We all love a comforting, warm and homely atmosphere to any space. The flickering flames at our fireplaces create a pleasant and inviting vibe to our interiors. A fireplace is more than a grate and hearth. It is a synonym to home and therefore designing and decorating the fireplace is fundamental. Here are three things that you can choose to give that cherished vibe to your humble abode.
Natural Stone Fireplace is the Norm
Gone is the dinosaur age, where you just pulled the biggest and heaviest rock and slapped it for your kitchen use. Now no one uses stones to strike fire and cook but there sure is a fireplace to give that comforting warmth while spending time with friends and family. The best way to decorate it is by using natural stones. Natural textures coupled with different tones, stones provide a simple yet splendid look to your fireplace. So while designing a fireplace, it’s best to go for natural stones because there is absolutely no match for natural beauty.
Play with Stone Colours
Stone fireplaces are already a unique feature but only when the right colour is chosen. You can either go for a trendy and style setter or maybe just the classic rusty look but make sure to always note the actual colour of your stone. Some of the best stone shade combinations include pale green, light yellow, rusty red, soft browns and the superior light or dark greys. Pro Tip: You can always take a sample of your carpet or paint choice to line up with the stones while choosing the colour.
The Right Cut
If you want to leave your unique fingerprint with your fireplace design, you need to get the right cut of your stones. When you step into the market there would be ample of fancy words like Castle-rock, Ledge Cut, Random Height, Field-Stone, Dimensional or just a blend of multiple cuts. Remember each cut is extremely different. Right from the giant bed face stones of castle-rock to those thin stacked modern look of a Ledge cut, you have a wide range to choose from.