The fireplace can be a great focal point in your home. Enhancing this focal point with accessories is a great way to add to the warmth of your home. When adding accessories, many people think of decorative items such as flower vases or frames or candles.
Another idea that can add a great statement is a fireplace screen. These fireplace additions come in many different sizes and colors and materials. Some of the most popular materials in recent times are pewter, black wrought iron or antique brass. Fireplace screens also come in a variety of styles, such as classic, contemporary or decorative. Putting time and thought into what type of fireplace screen would look best with the style of décor in the home can be very rewarding.
Although many people think of fireplace tools as purely functional, these useful tools can also add a decorative touch. They also come in a variety of colors and materials and styles. Again, the style of the home will determine the type of fireplace tools that should be selected. For instance, a pewter fireplace tool set would complement the contemporary home. A polished brass tool set would look better in a classic style home. Black wrought iron, on the other hand, could enhance the fireplace in any home, from modern to country.
Andirons can also be a nice addition to the overall look of a fireplace. Traditionally, these were simply used to keep logs that were settling during the burning process from spilling out of the firebox. They now, however, serve a decorative purpose as well. As with fireplace screens and fireplace tool sets, andirons can be found in many different styles.
When it comes to decorating your fireplace, it is nice to have a matched set. Many fireplace accessories are coordinated to help create a finished and refined look to your home décor. If the home has a contemporary feel, a nice idea would be a floral fireplace screen with matching floral tool set and log holder. For the more traditional look, a cut glass fireplace screen with matching glass fireplace tool set would make a great statement. A matching black wrought iron fireplace screen set would be a beautiful addition to any style home. An example would be attractive matching scrollwork on each piece of the set.
If you do not have a particular style in your home, do not despair. Choosing the right style for your fireplace, after all, is simply a matter of taste. If you like certain styles and tend to gravitate towards them, then go with your instinct and choose something that you will love to look at every day.
Your fireplace doesn’t have to be a dull and drab, forgotten area of your home. Make it a beautiful centerpiece that showcases your unique style. You can use your creativity to combine different looks and make it completely your own. Or you can take advantage of the matched sets to create that sophisticated look. The possibilities are endless, so have fun making your fireplace the center of attention in your home.