Your fireplace is the focal point of your entertaining space. In winter or summer, you can give your fireplace a chic look your guests will love with imaginative accessories. You want to wow your guests when they visit your home–whatever the season–and a well-dressed fireplace will do just that.
Giving your fireplace a makeover can be as easy as adding a few accessories to change it up and add a little style to your home. Take a look at some of the most effective ways to update the look of the fireplace in your entertaining space.
Leaving your hearth open for fires in winter is practical, but the addition of a fireplace screen will add polish to your home. The style of the screen will enhance the look of your room, whether you choose traditional or contemporary.
Pictured: Meyda Tiffany Iris
You can even pull together different styles to create a gorgeous individual room décor. Consider putting a glass tiffany fireplace screen in a modern interior to give your entertaining space a smart retro look. If you have a room with more of a transitional design, go for a mission style screen to add interest to the fireplace.
If you have a deep mantel, you can display favorite treasures to personalize the room. Link your fireplace décor to the season to keep it current. Try beachy accessories such as shells and wooden starfish in summer or arrange pumpkin lanterns at Halloween and Thanksgiving.
If you enjoy decorating your home during the holidays, then your fireplace is sure to be the focal point for parties and get-togethers. Use lots of greenery to garland your mantel. Think about adding berries and bundles of spices and cinnamon sticks to the swags. The bright colors of the berries and the scent of winter spices and citrus will enhance the beauty of your fireplace and dress it stunningly for winter. To be safe, use a simple fireplace screen that protects the foliage from the flames but doesn’t detract from the overall rustic décor.
You don’t want your fireplace to look unloved when the weather is too warm for flames. This is the time of year that you can use accessories to create a new look.
Opt for a casual look by choosing a customized folding fireplace screen decorated with nature motifs such as leaves or country scenes in silver or bronze to mesh with the rest of the room. Try a flat screen with a pattern of curves and scrolls for an elegant look in a contemporary room or a grey or silver fireplace screen in a white room for a relaxed and calm feel.
These days you don’t have to restrict yourself to stone and brick when designing your fireplace. You could decide to go for a luxe look by using marble or Italian tile. You can still get the warmth and look of a real open fire by using gas logs to welcome guests to your home.
Pictured: White Birch (Vented)
Gas logs are the eco-friendly choice that give you the freedom to let your vision for your stylish fireplace come to life. You can choose to continue the rustic theme of your stone fireplace by installing gas logs piled to look like a pioneer campfire or a stack of white birch. Hansen Wholesale carries a myriad of natural wood-look finishes, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
A classic way to update the look of your fireplace is by adding elegant fireplace glass doors. Upgrading fireplace doors can change the look of a room and make a real statement that brings a room together.
You can choose from a variety of beautiful fireplace doors depending on your décor. From a clean looking window-pane design that will enhance the fireplace and mantel to a rustic style barn door, fireplace doors make a feature of your fireplace.
If you want your entertaining space to have real pizzazz, consider looking for a custom surround for your fireplace. A pattern of vines around your fireplace doors will certainly draw the eye in a country-style home or go for an art deco look if you prefer clean lines and simple elegance.
However you dress your fireplace to impress, don’t forget the accessories that give it that finishing touch. A chic screen, elegant glass doors or contemporary gas logs can really lift your fireplace game to the next level.
If you are getting ready to upgrade or replace your fireplace for the fall and winter season, please refer to our buying guides or call us at 1-800-201-1193 for the best prices or to talk to one of our fireplace experts.