Every room in the home has a focal point.
When you have a fireplace in the room, the mantel commands that attention. Whether it is made of stone, brick, or wood, whether it is modern or traditional, the fireplace and mantel can serve as the heart of a room that will inevitably draw your eye. With the holiday season coming up quickly, your mantel and fireplace will be even more pertinent. Whether you’re in the market for a complete fireplace makeover or a simple style update, there are many great options to choose from.
A fireplace positioned in the middle of the room can help divide a large space. It gives the room warmth while also breaking it up into manageable sections. Moreover, it allows you to have the look and appeal of two fireplaces while only dealing with one.
With regards to design aesthetics, don’t be afraid to mix and match. On the mantel, you can place a variety of items ranging from family photos to holiday decorations. The fireplace itself can be a combination of materials. Coupling stone with a wooden frame gives the fireplace texture and color.
While hearths and mantels add a unique personality to your fireplace, sometimes that addition is not appropriate or necessary for the space you are designing. As such, putting a gas fireplace into the wall adds warmth your room, without being a huge statement or requiring you to decorate the mantel.
As you can see, there are many different types of fireplaces that you can design and build to fit your unique space. Fireplaces add a hint of formality and sophistication to an otherwise plain room, in addition to serving the basic function of providing heat in the chilly winter months.
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