One thing I wish our little house had room for is a fireplace, especially this time of year. Besides providing some glow and crackle, a fireplace would give me a mantle to decorate.
Many older homes have fireplaces that are no longer functional, yet they can still be a focal point in the room.
Here are a few ideas I shared with a client some time ago:
Or, if you're like me and don't have a fireplace, you could do what this talented blogger did. Using a vintage mantle she created a faux fireplace. Amazing!
|Stacked Log Tutorial at The Hunted Interior|
It's awesome! Although it might be a few years down the road, I'd like to use this idea to cozy up our basement when it's finished.