Published at Monday, September 09th 2019, 23:24:09 PM. Fireplace. By Laurence Schlicher.
Shake things up at home by painting an old, red brick fireplace a bold and unexpected shade. Jennifer, the crafty do-it-yourselfer behind The Suburb Experiment, pulled off the look of Staffordshire brick, which is a gorgeous shade of blue, using paint. The trick behind this project is using paint to tint the bricks instead of thickly covering them with flat color. To do the blogger combined one part blue paint and one part white paint with around four parts of water. Then she applied the homemade color wash to each brick using a brush. Then, before the paint dried, she wiped off the excess color using a clean, dry rag.
The black metal and exposed chimney of this modern fireplace design lend themselves well to a 60`s-inspired room. When set against a large picture window, the boxy frame is echoed perfectly, giving a sense of continuity without being too uniform, as well as offering a welcoming view when the weather gets a bit too dreary. The stark black metal can seem a bit harsh in a smaller space, so complement a fireplace like this with low, angular furniture to make the room seem taller, and bright splashes of color to update its retro-chic feel.
A fireplace is both a functional and decorative part of the home. It keeps you warm during the colder months. It also provides a focal point for the room. The look of a fireplace can make or break the decor of a room. If you are looking for ways to upgrade the look of your fireplace, use these fireplace design ideas to get your imagination started.
And while many homes built during certain periods feature built-in fireplaces, they may require an update to keep with the times and one`s personal needs.