|What better way to show off a fireplace in summer than |
filling it with mirrors, the way Eddie Ross has done?
Most home buyers are drawn to a fireplace like moths to a flame.
But in hot weather, a fireplace doesn't have all the magnetism it does on a snowy winter day.
In summertime, all your rooms should feel cool and refreshing.
Feng shui experts say that a fireplace makes a room “hot” because it represents the “fire element,” and that an empty, unused fireplace represents lifeless or drained energy.
Even if you don't know beans about feng shui, you can't deny that there’s nothing appealing about an empty fireplace, no matter what the season.
It’s a black hole in one wall. It looks like something’s missing or not working.
Is there a way to showcase your fireplace without suggesting heat? Yes. Here's how.
|Whether you're decorating coastal style or not, you can't go wrong |
with an oversized clamshell, either empty or filled
with shells or plants. Ali Wentworth via Completely Coastal.
|A mirror in front of the firebox brightens any space, and a round one like |
this adds some needed curves to the room. Photo: Porch Light Interiors.
|Diane at In My Own Style blog designed this ever-so-sweet decorative, folding screen. |
She made it no-sew style, from fabric attached to a pattern cutting board .
|My own fireplace looks like this in summer. I bought the fabric fan at a garage sale years ago. |
It's the perfect firebox cover-up because of its cool color.
|If you're going to keep logs in your fireplace in summer, add some hardware like a |
handsome grate or these anchor themed andirons. Photo: Traditional Home.
More How-to's for Hot Weather Fireplace Staging
Need more ideas for fireplace staging? Check out my Pinterest Board, Fireplaces Out of Season.
And if you download my $4.99 ebook, DIY Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Fast and For Top Dollar, you can start staging your home for market today. You’ll see how easy it is create the look and feel buyers really want in a home.