A fireplace is commonly the focal point of the room. Adding a fireplace screen can add a decorative touch to the room. They come in many different styles and are also useful in keeping the fireplace area safely blocked off when not in use.
Fireplace screens can be found in styles ranging from elegant to basic. Screens can be found in a basic one piece flat design. This design will give basic cover to your fireplace. For something unique, there are also three dimensional screens available. These can range in size, but are either bowed or fold to help create a deeper look. They can range in styles from bronze or brass to gold or silver. Adding elegant screens with a floral pattern or scroll work design can add a creative touch to your living space. Screens can range in patterns from traditional to antique. Some screens are also made from glass so you can see the fires glow. Some screens even feature stained glass.
Fireplace screens are not just available for decorative purposes. There are other reasons to purchase one. Certain screens are made as spark guards. These will help guard against any sparks that may come from the fire. You can also choose to purchase fire place screens that will keep children away from the fireplace. These are usually large iron gates that can safely keep children away from the fireplace. Screens can also be utilized to keep anyone from coming to close to the heat or flames from the fire.
When choosing fireplace screens you may also become interested in other fireplace accessories. There are many stands to choose from that can hold all of your fireplace tools. Stands can be found that match your fireplace screen. Styles vary but can include bronze, copper, or wrought iron. You may wish to use tools such as a poker and brush. A log basket can also be used on your hearth, as it is functional and also decorative.
When choosing a fireplace screen you should look for an appropriate size that fits your fireplace. Also, decide which options you want in the fireplace screen. Some are made that need to be completely removed while adding logs, while others have doors that open. Using a fireplace screen not only adds assurance of safety, it can add a nice touch to your home decor.