Fireplace Screens - Just for Decoration?
Originally fireplace screens where designed with the primary purpose of protecting the area directly in front of the fireplace, helping reduce the risk of fire. Constructed of materials to withstand the extreme heat produced by a wood-burning fireplace, how they looked was unimportant. Modern fireplace screens incorporate the same safety features but with the added benefit of numerous designs and styles to compliment your home’s décor and serve as much as a piece of decoration as a safety feature. Ranging from a simple one piece flat black fireplace accessory to hand crafted works of art, fireplace screens incorporate the major trends in home décor. Offering finishing’s in a variety of polishes such as: copper, bronze iron, satin black, polished brass, pewter, antique brass, natural iron, ancient age plus combinations of various materials. Decorative screens can also be manufactured from stained glass and incorporate intricate cuts and designs looking more like a piece of art than fireplace screen.
Not limited to just being a safety accessory, fireplace screens can add realism to your gas or electric fireplace, completing the look you are trying to achieve bringing warmth and beauty to your hearth and home. As a final thought, when selecting your screen make sure the size you select neither over-powers your fireplace distracting from the overall look or that it is too small and looks out of place.