Mantel makeover

Jun 29 2011

Mantel makeover
Mantel makeover
If your space is blessed with the addition of a fireplace with a mantel, yet you don't know what to do with it to make it your own or to mesh with your overall design, try these simple tips from Better Homes and Gardens to transform your mantel into a vital area in your living room.

One way to update your mantel and fireplace is to paint it. If your current design is a standard brick color, it may not be the look that represents you. By painting it in a tone you like and picking out a shade the complements your preexisting color scheme, you'll instantly see a change in the room. Choose colors that stand out as a way to keep the focus there such as, white, pastels and even a vibrant red depending on your style. Add unique touches, like antique plates or natural accents, as a way to complete the look.

Another simple way to dramatically change the appearance of your living room is to add or update window treatments that will help to enhance your overall design. If you're going for a natural theme, wood or bamboo blinds will further help bring the outdoors inside. Roman shades also tend to be an easy change as the fabrics and color choices match most rooms with ease.

Once you've changed your mantel to your likings, who knows what you'll get the urge to fix next!
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