Hello Fabulistas! Do you have a fireplace in your home? If you live in NYC and you do, congrats! Did you know that here in NYC having a fireplace adds value to your home? So I say, if you’ve got it, flaunt it! There are some easy ways to add FAB style to your fireplace. You just have to think outside the box!
Your fireplace is typically the focal point of your space. Above the mantle you have plenty of room for a large piece of artwork or a showstopping accessory. Create impact by using the space above your mantle to house something fabulous. You want your friends and family to be wow-ed when the walk into the room!
Create a vignette
Create a vignette on your mantle using your showstopping piece. You can add candlesticks to highlight a piece of art, or an arrangement of pottery or books near a large accessory. These can be off center to create visual interest, or centered depending on your space. Play around with the pieces until it’s just the way you like it.
from Vintage Junky
Pick the right screen
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, a screen is essential. No matter your style, traditional, transitional, ethnic or contemporary, there’s a screen out there for you. It can be something as simple as a piece of glass held by a metal base, or something very ornate. Find one that fits your home and personality, and it will do wonders for your fireplace.
from Buckets of Burlap
Tools are key
Many of my friends don’t use their fireplace, so they forget about the tools! You may not intend to use it right now, but if you ever decide to, you’ll need a set of tools. Plus, a no-tool fireplace looks empty! Pick up a set of tools that look fabulous with your new screen. That will help you carry the look of your home throughout the space.
from West Elm
Leave room for holidays
The fireplace is a great place to start your holiday decor. Leave room on your mantle, or the fireplace hearth to add sprinkles of holiday accessories. If it’s overly decorated you won’t have space to reorganize.
Adding fab touches to your fireplace is easy when you plan it out. With these few simple steps you’ll have a fabulous fireplace is no time! What’s on your mantle?