Do you have a fireplace at your home? Have you ever thought about how important the fireplace mantels are? You may have one or more fireplace mantels, or probably no mantel at all. But if you do have at least one fireplace mantel it is time to know how important it is.
Have you noticed that whenever a guest enters the room where the fireplace is the first thing that they look at is the fireplace area? Many times this is so obvious that guests go directly to the fireplace to look at it. And they do not only look at the fireplace itself, they look at the fireplace mantel and everything there might be on it. Some of the most frequent stuff to see over a mantel are pictures. These pictures could be family pictures or friends pictures, and most of the time they were taken at some vacation you had with your family or friends. Pictures are the first thing guests take a look at fireplace mantels.
So it is very important to have a nice fireplace mantel because it is the element of the room that will give its first impression to any inquisitive guest. But what is also true is that the fireplace mantel design must match the general appearance of the room where it is, which most of the time is a living room. And many people consider that this part of the house is the most important because it is where most things happen and where people spend the time the most, whether there are guests or not. And if a fireplace is the most important item in a living room, therefore the fireplace is the most important item in the whole house, or maybe one of the most.
Another important thing for a fireplace to look nice are its fireplace doors. These come in lots of different designs and colors, and I suggest you to choose doors which match with the fireplace itself and the living room too (if the fireplace is inside of the living room).