Statement Fireplace Ideas

Fan the style flames with an eye-catching fireplace

As the temperature drops and the nights draw in, it’s time to think about lighting the fire and snuggling up. But it’s not just about keeping toasty and warm, the fireplace is a focal point of a room and can make or break a space whether it’s roaring or resting.

There are obviously practical elements to factor in, with regard to where you can locate your fire, and if you’re in a period property, it makes sense to use an existing chimney. If the architectural features, including the fire surround have been ripped out then, head to Chesneys for a reproduction or Lassco for an original salvaged gem.

See these dark and cosy living rooms.

Alternatively, if you’re doing a complete renovation, check out the modern fires in the Victorian homes ahead. Even if you’re restoring or reinstating period features, such as cornicing and coving, a contemporary fire can still work well in the space, particularly when combined with clean lined furniture.

Of course, if you like the idea of a real flame but don’t want the bother of maintaining an open fire, a wood-burning stove is a popular and more convenient option. Just check out which models are compliant if you live in a smoke-controlled area (ie many cities and urban areas).

Check out stylish wood-burning stoves with clean air credentials here.

As well as where to locate your stove, think about creating an alcove or an area near the stove where you can store dry logs too. It not only saves you from rummaging in the shed for them on a cold, dark evening, it makes a fetching design feature with added warmth too.

So if you’re looking for ideas on how to enhance an architectural gem, create a contemporary cocoon or make the most of an awkward angle, we’ve got it covered.

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