Here at LinenMe we certainly know a thing or two about getting cosy during the cold winter months. And there are few things that make us feel more snug than sitting in front of a roaring open fire, wrapped in one of our throws.
However, choosing a fireplace that works in harmony with your home, can be pretty daunting. Luckily, our friends at Chesneys are here to guide you on how to choose the perfect fireplace for your home. This guest post is full of great advice from the experts, so you can stay cosy over the rest of the winter.
Your fireplace should make a statement, which is why the starting point in any journey to selecting a picture-perfect piece begins with what style you choose. This will depend on several factors, including room interiors and personal taste. If you have a period home, you might wish to incorporate the piece into your design scheme by selecting an antique-style fireplace from that same period. On the other hand, you may like to mix things up and choose to contrast old with contemporary styles.
Just as important as style, the proportions of your proposed fireplace must be taken into consideration to ensure that it fits nicely in the room. While you undoubtedly want your fireplace to be the focal point, it’s important that it doesn’t overpower, particularly in a room where there may not be excessive amounts of space. Likewise, a small fireplace can easily become lost in a room with ample available space.
You should also carefully consider the material, with the two most common types being stone and marble. Marble can be intricately carved to form delicate, unique designs for sophisticated interiors, which is why it has become a favourite in formal, high-end homes. However, not all marble fireplaces need to be conventional – there are many great examples of coloured marble fireplace designs out there which can work in the most eccentric of interiors. Stone, on the other hand, produces a relaxed, homely feel which can work in most rooms, particularly where the overall décor is contemporary.
Whichever style, dimension and material you’ve settled on, you also need to make sure you’ve got a range of tasteful, practical accessories to match. As such, your fire baskets, andirons, screens and grates should all compliment your overall fireplace design.
A fireplace is a rather pricey investment, so it’s always a good idea to seek expert advice from someone with knowledge and experience in all things fireplaces before making the big purchase. These people can help by analysing the room size, décor and your own personal style, so that you are able to select the perfect, show-stopping piece that you’ll be proud show off all year-round.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas or holiday season, full of joy, love, warmth and great food!