Written by Becca Green

Fireplace design ideas for a cosy home

Fireplaces are often the heart of the home. Now it’s officially autumn, we look at ways to style up your hearth and surround.

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There’s nothing cosier than a roaring fire when the colder weather lands.

If you’re lucky enough to have your own fireplace at home, then you may want to make more of a feature out of it for autumn/winter. Here are some of our top styling tips.

Stylish hearth

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Add pattern and flair to your fireplace with a stylish hearth design. A hearth can be made out of brick, stone or ceramic tiles depending on which finished look you’d prefer. For an elevated and unqiue scheme, choose patterned tiles that express you and your homes personal style. A monochrome design is extremely popular for Victorian properties.

Cosy glow

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Cosy up your living room for autumn by surrounding your fireplace with dimmly lit lanterns. Candles are a no brainer for making a home feel warm and cosy; however, the extra decorative addition of a lantern or two creates an even cosier ambience. Choose varying designs for an interesting feature – black-framed, wooden and chrome look great together and are an eclectic mix of materials.

Read more: 5 ways to create a cosy lighting scheme

Fun foliage

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Dress your fireplace with your favourite seasonal foliage. Not only will this add a splash of colour to the area but if you choose real plants then they will give off a beautiful scent – eucalyptus is one of our faves for autumn/winter! Use as a garland to dress your mantelpiece of choose trailing plants that hang beautifully beside your fire.

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Contemporary accessories

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Don’t forget to style up your mantelpiece, or if there isn’t one above your fire/stove consider hanging a shelf there, as it is the perfect display area!

Coffee table books are a style winner in our eyes and look great piled up on a mantelpiece, finish off with a bouquet of real or faux flowers and a  candle.

Autumnal feature

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Many homes will have a chimney that has been blocked up. Nevertheless you can still make a cosy feature out of it. Be inspired by this set-up by Walls and Floors and fill your empty fireplace with logs for a warm and rustic feel.

Don’t shy away from your redundant fireplace, instead make it truly stand out by tiling the surround and hanging a stylish mantel shelf.

 

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