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Whether your fireplace is the source of heat in your home or it’s been out of use for a few years, it’s still an integral part of your interior décor. Instead of covering it up, there are ways you can incorporate it into your style. These projects—ranging from redecorating the mantlepiece to replacing an interior door—can help you make the most out of your fireplace.

Give the Room a Minimal, Vintage Feel

What do fireplaces remind you of? Cabins. Cottages. Old stone houses. Leaning into a vintage aesthetic turns your fireplace into a standout centerpiece of your home.

To do this, take time to transform the entire room. A sliding barn interior door instantly gives off a farmhouse feel. Then, take other steps to give the room a more old-fashioned look. Exposed ceiling beams. Wooden furniture. Ornate, gold picture frames. Warm lighting with metal fixtures and vintage-style bulbs.

A fireplace brings all these design choices together to create a time-capsule room.

Fill the Mantlepiece with Cohesive Pieces

The mantlepiece is a key element of the fireplace. If you want to build something truly special as the centerpiece of your room, remember to choose cohesive pieces when you’re decorating.

Stick to a theme. You can match a gold mirror frame with gold picture frames and metallic flower vases. Or you can pick reclaimed wood pieces and pair them with a painting of the ocean and maybe even a mini anchor or two. Or go the natural route and stick to lots of greens and browns with plants galore. Whatever you do, make sure your mantlepiece flows and complements the fireplace.

Pick Contrasting Textures

A fireplace already offers one of the most interesting textures in your home. Whether it’s a brick or metal fireplace, you’re starting with a unique visual.

It’s a great idea to lean into that.

Surround the metal with a stone mantlepiece or add a wood framing to the perimeter of the bricks. Or use handcrafted tiles to add some character to the feature. You can even mix ornate frameworks with more rough-cut edges for an eye-catching contrast.

Just remember to keep some Flex Paste on hand. Its versatility is perfect for repairing every kind of material and texture used in your fireplace.

Add Built-In Firewood Storage

If you’re planning on using your fireplace consistently, built-in firewood storage is not only useful but adds a beautiful layer to the room.

Build a cubby or tall vertical slot—enough for four to five logs across and as many as you want high—right next to the fireplace. It should be a part of the wall and extend out only as much as the fireplace does.

Fill this space with wood, and you’ll never have to go outside to grab more logs for the fire again.

Make the Fireplace the Focal Point

Finally, after you’ve done your projects and brought the space together, remind yourself what this was all about. To create a fireplace that you want to show off, all it takes is a little rearranging.

Don’t put any furniture in the way of the fireplace. You should be able to clearly see it from any spot in the room. Turn your seating into a semi-circle around the fireplace so it’s front and center while everyone is hanging out.

Now, your hard work pays off, and you have a smoke show fireplace.

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