Savvy (and Colorful) Ideas to Give Your Fireplace a New Vibe
Amazing what a little paint (or brick dye) can do.
If your fireplace is a bit dated (even though you still love its gather ‘round vibe), you can easily update it using just color — like this bold yellow. It’s a no-brainer project because fireplaces are a selling point. In fact, some buyers will pay more for one. Bonus tip: Painting all the way up the wall makes the ceiling appear higher, too.
You can dye brick? If your brick shade isn’t to your liking, paint really isn’t your only option. That’s especially good news when your fireplace includes a big wall o’ bricks like this one, which went from a yucky orange-y red to peaceful shades of gray. That’s definitely a more pull-up-a-chair-and-get-toasty vibe.
Savvy (and Colorful) Ideas to Give Your Fireplace a New VibeFluorescent Faux Fireplace
No fireplace? Easy to fix with a faux fireplace painted a happy color (and filled with colorful books). It adds a whimsical nod to formality in an otherwise casual space, and ties the room together in a way only fireplaces can.
Is there anything so classy as the monochrome look? Paired with creative accessorizing, this inky gray fireplace screams romance. And vintage. And chic. It screams a lot of things for such a delightfully understated feature. Even in a supporting role, the fireplace truly does set the whole mood.