often stained or painted. Marble mantel shelves provide a unique elegance that's completely different from any other material. The goal is to select one the matches your existing home and fireplace décor.

If you want your mantel to blend in perfectly, these are the things you need to consider.

  • The size of your fireplace
  • The wall space available
  • The décor of the room
All three of these elements come into play with a fireplace mantel.

The size of your fireplace: This is probably the most crucial element you need to keep in mind when browsing fireplace mantel ideas and possibilities. You want to measure all dimensions of your fireplace and have them on-hand. The last thing you want to do is guess on the size - you might end up with a mantel that's too short or too tall.

The wall space available: The amount of wall space available will dictate the maximum size you can get. It's not uncommon to have a mantel shelf that extends past the width of the fireplace. If you want a long fireplace mantel shelf, measure how much wall space you have. As they say, measure twice, cut once (in this case, it's measure twice, buy once - you don't want to end up with a mantel that's too long and have to go back and buy another).

The décor of the room: This is where you narrow down your fireplace mantel ideas. Once you start shopping around, you'll quickly discover that you have a ton of colors, shapes, sizes, makes, materials, and appearances to choose from. So, always consider the décor of the room where the mantel will be mounted. You want your fireplace mantel to accent your fireplace and blend with the room. If you're looking for a fireplace mantel for a cabin, stick with the antique, rugged models, if that's the décor of the room. Picking a mantel shelf that doesn't blend with the room can turn an exquisite mantel into an eye sore.

You have more fireplace mantel options than you think. From wooden to marble and even antique looking mantels, you have your work cut out for you. Use this guide to help you narrow down your fireplace mantel ideas and pick the best one for your fireplace. If you have questions, check out our fireplace mantel shelf FAQs.

Once you are finished you can add a fire screen which is both decorative and a safety tool. Also known as a "spark screen" these are constructed of materials that can withstand prolonged periods of heat. Screens can be chosen by the following criteria: Screen Style, Screen Finish, Screen Material, Screen Width, Screen Height, Screen Price Range.

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