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A fireplace is the focal point of your living room. It is where family members and friends have intimate conversations and spend memorable time together. From old-school wood-burning fireplaces to modern electric ones, each fireplace has its charm that contributes to the overall design of your room.
"A house with no fireplace is a house without a heart."— Gladys Taber.
Are you bored of your old fireplace and want to redesign it? Read further as we enlist five ideas to help you design a stunning fireplace.
Five Design Ideas for Fireplaces
Install an Electric Fireplace
Fireplaces are stunning, but let's face it, the constant ash clean-up and dark walls from wood burning make maintaining it quite a chore. If you are a modern, contemporary home design fan, opt for built-in or wall-mounted fireplaces.
Electric fireplaces are easy to maintain and handle. It doesn't cause any mess or smell of burning wood. If you are on a tight budget, you can put electric fireplace inserts into your existing fireplace instead of mounting the new setup.
Add a Pop of Color
You can paint your fireplace in a different tone to make your room brighter. Colors like Sage green, grey and blue are some of the most common ones homeowners usually use. You can also convert the wall accompanying the fireplace into an accent wall to create a dramatic effect in your space.
Place Gas Log Sets
Gas log sets are an amazon addition to the fireplace for small spaces. It doesn't require much space but adds a rustic charm to your living room. There are two types of gas log sets vented and vent-free. Vent-free log sets are meant for fireplaces that have no flue or chimney, otherwise known as ventless fireplaces. Vented gas log sets are meant for fireplaces that have a flue or chimney, such as traditional masonry fireplaces.
It is important to select the correct gas log set based on the type of fireplace you have. Typically manufacturers make the same style and design of gas logs for each variation, so regardless of your fireplace you will have a similar selection to choose from.
Opt for Classic Wood-Burning Fireplaces
Placing a classic wood fireplace can be the best option if you are a fan of the sound and smell of wood burning. Choose a decorative or high-efficiency fireplace according to your need and home design.
If gas emissions and burning fresh firewood are not feasible, opt for a pellet stove or insert to get the most out of your fireplace. These stoves are more efficient than a standard fireplace and use recycled waste pellets.
Think Out of the Box
When it comes to home designing, there is no hard and fast rule. You can place furniture, wall decor and even fireplaces at your convenience. Although fireplaces are the focal point of a room, setting them off-centre can work wonders and add an artistic touch to your room design.
Using a tv lift mechanism and wall-mounted electric fireplaces are also perfect to compliment your contemporary and modern home design.
Designing your fireplaces and making them stand out in the room is not an easy job; it requires skill and high-end products. CJs hearth and home provide limitless products for your dream fireplaces and accessories to make installation, repairing and redesigning easier for you.