Having a fireplace goes beyond simply providing added warmth during cold winter months. At west elm, we know that your fireplace has an inviting quality that draws people together and is one of the spaces in your house that you like to cozy up around with your loved ones. Whether you’re enjoying a glass of wine with your partner in front of the fire or having family game night on the floor, we help you enhance your fireplace to set the perfect mood. Add floor rugs
and rug pads so you can comfortably spend hours playing games and lounging on the floor with your family and friends.
Cozying up by the fire with your family or simply your favorite book can be one of the most relaxing moments of your day. Add extra warmth and bundle up with our throws and blankets that ensure you stay toasty warm even as the temperatures outside plummet. Add a faux fur throw to create a rustic vibe that is reminiscent of a cabin in the woods. Choose basketweave or patchwork quilts to add knitted texture that creates a coy fall look while adding dimension. Store your blankets in baskets next to the fireplace or even in log racks to build up the rustic theme.
Dress up your fireplace area with decorative pillows that help to create the design aesthetic you desire while keeping your loved ones comfortable when lounging together. Some of our fireplace accessories feature solid black iron and sleek contours that add chic style to the space. The simple lines harmonize well with virtually any pillow color or texture from petals to faux fur. You can create a contrasting look with white decorative pillows or by using deeper tones. Iron fireplace accessories lend a contemporary look to your home and can be accented with decorative pillows to create the perfect space.
Use your fireplace mantel to display accessories such as decorative objects for put-together style. If you are creating a rustic look, opt for strokes of leather and brass in your decorative objects that also pair well with brass fireplace pieces including log holders for neat stacking, fireplace screens, irons and a fireplace tool set. Burnished brass fireplace screens and tools sets can be used to build up contemporary designs and pair well with brightly colored vases and geometric decorative objects. Turn your fireplace area into a cozy library by displaying books on the mantel and keeping everything organized with book ends featuring your favorite animals or materials to match your fireplace construction.
One of the benefits of a fireplace is the cozy lighting it adds to the room. You can take warm, soft lighting to the next level with candles and lanterns that tie the room together. Pair similar candelabras with your fireplace to create a cohesive look by sticking to iron, leather or brass throughout the room design. You can also add fragrance to your room with diffusers featuring woodsy scents that pair well with the smoky scents of wood burning fireplaces. If you have a gas fireplace, you can invoke the scent of the great outdoors with lavender and pine that makes your home natural even if you’re in the concrete jungle.
Fireplaces are stunning centerpieces that invoke the spirit of fire and the natural history of humanity. Build up the nature theme with botanicals that pair well with fragrance diffusers for an inviting yet fine tuned appearance. Add to your rustic theme with succulents and pinecones that you can strategically place alongside log holders. You can also use your mantel to drape garland for a sweet look that invites memories of holidays spent with loved ones. You can choose from live botanicals for a truly natural look or opt for artificial plants that don’t involve a lot of maintenance.