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Selecting a Fireplace Screen
screens are the perfect addition to any fireplace. While they
are very practical in that they prevent the sparks and ashes
from the fire from entering your living space, they can also be
a beautiful accent to your home's decor and make your fireplace
a focal point to be truly proud of.
are two basic types of fireplace
screens which include the flat screen and the folded
screen. The flat fireplace screen consists of a solid,
unbendable structure which sits directly in front of your
fireplace. This type of screen is perfect for those with
children or pets that like to get a little too close to the
fire. The flat screen is also available as a fireplace screen with doors.
The folded screen is constructed using 3, 4, or 5 panels and
sits a little out from your fireplace. The folded
fireplace screen is great for those who do not want to have to
move the screen each time they tend the fire and for large
Both flat and folding fireplace screens come in a
variety of styles to compliment any home's décor
including Antique, Traditional, Contemporary, and Country. There
are also many materials to choose from such as steel, brass,
wrought iron, copper, glass, stained glass and polished iron.
Fireplace screens can range from practical and plain to
elaborately crafted pieces of art which are not really practical
for containing a fire but are a very exquisite addition to any
When selecting a fireplace
screen for Antique or Victorian decorating styles,
choose pieces which are constructed from gold or brass. These
fireplace screens usually have some type of decorative element
such as a scroll, swirl or flower and are always elegantly
designed. While these types of fireplace screens can also be
incorporated into other types of decor, they do not work well
with Contemporary or Casual styles.
fireplace screens, on the other hand, work well with any
decorating style. They are identified by clean, classic, simple
lines and can be constructed from variety of materials.
Artistic or designer fireplace screens are usually
reserved for people that don't utilize the fireplace a great
deal but want to make their fireplace an elaborately designed
focal point. This category contains fireplace screens such as
those crafted with stained glass.
Another thing to keep in mind when selecting the perfect
fireplace screen for your space is to choose a screen that
coordinates with your color scheme. For rooms done in warm
colors, your best finishes are copper, bronze, rust, gold, black
or any shade of brown. For rooms done in cool colors, your best
finishes are brass, stainless steel, pewter, aluminum, white or
be sure to measure your fireplace before shopping for fireplace
screens. Once you have the measurements, add 10 to 12 inches to
the width and approximately 1-3 inches to the height to find the
right size screen for your fireplace if you are choosing a
folding screen. For single panel firescreens, the screen
should overlap the fireplace opening by 1-3 inches for overall
doing a little bit of planning and research now, you will be
sure to choose a fireplace screen that is perfect for your space
and one that will be enjoyed by your family for years to come.
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