Fireplace Makeover Made Easy
You may not be lighting your fire as often now that we are in to the warmer months of the year. All the more reason to dress your mantel and maintain it’s visual warmth. A lot of us like to rethink and refresh our living room’s overall look from season to season. Whether you want to go all out or just add some subtle seasonal touches, we have found some simple yet beautiful décor examples for your fireplace.
Plants are one of the more versatile decorative elements of a home. They can go just about anywhere with the right lighting, including your fireplace. Choosing a variety in different shapes and sizes will ensure lots of visual interest. Plants enhance the overall appearance of any space. But not only that, studies have found that they boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants.
Hanging a mirror above will bring out the positive features. As well as this, it is also favourable Feng Shui practice to place a mirror over a fireplace. The water element of the mirror balances the fire element, bringing in good energy to the room. Ideally you want the mirror 2/3 the width of the mantel. Avoid positioning the mirror too high so it can be used functionally.
Candles are the next best thing after a real fire, and there are many ways to incorporate them into your décor. When your fire isn’t lit, candles will create a cosy mood and ambience.
Add greenery, a mirror and candles and you will achieve a look of pure elegance.
You can also go for a theme by displaying accessories like ornaments, pictures and books. Don’t be afraid to mix the size and style of the decorative objects, as this will add to the confident, eclectic feel. If you have wallpaper pick out a bright colour and choose similar coloured items to create a striking feature.