The chilly days of winter see us with roaring open fires or at least remind us that we have fireplaces in our homes. Don’t be tempted to hide them by boarding them over; use them to your advantage. They can make a great focal point, their mantles are fabulous places show places if you treat them accordingly.
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Even if you don’t have an open fire, don’t board over your fireplace, use is a a focal point in the room; it’s a great natural display case.
Replace an open fire with a eco-friendly log burner that will keep you toasty warm throughout winter.
If you don’t want the hassle of a real wood burner, they can be time consuming and messy, use faux instead to get the look.
Big is beautiful. Make a real statement by painting your fireplace and surround black to give a contemporary look in a traditional setting.
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Create a chic country cottage look by using your fireplace to stack logs that will never be burnt.
Traditional fireplaces can sit comfortably next to new innovations to create a chic living space.
The fireplace surround speaks volumes; this sculptural Italian fireplace is truly decedant.
This amazing modern fireplace gives a new twist to an age old method of heating a home.
It may look like a fire risk waiting to happen, but you have to admit surrounding an open fire with an enormous book shelf is awe inspiring.
Create your own fairy style grotto with a fireplace mural.
Painting a stone fireplace white give a chic modern look to a rustic home.
This small open fireplace is a little different from the norm.
Do away with the unusual style of chimney breast and surround by replacing them with natural materials such as large smooth stones.
You can even give your chimney breast a pebble swirl pattern if you have a beach or coastal theme.
Small smooth stones can be plastered or grouted around an inset fire for a unique look.