You wish to enhance the look of your fireplace and match it to your décor? There are a few possibilities to fit your needs. To add to last year’s publication on the subject, here are some ideas suited for different tastes, fireplaces and budgets.
Changing the appearance of your fireplace mantel or decorative façade
Whether you prefer contemporary or more traditional, modifying its covering can give momentum to your fireplace and a new aspect to the entire room. If originality and uniqueness are your thing, Dracme offers the Evolution mantel collection, featuring some 30 options to personalise shelves and other components.
At Napoleon, mantels can serve as furniture; even if that is slightly off-track from this blog on “refreshing the appearance”, it is still worth mentioning. The Canadian manufacturer builds some of its electric fireplace models, integrated within a cabinet, allowing storage or use as a television set. An ideal solution for those with smaller homes, those wishing to optimize zone heating and for people who don’t yet own a fireplace.
Adding or renewing shelves
A shelf will greatly complement a fireplace with its functionality and decorative aspect, and certainly add a touch to most fireplaces. You can choose glass, for a simple modern style; wood also adapts to most materials and décor.
Less budget? Go for decorative accessories!
Like in fashion, accessories can make a world of difference. This principle can also apply to your fireplace.
Placing your fire wood in a decorative manner can enhance the look or your room. Try piling your logs vertically, horizontally, in a round or rectangular shape. Boxes can also be used to place your timber, on the floor, mounted on the wall or inserted. Possibilities are endless, both for practicality and decoration.
As for traditional fireplace tool sets, shovels, tongs and brushes, they can be found integrated within decorative stands with designer shapes, such as half-moon or petals; a nice finishing touch to your décor.