winter whites White, bright, clean, and floral. All great ways to bring warm weather appeal to your fireplace mantel. But oh, there is more. Check out these crisp and novel ways to add chill factor to this decidedly wintery spot.
old tomes A living room, library, or even bedroom fireplace looks casually distinguished holding old books. And not just atop the mantel, either! This room makes good use of a fireplace taking the season off.
puppy lounge Not exactly the first place you think of as a dog bed, but…if your furry friend likes it, why not? The playful nature of the fireplace allows you to keep things simple on the mantel with just a statement piece and maybe a plant as an accent.
attractive backdrop Rather than featuring a fireplace as the focal point in a room, make it an eye catching backdrop. Not only is this a unique arrangement, but gives more options for furniture placement.
sofa-side sommelier Show of hands, who thinks this fireplace idea should win for most cutting edge? Display a few wine bottles for a bit of sophisticated whimsy that doubles as a convenient bar. We'd keep glassware at the ready on the mantel if we were you.
gallery wall Take advantage of the off season and lean several pieces of framed artwork in front of the fireplace, while a larger, statement piece lives up top, catching the eye when you first walk in.