Fireplace Focal Point - Conestoga Tile

Fireplace Focal Point

When designing a room, it is important to choose an appropriate focal point that will allow you to build upon its style throughout the rest of the space. A good example of a common focal point that can be made creatively unique is the fireplace.

Florida tile ledgerstone on the fireplace facade and a porcelain wood floor

Photo Credit: Florida Tile’s Slate Ledgerstone

Tile the façade

If it is more on the bland side and in need of a makeover, consider updating its façade.  A textured stone look with a large wooden mantle above the hearth would add visual interest and immediately make guests feel cozy. A recessed fireplace with tile with a high gloss glaze will give it a modern feel.

Face furniture toward the fireplace

If the fireplace is exactly as you want it to appear, your next job is to stage the room in such a way that guests will automatically be drawn to it.  This can be done by simply arranging the furniture to face it, either directly or at differing angles.  A sofa can be placed directly opposite with a beautifully upholstered armchair accompanying it on the side.  Don’t forget a side table or two and a coffee table for you and your visitors to place drinks and a few magazines and books.

Highlight the fireplace with lighting

Lighting is also important. Using a soft white bulb will keep the room looking warm and provide just the right amount of illumination to complement the flames coming from your focal point. Be sure to use a dimmer to set the mood.

Fill the empty space above

If there is any extra space above the fireplace, try a beautiful piece of artwork with similar hues to the fireplace itself.  Try not to install anything too flashy in this space as you do not want to take attention away from your focal point.

Conestoga Tile has many options of tile for around your fireplace.  Visit a showroom today and let our professional tile consultants find the perfect tile for your fireplace.