Choosing the Perfect Fireplace Surround

Choosing the Perfect Fireplace Surround

A fireplace surround makes the fireplace look as stylish or rustic as you like. It’s important to select the perfect surround to suit your home and fireplace itself.

The fireplace surround is just what it sounds like, a sort of frame for your fireplace. If the fire is art, then your surround is the frame. It comes in a variety of materials and there are so many styles that any home can be enhanced by a surround.

Choose the Material

Which material is best? That depends on your tastes and the existing décor. The majority of fireplace owners prefer wood. It’s versatile, available in many colours and styles, and is cost-effective.

Stone and marble are also popular, though much more expensive. They tend to look more elegant and are fireproof, as well. Limestone and marble are two very common options that you may be interested in.

Look at the Shape

The shape will also need to compliment the room. Whatever your style is, be it rustic cottage or a modern mansion, the surround must fit the theme. The surround may be quite simple or it could include plenty of designs and elements that change the look.

You’ll also need to decide if you want a mantel or not, as this is one of the features provided with some surrounds. The mantel offers a space where you can arrange flowers, photos, or other items for decorative purposes.

Measure the Chimney Breast

The style of fireplace surround will need to fit within the area given. Since most fireplaces are set into a section of the wall that has been built into the room, there is given space for it. Premade surrounds will need to be measured and set up to fit, but you can also purchase a bespoke model that will fit precisely across the chimney breast.

To find a great fireplace surround, you’ll need to look at a few of them. It’s a good idea to have measurements on hand, as well as an idea of what you want in terms of style. At the Fireplace Superstore, we have a range of beautiful fireplace surrounds to choose from. Pick yours today.