With the brisk weather approaching, coming home to a warm cup of tea in front of a fireplace is the ideal way to begin your evening. Fireplaces provide a physical and aesthetic warmth to a room’s overall tone. How will you style your fireplace for the upcoming season? Here are 5 ways to rethink your fireplace:
The Creative Alternative
Rethink your fireplace’s function. As a designer, you have the power to envision your surroundings with new purpose. One creative alternative I found on Pinterest, utilizes a fireplace as an eye-catching book display! This is an ideal way to showcase a collection of vintage encyclopedias, or your favorite anthologies!
Elegant & Romantic
Re-introduce elegant and romantic components into your design; this fireplace replaces wood with a variety of candles. I like how all of the candles are of varying stature, while maintaining a uniform presence. The overall tone of the room is chic, and inviting.
Integrate both old and new design concepts into your fireplace design for a retro-chic look! The tiling above the fireplace is sleek with a retro feel, and I love the gas fireplace option. Gas fireplaces are a fantastic way to enjoy the warmth and ambiance provided by a fire, without all of the mess!
The Transitional Room
Working clean chrome accents into your fireplace design adds a masculine touch, while fresh floral displays keep things light and fresh. This juxtaposition of simple elements is inter-changeable, making this transitional room truly open for future seasonal makeovers.
The Organic Minimalist
This rustic, mono-chromatic fireplace design caters to the organic minimalist in all of us. Silver grey wood plank walls add texture and frame the focal point: the fireplace! Instead of a mantle atop the fireplace, the shelf underneath offers a platform for strategically-placed adornments. I love how indoor elements are infused with elements of nature.