A smart fireplace makes a natural focal point of any living space. Whether it’s a restored or refurbished period fireplace, or a brand new contemporary one, there are some clever ways to really get the most out of this feature.


If you’ve decorated your mantel or hearth with framed photos or sculptures, adding lighting by way of a table lamp will highlight these features and draw attention to your fireplace.


An over-mantel mirror not only adds depth to your focal feature, it also reflects light and creates the illusion of more space which is great for cosier rooms and those with surrounding views that warrant panoramic reflection.

Space Fillers

If your fireplace doesn’t actually have a fire in it, find something interesting to fill it with. Nice chunky candles, a vase of flowers, a plant, a lighting feature or an oil painting on an easel are just a few ideas.

A fan of photos on a fireplace is one idea to help make a feature out of it.

A Feature in a Feature

Make a real feature out of the wall your fireplace is on by covering it in striking patterned wallpaper or painting it with a bold statement colour that contrasts with the colour of your fireplace surround.

If you are looking to restore a period fireplace or create a brand new one, talk to us – we’ve got lots of ideas.