Gray Fireplace | Rustic Mantel... way more contemporary than what I had in mind, but it could work tweaked a little

Heavy square wooden beam on metal brackets.Mantle Brackets, detail, by Maynard Studios. | from 17 Fireplace Upgrades I love this mantel!

20 Mantle + Bookshelf Decorating Ideas from HGTV -->

Summer Mantel Featuring Turquoise, Yellow and Green by Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Woven with wool and faux silk within its intricate pattern, the Satara Lattice print area rug is beautiful and a definite show stopper! Shop on Rugs USA for a wide selection of rugs available in many different sizes, colors, and patterns!

Built ins, beams, black & white, balance.

We have one of these reddish-orange brick fireplaces and I'm trying to decide if I like this painted look as an update. We have no wood mantle. Our mantle is just more (built-out) brick. I think adding a wood mantle might improve it too but I wouldn't paint it white. Thoughts/comments/ideas? (FYI, I don't like brick painted white.)

I love this fire place screen - Kylee this would look good at your house!!!

Great idea to expand above existing mantel. All we need to add is the interior trim.


Our Fireplace Makeover: Building A New Mantel | Young House Love

.fireplace idea to use existing mantle and encase some of the brick

fireplace mantle for outside

How to Decorate a Mantle. This website has great ideas on how to arrange items.

Brick fireplace "after" - love the wood surround and painted brick, perhaps with white paint it would blend with wood even better.

Fireplace ideas

Fireplace makeover – built in shelving @ Home DIY Remodeling -We have the built in shelving beside the fireplace just like this.