A few days ago, we released our top ten inspiring Thanksgiving tablescapes in our quest here at the Kuotes to make sure all of our readers are set for the holidays. But you can’t have the holidays without a fireplace that keeps you warm and cozy (and stylish) even on the coldest winter days. Here are our top seventeen fireplace looks along with a few fireplace decorating ideas from the Kuotes!
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Pro Tip: A mirror above the fireplace is a staple that’s here to stay. Need help choosing? Choose a mirror that reflects your style, and it’ll be the perfect partner piece to your fireplace. How beautiful is this first image? A marble fireplace face is another look that’s not going out of style anytime soon.
Pro Tip: Prop wall art up on the mantel instead of your classic mirror and candlesticks. This look is fresh and modern, giving a casual art gallery feel to your space, but the design still looks dignified and refined. This strategy also doesn’t require mounting anything to the wall, so it’s a great option for those who like to continually change it up.
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Pro Tip: Nothing calls for fuzzy socks, hot chocolate, and a good book like a rustic fireplace. Texture your mantel by adding wood and other pieces with incorporated natural elements. Greenery and faux taxidermy are more than welcome. Add in leather upholstery, exposed beams, and wool throws and you’ll be refusing to move away from the fire. Just look at the examples above and below.
Pro Tip: Have stylish austerity. Sometimes, the best idea is the original. While we adore all of the looks we chose for this article, there’s something about an ornate, neutral fireplace with detailed corbels and minimal decor. Such beautiful details in the look above!
Pro Tip: Treat your fireplace like you would a console. When your mantel functions as a piece of furniture, it is truly brought into the room and becomes a part of the design. Just like a console, dress your fireplace mantel with decor and accessories, and change them out season by season to bring a fresh look to your home.
Pro Tip: Consider color. Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE all of the creamy whites and grays that make up the majority of this post, but look at how fun (and chic) a fireplace mantel can be with a pop of color! We’re especially dying over the photo below. The pink, evergreen, and gold combo against the neutral gray is WINNING!
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Pro Tip: Let’s be honest with ourselves…we mostly care about how pretty it looks. But to ensure you’re heating your home safely and efficiently, make sure to follow these rules when maintaining your firewood for a wood-burning stove:
- Split wood into a range of sizes, but do not cut pieces that are larger than 6 inches in diameter to ensure proper burning.
- Stack wood split side down and an inch or two off the ground to allow air to circulate.
- Cover your wood with a tarp to prevent damage from rain or snow.
- Store softwoods for a minimum of 6 months and hardwoods for a minimum of 12 months.
Pro Tip: Don’t have firewood? Candles or a candelabra make for a just as elegant fireplace (and still provides heat for you to cozy up). We love how white and clean the look above looks. We love the eclectic look, but make sure not to overcrowd your fireplace space. Simplicity is key!
Pro Tip: Orient your living room chairs away from the fireplace. Not only does this make for a much more picturesque display, but it also creates a conversation area around the fireplace, which is great for keep guests warm during the holidays.
Pro Tip: A white brick fireplace is perfect for adding greenery or a pop of color (or both, like in the case above).
Pro Tip: For a more modern, creative approach to the fireplace, fill the firebox with anything other than wood or candles! We love the collection of books idea in the photo above.
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Pro Tip: Break the symmetry. A fireplace, especially if flanked by sconces, is naturally very symmetrical. Adding more symmetry in the decor is not always necessary. Create visual interest by selecting an eclectic collection of decor items.
Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.
Header image designed by Benjamin Dhong Interior Design