Do you want a faux fireplace that looks like a traditional built-in hearth – that you can easily install yourself? This freestanding electric fireplace with black mantel has sophisticated style and realistic LED flames. However, you can simply plug it into the wall.
Why Get a Freestanding Electric Fireplace?
Compared to most modern electric fireplaces that recess into a wall, this freestanding unit has more of a classic fireplace look. As a result, it offers a couple of big advantages.
First of all, you can assemble it yourself and set it up without having to break holes into any walls. Electric fireplaces also don’t require any venting (like gas or wood-burning), and this model just plugs into a standard wall outlet.
Second, the traditional-style mantel can trick people into thinking it’s a real gas fireplace. The wood surround includes intricate carvings and detailed crown molding. Plus, the taller height and dark color make this fireplace stand out in any room.
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Modern electric fireplaces are so easy and convenient to use, you may never want to switch back to a gas or wood-burning hearth. That’s what I discovered.
Besides the easier and cheaper installation, electric models can operate with or without heat. As a result, you can enjoy them year-round without paying for fuel. (And another cost savings!)
In addition, most electric units (including this one) come with a remote control. Therefore, you can turn on the flames/heater from across them room – and even adjust the flame size.
Note: The realistic flickering flames are created by LED lights, which last tens of thousands of hours. Consequently, you may never even need to replace the bulbs. Not to mention, the fire box never requires cleaning.
As you can see, the larger mantel size gives this electric fireplace prominence in the room. Consequently, it looks more like a traditional built-in hearth rather than a cheap, portable unit.
Add decor on the wall above the mantel, like artwork, a large clock or flat screen TV. This creates a larger focal point in the room, and it looks more sophisticated than simply setting a television on top of the mantel.
Note: Decorate around your fireplace mantel using these tips, and your guests will not even realize that you simply plugged your fireplace into the wall. Now, this is the easy way to build a freestanding mantel!
Decorating Ideas: a Black Fireplace Mantel on a Dark Wood Wall
Black fireplace mantels not only create a eye-catching focal point in a room. They also look very elegant against a dark wood wall.
For instance, do you have a room with darker wood paneling like walnut or cherry? You can easily transform it into a cozy library or den with this black fireplace.
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Alternatively, you could add faux wood panelling to the wall and buy a couple of tall bookcases to match. You can turn a plain, dull room into one that has sophistication and style without spending a lot of money.
Specs for the Freestanding Electric Fireplace with Black Mantel:
- Dimensions: 34.3″ Wide x 41.33″ Tall x 13.6″ Deep
- Fire Box Size: 19″ Wide x 17.51″ Tall
- Weight: 62 lbs
- Mantel Color: Black
- Material: Wood, Metal, Tempered Glass
- Firebox: Log Set
- Realistic 3D Flame Effect
- Heating Area: 400 Square Feet
- Heat Output: 5,100 BTU’s
- Watts: 750-1500
- Voltage: 120V
- Amps: 12.5
- Noise Level: ≤40dB (quiet)
- Power: Plug in
- Automatic Safety Shut Off
- Package Includes Remote Control
- Rating 4.5 out of 5
- Mantel Requires Assembly
- Brand: Jamfly
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