A brick fireplace is one of those cozy home features many folks covet. But if the one in your abode doesn’t reflect your taste and décor, it can feel more like an eyesore than a desirable architectural feature.
Luckily, with a little creative thinking, a fire surround can become a dazzling focal point — not to mention grammable. So whether you’re looking to unlock your existing brickwork’s stylish potential or are contemplating a brick fireplace renovation, the following examples will get you inspired.
If you’ve grown weary of the look of your brick fireplace surround, take note: Even the most inexperienced homeowners can learn how to paint a brick fireplace. Here’s how.
If you’ve got a free afternoon, you’ve got time to give your brick fireplace surround a dramatic new look. All it takes is a little elbow grease, a few tools, and some fireplace paint.
Before you take on this project, inspect your surround. While there are many things that can be included on an OK-to-paint list, most stone fireplaces—limestone, sandstone, river rock, for example—are less amenable and harder to change if you do paint them. A brick surround is the best bet. Then choose your color. A whitewash brick fireplace is a classic choice, but a black fireplace adds drama. Pick a color that matches the style of your home and the room’s decor.