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Glowing Fireplace Design Ideas

May 06, 2011 7:10 AM ET
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When contemplating a new fireplace design consider how the light and glow from a fire will disburse across a room, and then choose a design that will maximise this effect.

Interior Design has become one of the hottest subject matters. It’s high up on the list of desirable professions; there are numerous courses you can embark upon and many home enthusiasts. And why not, your home is the major investment you’re ever likely to make in your life so you need to create an atmosphere you want to spend time and raise your children. When you are planning the interior décor of your house there are many elements to consider before you proceed, one of which has to be the fireplace design. Traditionally, the fireplace mantel has always been an important part of the room. Not only does the fire provide heat, it also gives off light, movement and sound. They are trance like, you can literally sit and watch a fire for hours and never get bored, more than what can be said of many of the TV programmes.

Selecting a fireplace mantel design depends on the room and usage. Is it a traditional fireplace mantel that will be used to keep useful objects such as clocks, key, notes etc out of reach of the children, or will the fireplace design be more of a modern fireplace design and minimalist, more of a decorative fireplace mantel to display your treasured objects d’art. Style of fireplace design ideas will depend upon the size of the room and the light. Do you have large room with a cathedral ceiling that could command a Tuscany fireplace design or perhaps a large fire made of fireplace mantel stone? Maybe your preference leans more towards a cosier, less imposing Victorian fireplace mantel or antique fireplace mantel. And what would we do at Christmas without a fireplace mantel? Where would you hang the stockings, or leave food for the reindeer and a pick me up for Santa Claus and how would he even get into the house if it weren’t for that elegant fireplace design?

Which ever design is chosen, the impression fireplace mantel designs have on rooms is dramatic. Think of the films that feature a classic fireplace design, The Holiday, It’s Complicated and the great classic Gone with the Wind. And the reason is because traditional fireplace mantels were always the centre of activity in a room. Where lovers fall in love, husband and wife squabble, children play, elders sit and recount stories of their youth. There is a fireplace design for types of rooms and activities and if you can’t find a design you like, then you can always purchase a custom fireplace mantel.  With a wide range of materials to choose from, limestone fireplace mantels and marble fireplace mantels are popular because of the variety they afford, whereas, large stone fireplace although stunning don’t suit all room types. So if you’ve not decided, do some research over the internet, think about the usage of the room and how the fireplace mantel could enhance the room’s activity.

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