When you think of a rustic fireplace mantels, probably visualizing something handmade rock or stone, but you have to rebuild your chimney to have that rustic look. Instead, it creates an appearance of stones, using fake. Lightweight construction product is known as stone veneer. A variety of styles and colors are available, but best part is that these stones are flat on side back, which makes them ideal for a project to do you.
Not all need to be rustic stone fireplaces. Color can add a great impact in rustic fireplace mantels, especially if you stick to a natural end. Chimneys of brick, wood and stucco panels can be easily painted. Just make sure you follow instructions to give you natural rustic image. Think wooden forms in coffee and gold, but also in shades of gray or moss green stone.
If you cannot change entire look of your fireplace, you can achieve a rustic fireplace mantels look by adding accessories to mantel and fireplace itself. Add collectibles and antiques. Fireplace tools and heavy steel plates are both rustic as useful. And do not forget candles or other lighting such as oil lamps.