13 Awesome DIY Faux Fireplaces And Mantels

Fall is the time when you want coziness more than ever and a fireplace can help with that, it instantly creates a comfy and welcoming ambience around. If you don’t have a fireplace and can’t afford a working one for some reasons, make a faux mantel or a fireplace to create a cozy feel at home. Here are some DIYs that may be helpful.

Mantels

Just the addition of a faux mantel—no flame required—can make a space cozier. If you live in an apartment or modern abode, you may not have a wood-burning or electric fireplace to warm up by, but you’re not out of luck altogether. Follow these instructions to construct an ornate mantle for a faux fireplace and it will instantly bring coziness to the space.

DIY faux mantel of wood (via www.bobvila.com)

DIY faux mantel of wood (via www.bobvila.com)

The second tutorial will tell you how to build a faux mantel with a shabby chic look, the piece is painted grey, there’s a large black screen in it to imitate depth of a real fireplace. Place some candles inside or a basket with branches to create a cozier look.

DIY shabby chic faux mantel of wood with a whitewash finish (via www.ana-white.com)

DIY shabby chic faux mantel of wood with a whitewash finish (via www.ana-white.com)

This amazing mantel is built of cardboard and of scrap wood and features amazing detailing. Use as many details for decorating the mantel as you need, keep the piece unique and eye-catchy. Prefer the mantel white or off-white for a refined feeling.

DIY elegant and refined faux mantel clad with scrap wood (via countrydesignstyle.com)

DIY elegant and refined faux mantel clad with scrap wood (via countrydesignstyle.com)

Fireplaces

This DIY faux fireplace is sure to bring cozy character to any room! The fireplace was built of wood and painted white and black inside to create a feeling of a real fireplace. Be sure to fasten it to the wall in some way, for example, with a couple of L brackets into the bottom of the mantel. Place some candles or stack some firewood inside and voila!

DIY elegant faux mantel in white with a black screen (via homemadelovely.com)

DIY elegant faux mantel in white with a black screen (via homemadelovely.com)

Build this awesome fireplace of wood and imitate a real brick clad! It’s so amazing: there’s even a large dresser for storage under it, so smart! Read how to make this fireplace, how to imitate a brick clad and make the built-in storage. Paint it any colors you like or just white like here and enjoy the created effect!

DIY faux fireplace with a large storage drawer (via www.handmade-haven.com)

DIY faux fireplace with a large storage drawer (via www.handmade-haven.com)

This cool faux fireplace looks very natural! It’s built of wood and imitates a classic mantel an you may place something inside, too. Use this space for arranging and displaying something you like or just steal the idea from the tutorial: a stack of books, a pillow and a pair of rubber boots.

DIY fake fireplace with storage space inside (via www.woodshopdiaries.com)

DIY fake fireplace with storage space inside (via www.woodshopdiaries.com)

This is a great project for those who don’t want any wood – this is a faux brick fireplace that looks very natural. This is meant to be a fake fireplace, just for decoration. Do not place any heat source in the fireplace as the wood and fake brick paneling is flammable. It looks very chic and cool, and you may try various colors, not only white and whitewashed bricks.



DIY fake brick fireplace (via www.woodshopdiaries.com)

DIY fake brick fireplace (via www.woodshopdiaries.com)

Here’s a faux fireplace that looks very natural and provides the same look and feel of a fireplace but at a fraction of the cost! This fireplace is made to be move-able so if you decide you are done with it, you can move it to storage until next winter. Or, if you want to make it a more permanent fixture in your home, read how to anchor it to the wall.

DIY fake wood and brick fireplace (via makeit-loveit.com)

DIY fake wood and brick fireplace (via makeit-loveit.com)

This faux fireplace is easy to construct and looks very cozy and rustic. The fireplace is made of weathered wood and a simple mantel on top. The inside is done with a black screen and you may place there some arrangement – a basket or a bucket with branches, candles or pinecones.

DIY pallet wood fireplace with a black mantel (via www.nonishouse.com)

DIY pallet wood fireplace with a black mantel (via www.nonishouse.com)

This luxurious fireplace is made of plywood and cardboard and features an amazing modern look: it’s marble! The author will tell you how to paint a fireplace to make it look like that, if you don’t feel like painting, just use some marble adhesive paper. Read the tutorial and make it! Add a black screen inside to show depth and make an arrangement inside.

DIY faux fireplace painted like marble (via artdecorationcrafting.blogspot.com)

DIY faux fireplace painted like marble (via artdecorationcrafting.blogspot.com)

This faux fireplace looks like a brick one – the brick is imitated with simple glass tiles of various shades. You may also build a faux mantel of plywood over this piece to add more texture and interest to the piece. Give your fireplace a shabby chic feel with a whitewash finish and it will bring elegance to your space at once!

DIY faux brick fireplace with a faux mantel of wood (via www.wellmadeheart.com)

DIY faux brick fireplace with a faux mantel of wood (via www.wellmadeheart.com)

Build a great fireplace of plywood, wood and tiles, it will look very natural and like a working one if you choose the colors and shades right. Paint it white, add little tiles to imitate bricks and a wooden mantel on top to give it a cozy rustic feel.

DIY fake fireplace imitating a real one (via www.addicted2decorating.com)

DIY fake fireplace imitating a real one (via www.addicted2decorating.com)

If you already have a built-in fireplace, you may highlight it with marble tiles – even if it’s a working one, the tiles will definitely work! The author chose hex marble tiles to clad around and regular ones to clad the floor around the fireplace. What a stylish and chic idea!

DIY faux fireplace surround of tiles (via thewhitebuffalostylingco.com)

DIY faux fireplace surround of tiles (via thewhitebuffalostylingco.com)

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