Fireplaces can be tough to style. It’s easy to get carried away and end up with a lot of clutter. Keeping the accessories intentional is the key to a space that feels pulled together, and not overwhelming.
If you are lucky enough to live in an older home with period architectural detailing, highlight the architecture while still keeping things modern by painting everything a single, clean color, and keeping the accessories to a minimum.
If your fireplace is situated on a flat wall, choose a wallpaper with a bold pattern and neutral color palette. Depending on how detailed the pattern, this may be the only accessory you need. Be sure to leave a frame around the fireplace without the paper.
The fireplace is often the focal point of the room. In that case, this is where the eye goes first, so don’t be afraid of a little drama. This fireplace keeps the color palette simple (black and white with gold accents), and brings in the drama with the movement suggested by the art that was chosen. The painting, sculpture on the left side of the mantel, and even the dog and birds situated in front of the fireplace on the coffee table, all seem alive. The black and white photograph of the hand keeps everything grounded.
Create a homey feel with texture. The reindeer perched on the mantel looks soft and cozy like the stockings beneath. The advent calender above the stacked wood looks vintage with it’s faded checkerboard fabric, and the gold mirror has a time-worn patina.
Finally, don’t forget to consider how your family uses the fireplace. If it’s a staple of heat in your home, choose hearth accessories that you’d like to have on display. If it’s a non-working fireplace, look for fun ways to style the inside. Happy styling and stay warm!
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