Decorating Ideas For Non Working Fireplaces
Fireplaces are often the focal point in a room, and it’s advisable to make the most of this architectural feature. Are you living in a traditional home with a non-working and neglected fireplace? If so, you have to consider your fireplace an amazing functional or decorative element added to your home. Here are several ideas to decorating non working fireplaces. Place a colourful silk plant or a real one that requires little light into the fireplace opening. Allow 7 inches above the plant and 3 inches on either side for the best look. Triangular or T-shaped arrangements work well in the area. This adds colour and interest to the space. Alternatives are a horn of plenty, basket of pine cones or other decor that reflects the season. Set a candelabra in the interior of the non-working fireplace. Candle holders made specifically for fireplaces are available at discount, home supply and home interior stores. Typically, they hold three to six pillar candles and have a tiered effect. White or cream-coloured candles match any decor and look elegant. Pillar candles are available in every colour of the rainbow. Using seasonal colours adds a decorative effect during the holidays as well. Light the candles in the evenings or any other time you want the flickering flames to add a cosy ambience.
Cover the non-working fireplaces with an attractive fireplace screen. These come in materials and designs that match any decorating style. Position a decorative mirror in front of the opening of the fireplace. The mirror bounces light around the room and reflects other furnishings to make the room seem larger. It hides the opening as well.