Fireplace Design and Decorating Ideas

Does your fireplace need an upgrade for the holidays? Are you looking for fresh decorating ideas to spruce it up a bit? Or does your fireplace simply not fit into your decorating style? Stop by the Library’s Home Neighborhood to search through an array of resources to help you dive deep into the design and construction of your fireplace or just change up your decorating style. Let the Home Neighborhood help you transform your hearth into something you love.

Titles to look for:

Design Ideas For Fireplaces by Karen Stickels provides helpful information on fireplace designs, architectural styles, as well as selecting the right location for your fireplace and safety tips on gas, electric and woodburning stoves.

The 2nd Edition of Better Homes and Gardens Fireplace Design and Decorating Ideas offers lots of information on adding fireplaces to your home, their maintenance, renovating your fireplace, and also decorating or arranging furniture around your hearth.

If you like being creative and doing the job yourself, try Getting Started With Mortared Stonework by Cody Macfie. This book offers information on site preparation, the tools and equipment needed for the job, and various patterns and styles to inspire you.

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