Why you need to make sure you have an oak mantelpiece before the clocks go forward
With the government now advising that we should all avoid unnecessary social contact, many of us are now left sitting at home with much more time on our hands. Installing an oak mantel may seem like an odd suggestion, but carrying out some small home improvements to make your home more comfortable for the weeks that lie ahead, is not only something to do, it could also give you a nicer space to weather the storm.
Now is the ideal time to add an oak mantel to your home
When we first planned to write this article about why you need an oak mantelpiece before the clocks go forward, we had never imagined that society could change so much and so quickly. But, as the only way to get through these difficult times is to make the best out of a bad situation, why not take the opportunity to cheer up your living space? As it looks like we may all be spending quite a bit more time in our homes over the next few weeks.
Oak fireplace mantels are the ideal place for an Easter display
There’s nothing more cheery than the lovely yellows and pastels of Easter after a long, dull winter. Decorating your oak fireplace beams for the season is not only a great way to cheer up your home, it is also a really easy way to help you feel connected to the outside world.
Plus, making homemade decorations for your oak mantelpiece is the ideal way to keep your whole household amused during isolation. A quick search online will reveal how to make everything from colourful eggs to spring-themed bunting. Cardboard cutouts of rabbits and chicks to hang on your fireplace beam are really simple and effective, and if you’re feeling ambitious, you could even make some chicks out of your leftover egg cartons!
One idea we really love is to fill a few small, glass bowls with some moss and twigs to showcase some of your colourful egg-carton chicks. A few of these on your oak mantel, with some candles and some bunting, make a really effective display.
Choose from our range of quality oak mantelpieces, delivered to your door
As you can buy our oak fireplace beams from the comfort of your own home, there’s no need to head outside to the shops to get your oak mantel in time for Easter.
Get in touch if you have any questions about any of our or want to speak to a member of our team about which style would suit your home.