Choosing a Fireplace for Your Home

There is something very welcoming and cosy about a fireplace in an older or pre-loved home. It provides a wonderful focal point for any living room, big or small, and is the perfect place to showcase pictures of family and friends. If you’ve just bought a house and are planning to redecorate with a fireplace as a feature, then you’ll find fireplace packages to suit pretty much every style of decor, whether you prefer contemporary and chic or something a bit more rustic. Packages include the fireplace surround as well as the ‘fire’ itself which will usually come with your choice of fuel.

Here are some ideas on fireplace packages to suit different styles of decor.


If you are going for a period look in your home then a cast iron fireplace will look magnificent in a large living room. Consider painting the walls in a rich colour or even wallpapering them with a bold print, and accessorise with a huge leather couch and lots of lamps to create atmosphere. Cast iron fireplace packages will range in price from about £500 up to £1,800 or more.


A marble fireplace will look fantastic if you are decorating your home with lots of light, pale colours – for example if you have painted your home white throughout and have decided to accessorise with lots of black and white photos or prints. Marble is elegant and sophisticated and is also easy to clean and maintain, which is always important for the modern working family.


For a sleek contemporary look, consider a black granite fireplace. Granite looks very striking against a white background but will look just as good if you would prefer something a bit bolder like red. Consider painting the wall that surrounds the fireplace red and go for something softer like off white for the rest of the room. This will make a bold statement and ensure that your fireplace really stands out as a feature in the room.

And finally if you’re a fan of the natural wood look then check out wooden fireplace packages, which will look lovely in a room with lots of bright colours, or even something a bit more neutral like creams and soft coffee colours. Consider decorating with lots of prints and pictures in natural wooden frames to complement your fireplace and make wood a real feature in the room.