A fireplace is a central part of any room, but without the right decor above it, it can look a little bit dull. When someone walks into your room, they’re drawn to the fireplace immediately, so you will want to ensure it looks beautiful with a style that reflects you. But where do you even get started, and what can you do to spruce it up?

Luckily, there are a ton of different pieces of decor you can hang above your fireplace that will make the area look complete. You are guaranteed some beautiful visuals, and people will take a breathtaking gasp the moment they see it. 

Continue reading this guide to get some inspiration for how you can decorate the top of your fireplace. 



You don’t need to be an expert on Matisse or Da Vinci to enjoy some beautiful art around your home, and this is no different when it comes to your fireplace. If you have found a unique painting that reflects your style and taste in art, then you may want to hang it above your fireplace. You can opt for one large painting or add smaller pieces scattered above the area. 

It will be central for everyone who visits your room, and they will be able to admire your taste in art. One thing you need to be sure of is that every painting or piece of art is straight and lines up with your fireplace mantel. Another is that it matches the color scheme of your room. You don’t want bright red paintings when the rest of the room is decorated using pastel tones. 



No room is complete without a mirror, so why not place it in a place where everyone can use it? A mirror is a useful item where you can check yourself out before heading out for the day, and it also adds a touch of elegance or glamor to the rest of your room. It removes the plain backdrop above your fireplace and gives you something a little extra to admire. 

Similar to any painting, you want to be sure that the mirror is lined up perfectly on the wall with your fireplace’s mantel. There is nothing worse than a skewed mirror. You will also want to ensure that the frame matches the rest of your furniture. For example, you can use a wooden mirror frame if your end tables and chairs are also made of wood. 


Family photos

 For most people, their family is the pride of their life, so there is no surprise they’ll want to show them off to anyone who visits their home. Adding family photos either onto your mantel or mounted on the wall above your fireplace is a way to keep beautiful memories alive. Each time you walk past them, you’ll receive a feeling of nostalgia and warmth that you won’t get from any other piece of decor. 

How you add your family photos to your fireplace and the number you add is entirely up to you. Getting your frames to match the mantel if you are resting them there may be a good idea. If you decide to hang them on the wall, you can ensure the frames match the rest of your room’s decor. 



It doesn’t have to be Christmas time for you to hang a wreath up in your house, and it can provide an earthy yet elegant feel to the room. There are tons of different wreaths you can choose from, or you can even make one yourself. You may opt for one made out of twigs and olive branches or one with lavender and more man-made materials. 

A wreath is usually kept simple and to the center above your fireplace. You don’t want to go overboard with too many materials, and ensure that it reflects your own values and the feeling of the room. You can then add some candles, plants, or other pieces of decor below on the mantel to spruce the area up a little more. 



Most rooms, especially the living room, have a television. Therefore, it needs to go somewhere central where everyone can see it. What better place to put a TV than above the fireplace, the most central thing in any room? You can either place it on a stand on the mantel or mount it up to the wall. As long as it’s not an old-fashioned, bulky piece of technology, it will modernize the room and make it cozier.

Your TV will have to be central to your fireplace to make it look the best. You may also want to consider rearranging your furniture so that all the seating faces the fireplace. It will make it easier to watch the television, and you’ll also have the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the fire in the winter. 


Not everyone has a wristwatch on them at all times, which can be difficult when they want to tell what time is. When you’re stuck over what you should put above your fireplace, especially when you already have many other small pieces of decor around the room, you may want to settle for a simple clock. 

If you are someone who frequently has visitors and they sit around the fireplace, it is always useful to have a clock central to the room so you can keep an eye on the time. The best part is that clocks come in all shapes and sizes, so you can also easily find one that fits in with the rest of the space. However, it is a good idea to opt for one that is big enough for everyone to see. 


Final thoughts

A fireplace is a great sight to look at in any room, but it is even better when you’ve added some decor above it. The best thing to do when deciding what you’ll be placing above your fireplace is to think about what will represent you as a person and go from there.