Wonderful Home Decor
August 10th 2005
fireplace mantels are fast becoming a core feature in homes across
the world as they add a real feature point to any formal or indeed
casual living area. Funnily enough fireplaces have had a relatively
short history, considering that fire itself has been around for
hundreds of thousands of years.
became common in 1367, when a gentleman while visiting in Rome, was
dismayed at the fire pit in his room so he ordered his servants to
build a chimney. They did so, adding his coat of arms above the two
fireplace mantels. That fireplace is now part of history as ever
since it has been the model of almost any room with a fireplace.
Not all fireplaces
have mantels, of course. Most do however have either, a single
shelf, a marble or tile surround, or a traditional wood carving.
Accessories such as mantels, iron tools, guards and screens are an
important decorative feature of fireplaces and can often set the
tone of a room.
Indeed the mantel
itself has become a real focal point of rooms as they allow photos,
antiques and family heirlooms to take pride of place within the
room. Between the style of fireplace mantels, gas grills and wood
burning stoves and their surrounds, you either define a room from
the start or give it an entirely new look you'll enjoy for years.
can increase the value of your home, are more than ever the focal
point of a room. The style of
and its décor,
whether stone, marble or finely carved classic moulds set the tone
and character of your home. To enhance your fireplace you may opt to
include classical or oriental rugs, antique furniture, and
traditional elements. Then again, you might favor abstract
paintings, art deco, or even a glass-screen. The choice is really up
to you and is about personal choice. It ultimately depends on how
you want to use your fireplace within the room – as a feature or a
Fireplaces can be
purchased online from any number of internet shopping malls.
Consistently browse online stores, looking for the best price, as
they often update their prices. Many online stores include thumbnail
sketches of rooms with fireplaces installed, so you can see what the
installation looks like.
Katrina is the owner of www.dreamfireplaces.com
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