The Charm of the Fireplace Endures Part III
The charm of the fireplace endures; by means of technology, it keeps pace with today. The electric fireplace is economical and offers us endless options for integrating it into the d?ï¿½cor of our homes. The dancing flame and glowing embers effect of the electric fireplace can bring an intimate mood to any room at any time since the heater is optional. For the occasions throughout the year when the central heating is not required, but there is a slight chill in the room, the electric fireplace will provide the solution. Now we move away from the great/living room to the dining areas of your home as the next area to consider adding a fireplace.
Consider your kitchen’s eating area that you use every day. If each day were ideal the family would share three mealtimes around the kitchen table. However, the pace demanded by today’s schedules may limit the time that the family spends together at the dining table. If space is available in your informal eating area, then why not create a warm intimate environment to make family meals memorable. A calm enjoyable atmosphere in which to share a meal and the events of the day is important to the family relationship.
The formal dining room is another area to consider integrating an electric fireplace. The size of your dining room and the furniture that you may already have in place will govern your selection. A small, perhaps, petite fireplace can be selected or a corner model. If existing furniture pieces do not allow for a wall or corner fireplace, then give consideration to a wall hanging fireplace hung over the buffet as an alternative to a picture or a mirror. A specially prepared meal served on fine china, by candlelight, in a dining room bathed in the glow from a fireplace turns dinner into an event.
Mirrors are no longer relegated to the bedroom or the bathroom in the capacity of a looking glass. Mirrors can be hung above the mantle providing more light and the illusion of increased space in the room.
In these articles we have suggested areas in your home where an electric fireplace could be added to the d?ï¿½cor to enhance the charm of the room. Make decorating decisions with which you are comfortable and that reflect your personality. Don’t be afraid to step outside of the box and try something new. Go ahead add some color to a room, even if it is just on the wall that you plan to place an electric fireplace. Whatever color you choose to paint the walls in the rest of the room, choose a deeper shade of the same color to paint the wall against which you plan to place the fireplace. Your room now has an effective focal point. Time to set aside all of your fears and plunge into your decorating project! Have fun!