Decorating Fireplace Spring – Summer

Decorating a Fireplace for Summer

Your fireplace has been warming your toes and your heart all winter, acting as the center piece of your room. But with spring here and fire season about over, what do you do with your fireplace? Here we’re sharing some tips for decorating a fireplace for spring and summer?

1. Fill the space with a Candelabra.

Arboretum Fireplace CandelabraWith fireplace candelabra, you can keep flames burning in your fireplace all year! You can have that flickering glow without the heat of a wood fire. Candelabra come in a variety of sizes and designs. Pick your favorite style, load it with candles, and enjoy your fireplace all summer. To “spice” things up, try scented candles!

2. Use a Stainless Steel Fireback to reflect light.

Mirrored Stainless Steel Fireplace with candelsDuring fire season, firebacks radiate heat into the room. During warmer months, they can serve as decoration. Cast iron firebacks are available with a variety of designs. For a more contemporary look, a mirrored stainless steel fireback will reflect the colors of your room, filling your fireplace with the perfect accent colors. To really capture attention, combine a candelabra with a mirrored fireback. The fireback will reflect the light into the room, creating a warm glow.

3. Decorate it with stacked wood.

Birch treesUse wood with a distinctive bark, like birch logs to fill the empty space and yet retain that rustic wood look. For a different look, stack logs ends facing out to create a woodsy pattern.

4. Try decorating a fireplace for spring and summer with fresh plants.

Decorating a fireplace for spring and summer with plants

Remove the andirons and grate, and fill the space with live plants. Some will do well in that low-light situation without extra lighting. Other plants, however, will need grow-lights to flourish and grow. See the plants we recommend for use in an unused fireplace.

If your fireplace is especially dirty and sooty, you may want to clean it before decorating. Read our fireplace cleaning guide for helpful instructions.

Do you have your own tips for decorating a fireplace for spring and summer?

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Is Your Chimney Ready for April Showers?

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring moisture problems to your home. Cracks in the top of the chimney, or the crown, can allow water to seep down into the house. If left unrepaired, these leaks can lead to mold growth and rot, requiring expensive repairs in the future. In winter, those cracks fill with water and freeze, expanding the crack and eventually breaking apart the crown.

CrownCoat applies easily with a brush.

Fortunately, cracks in chimney crowns are easy and inexpensive to fix. For crowns with small cracks, up to a quarter-inch wide, CrownCoat is a great solution. It applies easily with a brush and comes with a 15-year warranty. ->CrownCoat product page

For larger cracks, CrownSeal is the ideal fix. Applied with a trowel, CrownSeal provides a thick layer of protection for your chimney. It comes with a 10-year warranty, assuring years of protection from chimney crown leaks. -> CrownSeal product page

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Free Downloadable Firewood!

We now have FREE downloadable firewood! Using the latest in fiber communications technology, can now send you a half or even whole cord of firewood right over the internet- for FREE! This downloadable firewood is 100% hardwood, sourced from FSC-certified forests in the United States and has been seasoned for a minimum of eight months. It arrives split into convenient logs, perfect for most fireplaces and woodstoves. Get your downloadable firewood today!

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Mega Millions Mansion Accessories

When you hit the Mega Millions jackpot, you’re going to need some furnishings and accessories for your new mansion. How about some of these sleek, modern items?

Metamorphosis Modern Log Holder

Metamorphosis Modern Log Holder

Free Standing Indoor or Outdoor  Allure Bio Fuel Fireplace

Free Standing Indoor or Outdoor Allure Bio Fuel Fireplace

Glass log holder

The Vision Modern Log Holder

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