Where to Use French-Country Fireplace Mantels
French Country décor has a way of instantly transporting you to a serene village surrounded by fields of lavender and golden sunsets. Perhaps that is why the decorating style is so enduring. If you are a French Country enthusiast, you are certainly not alone in your passion for this welcoming style of décor.
Here at SoCal Fireplace Mantels, we have a large number of French Country mantels and surrounds for our customers to consider. Alternately, our design team will happily assist you in creating a French Country mantel to your specifications.
A traditional French Country fireplace serves as an anchor piece as well as a focal point for a room. Frequently, the mantel is a rough wood beam, and tiles or stone usually surround the mantel. Other materials and intricate detailing show themselves in some French Country mantels and fireplaces. Works of limestone or marble with scrolling or carved accents work well in formal spaces or manor houses.
A French Country mantel is at home in any room that embraces the décor style. While there is no single color that epitomizes French Country, you cannot go wrong by using nature’s palette. Shades of green ranging from soft grass green to deep pine, sunny yellow shades that blend with tones of gold and butter, as well as lavender, red and rust are all extremely popular when blended with natural stone, brick, or whitewashed walls.
A rustic wood and stone French Country mantel adds an element of old-world charm in a kitchen, especially if surrounded by copper cooking vessels and dried herbs.
A formal French Country living room becomes the focal point of a home by adding a French Country mantel made of embellished marble or tile. Antique portraits, books, or cobalt blue glass pieces complete the picture.
A mantel made of simple brickwork and rough wood beams brings a cozy and relaxed feeling to a bedroom or an alfresco area. French lavender, dried flowers, or fresh greenery soften this particular look.
At SoCal Fireplace Mantels we can help you create the French Country home of your dreams in the middle of Southern California.
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