You know that you want to do something to make your fireplace look amazing during the hotter months of the year, but at the same time, you know that it’s smart to keep it accessible and easy to clear off on the chance that the weather decides to not cooperate. In this post, we’ll take a look at some easy fireplace decorating ideas that New Braunfels homeowners can use to make their fireplaces look fabulous in the summer while keeping it easy to access when it’s needed most.

original infographic stating ways to keep your fireplace practices safer

Decorating Your Fireplace During the Hot Months

  • Pop a few small plants in there! Small plants are easy to move quickly if you need to use it. Use varieties that thrive in low light, and keep coasters underneath to minimize moisture.
  • Add a fireplace screen for beauty and safety. A fireplace screen is not only decorative, but it also keeps sparks in check when your fireplace is in use. These come in a range of styles.
  • Hook up a tapestry. Use weighted hooks on your mantle to hang a tapestry in front of your fireplace for the off season. When you need to move it, unhook and go!
  • Drop a mirror on the front. Mirrors do a great job of creating an appearance of more light and space in a room. Consider a tilt mirror with a little rug grip underneath to keep it in place.
  • Pack it with firewood. What better place to season your next batch of firewood than indoors? Pack it sideways to give it a Scandinavian look, with the ends pointing out.
  • Place a few vases. A few colorful vases can add a great pop of color in an otherwise dark space, adding interest to the space and drawing the eye to a great vase collection.
  • Create a kindling basket. Find a wicker basket and pack it with colorful kindling, such as pieces of birch, pussy willow branches, or similar high-impact twigs to grab the attention.

By keeping these decorating tips in mind during the off season, you’ll be able to quickly get your fireplace in operation during a storm, power outage, hurricane, or unseasonably cool weather without a lot of extra work. If you’re considering making some changes to your fireplace or chimney during the summer, the experienced professionals at  Wolfman Chimney & Fireplace in New Braunfels can help with off season fireplace decoration ideas. Please feel free to contact us today to get started!

Reach us online, send us a text, or call us at 830-620-4335 today!