There are a few basic principles that should be followed when designing a fireplace, namely the hearth, firebox and opening You should be careful to ensure they all mesh well with each other so that the overall look and feel of each piece flow well amongst each other. The mantel includes decorative vertical trim that sits on the fireplace hearth and most often includes a mantel shelf. Your mantel and trim will affect the overall appearance of your fireplace far greater than anything else on your design. Ann Sacks luxor grey” limestone tile and topo azul” slab and a wood mantel painted in a similar grey give the fireplace a subtle presence in the room, toned down from the stark white it was previously.
In addition, you can see on the bottom right of the last before” picture that the walls were painted a bright mint green. Stucco fireplaces are especially elegant in American southwestern styled homes. Specialized units: If you are using a wood burning fireplace, you can easily make some additions via including certain units available on the market.
From different contemporary thin-frame designs, smoked or frosted glass, curtain mesh, reinforced steel, back door folds and various finishes, you can choose the type that matches your style and personality. In the past fireplaces were traditionally made with stone, marble or framed with wood.
One great advantage of wall fireplace is that they operate with the help of electricity and they do not require any vent or chimney. Hang wall sconces on either side of your fireplace to dress up the area, in a style that matches the rest of your home’s décor.
Luckily there are small changes (like switching out light bulbs) and big changes (like installing a new fireplace mantel ) that can give your living room a new look and won’t turn into a major DIY project, or turn your home into a construction site. Not all fireplace design ideas need to include a home built in the wall fireplace.