There are two things that are true about fireplaces. First, they’re beautiful. Second, it can be hard to know how to decorate them. While there are many incredible tile options that instantly makeover a room with a fireplace, today we’re here to bring you some options that are less permanent. Please check out some of the options we’ve loved and then give Mission Tile West a call at 626-799-4595 if you’re interested in learning about the special tiles we have available for you.
Mix vintage and contemporary looks
Do you like the look of sleek, contemporary décor? Do you also like the look of classic vintage materials? Who says you have to choose between the two of them? One look we like is a few antique books wisely paired next to white vases with live herbs growing together. Not only does this help bring together the past and the present, but you also have a future element as you watch the herbs grow.
Make the fireplace your focal point
Every well-designed room needs a focal point. Living rooms can be challenging because they often have a lot going on. For example, you may have a piece of art you love, some beautiful furniture, and of course an incredible fireplace. You can choose which one you like best to be the focal point, but you should have one. Making sure it’s clearly the focal point can be as simply as subtly placing mirrors around so that the focal point is reflected throughout the room.
Your solution doesn’t have to be dramatic
As you’re searching around for fireplace decorating ideas, it’s likely that you’ve found tons of options that are dramatic and grand. It doesn’t have to be this way. If you like that dramatic look, go for it, but if you don’t, consider a small piece of art hung over the fireplace. If you don’t actively use the fireplace, you could even place art in front of it or stack books inside it.
Showcase your collection or start a new one
Do you have a collection that you want to show off but don’t know how? Are you tired of having pieces of it strewn around the home? Add them to the fireplace and showcase them together. If you haven’t yet started a collection, consider doing so. You could hang vintage plates, you could collect glass vases, or you could even get jars of various sizes, shapes, and colors. If you choose something you love then it will be a decorating success.
Make your fireplace personal
Many families have lots of photos but they don’t put them up or they put them up in spots where they’re not often seen. The fireplace is actually a great place to showcase these forgotten photos. You can choose a carefully curated selection of black and white photos all the same size, or pick your favorite colored photographs in a variety of sizes and with a menagerie of frames.