The perfect fireplace looks as inviting as it feels. It should first appeal to the eyes. Only then will anyone be enticed to take the few steps toward it and experience its warmth. There are a variety of decorating ideas that can transform not only the fireplace, but the entire room. They can take a drab and dull room and turn it into a treat for the eyes and the mind, with its soothing design and the affectionate flames burning within. In the article below, we have enlisted some decorating ideas that you can incorporate.
Ideas to Decorate the Fireplace
Everyone dreams of having the perfect fireplace. The place where they can relax and enjoy a quiet evening. Where they can entertain guests by keeping them warm and well-fed. But how to decorate this place so that it looks enticing and at the same time warmly tender?
Picture this: you walk into your living room. You have a roaring fire in the pit and when you look up towards the wall above the fire, you see yourself in a huge mirror sitting smartly overhead. You can either have one huge antique mirror fitted right above the fireplace or you can have many small mirrors arranged in a seemingly random manner above it. On the opposite wall, you can place another mirror so that the brilliant flames get reflected in it.
This is an idea to decorate a corner fireplace and quite a common one at that. You need pictures, lots and lots of pictures for this idea to be a success. Collect family photos from vacations, family dinners, etc., and frame them in beautiful distressed frames that go with the overall décor of the house. Place them on the mantel and you have one of the most personalized living rooms ready!
Candles or Candelabras
One of the best decorating ideas for a special occasion is using candles. There are two ways of doing this. You can either place a bunch of pillar or round based candles on the mantel, or you can do another thing. Get a gorgeous vintage candelabra, and fit the candles into it. Place this inside the fire-pit. So instead of lighting the actual fire, you can light the candles. It looks classy and divine at the same time.
If you want to give your home or at least the room a rustic look and feel, then this idea is for you. Gather mismatched antique accessories like andirons, bellows, fenders, fireplace tools, fire-backs, etc., and place them around the fireplace. Place them in a way that seems casual, yet planned.
Another way to decorate your fireplace is by using fresh and fragrant flowers. The bigger, the better. You can either place a vase of fresh flowers on the mantel everyday or keep a rectangular potted plant that bears tiny flowers. Keep the pot on the mantel in such a way that only the flowers are visible at eye level.
If a contemporary fireplace design is what you want, then try this one. Go all out on the tiles that surround your fireplace. Hand paint them with designs of your choice, but in colors that go with the theme and color scheme of the room. Avoid too much clashing of color. Keep it simple, elegant, and sophisticated.
The sky is the limit when it comes to decorating your fireplace. So don't limit yourself and your ideas. Explore newer ways to make your fireplace the safe haven that you want it to be.