Decorative fireplace in the apartment
The fireplace is an element of an interior which brings a cosiness to the house. Often it is a highlight of the design of the entire room and most often it is placed in the living room. This room is called the heart of the house, because the whole family gathers in warm and cozy evenings to have a good time together, therefore the place to be in a decorative fireplace. The living room is the best room for receiving guests. That is why the living room should be beautiful and have a modern design. In order to make a special comfort in this room, you can supplement its interior with a modern fireplace.
Fireplace can dramatically change the home interior.
The fireplace is associated with the home, it can become a major part of your living room. On its basis, you can build a very original and elegant home interior. According to old traditions, family members celebrate all significant holidays by the fireplace.
Many residents of the city dream of installing a fireplace in an apartment, but they are not able to place a real fireplace with a flame at home.Therefore, an interesting solution for them may be the installation of a decorative fireplace. This piece of furniture is an imitation of a home fireplace, and it is a more affordable option. Usually it has elements that look like a real hearth with a flame.
There are decorative fireplaces that perform only a decorative function, that is pleasing to the eye, but not warm. Another type of such fireplaces, on the contrary, has a heating function, since the design of such fireplaces is supplemented with heating elements. In such a fireplace there is no flue system, they are powered by electricity. These fireplaces can be used as a heating device and as a subject of decoration of a living room or other room.
Some models are virtually indistinguishable from the real fireplace. They have a portal, a niche, shelves and parts that visually create a flame effect. Simplified models have a simpler design in the form of a classic fireplace arch and canvas with a picture of fire. As a rule, such models are smaller in size.
Heating decorative fireplaces are divided into types depending on the fuel used for their work. The first type is an electric fireplace.Electrofireplace in the interior of the house is a great solution, since such a device is very similar to a real fireplace, and therefore it looks very beautiful and elegant in an apartment. Heating elements included in the design of such a device are powered by electricity, and therefore such a device can provide a good heating of the room. In addition, this fireplace is very easy to manage, you can independently regulate the temperature.
The second type is a biofireplace. Bio-fireplace is a unique product, which is characterized by a real open flame. This fireplace is great for installation in any apartment and is completely safe. The device of such a fireplace runs on biofuel, which is ethyl alcohol. At the same time, the fire in the fireplace burns, but the smoke from such a fireplace is not emitted, since ethyl alcohol is split into water and carbon dioxide during combustion. That is why such a fireplace favorably affects the human body.
It is very easy to use a biofireplace: it just kindles and refuels. In addition, acquiring such a fireplace, you save yourself from the extra hassle associated with cleaning the ash and cleaning it from soot.This type of fireplace ensures the cleanliness of the air in the apartment, but still the manufacturers of such products recommend regularly airing the room in which the biofireplace is installed. A positive feature of this modern fireplace model is its economical fuel consumption.
Many models of biofireplaces look exactly the same as real wood products. But there are some types that differ from the classic models, as a rule, they are made in urban design. Bio-fireplaces are divided into types depending on their design. So, they distinguish portable fireplaces, which are small in size and very mobile, they can be put in any place, even on the table. The second type is stationary biofireplaces, which are large in size. As a rule, such a structure is placed on the floor or installed in a wall.
Another type - gas fireplaces. They are arranged more complicated than other decorative models and have a higher cost. The basis of their design - gas burners, which provide the necessary temperature. Their main feature is the presence of live fire.But for installation in an apartment or in a house of such a fireplace, permission of the gas service is required, as well as the obligatory presence of a good ventilation system.
Accommodation in the apartment
A false fireplace in the interior of the house, above all, performs a decorative function, so it is important that it fits well with the home environment. Its proper placement in the room is of great importance. Due to the wide and varied selection of types and models of fake fireplaces, you can choose the most suitable in size and appearance.
By placing the fireplace in the room there are several types of them, of which the most common is the near-wall. This type of fireplace most accurately conveys the look of real models. Based on the area of the room in which you plan to install a fireplace, you can choose a fireplace in real size or in conditional, that is, a small device. The latter option is suitable for premises whose area is less than twenty square meters.
The next type is the corner fireplace. This model takes a little less space in the room, in contrast to the previous type.It is perfect for a small cozy room. Outwardly, it is a simple portal, its design, as a rule, is quite simple.
Another view is a portable fireplace. As a rule, it is a small biofireplace. It is very easy to carry around the house due to its small size. Such fireplaces to simplify their transportation are placed on a stand made of metal, so it can be moved from place to place by anyone. Such a device is perfect for a bedroom or nursery.
How to make the interior
As for the situation, it is best to place the fireplace against the wall opposite the sofa or chairs with a small table. It is desirable to remove all large technical devices away from the decorative fireplace, as they will distract attention from the main part of the room interior - the fireplace. Some place a TV on top of the fireplace, but interior designers do not advise doing this. The fireplace can be decorated with stylish details, such as vintage watches or unusual figurines, in addition, family photos installed on the fireplace will add warmth and comfort to your home.
Fireplace will make unusual and fashionable any modern home environment,around him you can sit down and relax after a hard day's work, looking at the fire, because even an imitation of fire allows you to escape from problems.
How to choose
Many wonder how to choose a decorative fireplace. Such a fireplace should, first of all, perform an aesthetic function, so when you buy you need to pay attention to its design: this device should be well suited to the home interior. A huge selection of such fireplaces allows you to choose a fireplace that will be fumbled into a fierce atmosphere. Manufacturers produce decorative fireplaces in retro style, classic style, modern style, Provence, hi-tech and in many other styles, one of which will certainly suit your interior.
It is important to consider the size of the room in which you plan to install a false fireplace, as it is better if its size is proportional to the size of the room in which you will install it. Fireplaces mounted in the wall, take very little space and are suitable for small spaces. Portable models will also fit perfectly into a small room. You should not get too large decorative fireplace for a small room, since it will look cumbersome and therefore not be able to perform its main decorative function.
When choosing a fireplace model, consider which design fits you best. If it is important for you that, in addition to aesthetic pleasure, the fireplace brings heat, purchase a device equipped with heating elements. He will warm you up on cold evenings and help to bring the whole family together.
How to create your own hands: step by step instructions
Creating the most common fake fireplace is not a very difficult job. As a rule, such an element of the interior is made of thick cardboard, brick, plywood, drywall or laminated tile.
Homemade cardboard fireplace. The simplest solution is to make a fireplace out of a large box that has been freed. But such a decorative fireplace will be very short-lived, remember that this design will not be strong enough and is suitable for special occasions, such as meeting guests or a photo session. First you should put the frame out of the boxes, leaving a place for the hearth in the middle, and then decorate it, and in the center you need to place an image of the flame so that such a false fireplace looks as realistic as possible.
Fake drywall fireplace.More durable is a decorative fireplace, made of drywall, and it is also easy to make with your own hands. This building material has a very affordable price. The drywall fireplace is very easy to decorate, as this material is perfectly combined with others. The great advantage of a decorative fireplace made of drywall is that its design can later be easily changed without affecting the basis of the design of such a fireplace.
First you need to make the frame of the future decorative fireplace. As a rule, it is made of metal slats, which are fixed with screws. The role of the back wall is usually performed by a metal profile.
The next step in making a decorative fireplace with your own hands is cutting drywall into pieces of suitable size in accordance with the sketch.
Then the finished walls of the future fireplace are assembled in the form of a fireplace arch. It is better to balance the seams between sheets of drywall with putty. The next and final step is to decorate the received false fireplace. As a rule, paint, stucco, tile, natural or artificial stone and other materials are used to decorate this element of the home interior.
Creating a brick fireplace.Such a decorative fireplace is the most realistic, but it is rather difficult to make it yourself. To create such a design using facing brick or stone. The first step towards creating a brick raised fireplace is to create a drawing that depicts the order of this building material. If you have not laid out anything out of bricks before, you should not take it, it is better to leave such work for a skilled master.
First, lay out the frame part of the fireplace, but first of all, you need to check whether the floor can withstand this rather heavy structure. A positive feature of a brick decorative fireplace is that such an element of the interior, as a rule, no longer requires finishing, since a brick can already be considered an element of decor that is very versatile and can easily fit into any decor. Inside this design, you can place an electric portal that simulates a hearth, which can even be supplemented with a special device that makes sounds that resemble the crackling of burning firewood and the sound of a flame in the wind. This fireplace, though very massive, but it looks very elegant and natural.Its design can be supplemented with wooden strips, on which you can arrange candles, family photos and stylish table clocks.