The fireplace is an integral part of your home design. Because of its size and design, a fireplace tends to draw the eye immediately. One way to take advantage of this fact is to decorate it in a way that helps to reinforce it as a focal point. However, you should keep these fireplace safety tips in mind when decorating your fireplace.
- Furniture – While surrounding your fireplace with furniture is a great way to take advantage of the warmth of a fire on a cold winter evening, you should be sure not to place your furniture too close. In fact, furniture, draperies and any other objects should be placed at least 36 inches away from the fireplace.
- Proximity – You and your family should be careful when sitting in front of the fire as well. Don’t sit directly adjacent to the hot glass.
- Clothing – Always be aware of your clothing when you are near the fireplace, whether you are turning it on, putting it out or just nearby.
When decorating your fireplace, consider decorating the mantle with photographs, paintings, sculptures and more instead of the area directly facing the fire. Contact Valor Fireplaces for more information today.