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For a quick reference, a 36-inch fireplace will probably have a mantel width of 48 inches. A 42-inch fireplace will probably have a mantel width of 54 inches. The mantel should not be so wide that it reaches anything else, like a wall, window or door.How do I decorate my mantle?
Try this strategy, which is one of the easiest fireplace mantel decorating ideas ever: Hang a mirror in the middle and a sconce on either side. Anchor the mantel with a larger vase in front of the mirror and fill in with smaller accessories, such as vases, candlesticks, and decorative objects.What is a contemporary fireplace?
A tall, contemporary built in fireplace that incorporates glass to give a great flame picture. The glass can be tinted or transparent with the area below the glass open to the flames. The contemporary built in fireplace can be integrated within an existing chimney breast or installed into a new situation where there is no existing chimney.What is a mantle over a fireplace?
The fireplace mantel or mantelpiece, also known as a chimneypiece, originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a fire grate to catch the smoke. The term has evolved to include the decorative framework around the fireplace, and can include elaborate designs extending to the ceiling.