Your fireplace is about to see a lot of action as the cold sets in. Here are 10 ways to dress up your hearth.

1. The Conversation Piece

Pick a work of art that speaks to you, then lean it on the mantel–no mounting required!

2. The Scheme of Themes

Display themed collectibles (equestrian or holiday pieces are some of our favorites).

3. Smoke & Mirrors

Want to make the room brighter and bigger? Choose a mirror for your mantel–we love them in vintage gilded frames.

4. Ode to Ornaments

Add interest and texture with a glass art bowl or vase full of decorative spheres or vintage ornaments.

5. Tend to Your Tinder

A tool set is essential. These are functional and easy on the eyes.

6. Bucket List

A beautiful bin, bucket, trunk, or chest can be used to store kindling, reading material or dispose of ashes.

7. Smoke Screen

A gorgeous fireplace screen can guard against embers from a crackling flame, or cover a non-working hearth.

8. Firestarter Storage

Keep your matchsticks, lighters or candles in a decorative trinket box or pottery vase.

9. Top Shelf Reads

Display some of your favorite first-edition classics or a set of beautiful leather bound books.

10. Minute Details

Brass, marble, mahogany – we haven’t met a mantel clock we didn’t swoon over.

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