A beautiful fireplace invites people to relax, unwind, and enjoy time together. However, the design isn’t limited to just the hearth; the mantel and fireplace surround can transform your space and tie together the aesthetic of the entire room. Here are a few key points to consider when you’re starting this design project. 

Style Considerations for Fireplace Surrounds & Mantels

Before you pick the surround and mantel, think about your home’s style. The materials you would use for a modern design are very different than the materials you would find in a traditional home.

For example, nature-inspired surrounds made of exposed wood, concrete, stone, or brick are beautifully paired with rustic decor. Their warm colors and textures can function as an instant focal point in the room. For extra decorative space, choose a surround with a broad mantel, which functions as a shelf to hold keepsakes, art, and family photos.

Conversely, sleek and sophisticated decor may benefit from a slimmer mantle or a minimalistic surround. Painted brick or neutral stone fireplace surrounds can add a touch of elegance to the space without sacrificing style or function.

Why You Should Work With a Professional

fireplace surroundsThe fireplace will be the center of attention in the room, so it’s important to work with an experienced installer who can recommend a design and size that suits the space. A too-large mantel will look overpowering in a small room, while a fireplace with a small surround will not be visually appealing in a larger area. A professional can work with you to create a custom fireplace surround and mantel that your family will enjoy for years to come.


Whether you need top-quality fireplace surrounds, natural stone countertops, or countertop installation, the team at Stone World at Red Bank in Monmouth County, NJ, has you covered. This wholesaler and manufacturer has transformed spaces for the past 12 years for every style, budget, and preference. To discuss a new project, call (732) 383-5110. Visit them online to learn more about their services.