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10 Quick Ways to Change Your Fire-less Fireplace from a Black Hole to a Worthy Focal Point
Everyone loves a fireplace aglow with a roaring fire or flickering embers. But your fireplace need not be a gaping empty hole--like a picture frame without a picture--those times you choose not to have a fire.
As you look over these ideas, you'll recognize any that will need to be adapted if you have young children or pets with access to the fireplace.
The truly venturesome might set these goodies on a base of rippling white sand.
Tie the ribbons of three helium balloons to a heavy object, such as a wrapped brick wrapped as a "present," at either side of the fireplace.
Unroll one-fourth inch wide white, silver, and black party streamers and drape them over the strings so they dangle down at varying lengths into the fireplace. Next, unroll more streamers and casually spread a deep pile onto the fireplace floor.
Now add the appropriate props: champagne bottles and glasses, party hats and horns, a large clock set at almost midnight, or metallic numerals of the New Year. To raise some object, set them on boxes hidden under the streamers.
Some fireplace candelabras are slim enough to fit in front of your existing andirons and grate while others are make to fill your empty fireplace. Select candles for your fireplace candelabra in colors that accent your room or set a holiday's or party's color scheme.
Plus, you can even match the fireplace candles' scents to the season or event! Think, for example, pumpkin and spice for Thanksgiving, vanilla or apple spice to elicit a "homey" feel, and lemon for a crisp summer scent.
So, your fire-less fireplace need not be a Black Hole after all! You can make your fireplace, the natural focal point of your room, worth looking at even when there are no burning logs.
About The Author
Susan Penney appreciates simple ways to make our homes renewing spaces for our families. She invites you to visit http://www.FireplaceMall.com for fireplace accessories to serve your fire-less or your fire-filled fireplace.
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The Right Shower Curtain For Your Bathroom!
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How To Choose Decorative, Recessed Locking Mailboxes
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Three Types of Lighting for Room Remodeling
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Dining Rooms: Designing for Your Emotional Well-Being
I read an interior design book last night. Since I can't recommend it to you, I won't reveal the name.
Non Slip Maintenance Of Honed Interior Marble
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Planning Kitchen Remodeling
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