Fireplace is welcomed in any home interior, since it not only looks classy, but also allows adding a feel of comfort and warmth to your home décor. But sometimes it is just impossible to install a fireplace in your house due to the warm climate or any other reasons. There is a range of ways of using a fireplace-reminiscent mantel and bring a touch of elegance and chic to your room.
How to Introduce Faux Fireplace in Home Décor
In case you have an old fireplace in your house, there is a range of ways to reuse it without a need to clean it on regular basis and setting up wood log storage. First of all, an unworking fireplace or mantel can make up an ideal focal point of your room. Simply clean it and utilize as a shelf for books, a niche for planter pots, etc.
In case you cannot benefit from an old fireplace, consider installing a mantel. It could serve you the same way as an old fireplace. As for the mantel size and depth, they should be based on the ways you plan to use it. So, a mantel-bookcase will require a mantel of a bigger depth.
Alternative ways of using a faux fireplace: a base for holiday décor, display for photos and statuettes, open shelving, etc. If you plan to set a mantel in your hallway, it could serve as a console table.
In the process of choosing a mantel, take into consideration the overall style of your lodging. If your house is kept in a traditional or classic style, go for chic richly adorned mantels, for modern décor are more suitable mantels with simple design.
Don’t forget about a wall behind the mantel, which peeps out through the mantel. You can decorate it with wallpaper, chalkboard or any other material. As for a mantel itself, it is not obligatory to paint it in the same color as walls. A mantel in a contrasting shade will make it look bold and thus stand out.
A faux fireplace can become a striking element of a living room interior. It can serve as a perfect focal point of a room, around which you can build the rest of the room’s design.