A mantel surround encases the fireplace along the sides and top to inject color and visual appeal.
A creamy white mantel can provide a stark contrast and modern update against red brick.
Professional decorating ideas can help you give your red brick fireplace a face-lift you'll love.
Sometimes a fireplace simply needs a thorough cleaning and a little maintenance to give it an updated, fresh look.
Let a darker color come through with a thinner coat of paint. With this technique, you would paint the bricks a solid color, but you would water down the paint first.