‘Tis the season for cozying up with your loved ones and gathering around the fireplace as the temperatures start to drop and we settle in for the next few months of chilly weather. It’s probably been awhile since you looked twice at your fireplace since you’ve been spending as much time as possible outside, but now that it’s quickly becoming the focal point of the season again, it might be time for a refresher. Updating your fireplace doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, but there are also some really creative things you can do on any budget! Check out these ideas below and get ready to enjoy the warmth while making your fireplace look extra cool.
If you’re looking for more of a lower-cost option, there are plenty of things you can do that won’t break the bank or eat into your holiday gift budget, but still up the ante on the appeal of your fireplace. Adding a fresh coat of glossy paint is a relatively inexpensive way to catch the eye. Surrounding the fireplace from floor to ceiling with shiplap or reclaimed wood creates a beautiful focal point for your living room. Don’t forget to add or replace your mantle for something that is more updated (and is also the perfect home for your holiday decor), and a bold piece of artwork above the mantle can do the trick as well!
If your budget allows more of a mid-range option, things can get a little more interesting! Surrounding your fireplace with natural stone will give your home that luxurious mountain cabin feel, while adding bold or statement tiles around the face of the fireplace offer a more modern look. Tiles offer so many unique options whether you go for geometric shapes, bright colors, subtle colors, or more of a mosaic aesthetic, the options are endless.
Lastly, if you’re looking to splurge and really upgrade your fireplace, marble is always a luxurious option that adds a high-class vibe to your living room or bedroom. There are also new wall treatments that feature 3-D patterns that are highly customizable for just the right feel you’re going for. You can even customize the way your fire burns by using fireballs in lieu of traditional wooden logs for a more contemporary look.
No matter how you decide to bring your fireplace’s look to the next level, just know that the possibilities are endless! We wish you many cozy nights over the upcoming season with your new fireplace.