A fireplace is often the heart of a home. It is usually the central point of interest in the living or family room and is the place around which your family cozies up and spends some relaxing time. Nothing beats sitting with a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire on a cold evening. It also adds charm and interest to any room and serves as the focal point that brings the entire interior together. However, it is quite easy for the fireplace to get neglected and outdated because taking care of it requires significant effort. If you are thinking about updating your old fireplace and giving it a new look, here are some great ideas.
Give It A Good Cleaning
You would be surprised how just cleaning, scrubbing and polishing the fireplace can make a difference to its look and feel instantly. For any brass detailing that your fireplace may have, take some table salt and add in half a lemon to prepare a paste. Rub this paste all over the affected areas and let it sit for a while. This will help to remove all the deposited grime from the brass surface. After you get rid of the initial grime, wipe the areas with a damp cloth and gently buff till the brass surface starts sparkling again. If your fireplace has any cast iron adornments and has developed some rust, you can remove it with the help of some metal polish and fine wire wool.
Refresh It With Some Paint
Even if your traditional fireplace has gorgeous engravings and beautiful detailing, if the paint is chipped or the tiles are outdated, the entire beauty of the fireplace would be underwhelming. Give your old fireplace a new lease of life by coating it with a fresh layer of paint. This is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get creative and refresh the look and feel of your fireplace. If you have wooden surroundings, make sure to strip and sand them before going in with two layers of wood paint of your chosen color. Make sure to let the first layer dry before adding the second layer. To give it a more dramatic look, paint the detailing or the outer ridges in a contrasting shade.
On the other hand, if you have tiles that look tired, painting over them is quite easy and would instantly refresh their look. For instance, if you have beige tiles, paint them in white, and it would instantly uplift the look of the entire area and make it look like a new fireplace. Make sure to use painter’s tape to secure the edges and get clean lines.
Tile In Style
Tiled fireplaces look extremely elegant and make the entire room feel luxurious. It is also quite easy to tailor the look of the fireplace by adding tiles of your choice. If you are fond of bright colors, you can go crazy and make the fireplace look funky. You can even put tiles with cool printing to make the room look chic and vibrant.
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