Fireplace Makeover Ideas

Nothing shouts ‘home’ more than a beautifully decorated fireplace. The hub of your home, the fireplace brings light and warmth to your space and creates a focal feature in your interior. So how do you dress up your fireplace? Add a statement armchair, an accent wall colour or an industrial log store to create a cosy fireplace in wintertime. 

Add an Accent Colour to Your Fireplace

Whether you have opted for a modern, electric fireplace, or have an original log burner in an old Victorian property, adding a splash of colour to your chimney breast can instantly light up a flat space.

Try not to feel like you have to add a bold and bright colour or wallpaper print to your fireplace to make a statement, the change in wall colour can be subtle. You could even tie in your fireplace wall colour to your furniture. What colour do you paint your fireplace? Farrow & Ball have some exquisite paint colours, from deep greens like ‘Calke Green’ to subtle warm neutrals like ‘Elephant’s Breath’, there are plenty of beautiful hues to suit your home. Match your fireplace colour to your dining table, with our Burford Dining Table or match it to your sideboard with the Butcher’s Block Sideboard, both of which can be painted in a Farrow & Ball colour of your choice.

Eccentric Fireplace Accessories

So what accessories do you add to your fireplace? Everyone loves a bit of log decor, with DIY enthusiasts removing their fires and filling the empty fireplace with logs to create a statement feature. If you have a traditional burner, you could add this vintage box to your fireplace as a log store, or you could fill these galvanised beer baths with logs if you have a little more space to play with.

Accessories are a great way to spruce up your fireplace, and garlands, candlesticks and potted hanging ivy can polish off your interior and creates that warm and cosy feel which is much needed during the wintertime.

Create a Traditional Fireplace Setup

On a cold winter evening, nothing feels more homely than a roaring fire and comfortable
seating. It symbolises warmth and togetherness and is a place where you can gather and talk about your day while you are watching the burning light flicker, sitting in a nice comfortable armchair.

Want to know how to create a traditional fireplace? Simply add a leather armchair. They are often the go-to choice to accompany a traditional fire, and provide a snug, welcoming place to sit after a long day.

Style a Toasty Coffee Table In Front of Your Fireplace

Add a coffee table to your leather armchair to complete your fireplace setup. Coffee tables are where you can rest your tasty fruit loaf and piping hot tea. The coffee table can be situated in front of the fireplace, with chairs placed on either side for a symmetrical feel.

In many traditional and modern properties, the fireplace is usually built in the centre of the room, it adds heaps of character to your space, and coffee tables can help create that warm, inviting atmosphere. 

What accessories do you add to your fireplace?

Inject a splash of modern living to your room, and give your fireplace a makeover with a simple, cost-effective way to instantly update your fireplace = adding a statement mirror or artwork.

Vintage industrial window mirrors can hang above your fireplace to add a touch of character, or one of our vintage world maps can help bring out the charm in your traditional fireplace. You could also add nautical decor to your interior with wooden oars, where a cluster could be mounted above the fireplace as a focal feature.

So how do you decorate your fireplace for the wintertime? Find a coffee table for your hot chocolate, a squishy pillow for your leather armchair and some vintage decor to add a touch of character to your fireplace. If you’re in need of some advice or want to discuss your renovation ideas, give us a call and we will be happy to help.

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