The fireplace is one of the most popular features in a house. However, it has become less frequent in homes because homeowners have embraced modern designs without using fireplaces or gas inserts. Nevertheless, there are still people who prefer traditional designs to elegant ones. If you are one of them, then this article will help you come up with an idea how to decorate your chimney so it doesn’t look outdated when you have guests over for dinner.
Accommodate Fireplace Area
- Start off with getting rid of all heavy furniture surrounding the fireplace area so that visitors won’t stumble on them while enjoying themselves inside your house during parties and get-togethers.
- If the fireplace is the main focal point of your living room, then it would be best to let just one or two pieces of furniture surrounding it. This will make your fireplace stand out without making other areas in the room seem “empty” because there are no more chairs or couches around it anymore.
- You can experiment with different types of vases and containers to put plants in them like cactuses or succulents which can survive under low-light conditions. The beauty of the plants combined with the attractiveness of an open flame could make any person who sees them desire to live in your home at once!
Paint the walls the fireplace so they could look taller and more welcoming. In order to achieve that, you can paint them a darker color as long as it isn’t black or navy blue since those colors could make the walls look further away from the fireplace. If you don’t want to spend much on paint, then you may use newspaper strips instead. This method is convenient because it saves enough money for your project even if there are a lot of areas where newspapers should be placed.
The flooring around your intrior fireplace is also important in terms of its overall appeal to visitors coming inside your house. For example, if you have some sort of tile flooring near the fireplace then it would also look good with some brick-patterned or stone flooring materials elsewhere in your house. You can also combine natural stone and ceramic/porcelain tiles together in order to create a beautiful effect around the fireplace.
Wrought Iron Screen
Don’t forget about metal or wrought iron screens near your fireplace. These add beauty and appeal, especially if you add some potted plants around it like cactuses or succulents which can survive under low-light conditions. The beauty of the plants combined with the attractiveness of an open flame could make any person who sees them desire to live in your home at once.
There are different ways you can do to make the fireplace warm and inviting rather than cold and impersonal especially if you live in a home where there’s no central heating system. It could be very inconvenient when you want to have the fireplace on during the colder months, but when you turn it on, there is no warmth coming from it. You must consider this step in order for your home not to lose its value in today’s market.
You can come up with an interior design that can diffuse heat into other areas of your house using chimney flues and fans. The fireplace won’t just be used as a spot where you burn wood or logs anymore because manufacturers are creating fireplaces that could also function as heating systems that work without having to use flames. It doesn’t mean though, that flame-based fireplaces are outdated; they still have their own distinct appeal.