A fireplace not only makes your Brownsburg home more enjoyable, but if well designed, it can also add appeal to your living space year-round. With so many fireplace design ideas out there, it’s worth taking the time to browse the possibilities before you settle on a specific look.
Play with color – A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest ways to redesign your fireplace. A white fireplace on a white wall disappears, but paint your mantel black or another bold shade and it becomes an elegant focal point. The colors of your fireplace can also affect the mood of a room. In a room decorated primarily with cool tones, a fireplace with reds and yellows inspires visual and physical warmth.
Consider stone – Brick is far from the only option for fireplace masonry. Soapstone tiles can impart a fireplace with an upscale, modern look for relatively little cost. Natural stone also lends visual interest in the form of color and texture. If you live near a river or another area with a supply of usable stone, consider incorporating some into your fireplace design.
Build in storage – Adding shelving is both a stylish and a practical fireplace design idea. It works especially well for fireplaces with no mantel. On these shelves, you can display decorative items or use them as bookshelves or cabinetry all around the fireplace
Make it stand out – Stone pillars can transform a small fireplace from a dark space in the wall into an eye-catching feature. This is a good trick for making your fireplace stand out from surrounding shelves or windows on the same wall.
Accent with wood – If you’re going for a sleek, contemporary look, an older fireplace can be a challenge to work with. Instead of replacing your fireplace, embrace its homey appearance by adding a wood mantel shelf to a streamlined stone or tile surround and jambs. Options range from rustic distressed wood to flawlessly finished hardwoods.
If you could use some pro help with your fireplace redesign, contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing in the Brownsburg area.
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