Although it might seem like yesterday was the start of the summer, there’s no denying that autumn is almost here. And since the colder weather is right around the corner, you’re about to begin using your fireplace more and more.
At Croft Fireplace, we understand that your fireplace is the centerpiece and focal point of your room. However, you may want to occasionally adorn it with some seasonal flavor to add character and impart a sense of style and flair to it.
Here are a few suggestions for getting your fireplace and mantel ready for the fall season:
Borrow From Mother Nature
Using the remnants of mother nature, you can create designs that reflect the season. In fact, a taste of the outdoors, like dried flowers and fallen leaves in vases, can make for perfect additions to your mantel. Include seasonal colors and hues, like orange, brown, burnt amber, and cranberry. Also, small pumpkins and branches can further the autumnal appeal.
Reap the Harvest
Because it’s closely associated with the harvest season, fall is the perfect time to bring in some seasonally-themed accents for your fireplace and mantel. Consider using straw or hay, as well as including rope accents to conjure harvest time. Additionally, flank the sides of your fireplace with tall vertical elements to add extra visual interest and allure.
Get Spooky With It
For many people, fall means one thing: Halloween. Decorating your fireplace with bats, spiders, black cats, and other Halloween imagery can be a fun activity for children. Don’t forget to add a pumpkin or a ghost to complete the ensemble!
Prepare for Turkey Day
It’s the holiday, so many of us look forward to every fall — Thanksgiving. And before you start preparing the turkey and trimmings, get yourself and your family in the spirit of the season with a turkey day themed mantel. Try a wreath, corn, gourds, or even a cornucopia filled with dried fruits and veggies. And if you have children, adding a hand-drawn turkey is a must!
Having a beautifully-designed and handcrafted fireplace in your home can provide you with more than warmth this fall. It can also allow you to fully immerse yourself and your home in all the best that the season has to offer.
For more decorating ideas from Croft Fireplace, or for information on our products and services, call us at 801-295-4141 for our Bountiful, UT location or 801-410-4972 for our Salt Lake City, UT location.