Natural stone veneer has a rough yet elegant beauty to it and does wonders for transforming your home, inside and out.
Available in a wide variety of colours and textures, natural stone or faux brick veneer is the perfect accent to any space, providing an opportunity to add an earthy element to both your interior and your outdoor environments. Many homeowners use it to create a sense of symmetry and bring their surroundings together in a natural way.
One area you can make a simple but effective impact with stone veneer is with your fireplace. A true focal point in any room, this is a great way of making a statement and adding design flair to your property, while also increasing its value.
The holiday season is the perfect time to try out some new fireplace ideas and make your home cozy for the cold months ahead. Read on for a few style ideas and ways to spruce up your mantle.
Veneer Fireplace Ideas
A Real Natural Element
Create the ultimate cozy nook in your living space with a contrasting veneer fireplace. Use a colour darker than your walls for greater impact, or take the stone from the floor to the ceiling to make an exceptionally grand eye-catching feature.
Using various additional textures and materials such as wood panels, logs, and concrete furnishings will also help you play with different elements and boost the overall organic look of your natural haven. Don’t forget warm blankets and fluffy throw pillows to add some softness and provide the ultimate in relaxation.
Why not try: Rustic Wilderness/Timber Ledge.
Minimum and Modern
Let your fireplace do the talking with a sleek, modern minimalist feel. Keep your room colours and design quite simple and neutral to allow your fireplace to be the bold statement piece. Go for a striking stone with a lot of texture and take the design across the full wall.
Why not try: Quartzite Ledge/Quick Fit.
Simple Spruce Up
Transform your much-loved fireplace and take it to the next level with the simple addition of a stone veneer surround.
Play around with different colours and designs, add a contrasting wood mantle, go bold with marble, or keep everything stone veneer for the ultimate in sleekness.
Why not try: Tuscan Fieldstone/Rustic Rubble.
With your fireplace in check, why not add some decorations to get it holiday-ready?
Simple Holiday Decoration Ideas for Your Fireplace
- Wreaths: The more embellishments, bells and bows, the better! Try one centralized wreath or a few smaller wreaths for a cohesive look
- Plain or decorated garlands can add both grandeur and style
- Add some festive rustic or modern style stockings
- Experiment with baubles arranged in glass jars, hanging from your mantle, or simply placed in piles along the top of the mantle or around flameless candles. This is a very modern take sure to add some flair
- Twinkling lights are the epitome of the season and will make your fireplace even more cozy and inviting
Whether you prefer natural stone or faux brick veneer, if you’re looking to install a new fireplace, let the professionals at Grand River Natural Stone help.
Choose from a wide variety of styles and designs to create the fireplace of your dreams this holiday season. Contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!