It is very pleasant to get together with the whole family in the evening, talk and warm up near the warm fireplace after a hard day at work. This piece of furniture brings coziness and warmth to the house. The presence of a fireplace in your home will surprise guests, in addition, a classic fireplace with a firebox is quite large and will perfectly fit into the traditional interior of a spacious living room. This type of fireplace is the most versatile, since the classics are timeless, so this kind of fireplace can become a highlight of many types of home furnishings.
English. The classic types of fireplaces are called English fireplaces, they differ from other types in their design and the material from which they are made. Traditional English fireplaces have a U-shaped portal, and the portal in this version is open. The portal is the most important protruding part of the fireplace. Portals are open if there are no partitions or doors
This type of fireplace is the most natural, since the flame in the fireplace is open, nothing blocks the view. You can watch the flames and the burning wood. In addition, in the silence, you can hear the characteristic crackling sound that brings tranquility to the home. Spending time by the English fireplace is great for relaxing.
But an English fireplace has its drawbacks. This type does not heat the room well, because due to the abundance of incoming oxygen, the combustion process is very accelerated, and all the smoke rises upward and leaves with the heat through the chimney. In addition, open flames are the most dangerous. Therefore, now the models of classic English fireplaces are complemented with heat-resistant glass or a door that does not block the type of fire and perfectly protect from flames.
American. A more modern classic is the American fireplace. The Americans brought a bit of modernity and democracy to the traditional design of the fireplace. Designers call American-style fireplaces a skillful combination of classic and innovation. Such a fireplace can become a highlight of absolutely any interior. It can be installed both in a large house, in a country house, and in a penthouse-style apartment
Another advantage of a fireplace in this style is its practicality and high functionality. An American-style fireplace is the central part of the entire composition of an apartment or house. Typically, an American fireplace is made from materials of neutral and pastel colors, such as white, black, brown, beige, gray and others.
Electric. Residents of city apartments can also diversify the interior of their home with a classic fireplace, only in this case an electric fireplace is a suitable model for them. It looks no less luxurious and attractive than a real classic brick fireplace.
There are a huge number of models of electric fireplaces: some only play the role of a decorative element, and some, in addition to an aesthetic function, perform a heating function in an apartment. Electric fireplaces have only positive qualities, as they are very easy to use. The owner of such a fireplace can independently select and adjust the appropriate temperature. Designers offer a huge selection of classic electric fireplaces, so you can easily choose the one that suits your home interior perfectly. In addition, the classic electric fireplace is very beautiful and completely safe.
A bio fireplace is a model of a fireplace that, although it does not have a chimney, has a real open flame. This model is perfect for both an apartment and a house if it is not possible to build a chimney. This model, although it has a flame, is completely safe. The bio-fireplace performs both a heating function and an aesthetic function. The bio-fireplace is very easy to ignite and fill with bioethanol.
A feature of this type of fireplace is that with it you will not be concerned about cleaning ash and cleaning it from soot, the bio fireplace will perfectly complement the interior of the room and at the same time not pollute the air in it.
Many models of biofireplaces are visually very similar to real classic fireplaces, so they will perfectly decorate any classic interior. Such models are decorated with stone or imitation brick. There are more versatile classic models of biofireplaces that will fit into any interior style.
A feature of the classic style fireplace decor is that mostly natural materials are used for this. The most popular is the finishing of a classic fireplace with marble, since such a fireplace will look very luxurious and elegant, but at the same time it has a rather high cost. Some people prefer to use natural stone, facing tiles or bricks for decoration. The wooden decor of a classic fireplace is no less popular. A special rule when decorating a fireplace is that these materials are not stained, they are left in their original form in order to emphasize their natural nature.
When decorating a classic fireplace with stone, balsat is used, since its pattern is unique, as well as durable granite and malachite stones. These minerals are heat-resistant and do not change their external and quality characteristics when exposed to open fire. If your choice fell on the woody decor of a classic fireplace, then you would be better off choosing spruce, pine, juniper or oak wood. In addition, wood can be vintage aged by slightly rubbing and covering with a specialized paint.
In addition to the decoration of the fireplace itself, it is equipped with shelves on which decorative elements such as beautiful figurines or vintage clocks can be placed. A mantel clock in bronze will look especially advantageous. Some preferred to decorate the classic style fireplaces with old and ornate books or beautiful works of art such as paintings. Fresh flowers and vintage vases look very impressive on the fireplace.
A family photo in a picturesque frame on a mantelpiece will look very cute and at the same time luxurious. In addition to horizontal shelves for various stylish items, some equip the fireplace with vertical shelves that store firewood. Moreover, as a rule, this element of a classic fireplace is more appreciated not because of its functional purpose, but because of its design.
As a rule, a fireplace is installed in the hall or living room, therefore such rooms with this interior element have a more classic design, because the fireplace, as a rule, belongs to the classics. Therefore, it is important that this design fits well into the interior design of an apartment or house.
Best of all, the fireplace will fit into living rooms that are made in a vintage style. In modern times, this style is very fashionable and relevant.
This style is a combination of light walls and floors, lacquered wood furniture. It is very easy to choose a fireplace model for such an interior. Typically, vintage style fireplaces are matched to the wall in a similar design and color. All modern fireplaces will perfectly fit into the interior of the living room, decorated in country style. Some fireplace models have such a versatile design that they will look great both in a modern high-tech house, modern Art Nouveau, and in houses decorated in a more classic style, such as retro style, Provence and even living rooms. executed in a minimalist style.