Nothing is better than snuggling up to a warm fire on a cold night. A fireplace is many things: It can be a heat source, a source of romance, a place to bond with family, and a place to chat with friends. But if you cringe every time you look at that roaring fire there’s a problem. What a fireplace should never be is outdated.
Don’t let your fireplace hold you back. And now is the perfect time of year to work on it. The weather is sunny and warm, so you won’t be missing it while you’re doing the updates.
If you’re looking for a way to update a fireplace we have some awesome ideas! A fireplace is usually the focal point of a room. And if it’s drawing people’s attention you’ll want to make sure it’s looking the best that it can. There are many different ways of creating a new look around a fireplace. Whether you want to replace your mantle entirely or update what you already have we have what you need.
But maybe you’re only looking for something to improve the look of your current mantle. Then take a look at our large selection of fireplace appliques. Sometimes all a plain mantle needs is a little bit of detail. Here are some of our favorite appliques from more simple to intricately detailed:
And if the mantle isn’t the only problem we have a couple great tips on how to change the look of a brick surround.
Paint Over Them: The mantle isn’t the only thing that can be painted. You would be amazed what a difference a fresh coat of paint makes. If you have dark brick that’s bringing your room down then try painting them a bright fresh color. White is always a great go-to.
Tile Over Them: If you simply can’t stand the brick you could always tile over them! All you have to do is skim coat first over the brick to make the surface even for tiling. Then just follow the product instructions on the tile to lay them over. And now you have a fresh new look that is all your own!
Since you’re updating your mantle we recommend you consider a few more improvements. Now is the time to update your fireplace accessories. We have beautiful hand forged iron fire screens and don’t forget your fireplace tools!
Everyone has a unique style. Attention to detail makes the biggest difference. Don’t let your décor fall short by neglecting your fireplace.