Fireplace mantels are so decorative nowadays in these modern days. You can find many mantels which are more innovative and creative. Recently, this part of room that is usually called as chimneypiece is now the functions changed from those that is used for catching the smoke is now it is mostly used for decorative elements on the rooms. But still, it is more developed and more adorable.
Nowadays, modern fireplace mantels will give you the simple lines which are not so complex and too details. The traditional ones have too much patterns and details. But now, the designs are simpler and indeed more elegant because it is not too heavy in patterns. Mantels are projected over the grate are now more innovated. You can find the less designed mantels which are more preferred nowadays.
Fireplace mantels are also not more various in materials which are used. You may just find mantels which are made from woods such as pine or oak but now you can find the mantels which are made from stone or even metals. Well, the designs of fireplace itself are actually changed but still it is the important part of rooms which you need to consider well.