How To Decorate Your Winter Fireplace
In those cold winter months, there’s nothing better than gathering around a cosy fireplace. Providing some much-needed warmth and an inviting and intimate atmosphere, with the right decor a fireplace can serve as a multi-purpose focal point for your living space.
In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the many ways you can decorate your fireplace and bring your living room’s interior design to life. Let’s begin!
Decorative architectural mouldings can enhance the beauty of any fireplace, with a classic, timeless appeal that’s affordable and easy to install. Whether it’s fireplace mantels, crown moulding or any other option, decorative mouldings are a surefire way to catch the eye and makeover a plain or dated living room.
For a more traditional feel you can opt for intricate patterns, or if you want something more modern you can go for simpler, more streamlined styles. Either way, decorative mouldings can add to the aesthetic appeal of your living space and make the room feel more spacious, inviting and elegant.
Artwork and Mirrors
Hanging vibrant artwork around your fireplace can help enliven it, creating a stunning centrepiece that perfectly complements your beautiful fireplace and represents both your style and personality. Alternatively, a large mirror can create the illusion of more space if you’re working in a smaller room and reflect the warm glow of the fireplace throughout the area. Mirrors can also add a touch of sophistication and elegance to your living area and make it a room to remember.
Elevate the charm of your fireplace with a statement fireplace screen. These screens come in countless styles, sizes and materials, from traditional wrought iron to modern geometric designs. Besides adding a decorative touch, fireplace screens also serve a practical purpose by protecting your home from stray sparks and embers. You should have no trouble finding a screen that complements your home’s interior and allows you to express your personal taste.
Surrounding your fireplace with greenery is a fantastic way to brighten up the space and freshen up your living room, helping it look modern and welcoming. This option looks great in homes that are anywhere from traditional to modern, as well as in homes with lots of white or beige for that perfect pop of colour.
Eucalyptus and succulents can make for great indoor house plants, but keep an eye on the way your plant grows. Your eucalyptus plant could be a fire hazard if it grows too long, so keep that in mind when selecting the greenery you end up buying.
Layers and Depth
If you’re looking to fill up your fireplace’s mantle, you’ll find that it fills up pretty quickly. Rather than lining up objects in a straight row, try layering your items to create depth and visual interest that you otherwise would struggle to achieve.
Items such as framed photographs, candles, small plants and ornaments can help fill up your mantle piece without it seeming busy or overcrowded. Try your best to find that perfect balance, avoiding overlayering as well as leaving your mantlepiece looking empty and sad. We recommend avoiding symmetry and instead opting for items of various shapes and sizes to keep things interesting.
Mount a TV
Your fireplace already naturally catches the eye, so why not pair it with your TV? Not only is this a great way to save space in your living room and avoid taking up room with a TV bench, but it also makes perfect visual sense.
Before doing so, however, make sure you test out the temperature of the space above your fireplace where the TV will be hanging. This temperature should not be higher than what’s specified by your TV manufacturer. For both aesthetics and fire safety, we also recommend either using a cable concealer kit or drilling holes in your wall so that your TV’s plugs and cables don’t cause a visual eyesore or a fire hazard.