A fireplace can be absolutely beautiful, but if it isn’t decorated properly, it won’t be as stunning as it possibly can be. A bare fireplace can look cold and out if place when it is not in use. Use the following tips to create an amazing focal point out of your fireplace that will look beautiful all of the time.
The mantle is the perfect place to display special treasures or family photos. To keep it looking stylish and organized, consider a matching set of candlesticks, pedestals, or buffet lamps for it. Place one on each end of the mantle. This helps create symmetry and makes everything else look like it belongs rather than just randomly sat there. Use a garland or mantle scarf to anchor all of the pieces together.
Using actual fireplace tools will make the hearth look warm and cozy. Start with a decorative fire screen. Add a rug on the floor in front of it for a finished look. Baskets of firewood and fireplace tools in a rack can be placed on each side. Although these are all functional items, they can also be used around an electric or artificial fireplace to add realism to the area.
Above the Fireplace
If you leave the wall above the fireplace empty, it will make the entire thing look out of place. Anchor your fireplace with something that draws the eye upwards. This could be a wonderful painting or mirror that matches the room’s other decor. Wreaths work nicely as well. You can also use a wall mounted television. This saves space while helping keep the fireplace as the main focal point.
Once you have decorated your fireplace with beautiful accent pieces on the mantle, useful tools around the hearth, and something hung above it, you will have an amazing focal point in your room. Regardless of whether you are using it or not, it will continue to look amazing all throughout the year.