DIY Living Room Fireplace & Mantel Ideas

Are you interested in changing up your fireplace or mantel? We will get you started here with all the hacks you'll need to know. Be inspired by new projects, join the discussion board, and ask a question. You can even check out a slideshow on fireplaces and mantels. Go on in and check it out!

A Hot New Look for Your Room
Position is paramount
Position your fireplace according to the size of your wall. For small walls, center it. For larger walls, an off-center approach looks modern.
Mantels can meld multiple materials
Spice up your fireplace with a multi-material mantel. Combine old bricks, rustic woods, and stone for a unique look.
Make a mantel from faux wood
Glue crown molding to faux wood and fill the gaps with Styrofoam before varnishing to create an authentic-looking mantel.
Remove the mantel for a sleek look
You don’t always need a mantel. Remove your old mantel for a modern, minimalist look. Make the fire flush with your walls for a sleek finish.
Don’t sacrifice style for safety
Never place flammable objects too close to your fireplace. Take note of the structure of your room and position the fireplace accordingly.
Top Projects for Living Room Fireplaces & Mantels

Visit our top DIY fireplace and mantel projects and revamp your living room.

Living Room Fireplace & Mantel Videos

Here you'll find video tutorials on DIY fireplaces and mantels. Check them out.

Everything You Need To Know About Stenciling A Fireplace

Cutting Edge Stencils tile stencils are taking over the DIY home improvement movement! You can use tile stencils on almost any surface. We have seen stunning DIY makeovers with tile stencils on floors, walls, furniture, and you guessed it, fireplaces! Tile Stencils are an amazing decorating tool because you don’t have to be an expert to use it! If you’re a beginner stenciler that’s looking to makeover your fireplace on a budget, have no fear! By the end of this blog, you’ll know how to stencil your fireplace like a Pro!

Updated Fireplace

A friend of mine was redecorating her house and the fireplace really needed to be updated.

German Schmear Fireplace Makeover

Have a dark fireplace that needs a fresh new look? We caught an episode of Fixer Upper a few weeks ago where they did a gorgeous German mortar schmear on all of the old outdated brick in the house. Since we saw that, I haven't been able to get this trend out of my mind!Are you in love, too? Here's how to get a Chip and Joanna-approved makeover in no time! Check out the video if you'd like to follow along with us!

Painted Brick Fireplace-Farmhouse Inspiration

For over 20 years I've dreamed of living in an old farmhouse, and I'm not going to sit here and complain about not being able to live that dream just yet, because I'm Beyond Blessed. I enjoy the challenge of giving a plain house character. So this 1974 ranch has had many looks, and a few have been since I've lived here :) I originally painted the brick fireplace when we remodeled the kitchen several years ago. You can find the original How To here If you follow me you already know that I recently updated my kitchen island with faux brick. You can see that post here How I did it: After thoroughly vacuuming the brick, I painted the grout lines with Alamo White in small sections, then used a slightly damp rag to spread paint over the entire section. You can see how I did it in the below video. It really was as easy as it sounds. It took me an hour and 10 min to paint the brick and less than 8 oz. of paint. So this project cost me less than $10.00...Woo Hoo!! Video below! More details on our blog.

New Living Room Fireplace & Mantel Projects

Looking for new ideas for your fireplace or mantel? Peruse our collection here.

Browse Living Room Fireplace & Mantel Projects
Fireplace Facelift: Beautiful Mantel Built With Scraps
Upcycled Old Dresser Mirror to Faux Mantle
Wood Mantel
Everything You Need To Know About Stenciling A Fireplace
The Living Room: A Fireplace Built-In
How to Make an Easy DIY Foam Fireplace Without Using Power Tools
Faux Tile Fireplace Make Over
German Schmear Fireplace Makeover
Fireplace Makeover
Whitewashed Fireplace
DIY Faux Fireplace
Faux Marble Fireplace
Whitewashed Brick Fireplace
DIY Brick Fireplace Refacing
Fireplace Makeover
DIY Fireplace Mantel With Storage
Chalk Painted Fireplace Mantel
DIY Fireplace Makeovers Guaranteed To Impress
Painting Our Red Brick Fireplace White
Painting Your Oak Mantel White!
Whitewash Your Stone Fireplace for Under $20
Cottage Chic Fireplace Redo
Adding Built Ins Around Our Fireplace
Updated Fireplace
How to Build a DIY Electric Fireplace Surround
Fireplace Makeover! Learn How to Tile
Faux Stacked Log Fireplace Screen
Building a Fireplace Mantel After Closing a Tv Niche Above Fireplace.
How to Hang a Floating Mantel
Quick Fireplace Mantle Easel
Penny Fireplace: A Penny for your thoughts?
How to Build a Faux Fireplace
How I Added a DIY Fireplace to My Home
DIY Fireplace Mantel: Creating Usable Corner Space
How to Create a Concrete Look With Venetian Plaster
Whitewashing a Dark Fireplace
Fixed an Off-center Fireplace
How To Build A Faux Mantel From Scrap Wood
80's Fireplace Update - by Leslie Stocker
Revamp an Ugly Brick Fireplace No Paint
DIY Brick Mortar Wash
Fireplace Makeover Pt. 2: Baby Got Brick
DIY Fireplace Makeover: How To Add Brick To a Fireplace
Fireplace Renovation
How to Build a DIY Stone Fireplace
Boring and Flat to Cozy and Elegant.
Faux Arched Christmas Fireplace
How to German Schmear a Rock Fireplace
Shiplap Fireplace
How to Apply German Schmear to Give Your Brick Fireplace a New Look
Petrified Wood Fireplace Makeover
Fireplace Makeover With Slate-ish
Faux Fieldstone
Creating a Fake Chimney Breast Around a Log Burner