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3 Smart Ways to Transform Your Fireplace this Summer

Suggestions from Your Trusted Chimney and Fireplace Company 

Spring is in full bloom, summer is just around the corner, and in the next few months, you are not likely to use your fireplace. However, a hearth is a feature that always draws attention. So, why not take advantage of this focal point in your home and accentuate it smartly. Not only will it add a different kind of accent to your home décor, but a cleverly decked out fireplace can completely revamp the look of a room.

Top 3 Things You Can Do with Your Fireplace

There are several ways to decorate your hearth and make it a standout centerpiece when it is not being used, especially during the summer months. Here are our top 3 suggestions: 

  1. Make It into a Candle Cradle or a Botanical Hub: Stack up a cluster of candles of varying sizes in a wrought iron tray or use your fireplace grate to place a bunch of aromatic votives and give your room a soft, dreamy glow. Alternately, bring on the gorgeous ferns and succulents and pack your hearth with pots and planters for a soothing, green accent to your room. 
  2. Give It a Kaleidoscopic Touch: Paint the ends of wood logs and stack up a tall log pile within your fireplace to give your home décor a colorful twist. You can create a kaleidoscopic swirl in other ways, such as placing vases of vibrant florets, or a collage of photo frames inside or atop your hearth.
  3. Showstopper Screens: Add a stunning screen to your fireplace and elevate the look of your entire room. You can repurpose an old window shutter, or make a trip to the thrift store for some vintage finds, or shop for beautiful gold or bronze plated designer screens from any home décor showroom. 

Before you decorate your fireplace this summer, make sure you have cleared the creosote and soot, removed the ashes and cleaned up the outer hearth. Let skilled and experienced technicians conduct an annual fireplace maintenance and a chimney sweep to ensure that your unit remains safe and efficient. 

For professional and reliable chimney inspections, choose Elite Fireplace. Call us at (610) 489-4274 today or contact us online and we will be in touch soon.