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As the cooler weather is approaching us and the days are getting shorter, there is nothing more relaxing and appealing than coming home to an open fire. Fireplaces and seeing an open flame (whether it’s an actual timber log fire or an electric or gas fire) always help with making us feel warm and cozy. And there’s also nothing more inviting and impressive than seeing a statement Fireplace as the centre of attention in any space. If you have a Fireplace, then why not make it a feature and show it off!
Proportions and illusion is the key. If your Fireplace is situated on a long wall and you want to give your space a feeling of more width, highlight the whole wall in a contrasting colour or material to the other walls. Whereas if your Fireplace sits forward and you want to create or emphasize height, then highlight the Fireplace wall only as the contrast. The eye will always focus on a darker colour first, so whatever you want as your feature within your space, highlight this as the darker or contrasting colour. And opt for large scale and big proportions for your Fireplace to make it really stand out.
Fireplaces are a good way to add some feature materials to your space. Think of adding marble, timber, stone, concrete, tile or brick for above and around your Fireplace to really set it off. Adding a different material for your Fireplace adds a third dimension to your space as well as really highlighting it. But of course which ever material you choose that will be right next to or above your Fireplace needs to be heat resistant as often these areas will heat up. If painting the inside or surround of a Fireplace, there are a few flat / matt black paints on the market that are designed for pot bellies or Fireplaces as they are heat resistant to around 400 degrees celcius. We do sell suitable paints, however since they are thinners or oil based they are classed as dangerous goods, so we will need to organise a dangerous goods shipping quote. Contact us on [email protected] or call us on 0450 602 891.