Both practical and decorative, fireplace doors and displays keep your fire safely contained while being a gorgeous part in your fireplace’s layout. Whether custom made or shop bought, these works of art come in infinite styles, finishes and fabrics. In case you have an old or slightly used fireplace that will use some updating, consider replacing the screen or door for a quick and cost-effective makeover.
See whether any of those gorgeous fireplace displays inspire you.
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Constructed in. These Mediterranean-style iron doors have been permanently attached to the exterior of the fireplace with decorative hinges. With a layout like this, it’s the hinges that can attract attention.
Hint: Not only are those doors amazing, but they possess the additional structural integrity required to keep pets and kids safe.
Designer. This high-style freestanding fireplace screen in polished chrome has an elegant look that’s just the correct touch for this perfectly accessorized interior.
Hint: Place birch logs within the fireplace opening for decoration and depth.
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Glass. Shut off a burning flame completely while enjoying the view with glass fireplace doors, like in this picture. Stone and glass make for a gorgeous combination.
Hint: If you decide on glass to your fireplace door, then take note that it’s going to take a good cleaning every so often.
Irwin Feld Design
Artistic. Get creative by custom design your fireplace screen. This built-in version of a metallic screen overlaps the surrounding fireplace opening to make a look all of its own. Bravo for creativity!
Hint: Having this much metal around the fireplace opening appears very cool, but beware — the alloy can become very hot.
Brian Watford Interiors
Freestanding. This classic-looking fireplace screen stands in its vertical position by mounted angle mounts (behind the screen) and decorative feet.
Hint: The best part about a freestanding fireplace screen is the fact that it makes cleaning the interior of the fireplace much easier than with a built-in screen.
Mesh. If you forgo a fireplace door, then try this very traditional metallic mesh drape. If you need to access the fireplace opening, then simply pull back the curtain.
Hint: Mesh curtains, like the one here, are cheap and seem almost invisible once the flame is burning.
Kristen Rivoli Interior Design
Utilitarian. This freestanding fireplace screen serves double duty. Each side of the screen is actually the hanging rail for your fireplace fittings (shovel, poker and broom).
Hint: Fireplace accessories may look great when they are first bought, but you may want to think twice about having them out on screen as soon as they have been used. Black soot and ashes may rub away from them onto furniture and fabrics.
Vanni Archive/Architectural Photography
Ornate. It’s not appropriate for every interior, however this freestanding fireplace screen is the perfect fit for this conventional wood fireplace. I love its ornate scalloped corners, feet and decorative finials.
Tip: Like the screen layout but not the metal? Utilize a high-temperature spray paint to turn it in a piece you love.
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