A fireplace is one of the most beautiful additions you can have in your home. They are a classic way to warm up space, and creating one is relatively easy and inexpensive!
Many people start talking about wanting a bedroom fireplace when winter comes around. This makes sense because we all love looking at a fireplace’s glowing warmth. But what if I told you that you could have this same feeling of relaxation and tranquility without investing in a fireplace? You can by adding an easy-to-make wall heater to your bedroom!
These heaters work by using convection to radiate energy through air molecules directly from the heating element. Because there is no open flame, these heaters are much safer than traditional fireplaces!
There are many different styles of wall heaters, so it does not matter which one you pick – they are all very effective! Some even include features such as lights, speakers, and USB ports, making them more functional than just temperature control.
This article will teach you some tips and tricks for installing and designing your bedroom fireplace.
Make a plan for the fire
A fireplace is not just to warm your feet while watching TV, nor is it limited to using wood as kindling. Many professional interior designers suggest creating an area in your home with a built-in fireplace. However, this feature can be expensive, so you should do some research and determine if this would fit into your lifestyle before investing in one.
If you already have a working space where you burn things like candles or paper, you do not need another fireplace. But if you don’t, then consider it! An easy way to start looking into having a fireplace set up is by buying a tabletop fireplace.
These are typically made of glass or ceramic and have a light source attached to them. The light comes on at night and helps illuminate the room. These are very popular because they are inexpensive, and people love them! If you ever decide to add a real fire going through these, know what type of wood fuel to use.
Types of woods that will work include pine, cedar, and red oak. Avoid lauan, mahogany, and birch since those burns hot, which could hurt someone standing close to it or cause damage to other materials.
Buy a bedroom fireplace
A bedroom fire feature is one of the most popular additions to your home. They are typically designed to be placed next to or in front of a bed, so they can be used as an extra place to relax after a night of sleep.
Most people begin with the idea of buying a tabletop fireplace first before investing in a wall-mounted model. Both have benefits, but this article will discuss why there are better choices than a mantled (or mantle-top) fireplace.
There are some great reasons you should consider buying an open flame insert instead! Let’s take a look at some of them.
Bedroom fire features cost quite a bit of money. It is important to know what types of inserts are worth it and which ones are not. There are several ways to identify a quality insert versus one that is too expensive.
The main difference between both fireplace inserts is how hot they get. It cannot completely cover an open flame insert, so it must have holes through which air can circulate freely. This allows for more efficient heat production and combustion.
Regularly priced tabletop models are the better value. However – they do not regulate temperature very well. Only heating parts of the insert, not the whole thing, means colder flames. This may be okay if you want to feel warm, but it does not work if you need consistent warmth during winter nights.
Install the fireplace in the bedroom
A bedroom fireplace feature is very popular these days. There are many ways to install your new fireplace! Some professional installation companies have you assemble everything and install it, while other sellers offer free or low-cost installation services.
You will need to pick out some tiles for the surround of the fireplace and flooring material to put under the burners. You can also choose to have glass doors that cover the whole thing or just one door at the front.
There are several types of fuel for a fireplace. These include lighters, wood, coal, and fluid fuels such as natural gas or air. The energy used in your home depends on what kind of feel you want from the atmosphere in the room. For example, if you like more of an outdoor feeling, use a chiminea burner which uses liquid burning logs. If you want a cozy feel, use a regular stovetop burner where you can cook with solid fuel.
Your final decision will depend on your budget and how much control you desire over the space’s ambiance.
Get a fireproof and heat-resistant rug or blanket
A bedroom fireplace is a lovely way to warm your bedroom in winter. However, before investing in one, ensure you have all the necessary pieces first!
You will need to get a nice-sized mattress next to the fireplace, burn-safe curtains that block most of the fire, and a bed frame with built-in drawers or a wall-mounted nightstand to store extra blankets and clothing.
In addition to those basic needs, you will want to pick out soft furniture like pillows and sheets to be close to the blaze for additional warmth.
Once these things are in place, you can begin looking into a bedroom fireplace.
Buy decorative pieces for the bedroom fireplace
The next thing to do is find decorations you want to put in your new bedroom fireplace. These can be anything from glass door mats, wall hangings, pillows, or even furniture like a coffee table or bed!
If you want to spruce up your bedroom more aesthetically, adding some soft, warm light with glow-in-the-dark items will help complete the look. A nice framed picture of an object like this would also make a great addition!
These things cost no more than $20 each, so they are very affordable. If you are ever struggling with ideas for decorating your home, try surfing through discount sites to see what products sell well.
Build a fire in the fireplace
A bedroom fireplace is very different than an outdoor one. With a bedroom fireplace, you can build a fire much easier since there are no hot embers outside. You will also want to ensure your chimney is working properly!
To start building your fire, you will need some fuel. This could be wood, logs, or dried flower materials such as cotton balls or shredded paper. Mix the material and water and set it aside to soak for at least twenty minutes before use.
Now that your burnable item has soaked take them out and add some kind of light fluid like liquid oil or natural gas. When using liquids, make sure they are safe to use by checking their labels.
Once everything is ready, pour the mixture into the bedside table area or next to the stove where there is already space. Use the pot holder to grab the handle so nothing gets burned.
Wait for the flames to engulf the burner.
Once they do, turn off the heat source and see if the fire goes away within a minute.
If they don’t, move the pan to another part of the flame or return to the element until it burns down.
Your now-warm room was made possible due to these steps! Now try experimenting with other types of fuels and see what works for you.
Light the fireplace
While most people associate fireplaces with warm, toasty spaces, this is only sometimes the case. Some experts even suggest that using your fireplace as an illumination source can harm your health due to all the radiated heat it emits.
Bedroom fireplaces have become very efficient at heating rooms, but there may be better ways to use that energy for health. Using your fireplace as an illuminated space could put more stress on your skin and cause you to burn more calories by moving around to avoid excessive exposure.
There are some products designed specifically to work with this concept. You can find them in stores or online sites that sell glow-in-the-dark supplies and furniture. They will usually feature a plate with glowing material and a cover to protect your surface from sparks and hot glass.
These are great because you don’t need access to electricity to enjoy a nice, soft-light show! Pull out the plate and wrap it up until the next time you want to illuminate your room.
Enjoy the fire
A bedroom fireplace is not just for winter; there are many ways to use a fireplace during the summer! Having your flame was one of the most important features in our ancestors’ lives. They lived off their natural resources and built strong relationships through community gatherings and spending time together around fires.
You can add several different types of fireplaces to your bedroom space. An open grate fireplace, hearth inserts, and chimney beds are some examples of enjoying the warm glow from a classic wood-burning stove.
With the rise in popularity of white color schemes and nature-inspired bedrooms, adding an element of a green or red hue to your home’s interior design with a mantel-sized shelf, a stone framed wall insert, or a painted ceramic tile surround creates a beautiful display.
These new additions match well with all styles and are very customizable as they do not require grilling surfaces like a traditional charcoal grill.