Going into 2023, you might be considering new ways to elevate your decor in a unique and contemporary way, or maybe you’re simply looking for a new home project to lose yourself in. One thing is certain, we here at WE LOVE FIRE® love everything that has to do with helping you make your home become an environment that makes you feel relaxed and inspired. And what is more relaxing or inspiring than an electric fireplace? When it comes to adding elegance to any room in the house, we don’t think anything can beat this modern insert.
With this helpful guide, we’ll give you the best electric fireplace ideas to create a decor you will never want to take your eyes off.
What Is a Hot Spot?
According to Wayne Visbeen & Napoleon, a Hot Spot is a place in your home where relaxation, socialization, and functionality come together to create emotional attachments, shape attitudes, and with the right amenities, increase the appeal of your home. Here at WE LOVE FIRE®, we believe that with the electric fireplace, you too can achieve a Hot Spot that will help your family to connect on a deeper level in your home.
The Chameleon of Home Decor
In fact, electric fireplaces are the chameleon of interior home decor. That is to say that there are many different models and styles that can fit seamlessly into any room of the house. Depending on where you decide to have it installed, an electric fireplace brings a distinctive ambiance. On one hand, a fireplace is known to look riveting in its natural habitat; the living room. The immediate feeling of warmth and cheer makes it a central element for family gatherings or simply for unwinding after a too-long day of work.
On the other hand, some electric fireplaces are riveting works of modern art, ready to completely turn the vibe of your home into one that can only be found at the most sumptuous art galleries. In the bathroom, for example, a large clawfoot tub can be set before your electric fireplace for a soothing atmosphere. Or, in the dining room, set your electric fireplace to the no-heat mode and let only the appearance of flames release a sizzling and energetic mood that will keep the conversation flowing throughout the evening.
The Possibilities are Endless
While electric fireplaces lack the crackle and pop of firewood and the smell of burning logs, they have the benefit of being able to revitalize any space and with the appropriate supporting style, you can still enliven your every sense. As surrounding decor, a thick, lush rug and a set of fragrant candles can be placed in the vicinity of your electric fireplace in almost any room.
For example, in the master bedroom, install an electric fireplace on the bed headboard to add a romantic flair. On the other hand, an electric fireplace in your teenager’s bedroom will give it a dramatic look to fit their current style.
Take your basement bar and game room to another level with an electric fireplace and capture the warmth and feeling of your favorite pub.
Safe for Any Space
Fret not, for electric fireplaces stay cool to the touch, as they have top-of-the-line heating fan outlets that prevent the surrounding areas from getting any heat, making them a safe option for your family home. This means that you do not have to worry about the little one’s fascination with fire and can place a large-screen TV right over the display of fire and enjoy the combination of warmth and entertainment at your fingertips.
Some models of electric fireplaces are even built into a TV stand for the addition of functionality and storage to its natural splendor. As a bonus, most models of electric fireplaces have LED light options to set the flame display to the color combination best suited to your mood. While electric fireplaces do not produce real flames, they give the impression of reality. Use it to set the tone of the film you’re about to watch or to impress your party guests when you’re hosting a lavish dinner.
Liven Up Your Decor
The heating fan outlet also means that the decor you choose to place around the fireplace will never be damaged by heat exposure or pollutants. Consider placing a wooden mantel over your fireplace for a rustic touch to your space. It has the additional purpose of being an eye-catcher when properly decorated, giving a natural flow to the room it is in.
You can easily find items around your home to add to your mantel for a more personalized look, or even go on a walk to collect nature’s bounty and bring the outside into your environment. You can also take a trip to your local thrift or antique store for unique and eco-friendly treasures to liven up your space.
Looking for some more mantel inspiration? For a complete handbook on how to decorate your dream fireplace mantel, head to We Love Fire’s Decorating Your Mantel – The Complete 2022 Guide.
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