Interior Decor Tips to Highlight Your Fireplace
There are few things more romantic and cozy than sitting in front of a roaring fire with a cup of tea. Though central heating technology has replaced the need for a hearth in many homes, they are still used for aesthetic appeal and additional heating. Fireplaces may be located in any room of the house; for each situation you will need to consider different aspects of style and function.
For fireplaces located in common areas like living rooms or screened in porches, you will want to make sure there is seating near the fireplace. People will be naturally drawn to it and will want to sit close. Angle matching chairs on either side of the fireplace or even throw a cozy rug in front for people to sit on.
Some homes are built with the fireplace in the bedroom or large bathroom. In the days before central heating, this was a practical matter of staying warm at night, but bedroom fires have made a style comeback. Depending on the amount of space you have in the bedroom, you may want to create a reading nook near the hearth. Place a chair and reading lamp or some sturdy floor pillows close by. The fireplace does not have to be the focal point of any room, but you do want to ensure that it is addressed in the layout of the room.
Fireplaces can also be installed in dining rooms. Some modern fireplaces are installed high up on the wall in the dining room to create a sleek look of décor. In the dining room scenario, let the fireplace speak for itself; it does not need extra furniture around it.
With most traditional chimney fireplaces,there is a mantle installed above. Adding artwork and decorations on the mantle and in front of the fire can dramatically change the look. Consider adding a large clock, vases with flowers, or even a flat screen television above your fire. On the floor, you can place large ornaments or baskets of firewood.
Experimenting with furniture arrangement and added decorations can make your fireplace flow with the rest of your home. A properly framed chimney will invite your family and guests to gather around. Visit this website to learn more about fireplace installation and fireplace accessories in La Mesa.
Justin is an experienced interior designer/decorator. You can find his thoughts at interiorideasblog.tumblr.com
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