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 December 2017

Fresh Ideas for Your Home

Putting the spotlight on your fireplace will make it the focal point of winter cheer.

Spruce it up now to enjoy a warm, cozy experience with family and friends.

A fireplace adds beauty to a home, in addition to adding emotional warmth and, yes, physical heat! With a little carefully planned TLC, your hearth can become the centerpiece of your home, no matter what the style of your house, from traditional to modern, and formal to casual.


Many elements create beauty in this area of your home, from the style and material of the fireplace and chimney to the design of the mantel and hearth, and even the décor and furniture near your fireplace.

  • Choose from a variety of materials that are almost infinite - stone, tile, cement, brick, paint and more.

  • For a unique look, purchase an antique wood or stone carved mantel and surround.

  • As an option, don’t have a mantle at all! A fireplace can look beautiful with the brick, wood or stone extending to the ceiling.

  • Hang a beautiful piece of art or a mirror over the mantel – or position your flat screen TV here! Your TV can even be installed behind a remote-controlled piece of artwork.

  • For both function and beauty, add a unique fireplace screen and fireplace tools.

  • For relaxing and warming up, place big comfortable chairs or low ottomans near the fireplace, or place giant floor pillows nearby.

  • Highlight your fireplace in the summer months too, by adorning the inside or edges of your fireplace with live or artificial plants or a beautiful arrangement of candles.


Focus on your fireplace this season and your friends and family will bask in the glow of a beautiful hearthside experience.

© 2017 Hunter Douglas

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