Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are all about ambiance. If you’re dreaming of what one could look like in your backyard, consider the following design issues: views from the yard and house, large structures, direction of wind, and existing hardscapes.
Decorating a fireplace mantel a week before Christmas Day may seem like a momentous task, but with the extra Christmas decorations hanging around your house and the holiday craft sales in abundance, decorating your fireplace mantel couldn’t get any easier.
As you gaze into the dancing flames of your fireplace this holiday season, you can’t help but wonder if your fireplace mantel is a little outdated compared to the rest of your home’s designs. From fireplace mantel surrounds to fireplace shelves and full fireplace mantels, here’s the skinny on what’s fact and fiction when it comes to installing your own — just in time for the holidays.
For a day full of all the best foods, it’s only fitting that you and your family should have the best place to lounge after the biggest meal of the whole year. Before you crowd around the television to watch the football games, take a break and relax around your fireplace mantel with a few technology-free activities.
As soon as Santa Claus rides through the streets of New York in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, your children will be itching to start working on some holiday crafts to adorn your holiday fireplace mantel. There are a number of different holiday crafts to choose from, and we’ve selected some of our top favorites for you.
While the rest of the country can barely fathom the idea of being outside in the frigid weather, those in the southern parts of the United States are enjoying cooler, milder weather. And that mild weather is perfect for outdoor patio heaters. Outdoor patio heaters can keep your outdoor entertainment going well into the evening with enough heat to keep everyone comfortable outdoors.
As 2013 winds down, exciting new trends have begun to emerge in fireplace mantel decorating. While the 2012 season showcased designs made to impress with intricate details, the 2013 season focused on bringing it back to the basics — and it doesn’t look like the trend will disappear in 2014.
You’ve got the candy, you’ve decorated the front porch, and you’re decked out in the best Halloween costume you could find, but after surveying the room you realize you’re fireplace mantel is the only item in your home not decorated. With no time to run to the store, you need to make sure your fireplace would make even Frankenstein smile.
For homeowners looking to have a more cost-effective and visually pleasing fireplace, artificial fireplace log sets are a creative and effective solution. Unlike wood-burning fireplaces, an artificial log set does not require constant attention or replacements while still maintaining a beautiful flame effect that family and friends can enjoy. Log sets are available in gas, electric and gel.
A full fireplace mantel can be a beautiful addition to any home. As the weather gets cooler and the nights get longer, a mantel can be a great place for a family to come together at the end of a long day, unwind and spend some time together. When the Thanksgiving holidays roll around, a fireplace mantel can also be a wonderful place to come together and drowsily share some favorite family stories. This year make your fireplace mantel ready for the influx of family fun with a few helpful decorating tips.