So you love the look of a mantelpiece… and you don’t have a fireplace. Not to worry! Mantel shelves are a wonderful solution and (dare we say) might actually be better than a fireplace! A mantel shelf can be installed on any wall and gives the look of a mantelpiece to frame and define the area. No chimney sweeping required!
18 Mantel Shelf Ideas that are Gorgeous Even without a Fireplace
These mantel shelf ideas with no fireplace are perfect for those awkward blank walls that need a little personality, or to frame a bed, or to make something ordinary like a towel rack into something special.
A mantel creates a point of interest where you can display pictures, decor, and seasonal items. Floating shelves are the perfect way to create this look, and these mantel shelf ideas with no fireplace will give you some inspiration about how to make it your own. All you’ll need to do this yourself is…
- A floating shelf (pick one up at your local hardware or home decor store).
- A few display items (picture frames, vases, trinkets, antiques, etc).
- Tools to install the shelf (the hardware should be included, read the package for installation instructions and required tools).
Once you’ve got your floating shelf installed you’re ready to bring your own mantel shelf ideas with no fireplace to life! The great thing is – unlike a fireplace – you don’t have to commit to a permanent installation. You can mix up the artwork and items on your mantel shelf any time you please. Heck, you can even change the shelf to totally transform the style of your arrangement! The possibilities are endless, so have fun!