Do you Dress Your Mantle?

It’s time to drag out your ribbons, bows and tubs of decorations from storage.  This is the time of year when stores are filled with lavish  displays of garlands, sparkle and ornaments for homeowners to deck the halls of their Lake Charles homes.  The fireplace “mantle” is always the centerpiece of attention and is a favorite spot for  seasonal decor. 
holiday fireplace

The Mantle located over a fireplace is usually a traditional focal point in a home.  Whether small or grandeur the mantle is a place where family treasures are displayed.  Before big screen TVs became popular, portraits were usually hung over the mantle.

Most mantles are centered in the room for attention and  come in many sizes and shapes both simple and fancy.  Lake Charles builders are beginning to install electrical outlets, wiring and niches for Flat Screen TV mounts above the fireplace mantles in Lake Charles new construction homes for sale.

Mantles are a favorite of Lake Charles Home Buyers. Mantles and Fireplaces  tend to go together.  Even if a Lake Charles Home for Sale does not have a fireplace, a buyer can put a mantle up.

Why is a mantle a favorite home feature for Lake Charles Home Buyers?


  • Buyers want to be able to put up Holiday decorations and hang those stockings by the chimmney with care!
  • Photo Displays, frames, heirlooms
  • TV Mounts- the men usually over-rule a picture vs a Flat Screen TV!

Do you dress your mantle for the holidays?  This is the time of the year when homeowners put up elaborate decorations in their Lake Charles homes.  It always seems like the decorations seem to grow as you build a display and it can be challenging to decorate your mantle when your Flat Screen is mounted!

mantle decorations

 What are your Lake Charles holiday decorating challenges?


Marilyn Boudreaux is a Full Time Licensed REALTOR in the State of Louisiana affiliated with Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s.

Copyright 2011© Marilyn Boudreaux

Marilyn Boudreaux, REALTOR® 337-499-9592

Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s

4410 Nelson Road

Lake Charles, LA USA 70605

337 478-1578


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