One of the great things about having a fireplace is knowing that you can decorate it to be as beautiful as you want for it to be.  You can decorate it for the seasons and decorate it for special holidays. It can be decorated without you ever having to hang stockings from it. You can make it as beautiful or as simple as the decor of your home. It is proven if you take a look at some of the fun ideas for adding more to your fireplaces decoration.

If you want to give your fireplace an extreme makeover, you have a lot of options. You can use traditional brick and wooden mantles or you can spruce it up with tiles. You can make it stand out from the rest of the room or you can blend it in. You can add a large mantle or keep it small and put a television on top of it rather than mirrors or photos. There really is no limit to the possibilities for a total makeover that will increase the warmth of your fireplace.

In the event that you do not want to go to the extreme, you can always go for simple decor ideas. If it is fall and you live in an area where heat is not a requirement yet, you can dress up the fireplace for autumn. Pumpkins, dried corn cobs, and fall leaves can add beauty to the fireplace without a lot of cost or invested time. During the winter time, you can add snow to the mantle and put a little town out on display. Spring can be done using flowers or Easter eggs, bunnies, and baskets. The summer will open up the possibilities and you can add things you would normally see or do during the warmest weather months.

If you prefer to avoid seasonal decorating, you can always put candles in a fancy holder on top of the mantle and surround it with photos. The candles will highlight the photos and make the fireplace feel warm and inviting even when it is not in use. If you want, you can also stick with a mirror backing the candles to give the room more of a soft glow when you have them lit. In the end, it is all about what you feel will look best in your home and what types of fireplace decorations you want to have.

If you are tired of looking at a boring fireplace, but you love the idea of having a fireplace, you should know that there are a lot of things you can do to make it less boring. You can often change just a few things around your fireplace and increase the invitingness of it to the max. That is why we are here to talk to you about some easy ways for you to handle your fireplaces decoration. Most all of them can be done with just a little bit of money and time, but the statement that they will make will impress everyone.

The first thing you may want to do is change the color. If you have a fireplace that is lined with bricks, you may want to change the color of them using paint or tile. If you only have a short area for the fireplace, why not change it into a feature wall that goes from floor to ceiling? If you tile the area or you paint it a contrasting color, it will look amazing. The only downside is, that sometimes people feel that taking it from floor to ceiling is going to be too much. In this situation, you can put a flat screen television above the mantle. This will further ensure that the wall looks amazing, especially if you put trim strips around the television, and it takes up what may otherwise be a “wasted space”.

Another great way to tackle the idea of wasted space and a fireplace that needs a face lift is to add on to it. Instead of having a traditional mantle, you can create a built in cabinet on all sides of the fireplace. This will make it look as though your fireplace was put into that area as an accessory to your living room or bedroom. This will be further enhanced by the fact that you add books and other decorative items to the shelves that you put into place.

When considering your fireplaces decoration, you may also decide to completely ditch traditional. Some people opt for colored stones around their fireplace instead of traditional bricks or wood. This can look really good if you enjoy white walls. You will have the plain white and it will be complimented by the colorful stones around your fireplace.

When you look at a basic fireplace, you may not think about all that you can do to make it look more appealing inside of your home. You may think a mantle is as far as you can go with decorations. This is not true. You can put stuff on it to make it more appealing and you can add a variety of things to it to make it as beautiful as you would want for it to be. All it takes is a little bit of creativity and you can show off a fireplace decoration that makes people stare.

Instead of having old red bricks on your fireplace, why not add in some color or colored tiles? This will make a very big statement for your living room. You can turn it into a feature wall that is not colored the same way as the rest of your living room. This will draw people’s attention to the fact that you have a beautiful fireplace to enjoy using. If you are not a fan of painting bricks that are already there, you can add tiles to the fireplace and take it up all the way to your ceiling.

A lot of people want a fireplace to look great without a lot of effort. If this sounds like you, you may want to consider simply updating your mantle. You can change the color of wood or make it a stone mantle. This will be a great place for you to put stockings and it will be a great place for you to put decorative flower arrangements or anything else you want on it.

When choosing a wooden mantle as your fireplace decoration, you can choose from a variety of wood types. There are thin mantles or thick mantles. Mantles that retain the tree’s natural shape and color or those that are polished to a high shine with polyurethane to bring out their darkest inner beauty. You can decide which one appeals more to you and then you can enjoy decorating your fireplace to the fullest. As an added bonus, it will look good enough that you will want to decorate it for more special occasions than just the winter holidays.