Use the Warm Weather to Give Your Fireplace a Creative Remodel This Spring

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by

Go ahead. You can admit it. Your probably have renewed affection for your fireplace now that it helped you endure the long, cold winter we in Kansas City thought would never end.

But just because it’s finally getting warmer outside doesn’t mean you have to sideline your fireplace until next winter. Quite the contrary. You can remodel your fireplace this spring and learn to enjoy it all year long. When you combine your personal taste with a little ingenuity, you can make your fireplace a stylish focal point whether you choose to throw a few logs inside it or not. Consider:

Give Your Fireplace a Creative Remodel This Spring
Traditional Family Room by Frederick Interior Designers & Decorators Meredith Ericksen
  • Highlight the surround of your fireplace with rows of sea shells, right up to the mantel. Infuse the display with color with repetitive patterns, meaning you can paint the shells your favorite colors, then top off the effect with painted trim to match. This is a look you might see only in the finest seaside resorts but could be yours in an afternoon.
  • Cover part of the face of your fireplace with mirrors, which will automatically make the room larger. And when you do light a fire? The flames will flicker on the mirrors for a truly majestic effect.
  • If you have a stone or brick fireplace, you might be surprised how much a simple coat of paint (or an artistic faux effect) can do to completely transform the look. A new mantel also might be in order to update a tired looking fireplace into one that teems with vitality.

At Interiors by Melody, we’re brimming with ideas for how to remodel your fireplace. By combining your personal taste with our design experience, we’ll come up with an interior design that will make your fireplace the year-round attraction it was always meant to be.

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