No longer needed for just heat, the fireplace can now be used for something more. Pinterest

Modern Mantels

The introduction of central air furnaces and other heating options have taken the primary function of fireplaces. However, many homeowners may find different ways to decorate the pieces into the design work of their residence. Fireplaces come in varying quality, style, and materials, and the opportunities are endless. Let your imaginations run wild as you choose between modern, rustic, or something in between!

Many fireplace mantels can incorporate the architecture of periods or cultures, depending on the type of taste desired. The shelf offers the unique opportunity to create a personal statement in the room, and historically, it can also define the direction of other interior design aspects.