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Fireplace & Mantle Styling Ideas

Fireplace & Mantle Styling Ideas
By Seonaid McKay 4 years ago 6204 Views No comments

Providing us with cosy evenings, a place to rest our family photos and trinkets, and a natural room lay-out guide, the humble fireplace is something that many of us take for granted. We ignore our fireplaces until the cold seasons suddenly come rushing in, leaving them to accumulate dust over the warmer months and sit at the end of the room doing nothing more than exist.

If you’re anything like us when autumn hits, there is no place you’d rather be than at home, huddled by a roaring crackling fire with a big cup of hot chocolate in your hands, so why wouldn't you give your fireplace more love throughout the year?

Whilst fireplaces have been a central hub of practicality for hundreds of years, we understand that they aren’t exactly the most beautiful part of a room. But, with a bit of TLC and a few key decorative pieces, your fire place can go from drab to fab in a matter of minutes.

Our range of fireplace accessories has been specially handpicked to suit an array of different décor styles. From ultra-modern chrome finishes to classic Victorian-style designs, we have everything you need to kit out your fireplace for the chilly season, and beyond.

Fireplace Inspiration and Decor Goals

Modern & Bright

Matt’s fireplace proves that a period fireplace can be instantly transformed into something a little bit more modern with a few simple additions.

Adding a fireplace companion and a fireguard will bring a wonderful new level of practicality whilst staying true to the more classic elements of the fireplace. You can view our range of fireside companion sets here and our range of fireguards here. Matt’s fireplace uses our popular ‘Paignton’Three Fold design.

A simple lantern, either to the side of the fireplace or on the mantle, in a modern design will pay homage to the era of the fireplace, granting it the appreciation that it deserves without deviating from a contemporary décor style. Our Industrial Lamp Candle Holder Lantern is the perfect way to bring light into a room.

Shop our range of candle lanterns and holders here.

To truly make the fireplace depict your decor style and tastes, you can add almost any additional decorative touches to the surround or mantle. A few vases filled with seasonal flowers or foliage and picture frames featuring family photos or art prints are our personal choices. Alternatively narrowboat jugs make a beautiful and unique vase too.

Shop more of the aesthetic:

From Left to Right (Clockwise): Candelabra Bud Vases; Blue Shabby Chic Clock; Candle Holders with Succulents; Recycled Metal Coffee Table

Industrial Meets Natural

Nadia’s fireplaces are simply beautiful when pitted against the warm winter tones and bright plant accessories. She proves that a lick of paint and quirky adornments can really make a difference to the aesthetic of a fireplace space.

Nadia’s fireplace uses our “Traditional”Companion Set and a unique animal antler decoration in the centre of the wall, above the mantle piece, to give the fireplace a timeless wood cabin feel. We have a fantastic range of weird and wonderful interior ornaments and sculptures that would make the perfect unique addition to your fireplace. If Nadia’s display has really inspired you, why not buy yourself one of our wall stag bust sculptures?

Shop the “Glenmore” Stag Bust here.

Adding a mirror above a fireplace will not only create a more contemporary vibe, but it will also create the illusion of more space, opening up the room. As with Nadia’s fireplace, this mirror contrasts the dark wall and surrounding accessories offering a softer and more elegant touch.

Our natural wood and metal wall mirror is the perfect way to expand a room and add an extra element of storage space.

Shop our other mirrors here.

If you’re struggling to jazz up a non-functioning bedroom fireplace, Nadia has the perfect solution! A cosy chair covered in fluffy blankets and cushions combined with stylish wall art and neon signs makes for the perfect winter-time reading nook. Our ‘Way Out’ LED sign will provide a humorous and quirky touch.

This Curved Wire Chair is perfect for those who are seeking more of an industrial aesthetic. Just drape a blanket over the back and add a seat cushion for a comfortable relaxation chair.

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From Left to Right (Clockwise): Basket Side Table; Vintage Iron Storage Trunk; Free-standing Spotlight: Highland Stag Ornament

More Inspo

Kaitlyn's fireplace and mantle is a beautiful combination of beachy vibes and contemporary styles. Combining muted blues and whites with natural wood and stone creates a lovely calming environment - which is exactly what you want around a fireplace!

Shop the aesthetic:

From Left to Right (Clockwise): Art Deco Fire Guard; Wall Mounted Flower Holder; Geometric Lantern; Wrought Iron Wooden Shelf

Priya’s fireplace takes dark, warming tones and pairs them with bright whites and pops of colour to create a truly unique and bespoke space. Ample lighting and bright accessories really make this fireplace a comforting joy to look at – the perfect environment for those cold winter nights!

Shop the aesthetic:

From Left to Right (Clockwise): Traditional Three-Fold Fire Guard; Battling Stags Wall Art; Vintage Folding Cinema Seats; Geometric Prism Pendent Light

Olivia’s (@lustliving on Instagram) fireplace is a fantastic example of modern luxury and elegance styling. Combining blush pinks with stark black and trendy copper accessories is the perfect way to add a touch of glamour to your fireplace and its surrounds.

Our "Dynasty" Four Fold Fireguard is wonderfully subtle in its design, making it perfect for any fireplace seeking safety without compromising on decor design and style.

Shop the aesthetic:

From Left to Right (Clockwise): Curved Fire Basket; Free-standing Tealight Holder; Simplistic Wood Iron Coffee Table; Minimalistic Floor Lamp

This fireplace and adjoining mantle, takes quirky and eclectic styling to a whole new level. Combining unique, bold and bright pieces of art with glassware, ceramic ornaments and plants, makes the contrasting dark wall and pops of colour a simply magical scene. We love it!

Shop the aesthetic:

From Left to Right (Clockwise): Cast Iron Fire Basket; Moose Candle Holder; Industrial Wall Light; Parrot Interior Sculpture

Want a contemporary design but don't want to loose your personality? How about this for inspiration? Using the traditional fireplace and contrasting it with the stark white surround and mantle really brightens up the room and makes this a true centrepiece. By adding unique artefacts from your travels combined with a quirky clock and modern fireplace accessories and companion sets, make for a wonderful fireplace that will suit all seasons.

Shop the aesthetic:

From Left to Right (Clockwise): Industrial Cog Wall Clock; Zoo Animals Ornament; Tripod Companion Set; Hurricane Candle Holder

Restoration Projects

Dee’s fireplace restoration is one of the very best we’ve seen. What started out as an empty shell destroyed by years of wear and tear has ended up as a beautiful fireplace setting. Boasting an eclectic mix of bohemian and travel-inspired style, who wouldn’t want to curl up next to this fire?



Take a leaf out of Dee’s book and add a quick touch of storage to your fireplace surround with a simple log basket. A basket can neatly hold all your logs and fire kindling whilst adding a charming bohemian touch. Shop our log stores here.

Additionally, some fireside accessories can easily add a chilled Moroccan-esque vibe to your fireplace. Dee uses our simple ContemporaryLoop Handle Companion Set, for modern practicality and we think that our Tall Arched Fire Guard would add a real sense of ‘La Vie Boheme’ (French for The Bohemian Life) to the space.

Shop the rest of our Fireguards here.

Shop more of the aesthetic:

From Left to Right (Clockwise): Patterned Wall Clock; Bombay Rustic Lantern; Antique Wall Storage Drawers; Rustic Wicker Log Basket

If you have any beautiful fireplaces to share or have been inspired by the above to redecorate your own, please let us know! We’d love to see your pictures and/or DIY journey. You can share your pictures with us over on Facebook here.

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