It’s no secret that a well-designed fireplace is one of the most sought-after features of an Indianapolis home. Fireplaces have long been the centerpiece of the home. However, as styles and themes change, older fireplaces may seem like they do not fit your dream decor. Instead of looking to ditch your fireplace, first, consider some of the easy tips below for modernizing your current fireplace. 

Clean It

If your fireplace is looking old and drab, it might really just need a good clean. Simply scrubbing and polishing your fireplace and hearth can make a huge difference in how your fireplace looks. If you have brash on your fireplace, clean it with a solution of lemon and table salt, then wipe off with a damp cloth and buff. For cast iron, you should use a fine wire tool and metal polish. 

Paint It

Color can make all the difference when it comes to decorating your living room and loving your fireplace. Having a fireplace that is the wrong color for your space can make decorating a drag. Instead of trying to completely change your fireplace, you can simply paint it. White paint is a popular option for masonry fireplaces that help give stone or brick a sleek, modern look. A white fireplace will also brighten up your room and serve as a very neutral base. 

Cover it with Tile 

Tile is another great option for updating your fireplace. In order to apply tile, you will need to use a cement backer board. Simply attach the tile to the board and then the board to the fireplace. This way, you can select a tile that matches your design preferences and completely transform your fireplace. 

Decorate It

One of the best ways to modernize your fireplace is with the decor you use. Decorate your mantel with simple photos, figurines, plants, candles, etc. Hang a large painting, mirror, or your TV above your fireplace. Organize your room to accentuate your fireplace, amplifying the theme your fireplace gives your room. With proper decor, your fireplace can stand out and suit any modern home. 

The most important way to modernize your fireplace is with maintenance. Your annual chimney sweep and inspection along with any necessary maintenance and repairs will keep your fireplace efficient and fresh for many years. For the best fireplace services in Indianapolis, contact the Brick + Ember Outfitters at 317-500-1250 or OFFICE@BRICKANDEMBER.COM