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50 French Fireplaces To Add Chic To Your Space
Fireplaces used to fulfill both practical and decorative functions but today the second prevail. Today a fireplace is an attribute of taste, status, and a certain wealth of homeowners. Fireplaces retain their special value in French interiors, where they were treated with particular reverence since Napoleon Bonaparte’s time. The combination of the classics, the Renaissance, and the famous provincial style has had the most significant influence on authentic French fireplaces’ design. French fireplaces are gorgeously ornated ones, with a touch of sophistication, and you may choose such a piece to complement your space, too.
What Are French Fireplace Features?
Natural materials. French fireplace surrounds are usually made of stone, marble, or natural solid wood.
Curved, flowing lines. The design of a French fireplace is, first of all, elegance, grace, and a bewitching pattern. Especially for this, designers use various decorative techniques – such as imitation of columns, monograms, and bas-reliefs.
Discreet muted shades. In France, the value of traditions and the past is especially high, and therefore preference is invariably given to things “with history.” Light brown, beige, sandy, soft white shades are becoming a key difference in French design.
Antiquity effect. As mentioned above, even the chicest and elegant French fireplace necessarily personifies the respectability and inviolability of family traditions that may have evolved over the centuries. Wood is painted in two layers using the brushing technique, marble and stone are artificially aged, and metal is patinated. The use of varnishes and paints with a craquelure effect is also not uncommon for French fireplaces.
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Where To Integrate A French Fireplace?
Today, French-style fireplaces can be used in a variety of home environments. The most popular option for placing a fireplace is a living room. Hang a large mirror in an ornated frame over it, place beautiful trinkets on the mantelpiece, place two elegant armchairs and a cozy rug by the hearth – and enjoy the serene and warming atmosphere.
A fireplace for these premises is a must-have for both old and modern French houses. Spices and dried herbs on the mantel, wicker baskets near the hearth, and stylish dishes and embroidered paintings will help to add harmony to it.
Reflections of fire flickering in a cozy hearth relax and promote restful sound sleep. That is why French fireplaces are most often installed in front of the bed, and pictures in stylish frames or elegant mirrors are added to complete the composition.
The aesthetics and comfort that the French style is famous for are impossible without a fireplace. By choosing the right design and beautifully decorating the space around the fireplace, you will get a house that will become a quiet haven for you – and a keeper of family warmth.
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