When it comes to deciding whether you want a modern or traditional looking fireplace, your individual taste is the key thing, but there are some things you may want to bear in mind before choosing.
There is a lot to be said for going with your gut – you can easily fall in love with a stove or fireplace when you see them because they are all visually impressive – but if it doesn’t fit the style and character of your existing décor, the heart of your home could end up jarring slightly.
Generally speaking, an Edwardian or Victorian property will lend themselves more to fires that could have been there originally, so perhaps some cast iron – possibly with tiles on if that suits your taste.
On the other hand, intricate metalwork may not feel right in a new build property, or one with crisp, defined lines. If that sounds like your home, a simpler design is more likely to suit – or even a cut-to-measure wooden beam to give the impression of full fireplace, without having one fitted.
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