Enjoying the cold winter in front of a fireplace is really just grand, the smell of the burning woods just nothing can compare, one thing that you cannot feel on any ordinarily futuristic heater. But, just smelling the burning woods is not enough, moreover your fireplace is just looked so ordinary, without a nice looking mantel. Then you really cannot get the feeling like the one you see on a movie depicting medieval era, in a castle where the old world fireplace mantels are really nice to see and just mesmerizing. If that is what happen to you, then you are just need to change something.
Talking about a design, whatever it is, it can be described as you have a time machine of your own, where you can go to the future or back to the past. So, you are free to choose which one is your destination, but in this case we are going to the old world to discuss about the fireplace mantels design used that time, which is actually still remain popular today. In the old world fireplace mantels, they often accentuate a firm edges, a fine carving, twin pillars, and also the sticking out looks of the mantels which often noticeable.
The place or origin of the fireplace mantels also giving some kinds of variety of look, such as Italian with the standing pillar on left and right side, British with the firm edges, French with its high standing mantels, and still many others.
The material used for the old world fireplace mantels also various from expensive to not that expensive such as marble stone, limestone, cast stone, granite, etc. Since the fireplace mantel involve stone carving, the finest the carving the more the price to afford. Regardless of the price, with a fireplace mantels like this, it would be useful in all type of weather and season because of the artistic value which is certainly decorative too. But do not let the price letting you down, with the correct material, you can correct the miscalculation on your wallet.