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How to Decorate a Fireplace
Featured Pro: Carter Oosterhouse Category: Home Décor Time: 2:58
CARTER OOSTERHOUSE: You know, some of the things that I like to do is actually drive around, look in the woods, find old weathered wood or other natural items, and use them as a design piece in the home. And I think some of these pieces will really work well in the fireplace as a décor item.
You know, the fireplace isn’t only a good place for burning logs. It’s also a great area for decoration. And I’m going to show you how.
I’m Carter Oosterhouse, and this is your GMC Trade Secret.
Perfect. Well, the wood adds a rustic look, and it also has a nice earthy and natural fragrance. But I added to that overall look with the river rock on the bottom, along with the oversized moss balls, and the little ones too, and then those dried flowers that sit right on top of the wood. Now we have a nice little vignette or display case in the fireplace.
Let’s go for another look.
All right, beautiful. Now, another way to incorporate light into a room and a fireplace is to use candles and a mirror. Now, the glow of the candlelights, that creates a romantic ambience in the room, similar to that of a fire in a fireplace. Now, I used the tiered spice rack to stack the candles at varying heights. But also, if you want to increase the amount of light given off from the candles, try placing a mirror in the back of the fireplace. Even without the candles, well, that adds a decorative touch and it brightens and enlarges the room.
Let’s try one more.
All right. So the next set-up, you can see these boxes. Now, these inanimate objects work really well. You could use books in here too; something that you may not think of. It’s very clean, very simple, and it frames it out – the fireplace frames it out nice and neat.
Let’s try one more.
All right. So now I’ve added a lot more life to the fireplace. And first and foremost is this fern in the back. And that adds great contrast to the stone wall, and it really pops. But to help make it pop, I’ve added all these muted colors inside with the vase and the candlesticks, and even these fun lively – these balls here actually have feathers wrapped around them. But they’re still muted colors to really make the fern pop. And, of course, the fireplace really frames everything out.
So if you have a fireplace that you’re not using, try some of these ideas to turn your fireplace into a decorative focal point.
I’m Carter Oosterhouse, and that’s your GMC Trade Secret.