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Antiques For Your Home Fireplace

Jul 2, 2008
A fireplace can truly add warmth to your home, in more ways than one. Not only can it heat your body in the winter, but it can truly offer a wonderful cozy feeling to your living room or family room. A fireplace can also be a drab thing that takes away from a nice space. The fireplace itself may not leave you many options as far as appearance goes, but you can work wonders with the addition of some quality antique pieces.

If you have a fireplace, and you are interested in dressing it up with something original, something with class, and something aesthetically pleasing, consider antiques. There are a number of antique fenders, fireboxes, and fireplace tools that can create the visual effect that you want.

The most common and traditional fireplace addition is a brass antique. Having a shiny, antique, brass gate, fender, and/or tools can brighten up a dull fireplace quickly and easily. When the fireplace is on, it will illuminate the color on the brass, especially if the lights are dim. Not only is it nice to look at, but it is romantic, too.

Another option for your fireplace is an antique fireplace surround. You might choose an antique brass, neo-classical, or Victorian fireplace surround to outline your fireplace. A choice like this can give character to the fireplace and the room itself. You can create the feeling that you are in Victorian times, or just make the room feel luxurious and high-class. It is up to you.

Antique folding screens might also be a nice option for your fireplace. These might be brass trimmed, iron, or silver faced. A screen that does not fold, or a gate that does not have a screen might also be a variation you should consider. Depending on the style you are looking for, how nice-looking your fireplace is on its own, and safety concerns, you may want a screen, and you may not want a screen. Every fireplace is different.

You might be interested in going all out and purchasing an antique mantel for your fireplace. There is nothing wrong with that, either. Many mantels come in wood or brick, and other materials. You might want to add pictures on top of the mantel, or put up figurines, flowers, or other antiques.

No matter what your taste, you can't go wrong with using antiques to dress up your fireplace. You just have to shop around for just the right one to suit your style.
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for pottery, antiques, and figurines. When shopping for pottery, antiques and figurines, we recommend these online stores for pottery, fireplace antiques, and figurines.
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