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Oh My Mantel!

When I was younger, we had a white wooden mantel in our dining room. I didn’t get it. Why is that there? What’s the point of having something that looks like a fireplace but in actuality is no such thing? A decade and a half later, I finally get it. I totally get it. Mantels are incredible. They’re standalone pieces that can become the focal point of any room. There are so many different kinds – wood, brick, stone – and decorating them is so much fun! You can define the tone of an entire room with the items that top (or don’t top) your mantel.

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mantel decor

mantel decor

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Sophie -May 13, 2012, 7:41AM

This summer I’ll be re-decorating my room and this is great inspiration! Thank you!

holly brown -May 16, 2012, 10:04AM

Beautiful images

Ruth -May 17, 2012, 4:40PM

There was at least one mantel in every house I lived in growing up. My flat has no mantel and I seriously miss it! A living room seems empty to me without a mantel.

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