A luxury fireplace door or the simple addition of glam accessories can have a huge impact on the overall look of your fireplace. When designing a fireplace for your home, don't ignore all the possibilities. A fireplace isn't just an element of heating the home. It's an architectural feature, a design element. Consider all your options for luxury fireplace doors and accessories.
Luxury fireplace door styles
Glass fireplace doors allow you to see the depth of the fireplace and help a room to seem more spacious. You can get glass doors in a variety of styles.
Sleek and contemporary. Glass fireplace doors with sleek edging provide the minimalistic look homeowners of today seek. They may have a single, thin frame or a series of overlapping frames that create geometric shapes.
Traditionally ornate. Arched or not, there are numerous design options for luxury fireplace doors. You will find a variety of leaf patterns, as well as scrolls and similar traditional style designs.
Barely there doors. Full glass doors are very contemporary. If you would prefer to keep the focus on another aspect of your fireplace, choose full glass doors for the illusion that there are none at all.
How do you plan to decorate your fireplace? Consider these fireplace-related accessories that should be considered if you actually plan on using your fireplace to burn wood.
Classic andirons. Andirons were originally designed to hold the logs for the starter fire. They are now often used as decorative items in the fireplace. Choose a beautiful pair of classic andirons to display in your fireplace.
Wood-stacking shelves. Shouldn't the wood be stored near the fireplace? Design a special place for the logs on shelves next to the fireplace. Built-in cabinetry is a great place to store firewood, as well as books, mementos, and accessories. If you don't want to look at the logs, cabinet doors will hide them nicely.
Fireplace screens. Screens were once functional, but now they are often used as a design element in the home. Choose an ornately designed fireplace screen for a more traditional house, and a sleek, simple one for the contemporary home.
The fireplace isn't just a heat source for the home. It's a functional design element that has an impact on the overall atmosphere of this particular room. Consider your door style options, as well as any accessories that come with having a fireplace.
Tonya graduated from the Interior Design program at Alexandria Technical College in 2008. She currently lives in South Dakota and writes articles related to design, decorating, and home improvement for various Internet sites.