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40 French Fireplaces To Make Your Space Refined
A fireplace today is mostly not a functional piece that is aimed at warming up the space but a decorative one. Choosing a fireplace for that decorative value we want to bring some elegance, show off the taste and perhaps even status, and a French fireplace is exactly that piece that wows. French fireplaces are gorgeously ornated ones, with a touch of sophistication, they show off classics, Renaissance and a bit of French Provence style at the same time. Interested? Then let’s take a closer look at them.
What Are French Fireplace Features?
French fireplaces are about natural and pretty sophisticated materials, so you will see surrounds made of stone, marble, or natural solid wood. Due to that, you will also see natural muted shades like light brown, beige, sandy, soft white ones that are characteristic of French design. The surround and the mantel will show off curved and flowing lines and some ornated pattern, an imitation of bas-relief and some monograms. Antiquity effect is what you need for a French-inspired fireplace, to show off the history and tradition, and wood is painted in two layers using the brushing technique, marble and stone are artificially aged, and metal is patinated. The use of varnishes and paints with a craquelure effect is also not uncommon for French fireplaces.
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a chic oranted mantel French fireplace with a matching mirror over the mantel, with candles and greenery plus a marble coffee table
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a gorgeous French fireplace with an oversized mirror, some artwork, a folding screen, baskets with firewood
Where To Incorporate A French Fireplace?
The most popular room for installing a fireplace is a living room. Hang a large mirror in an ornated frame over it, place beautiful trinkets on the mantel, place two elegant armchairs and a cozy rug by the hearth – and enjoy the serene and warming atmosphere. A French fireplace cna easily match many decor styles, even not very refined ones, bringing ultimate chic to the space.
Reflections of fire flickering in a cozy hearth relax and promote restful sound sleep. That is why French fireplaces are often installed in front of the bed, and pictures in stylish frames or elegant mirrors are added to complete the composition. This way your going to bed will be much more pleasant than before.
A French fireplace will also perfectly complement a bathroom giving it an ultimately sophisticated look, and a dining space, too, making it very welcoming and chic. You can even go for a French fireplace in your eat-in kitchen! Choose where you want to place this beautiful decorative feature and it will easily become a centerpiece in any room.
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a moody Victorian living room with black walls, a black French fireplace, a grey sofa and a vintage chandelier, a gallery wall