A fireplace insert is an easy way to increase the efficiency of your existing fireplace while at the same time enhancing its visual appeal. Fireplace inserts arent intended for whole house heating, but will add supplemental, zoned heat to your home. Most older fireplaces are only 5-10% efficient. This inefficiency is the result of an open hearth that produces only slightly more warm air than it consumes.
There’s nothing better than sitting in front of the fireplace when it’s so cold outside! I can’t imagine my home without it, fire brings warmth, coziness and kind of romance to any space. Many of us have fire bowls and fireplaces outdoors and indoors but today I’d like to tell you of a special type of fireplace that have become popular recently – glass fireplaces. Modern technologies give us this fantastic opportunity to watch the fire from all angles, and it seems that fire is right in the room, without any boundaries! Nothing prevents you from enjoying the flame and you’ll notice how the atmosphere becomes warmer and cozier. Look at the models below and pick your own one!
One important element of mantel decorating is how you balance your objects in the space. Symmetry brings your eye across the mantel, which is better for a more streamlined, simple approach. For homes with a more classic and conservative aesthetic, this is a popular look. If you prefer a more modern style, vary the height of your accessories to achieve the look that best fits your personality. You’ll also want to pay attention to scale so that your statement pieces don’t overwhelm the space. Play around with different shapes, textures and colors to discover the right proportions. You may be surprised how much you like the look of a bold pop of color or a tall statement piece.
A tastefully designed mantel is one of the most important design aspects of a living space. It’s often the first thing the eye is drawn to when entering a room. Much like the rest of our homes, the way we decorate our mantels is a direct reflection of our style. Want to update your mantel, but not sure where to begin? We’ve come up with some tips and ideas to get you on your way to a stylish display.
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