Great Uses for a Fireplace in Summer

Beautifully designed fireplaces are a timeless feature that act as a focal point in your living areas. With the promise of summer just around the corner, you can still use your fireplace as an inviting design feature in your home. Not only does the extra space provided by your mantelpiece offer room for choice decor items, but the jutting shape of the chimney draws the eye and offers the perfect place to hang a portrait or mirror.

According to Designer Fireplaces Johannesburg, who exhibited at Decorex Joburg last month, your fireplace doesn’t have to become a white elephant during summer.

Here are their top tips:

  • Paint the chimney stem above the fireplace or just the mantel a different or complementary colour to the rest of the room or use wallpaper on the chimney. This will add interest and create a focal point in the room, creating a blank canvas on which to hang portraits, mirrors or even a TV.


  • Use interesting materials around the fireplace: Fireplaces are an exciting design feature because they can be customised and encourage experimentation with a range of building materials. Some interesting options that will give your lounge a facelift and add texture include mosaic tiles, carved stone and dramatic black tiles. Facebrick can also be used effectively for a warm welcoming look.


  • Use your mantelpiece wisely, don’t just display any old knickknack because it will draw the eyes of your guests. Rather place your favourite décor accessories, antique clock, vase or the best family portraits on your mantelpiece. Top tip is to carefully curate this space with key pieces and be sure not to clutter it. For added ambience, put tea lights or candles on your mantelpiece and minimize your artificial lighting in the room.


Designer Fireplaces offer customised fireplace designs that work effortlessly as beautiful design features year-round and offer eco-friendly heating solutions when the cold weather pays an unexpected visit. These fireplaces are made to order, coming in a range of modern designs.

Contact Designer Fireplaces for more info:
Gauteng: Alex Wörz 079 223 3349
Western Cape: Harry Wörz 072 292 5865

*images from Pinterest

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