Fireplace Screen Designs and Guest Blogger
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
Today on HomeSpirations, I am pleased to welcome a guest blogger, Jess Benner, from FireplaceNetwork.com. This company has been in the fireplace industry since 1981 and is one of nation’s largest suppliers of fireplace products. I encourage you to visit FireplaceNetwork.com’s website, and where you can find all kinds of fireplaces, stoves, inserts, and accessories.
How To Choose A Fireplace Screen Design
by Jess Benner, Guest Blogger
When you’re in the market for a fireplace screen, deciding which one is right for you can be difficult. With so many styles and sizes to choose from, how do you pick the “right” one? Hopefully this quick-and-easy guide will help!
First, Some Thing To Think About:
- Mesh fireplace screens allow heat to circulate into the room, while providing protection from sparks.
- Glass fireplace screens offer the best protection against sparks, but they hold in considerably more heat.
- Fireplace screens with hinged sides allow for adjustment around your fireplace to get the perfect fit.
- Fireplace screens with top handles are more easily and safely adjustable.
Types Of Screens
Fireplace screens come in many different styles. Once you’ve decided whether a mesh or glass screen is right for you, you’ll want to find one that fits into the theme of your room, too!
Antique fireplace screens call to mind images of elegant Victorian parlors and other welcoming settings. Generally finished in brass or gold, these screens frequently feature scrolls, swirls, or floral accents and soft, rounded lines. This antique look fits well in rooms that are classic yet comfortable.
Traditional fireplace screens are classic, simple, and timeless. These fireplace screens are incredibly versatile and work with almost any interior decor. If your room doesn’t have a specific theme/feel to it just yet, a traditional fireplace screen is a great choice!
Contemporary fireplace screens are a popular choice in modern apartments and newer homes. These pieces have crisp, clean lines and subtle finishes that draw attention without being overbearing. Whether you’re putting the finishing touches on a modern living space or simply want a refreshing update, contemporary fireplace screens are a great choice.
Scenic fireplace screens are perfect for cabins, lodges, and countryside retreats. These artistic pieces capture the beauty of the outdoors in their rustic designs. They work wonders in the urban home, too, adding a touch of natural charm that is sure to bring a warm, casual element to any setting.
How do I know what size to buy?
Fireplace screens, like fireplaces, come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Single panel fireplace screens are the easiest to size properly because they stand across the fireplace in a straight line. Simply measure the opening of your fireplace & choose a single panel screen that is large enough to cover that space completely.
Multi-paneled screens have a curved effect, which makes proper sizing more complicated. To determine the proper screen size for your fireplace, add 10-12 inches to the width of your fireplace and 3-5 inches to the height. This allows for sufficient positioning angles, which keeps the fireplace screen securely upright.
Both width and height are important on any fireplace screen, as you need complete coverage for maximum protection and safety. Remember: measure twice and buy once!
Some fireplace screens feature doors. These come in two types: freestanding and built-in.
Freestanding doors are doors built into the fireplace screen itself. The dimensions of these screens typically indicate the dimensions of the entire piece, rather than the dimensions of the doors alone.
Built-in doors fit directly onto the fireplace, so the door dimensions and the screen dimensions are the same.
Hopefully you are now feeling more prepared to go out and tackle the world of shopping for a fireplace screen! With the above information, you will be able to get the exact look you want for your personal taste and style.
Thank you so much, Jess. Don’t you think that this is a timely post? The chilly weather has arrived for many of us, and we will soon be lighting our fireplaces quite often. Having the just right screen design will certainly make the experience even more enjoyable.
Have a great day,