If you are lucky to have a fireplace in your house, you know that is not always easy to make it the great feature it should be. You can take advantage of it easily and really cheaply in most the cases. Today we will show you some decoration tips to enhance this special part of your home.

Mirrors or paintings

Decorate your fireplaceThey are great allies of the fireplace. One of them over the chimney is always a classic and elegant piece of decoration. They show your own personality because of the endless variety of styles of both, mirror and paintings, you can find. You can play with the frames to match the rest of the living room’s style or make it different by highlighting it. You can even have no frames at all.

Mirror at the fireplaceAnd remember you don’t even need to use any tools. It is trendy right now to just place them on the shelf over the fireplace.

One advantage of using a mirror is that it will make the room look bigger. And you can also use more than one painting (if they are not too big).

Candles, plants or boxes

You can use anything to complement your chimney, you just need some imagination. Candles are in coherence with the fireplace (seems obvious), and you can use different sizes of them to avoid dreariness. ALWAYS be careful with candles, they are not in a protected environment like the fire in the fireplace, so keep an eye on them at all times.

Decorative boxes are often used around the chimney. Brown, yellow or any other fire related colours will create a beautiful background when the fireplace is being used.

Box to decorate your fireplaceIf you prefer to use plants around the fireplace, use a “hot friendly” plant, and move them away when the fireplace is on. Most of them will wither because of the heat from the fire. So these would be a better choice for summer, when you will not be using your fireplace. This leads us to our next point…

Decorate depending on the time of the year:

The good thing about decorating fireplaces is that they are really easy to change. Take advantage of this and get some different styles ready to modify the feeling of your living room by just changing a couple of things in your chimney.

I am pretty sure we don’t need to tell you that some Christmas decorations during the festive season  will give your house a magic touch, if you are in that mood.

Any ideas that you could add to our list? Let us know in the comments section, or send your pictures to us and we will publish it!