Take a look around the rooms in your home. If there is a fireplace in that room, it is most likely a focal point. Throughout the year, even when a fireplace is not lit to provide warmth in the house, it acts as a piece of furniture as well as a decoration. Its style should match your style.
Is your style contemporary? Rustic? Classic? Country? Does the room your fireplace is in match that style? How about the fireplace itself? There are many things you can do to update the style of your fireplace.
Textures are a big part of the design. See how you can play off the textures surrounding your room with the fireplace. Do you have a smooth, concrete or wood floor? How about combining that with a rough stone fireplace? Or how about combining carpet that has an interesting texture with a smooth, slick fireplace with accents of stainless steel?
Don’t be afraid to mix and match to show off more of your personality in the style of your room. You can mix old with new and get a rustic, modern look. Classic antiques never go out of style, especially when they are paired with a modern piece of furniture of the same scale and color palette.
Finally, take advice from those who stage houses for a living – less is more. Avoid cluttering too many items on a fireplace mantle.
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