Decorating Your Fireplace Mantel Tips From The Experts.


John Elliott Interiors is the best interior designer at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we love being your design resource. Today we are talking about a design element that gets a lot of attention this time of year - the fireplace mantel! Keep reading to find some great inspiration on how to design the mantel in your home. 

Choose a Focal Point

It's important to have a focal point other than the mantel itself. There are several options to choose from that can fit your style.


Many people choose to mount the TV above their mantel. This is a great option for the family that enjoys spending time watching movies and favorite shows together. Mounting the television on the wall is also a great option because it still leaves room on the mantel itself for personalized decorations.


Fine art is a beautiful way to decorate the space above the mantel and add extra beauty to your space. John Elliott Interiors has gorgeous pieces of art at our high-end home décor store in Lake Ozark, Missouri. We specially curate each piece in several different styles, so there is sure to be something you fall in love with! 

Choose Accessories

Accessories should be utilized thoughtfully on the surface of the mantel to be aesthetically pleasing and fit the rest of the décor in your space.


The fireplace mantel is a great place to display photos of your family, adventures, and anything else meaningful to you. The fireplace mantel is usually in the center of the home, which makes it the perfect place to place something so meaningful. 

Flowers & Greenery

If you prefer a more formal look than photos, then greenery and flowers could be the perfect choice. When arranged well, florals can bring up the sophistication and beauty of a space. Particularly if you choose flowers that match your overall design scheme.

Bookshelf/Coffee Table Theory

If you still aren't sure how you would like to decorate your fireplace mantel, then try to think of it differently. Think of the space like a combination of a bookshelf and a coffee table. Bookshelves are often decorated with pretty items and meaningful trinkets, while coffee tables are designed to look inviting and clean for guests. Try combining these two styles when choosing pieces for your mantel.

Interior Design at the Lake

John Elliott Interiors loves bringing you design inspiration! We also love helping create the designs of your dreams. If you are looking for a redesign of your home, be sure to give us a call. We are the best interior designers at the Lake of the Ozarks after all!

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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