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Top Fireplace Design Trends For Autumn/Winter 2018

by Freddie Armstrong

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Feeling a little fed up with your fireplace? Does your oak beam need bringing back to life? Then look no further, as we’ve got the hottest fireplace design trends to help you update your fireplace for the new season.

Trend 1: Nordic

It’s been with us for a few years now but it’s still our number one trend for the autumn/winter season.

This look is all about texture and depth. Think warm blankets in muted colours, draped over your sofa, ready for those cozy nights in sipping mulled wine in front of your fire. It’s about creating somewhere where you can hibernate when it’s cold and dark outside.

But how to apply this to your fireplace? Your fireplace beam is the perfect place to create a display that fits with the season’s latest trends.

Develop textures by adding a vase with decorative twigs in it. If you’re feeling creative, you could even collect and paint your own branches. Add a large jar filled with fairy lights and a couple of tea lights in holders. A few small, mismatched earthenware pots work really well, too.

Trend 2: Your own woodland retreat

With a log burner or an open fire and an oak fireplace beam, you’re already halfway to creating this look.

This trend is all about capturing coziness by bringing the darker, more intense colours of an autumnal landscape into your home.

Think rustic, warm and lots of textures and interesting shapes. Add little bits of greenery to your fireplace (fake will last, real will have to be replaced regularly) in odd-sized pots and vases. Add a few tall candles and a little ornament or two of a hare or a deer.

Trend 3: Give your oak beam a little bling

Whether it’s yellow or rose, the gold trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

Add a little richness to your oak mantle by decorating it with a few small gold-coloured ornaments. A decorative rose gold vase, filled with seasonal flowers, creates a wonderful contrast against a rustic oak beam.

Make your fireplace the heart of your home

Staying in is the new going out. Especially when you have a wonderful fireplace with a matching oak beam to come home to. With all that money that you’ll save on drinks and meals out, you could treat yourself to a few key pieces to bring your fireplace up to date for the season ahead.

Now all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy a G&T whilst admiring your hard work.

Not invested in an oak beam for your fireplace yet? Here at Traditional Beams, we have a comprehensive range of oak beams, so you’re sure to find one to suit your home. Just let us know if you have any questions – we’re happy to help.