The cold is finally dying down and it is gradually being replaced by a warm breeze and nature’s many fragrances permeating around South Carolina. This is a good sign that some of the fixtures in your home needs to take a break for a while – but while you could just leave your furnace and water heater at rest right where they are, your fireplace needs a little more attention, since it is an integral part of your interior design. Unless you want to simply leave your fireplace empty like a ghostly reminder of chilling winters past, here are some decorating tips for fireplaces in Greenville, SC in the summer:
Before you should even think about sprucing up your fireplace in any way, you’ll have to clean it up first. Have a professional chimney sweeping service to remove all the soot and creosote that’s been gathering there all winter long. A trusty vacuum and a fireplace shovel should also be enough to clear the hearth’s surface of ash and dust.
Just because you don’t need the warmth of your hearth in the summer, it doesn’t mean you couldn’t enjoy the beauty of having a lovely fire dancing around in it. Look for a nice decorative candle tray to fit in the empty space. Use fragrant pillar candles of varying heights and colors to create a festive or elegant look to your fireplace.
Writer Jessica Ackerman, in her article posted in DoItYourself.com, mentions that you could also use artificial flowers as decoration:
“If candles are not your preference, consider choosing a beautiful basket as a base for a striking summer fireplace display. Line the basket with dried moss, and fill it with artificial flowers wrapped in strings of soft white or amber lights. A lighted basket filled with colorful flowers makes a unique and eye-catching summer fireplace display.”
You might even opt to do away with the fancy décor and just put logs instead – while this is true, you shouldn’t have to keep your fireplace looking bland (an unlit fireplace with logs doesn’t really look any better than an open, empty hearth). Leading South Carolina sellers like Buchanan Fire and Outdoor could offer you not only reliable gas logs in Greenville, SC, but even some additional decorative items like pine cones, hot rocks, and even gravel.
Your fireplace doesn’t have to be glaringly empty all throughout the months between one cold season and the next. There are always efficient ways through which you could keep your hearth an appealing and eye-catching feature of your home without having to stoke the fires of a burning log every now and then.
(Source: Decorating a Fireplace for Summer, Doityourself.com)Posted by: