Decorative fireplace covers can be a wonderful addition to your room decor. Whether the fireplace is in your living room, family room, study, library or bedroom, a beautiful screen or glass front can make your fireplace even more beautiful.
Tame fire and keep it in place
A good fireplace cover is an excellent way to keep your beautiful hearth fire from becoming a bad master and not a good servant – to destroy the old aphorism. A wood fire in a sophisticated fireplace forms an incomparable focal point. It mixes picture, sound and aroma to create an ambience that is only possible with a real wood fire. Unfortunately, it also produces ash, smoke and, if the wood bursts, the occasional flying coal. A good cover can keep your log fire in place – and there’s no reason at all not to make it beautiful while you’re at it.
Fire protection makes a significant contribution to keeping your log fire behind the fire dogs. The small net prevents large chunks of living coal from popping out of the fireplace, while the wonderful aroma of burning wood permeates the room. Most fire screens can be folded or pushed aside for activities like popping corn, roasting marshmallows or wieners, or even the occasional baking of apples. Not all fireplaces are big enough to hold a tea kettle or Dutch stove, but some are – which can enhance the ambient aroma. Rolled iron plates with wire mesh are a great choice and wonderfully decorative. Sieve grids can, however, also be attached to guides and pushed over the chimney opening.
Glass fire doors are just as decorative and practical. Not only do they hold back sparks, but they also help control smoke and ash. Their use sacrifices some of the flavor and possibly some of the open cooking options, but still preserves the beauty and practicality of an open fire in your home. Glass is an excellent medium for baked designs. Fire protection grilles and fire protection doors are ideal as decorative covers for your fireplace. They improve the ability to act as the focal point for a room, while also making a reliable contribution to keeping sparks and ashes in their place. Here are ten examples of decorative fireplace covers to admire or consider.
The three panel fire screen
Haverhill makes a charming three-part fire protection. Soft wrought iron arches encircle the chimney opening, and the sturdy mesh allows visibility, sound, and aroma, while the crackles, crackles, and pops stay in place. Suitable for wood fires and gas blocks, does not require extensive installation. Just unfold and set up so you can go to work.
Single panel fire screen
A flat, one-piece fire protection sits flush with the chimney opening. Angle iron style legs are used to support the plate. Plow & Hearth has four models of this fire protection type. Two combine the graceful domed top with scrollwork, the third features a pattern of geometric metal. The fourth is a beautiful sheet of metal and glass with sliding doors in the middle.
Posh three panel fireplace screen
If you are looking for a classy screen, you will love the three-part fireplace screen from Willa Arlo Interiors Roberson. It’s easy to set up. Simply unfold the sides and place the screen in front of your fireplace. Cleaning up is a breeze too. Simply wipe the rich, gold-colored metal with a cloth. Its looks are stunning and it does the job.
Beauty and easy access
From Plow & Hearth comes a beautiful flat screen with two doors and a graceful flower pattern. The outer frame holds the glass and metal patterned panels in place, while two doors provide easy access to the fire for taking care of – or toasting a bit of bread if you wish. If you love elegance with functionality, this is your fire protection.
Opulent stained glass fireplace screen
Bring the opulence of a cathedral window to your fireplace with a three-piece stained glass fireplace screen from River of Goods. It’s sure to be a conversation piece and an eye catcher for your room. Handcrafted from 239 cut pieces of glass and welded together using the Louis Comfort Tiffany method, it’s an ideal piece for Victorian decor.
Tree of Life Fireplace Screen
Imagine campfires flickering among ancient oak trees or gaze at the mysterious shadows of Yggdrasil as your fire burns brightly behind this flat screen. A single door opens for easy fire fighting. Easy to set up, with feet angled to hold it up, and easy to clean, however, speaks for atavistic memories of lost legends.
Enjoy easy set up and management with the Cole & Gray single sided fireplace screen. A gold colored textured tin in a simple, repeating pattern of four pointed stars supported by an iron frame is charming without being ostentatious. The price is modest too, making it an affordable choice for budget-conscious households, but functionality isn’t sacrificed on the altar of economy.
Single panel glass fireplace screen
Enjoy a charming, modern design made of tubular steel, black mesh and glass to avoid drafts and keep your log fire at bay. The flickering flames behind the glass enhance the appearance of the screen. Central hinged doors allow easy access to the fire so your fireplace is both safe and beautiful.
Foldable fireplace screen with four fields
If you have a large fireplace or one with an irregular shape, the four-section fireplace screen from Uniflame Corporation might interest you. Made of polished brass with upper arches and ornate hinge tops, it has a subtle elegance that wouldn’t look out of place with any decor. In addition, there is a modest price for the budget conscious.
Understated elegance with easy maintenance
If you love unobtrusive elegance with easy maintenance of your fireplace, you will love the small fireplace screen from Plow & Hearth. The net is held in place with graceful iron scrollwork, held together by a sturdy black iron frame that contains the two doors. The whole thing is held in place by angle irons with curly toes that add their own decorative element.