What is a Summer Fireplace Screen?

Birds in Branches Summer Fireplace Screen

In the summer, you probably are not using your wood burning fireplace either for heat or for ambiance.

Without active fire, you really don’t need a mesh-screen fireplace screen to protect people, pets, or your floors from heat or sparks.

Some people choose to omit a mesh fireplace screen altogether during warm weather.  But let’s face it: a fireplace without logs and a screen, instead of being a worthy focal point of your room, is really just an empty hole.

That’s what summer fireplace screens are for!  They are like screen-mesh fireplace screens, only without the mesh.  They, therefore, provide all the architectural interest and visual appeal of an accessorized fireplace, but without the protective mesh.  Minus the mesh, they have a more open, lighter appearance, making them fitting for summer.

Summer Fireplace Screen

The iron and copper Filigree Fireplace Screen has a dramatic copper center medallion.

Another popular use of summer screens is with gas fireplaces.  Since they have glass panels, many people choose not to use mesh-fireplace screen.  But summer fireplace screens complete the look of a gas fireplace, giving it the visual charm of a wood-burning fireplace.  In addition, a summer screen offers more options for home decorating than the typical black-box gas fireplace.

Antique Copper Tuscany Summer Fireplace Screen

The Tuscany Fireplace Screen, which is available in custom sizes, in an outdoor finish, or even with mesh screen, is available in seven different, hand applied finishes.

Summer fireplace screens are available in single panel and three-panel styles.  They come in just about every imaginable style and metal finish from traditional black to warm copper and bronze to elegant gold.

Looking for additional options for adding eye-candy to and enjoying your fireplace in the summer?  Don’t forget to add a Fireplace Candelabra behind your summer fireplace screen to create the glow of fire without the heat.

Last updated by at .


Susan shares ways to make homes, especially those with fireplaces, renewing spaces for families. When not writing for FireplaceMall.com, she can often be found by a fireplace with a book in hand.

Posted in Decorating Tagged with:
One comment on “What is a Summer Fireplace Screen?
  1. I just moved into a new house in Texas, and while I love that it has a fireplace, it’s not really a feature we will be needing. You mentioned that fireplace screens are also great during warm months to help decorate what would be an empty hole in the wall. I will definitely be shopping around for something cute to put in front of my fireplace!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *