The fireplace could just be another part of the room. Its utility purpose is to keep the home warm and cut down on gas or electric bills. But, that’s boring. Dress up that fireplace and bring it to life. Make it a feature in the room rather than just a hole in the wall.
If you don’t have a fireplace, a ventless fireplace is a painless addition to your home. You can purchase one pre-made or you can use a fireplace insert to create any style of fireplace you can imagine. Then, it’s up to you to bring your fireplace to life with these unique fireplace ideas.
Tiles have always been a great way to dress up your fireplace. But, you don’t have to do the same old thing everyone else does. Random shades placed randomly create a nice design. But, there are other designs that will literally blow everyone’s mind.
Try mirror tiles. They look great! You can have 12″ by 12″ tiles or you can have 1″ by 1″ tiles. Either way you do it, you’ll have that reflection of the room coming back at you and it will really open up the space nicely.
There is a new design technique that you can find when you are looking for tiles. Three dimensional tiles have been introduced to the market and they can make anything stand out beautifully. There are different types of three dimensional tiles such as diamonds, circles and engraved designs. Add three dimensions to your overall ensemble and it will make a difference.
Who said you had to have just one mantel? Who said the mantel has to be traditional? As of right now, I grant you the freedom to use your imagination and spark your creativity. Having a three tiered floating mantel really catches your eye. Each tier takes up only a portion of the fireplace and they are randomly staged so that they’re offset.
Taking the floating mantel idea a step further, put some shelving down the side of the fireplace with the same building technique. They can be aligned or they can be offset as well. Floating mantels really do add a touch of surprise to the room and they will bring that fireplace to life even when you don’t have a crackling fire in it.
I visited a house once where the fireplace was decorated with seashells. A trip to the beach had produced a massive quantity of small seashells. The purpose of the scavenger hunt was to gather enough organic material to create a unique design that made the fireplace standout in the room.
The seashells were glued to the wall and surrounded with old fisherman rope. I have to say that was the most creative idea I had ever seen. What made it most important was that it fit the personality of the home’s owner perfectly.
Some people don’t have what it takes to sit back, relax and come up with an idea for design. But, sometimes ideas hit you. When they do, act on them and make your home the most beautiful it can possibly be.