Easy fireplace update

Use our top five tips to take your fireplace from dull to dramatic

Use wow factor wallpaper

A sophisticated chinoiserie paper in each alcove looks divine and draws the eye to the fireplace.

Hang a picture gallery

One lone print above the mantel can look lost, so hang four family photos around it to create an eye-catching display.

Go for year-round blooms

A row of artificial peonies in simple glass vases pick out the pinks in the wallpaper and add year-round colour to the mantelpiece.

Create a fireplace display

If it’s not a working fire, stand stunning tall vases in front and add artificial flowers for an all-year-round summery feel.

Opt for a floral rug

Choose a pretty rug with flowery motif to complement the scheme and highlight the fireplace.

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