Are you redecorating?
The perfect centrepiece of your home refurbishment project – a gorgeous fireplace.
Summer is peak season for home redecorating. With daylight lasting far into the evening, there is plenty of time to dream, plan and seek inspiration. But even with the windows thrown open and a summer breeze wafting through, it’s a good idea to plan for colder days ahead and include a modern, clean-burning stove or fireplace in your room design. All Nordpeis fireplaces come unpainted, like a blank canvas that you can style however you want. You can paint or tile the surround to match or complement the room’s design or reflect your own personality. In this article, we will show how painting or tiling your fireplace can impact the look of your lounge.
A fireplace is a fabulous addition to any home, not only for the heat it generates but for the atmosphere it creates. The crackle of the fire and the flickering flames all contribute to a sense of cosy contentment. Most people only ever buy a fireplace once or twice in their lives. The one they choose will be with them for many years, but that doesn’t mean it will inevitably end up looking dated.
Happily, interior design trends are no longer changing radically from year to year, and sustainability and durability are seen as increasingly important. Instead of throwing everything out and starting afresh, the trend now is to maintain and upgrade the furniture and fittings people have already invested in, and choose environment-friendly alternatives whenever possible.
At the same time, people are using their surroundings to express their individuality and unique sense of style. Refurbishing your fireplace is an excellent way of highlighting your own personal style. Colour is making a comeback in the home. The fashion for white and grey tones is fading and gradually being replaced by bolder colours, in both muted and darker hues. And not just one colour, a mix of coordinating or contrasting shades within the same colour palette is becoming increasingly popular.
Updating the fireplace
A fireplace is something that people often have for many years. But it doesn’t always have to look the same. It should be possible to update the look of a fireplace, to accommodate changing interior design trends.
The easiest and most affordable way of upgrading your fireplace is to give it a lick of paint. A paintable fireplace can be altered to match changing colour and style preferences without having to be replaced, making it an economical and sustainable choice.
Another way of upgrading your fireplace is to tile it. The addition of tiles gives the fireplace a more structured and polished look, and can confer a subtle air of elegance to any room. Tiles come in a huge variety of different colours, shapes and structures, giving you almost endless choice.
If you want to give your fireplace a more modern and minimalistic look, you could paint or tile it in a neutral shade, such as white, grey or black. On the other hand, if you want to give your fireplace a more traditional feel, you could paint it in warmer shades of red, brown or yellow.
The first thing to consider is the style you want your living room to embody. If the rest of your interior is modern and minimalistic, choose a fireplace with a clean, simple design. If your interior has a more rustic feel, consider a darker paint or tiles with pattern and texture.
By painting or tiling your fireplace in a neutral colour, or using tiles with a muted design, it will sit inconspicuously in your living space. On the other hand, you could paint or tile it in a more eye-catching colour or pattern to make it the room’s artistic centrepiece.