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Customizing Your Fireplace

A traditional screen for your fireplace will do the job that it’s supposed to do, which is to aid in keeping the fire from spreading to other areas of the room. Many screens are used to cover the fireplace while it’s not in use as well. Instead of a plain screen that might not blend with the decorations in the room, consider a decorative fire screen that you can make yourself.

Even if you don’t have a wood-burning fireplace, you can make a screen that looks like a stack of wood. This design offers a rustic and charming appearance for the interior of your home. It’s a design that works well in a log cabin or a home with darker interior colors as the details on the screen are lighter colors that will stand out in the room.

Another option for your fireplace screen is to make it look like a window. You can find old windows at secondhand or hardware stores that you can paint and update. You’ll have to measure the fireplace before you purchase the window so that you don’t get one that’s too big or too small.

A screen that you buy in the store can be customized to match the decorations or furniture in the room by spray painting the material. Use a bright color if you want to make the fireplace the center of attention in the room. An option that you have if you want to have the illusion of a fire without all of the mess associated with burning wood is to cut small holes in the logs for candles.

You can also use pillar candles that are arranged in various heights for a beautiful design and glow at any time of the year. This is an option to consider if you have a fireplace that doesn’t function but that you still want to use.

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