As the winter approaches, and this October nature reminded us all that it means business when it snowed 15″ around New York and left a lot of people without power for days, – we long more and more for comfort and warmth in our homes. And what can make your room more comfy on a chilly night if not a blazing fire in your fireplace? And if not a blazing fire then an artificial electric “fire” for sure. In the world of Interior design and decor fireplaces carry even more weight. They create a very efficient focal point for your living rooms and bedrooms, and serve as a very efficient display for your treasured possessions and family photographs.
A fireplace can become a centerpiece of your home design or just blend coherently into your decor complementing other objects in the room.
If you favor traditional decor an intricate carved marble mantel or traditional wooden mantel will make your fireplace even more special. For a modern room a plain mantel will make more sense. You can even do without a mantel. Marble or stone wall with a built in fireplace could be absolutely stunning.