For centuries families have been gathering around the fireplace in cold weather not only to get warm but to have a hot meal or simply to chat. The open fire, the view of burning logs and glowing embers, the scent of dry wood and the constantly changing flames hardly can be replaced by anything. In a more practical manner of speaking when we have a fireplace we need the right screen for it. Fireplace screens are purposed to keep the fire into its place and to protect the home, the furniture and the family members.
How to choose the right fireplace screens?
It is not very easy to choose the right design as fireplace screens come in such a great variety of materials, colors and designs. Although united by a common purpose – to protect – there are a few things that we need to consider when choosing a screen for the fireplace. The most important factors when choosing a fireplace screen are the size and the style of the fireplace . You need to carefully measure your fireplace before starting to look for the right screen. Another important issue is how you intend to use the screen – is it going to be purely decorative or it has to protect your home and family from sparks. It is important to know that if you chose a decorative screen it may be damaged by the open fire, so the material of the screen is very important. Usually fireplace screens are made of metal with a glass or mesh paneling. If you opt for a glass paneling, remember that it may break if placed too close to fire.
How to choose the fireplace screens design and style?
Simple or ornate, fireplace screens should match and complement the interior of your room. They come in many designs and finishes, and only you can decide whether a wrought iron ornate piece of art will fit perfectly in your room, or a stained glass design with a great decorative value, or maybe a design with doors which is extremely safe if you had pets or small kids. Look at the gallery below and find the best option for your fireplace.
Modern fire screen with artistic design
A decorative element in the interior design
Modern designs for contemporary interiors
Modern minimalist design
Decorative screens are an eye catching home accessory