Fireplaces are a common feature in many homes, especially older buildings. They can be a grand feature that is the main focal point in a room, and although many are no longer in use following advances in heating technology, the frames and fireplace areas can be used for a number of alternative purposes.
Traditional log burners are popular because of their warmth and efficiency, but they don’t make as much of an impact on a room as a traditional grand fireplace. People are finding the best of both worlds by adding a log burner to their unused fireplace, giving a frame and more impact to the log burner.
With more modern options available for heating our homes, it’s a growing trend to use our fireplaces as a source of light instead of heat. Candles are available in an endless amount of colours, sizes, and even scents, so it has generated a trend to replace log fires with pretty candles.
If your fireplace has been updated for a modern alternative, the frame can still be used as a feature of any room, from living rooms to bedrooms. They can be used as storage, decoration, or both.
Today, fireplaces don’t have to be the traditional ornate frames we previously saw them as. With clever and more contemporary design, we can include unique fireplaces in the home, even in the centre of a room.
Whether they are in use or not, or have been completely rebuilt, a fireplace can be an interesting focal point in a home and an opportunity to add uniqueness and creativity into your living room or bedroom.