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A fireplace adds the element of warmth to your living room and enhances the aesthetics as well. But most homeowners never even give it a second thought as they consider it more of a functional component for the room. However, a little effort and some creativity with your fireplace can elevate the living room’s decor effortlessly. Luckily, you need not spend a fortune on its makeover. A weekend DIY project is enough to update its looks without breaking the bank. Here are some ideas you can try.
Dress it up with a screen
If you are a time-pressed homeowner and want a quick update for your fireplace, the best thing you can do is to dress it up with a chic screen. It is perhaps the most cost-effective idea for revamping the hearth. Consider the living room decor and pick a screen design that blends perfectly. Apart from being inexpensive, this idea gives you the flexibility to change the screens for refreshing the look and feel of the place without work.
Elevate with artwork
Another budget-friendly way to revamp your fireplace is by adding some artwork above and around it. You can hang up a painting over the fireplace and place decor elements on both sides to complete the look. Pick contemporary abstract artwork or flaunt some DIY pieces that replicate your taste as a homeowner. You may even frame your little one’s work and display it.
Paint and refresh
A dated brick or stone fireplace needs only a paint job to look as good as new. You may want to know more about how to paint brick fireplace without professional help. Surprisingly, it is much easier than you imagine. You only have to clean and prime the brick before going ahead to coat it with your favourite shade. Paint the trim and mantle for a finishing touch, and you are good to go!
Deck up with tiles
You may consider styling the hearth with a tile surround for a distinctive makeover. Tiles are easy to install, and you can do it without professional help. Additionally, you can find stylish patterns in a wide pricing range. You may consider tiling on the hearth or below the mantle if running tight on budget or opt for a major transformation for the entire wall if money isn’t a concern.
Install a mantel
Another fireplace makeover idea you can implement without spending a lot is the installation of a mantel. The type of mantel you choose determines the price. Wood is an ideal choice as it warms up your space and works well with almost any kind of decor. A mantel offers endless styling possibilities as you can place knick knacks and elements over it for getting attention to this part of the room.
It is easy to achieve an excellent fireplace makeover without a massive expense, provided that you are willing to invest time and creativity. Just get your DIY skills to work and try one of these ideas for a complete revamp.