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Choosing a Fireplace For Your Drawing Room

Updated on March 13, 2015

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If you asked me what us, modern people, lack in our houses, I would say fireplaces. Having a fireplace is enough to turn our room into a cosier place and fill it with enchanting atmosphere reminiscent of the older days. I myself used to have a fireplace or, to be precise, an electric fireplace, at home, and it was truly pleasant to spend dark winter evenings in my room, alone or with my boyfriend. Sometimes I felt as if I was in a fairy tale when watching tongues of flame lighting up the darkness of my house.

By the way, although a real fireplace is something that is always able to decorate your drawing room, it is often more convenient to have an electric fireplace. Yes, I know, some people might think it looks not as impressive, but at least it is safe, and you can move it if you have such a need. At any rate, nowadays there are plenty of different kinds of fireplaces, so you will always be able to find something to your taste.

Well, now lets look at some fireplaces I find especially interesting and worth having at home.

Lifesmart Largre Room Infrared Quartz Fireplace in Burnished Oak Finish w/Remote

Lifesmart Largre Room Infrared Quartz Fireplace in Burnished Oak Finish w/Remote
Lifesmart Largre Room Infrared Quartz Fireplace in Burnished Oak Finish w/Remote

Having this excellent fireplace at home, you will combine business with pleasure, for it provides you with light and warmth (and it accomplishes both pretty well!) and simultaneously decorates you room. Its exquisite artificial fire is really impressive, and looking at it flames you will easily forget that the fire is not real. It is very convenient, you know, especially if you have children. In the darkness, it is not so important what surrounds a fireplace; however, in the daytime your room should look as perfect as possible, and I want to advise you against decorating your room in modern way. This fireplace needs walls looking like they are made of wood, which multiplies cosiness in your room. But what if your drawing room is decorated in a modern style? Then you should look at the next fireplace!

Southern Enterprises Loft Portable Fireplace

Southern Enterprises Loft Portable Indoor / Outdoor Fireplace
Southern Enterprises Loft Portable Indoor / Outdoor Fireplace

When we think of a fireplace, we imagine something that is associated with the 19th century and looks in accordance with the style of that time. However, time changes everything! This marvellous fireplace is made of glass, and looks as modern as possible. If the light whiteness of walls prevails in your room, and the whole space there is filled with strict lines and geometrical figures, this fireplace will not break up the modern style of your apartment; on the contrary, it will become an organic part of it!

Slim Crawford Electric Fireplace

Slim Crawford Electric Fireplace Finish: White
Slim Crawford Electric Fireplace Finish: White

Well, it may be so that your drawing room features neither modern nor woody style. If you like everything exquisite and aristocratic, this enchanting fireplace is what you need. White and noble, it is able to become a true decoration for you house. However, you should bear in mind that this fireplace needs to be surrounded with exquisite furniture, large mirrors, a high ceiling, etc., so that, your drawing room as a whole radiates luxury, even profusion. This fireplace should not be a centre of your guests attention; it should be an important part of your room, as brilliant as its other parts.

Electric Fireplace Heater with Adjustable Temperature Control and 28-Inch Mantel

If you are tired of the cubical shaped fireplaces and want to find something that is a little more vertical, this excellent fireplace is what you need. By the way, it is quite easy to decide what fireplace you should have in your room. A room ought to be harmonised, so that, vertical objects should countervail horizontal ones. If you feel some misbalance, for example, if you feel that there are too many vertical objects in your room and the interior looks unsteady and broken up, you should add some horizontal object to it, and vice versa.

Black Freestanding Electric Stove

Duraflame 450 Black Freestanding Electric Stove DFS-450-2
Duraflame 450 Black Freestanding Electric Stove DFS-450-2

And this is the last fireplace for today. I really like this one, for its design is truly charming. Its black surface and elegant forms impress us so much that we think it might have some magic inside, and the bewitching fire we can see behind the glass convinces us of it. This fireplace needs some chamber atmosphere and perfectly fits in a small room. At the same time, the room should still be quite stylish, and its style should not contradict the style of the fireplace. It might be some variation of gothic style, and dark colours should prevail in such a room.

Now, after you've read this overview of various kinds of fireplaces, it is time for you to think what kind of fireplace your house needs. You will be able to find any kind of fireplace to suite your budget and your taste on Amazon.com. Never forget that you are the creator of your own life, so be confident and feel creative!

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      tim 

      3 years ago

      If its not all about the heat then you could try playing a video like this on your big TV screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7XYE7Sq29Q

      It costs basically nothing and its nearly as beautiful as an electric fireplace.

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