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Design ideas for a fabulous fireplace

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…well, frightful-ish. But for those legit wintery Dallas days and nights, it’s good to be ready to start a roaring fire at a moment’s notice. We’re not just talking chopped wood. The shops at the Dallas Design District will get your fireplace and mantel décor ready, too.

Local Art

What better way to show off a newly acquired piece of art than to display it on your fireplace mantel? Bonus points if you find something by a local artist to flaunt your Texas pride. Stop by the Laura Rathe Fine Art Gallery to admire the collection of works by emerging regional and international artists.

Focal Point

If you’ve been unsure of how best to utilize the space in your great room, how about making a fireplace the focal point of the room? Think outside of the box and consider some different and unexpected materials. Instead of a brick or stone chimney, try wood paneling with a large piece of found wood for the mantel. Or use brightly colored tile for the fireplace shell. A tour of the showroom at Artistic Tile is sure to get your creative juices flowing.


If your preferences tend more boho-eclectic, a fireplace mantel is a perfect spot to show off your flair. A neutral-colored fireplace surrounding and mantel is the perfect setting for a varied assortment of items. Group and hang a collection of different-shaped mirrors on the wall above the mantel and stack piles of books and your favorite personal accessories on the mantel’s surface. Browse through Schumacher's Instagram for inspiration that truly expresses your unique style.


For a simple and modern look, go minimal. A single mirror resting on the mantel is classic and creates an open feel. Or maybe add a beautiful pair of candlesticks for balance and symmetry? Check out the showroom at Global View to capture that signature minimalist style.

The Dallas Design District is full of inspiration no matter your design aesthetic. A perfect-for-you fireplace will leave you and your family feeling cozy inside no matter what the weather is outside. 

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