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Fireplace Tools

A beautiful fireplace is complete with fireplace tools that make it possible to create and maintain a cozy fire. Not only do these tools let you set and tend a fire, but they also add to the decor of your hearth. Tool sets often include tongs, a poker, a shovel and a brush, hanging conveniently on a stand that sits on the hearth. Made of stainless-steel or rugged wrought iron, you can outfit your fireplace beautifully to coordinate with your other room decor. Don’t forget to add a coordinating firewood holder and a screen to finish the ensemble.


Enhance fireplace and mantel decor with a delightful mix of pieces to create a cohesive design. To complement the strong feel of the fireplace tools, add some potted greenery. Flowers and plants are a beautiful way to add a touch of color and vibrancy to your fireplace. Choosing a faux plant lets you eliminate worries of sunlight and water, knowing that the potted blooms or succulent will continue to look healthy for years.


What could be better placed on your mantel than a stunning timepiece? Clocks add sophistication to your fireplace, and you can enhance the existing charm of your fireplace tools with a vintage-style clock that sets a peaceful tone. Consider a wood, chrome or bronze clock with distinctive numbers and hands.


Another stunning idea for the mantel, vases add both color and visual interest to your fireplace. Continue the rustic feel you’ve created with the fireplace tools, adding rugged vases made of galvanized iron or terra cotta. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, the finished effect of a vase on the mantel promises to be lovely. With clear glass vases and bowls on the mantel, you can fill these vessels with fresh or silk flowers to fit the seasons.


Propping a mirror on the mantel is another effective way to finish your fireplace decor. Wall mirrors provide instant depth and light to any area, so they are an ideal addition to a fireplace. If you choose a mirror made of material such as galvanized metal or decorative tin, you weave in a memorable connection between the mirror and your fireplace tools. Fireplace tools are not only necessary when using your fireplace, but they are an ideal way to inject flair and charm to your room decor as well. Every time you use the tools, you’ll appreciate not only their usefulness but also their distinctive beauty.