Now that the shine is off the new year, many people start to look for ways to add some excitement to their lives. The new workout routine has become, well, routine. It’s harder to think of new, fun things to do with the family, and work is the same as always. One good way to change things up is to look at some home redecorating. Just adding a coat of paint to the living room walls is a great way to make things bright and new looking, especially if you can add some different pictures for a completely different look. New carpeting is a great way to take a room from drab to fresh. But for a really big change, how about looking into a fireplace makeover?
Panels and Paint
One way to dress up your fireplace is to replace the surround with ceramic tile. Ceramic tile comes in many different styles and patterns, from modern and striking to more traditional. An easy way to add some color to your fireplace surround is to simply paint it. You can choose a color that adds a bright touch to the room or go with a more subtle touch, but whatever color you choose, it’s a good idea to choose a semi-gloss paint. A semi-gloss is durable and can withstand heat, but also makes for easy cleanup, which is essential because it can be a bit messy when it comes to burning a fire.
Another way to add a different note to your fireplace is to add a decorative screen. Fireplace screens come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, from plain to counteract the dramatic color of your fireplace surround to intricate scrollwork to add panache to a more subdued fireplace surround. Depending on the look you’re going for, there’s a screen to add that finishing touch.
Probably the easiest and least expensive way to add a modern look to your fireplace is to change up your mantel. There are many different styles and colors of mantels to choose from, and these can add a whole new look to your fireplace system. Using distressed wood can add an old-world style charm to the room. For a more modern look, add a marble mantel to your room. This will be a more costly addition, however. Mantels come in all types of materials, from wood to metal or even glass. If you’d rather not change your mantel, you can change the look of your room by changing up the decorations around your mantel. Try hanging decorative mirrors above it, or find artwork that suits your individual style. And changing up what you have on top of the mantel is a quick and easy fix. Family pictures make a great focal point for the room, and add a few candles in different heights to make it warmer and homier.
For help with a fireplace makeover, give The Fire Factory a call today. We can offer great advice and love to help you pick the perfect fireplace makeover for your home!