Can Help Make Your Fireplace Look
A fireplace with a fireplace surround can add a bit of
romance to any room. There is nothing more soothing than
sitting in front of a crackling fire on a chilly night. How
about curling up on your sofa with a cup of hot cocoa and your
favorite book, while a peaceful fire burns in your
A fireplace can be the focal point of any room and fireplace
surrounds have become very popular. A fireplace surround can
add style and beauty to any fireplace. A bookcase surround can
add needed storage, along with prestige to your library. There
is a fireplace surround out there for every type of decorating
You may choose to have a traditional wood fireplace
surround. It can be elaborate or fairly simple, depending on
your taste. There are wood carvers out there that will make
surrounds carved with the most intricate designs if you
Another popular choice for a wood surround is turning your
fireplace into an entertainment center. Place a flat screen TV
above the fireplace and have wood shelving built on either side
to hold decorative items and your video accessories. This is
the best of all worlds.
How about a stone fireplace surround? There are places where
you can get a custom built stone fireplace surround for your
fireplace. A stone surround can be carved into any form that
you choose. It can range from contemporary designs to
classical. The only limit is your imagination.
If you have a fireplace in your library or den you may
choose to have a bookcase surround built around your fireplace.
A floor to ceiling bookcase with lots of shelves is the perfect
addition to any library or den. Place comfortable chairs or
sofas in front of the fireplace. When you want to get away from
it all, light a fire, grab a good book and you are set.
If you have plenty of money and have expensive tastes, you
may opt to have a marble surround custom made for you. Marble
fireplace surrounds are probably the most beautiful and they
can be custom carved in any design you desire.
If you are like most people and are on a budget, there are a
lot of affordable fireplace surround options out there. Do a
search online for companies that supply fireplace surrounds and
bookcases. Some of your local home decor stores sell them also.
You can either have them professionally installed or if you are
handy, just do it yourself.
There is nothing like a fireplace to add style to any room.
Consider the look you are going for and your budget. Do a lot
of comparison shopping before deciding on your surround. Read a
lot of home decor magazines to get ideas. Fireplace surrounds
and bookcases are a great way to dress up an otherwise drab