How to decorate this mantel?
May 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Very small shelf, especially in relation to the size of the whole fireplace, and awkward built-in over it... I don't know if I find something small to fit in the built-in or get something big to cover it up? Ideas???
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Remove the too small "mantle" that is really just a shelf and looks out of place for size and style. Then I would add a larger, heavier scale mantle halfway between the top of the fireplace and the bottom of the niche. After than you can think about what to put there.
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How about a pretty sculpture? But, have a spotlight on the ceiling shining on the arch/sculpture to give the space importance, and the light shining will give the illusion of a bigger opening.

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A cool antique mantel clock with candle sticks on either side.
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Seems like the fireplace is unfinished. Could you add more tiles around the opening of the fireplace to fill out the sides and then add a large mantle just above the tiled portion of the fireplace? Then I think you could add whatever you like to the mantle and inside the niche to compliment the look.
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I actually think it's very nice looking and would do just as Darzy has suggested.
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