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Category: Hearth

The importance of a hearth rug

When you own a fireplace, especially a fireplace with an open fire, you should really invest in extras that are there for your health and safety. With the weather rapidly changing, people are starting to light up their fires in order to stay warm as this starts to be their first priority. But, most people don’t understand what safety measures should be taken when a fire is lit and don’t always have the right equipment.

Why a hearth rug is necessary

With an open fire, you get sparks and embers that naturally spit out when a fire is lit. If you do not have a fireplace screen to stop the fire spitting, then the sparks and embers can burn your carpet or wood flooring. A hearth rug being placed in front of your fireplace will prevent any harm towards your flooring and as a hearth rug is fire resistant, the sparks and embers will just burnout without causing any damage.

Safety comes first

While it is important for everyone to keep their homes warm, it is even more important to keep everyone safe too. Fireplace extras are essential when it comes to the safety of open fires and hearth rugs are definitely a priority. Hearth rugs that are fibreglass are the best fireplace extras you can buy as, if they were to set fire, they would just melt and wouldn’t actually burn.

Conclusion

Fireplace extras are so important as they can prevent any damage coming to yourself, those around you and also your home itself. As well as hearth rugs protecting your carpet or wooden floor from damage and possibly fires, it is also a beautiful addition to your fireplace. As an fire extra, it can make your fireplace stand out even more and can be a great add on to your stunning focal point.

Decorate your fireplace mantle for every season

Decorate your fireplace mantle for every season

Decorating your fireplace mantle to match every season is a great way keep your home alive with different colours. For every season, there is something out there that will remind us of it and an example of this would be winter. When you think about winter, most people’s thoughts instantly think of snow and cold weather.

When someone comes to your home and enters your warm home, the first thing you want them to notice is your fireplace as this is what acts as a focal point. The best way to keep your home looking on trend, beautiful and having everybody talking about it is to dress the fireplace in the season you’re currently in.

For example:

Spring

When people think of spring, most people think about nature. Spring is all about blossoming flowers and the birds tweeting on a fresh morning. If you are unsure of what to decorate your fireplace mantel with for spring, then think about all the colours of flowers or even having flowers on your fireplace mantel would look amazing. Green accessories is also always good to have as in spring the grass is always a vivid green so it fits in perfectly.

Summer

When people think of summer, most people think of the sun and the sea. Summer is all about the warmth and the soft sands that gently mould around your feet as you walk along the beach. A great idea for a summer fireplace mantel would be seashells gathered from a beach or maybe sailing boat ornaments to give it that sea feel.

Autumn

What is so beautiful about this season is all the colours that are involved. With all the vibrant reds, golden browns and the vivid oranges, it is a season that is full of colours and bursts or energy. For this season, dressing your mantlepiece is easy, just add oranges, red, browns and yellows and maybe a few pumpkins for Halloween!

Winter

Winter is the season when Christmas is on everyone’s mind, as well as all of the snow and cold weather that starts to appear! This season is easy as you can decorate your fireplace with all things white and silver and even reds and light blues too. Tinsel, snowflakes and lots of candles are a really good idea for winter decorations for your fireplace mantle.

All of the above are just my personal style opinions on all of the different seasons. You can decorate your fireplace mantle anyway you like and you can always add your own touch to it. Make your fireplace mantle unique by making it your own style.

Does your fireplace mantel need a freshen up?

Fireplace Mantles

If your fireplace mantel is in need of a good freshen up, read this blog post! I have listed below 3 easy ways to refresh your fireplace mantel and get it looking gorgeous again. Sometimes, people don’t understand how to look after fireplaces and they can be just forgotten about in terms of keeping them fresh! So if you’re one of those people, keep reading…

Keep your fireplace mantel fresh

If you like to regularly change your design element as you may get bored of a design easily, a fireplace mantel is a great place to do it. Even little things like fresh flowers being displayed on the mantel would allow you to change them every week to different styles, colours and even changing the vase.

Your favourite art

If you are someone who collects art then displaying them above or on your fireplace mantel is the best place if you want them to be noticed. If you aren’t very artsy, then adding a little art to your mantel, such as a picture frame or a piece of art you found in a shop, can be very exciting and can bring out your room’s decor.

Different shapes that secretively match

Because a fireplace mantel is more than likely designed as a square, adding other shapes is a great way to make your fireplace stand out. Adding circles has shown that you can really change the appearance of your mantel and make it unique. Circles and squares really compliment each other.

So why freshen your mantel piece up?

A fireplace is looked at to be the center of the home. Another name used for a fireplace is a ‘hearth’ which is often referred to as the ‘heart’ of your home as it is the biggest focal point and can be the one thing that can change the whole atmosphere of your home. So because of this, keeping your fireplace mantel refreshed from time to time, is the best thing you can do.

Your fireplace mantel can be seen as a great place to display your story as a homeowner or a story about your home. The fireplace mantel is a place you can express your home and change it regularly to suit your moods or create new atmospheres. Keeping your fireplace fresh is so easy once you know what to do and have ideas.