10 New Looks for Fireplaces in Older Homes
From updated bricks to modern art on the mantel, these ideas for the fireplace will help your older home feel young at hearth
Living in the Midwest, we use our fireplace a lot in the winter. A glowing hearth can add such warmth to a room, both literally and figuratively. This is a bonus in an old home with very old windows that let out quite a bit of precious heat in the winter.
In many older homes like my own, the living space is centered around the fireplace, automatically putting your mantel as the focal point in the room. Finishing and accessorizing your fireplace and mantel can completely change the atmosphere in a room you probably spend most of your time in — whether it's fireplace season or not.