We all know and love the inviting warmth a fire brings to a room. But, did you know that your fire can be embellished with a few simple accessories? Fire accessories can contribute to the safety, practicality and whole aesthetic of your fire. It can be a confusing and expensive process deciding what accessories are right for you and your fire. So, we’ve picked out our favourites to make the whole process that bit easier and make sure your fire is kitted out for the fast-approaching winter months.
Fire safety is always the number one concern for parents, pet-owners and safety-conscious fire owners, so, these accessories can make your fire that little bit safer to make sure you can enjoy relaxing in front of those flickering flames without the need to worry.
No matter what fire you have sparks can easily fly and there’s no better way to protect you, your family and your home than with a fire screen to block any unexpected sparks or debris.
Not only this, fire screens, particularly those that can attach to the wall, are a great way to prevent those who aren’t aware of the dangers of fire, such as children or pets, from getting too close.
Although fire screens are a great means of protection against the dangers of fire they are also a great decorative feature of your fire. While the fine mesh protects from unexpected sparks, it still allows heat and light through meaning the benefits of your fire can still be felt by the whole room.
Your fire is more than likely the focal point of your room and it can be a worry that a fire screen can detract from this. However, there are now a wide range of styles available from contemporary to traditional, so, whatever your taste there should be a spark guard to improve your fire safety and embellish your fireplace!
For more information on fire screens see our previous article: Fire Screens - Safety and Summer!
TOP TIP: A folding screen is a great choice for adjusting around your fire surround and can be easily stored when it is not in use!
Whether it is coal or wood keeping your fire burning, buckets and hods are both safe and practical storage methods, and, with a great range to choose from you can easily find the perfect match for your fire.
Buckets and log holders, like the De Vielle Log, Kindle and Match Holders featured above, are the perfect accessory for any fire, whether you want the practical storage of solid fuels or a purely cosmetic item. Buckets come in a variety of styles, sizes and colours to provide the perfect finish to your fire and store your fuel safely and stylishly.
A great addition in this range is the De Vielle Ash Shovel and Holder Set. This product is perfect for cleaning out your fire safely, to ensure it continues to run efficiently, or, is a great accessory for contributing to the theme of your fireplace!
Last but not least are companion sets! Ranging in size and style these are perfect for any fire and consist of the following: brush, coal tongs, shovel and poker. Despite their practical uses these can still provide a decorative finish to your fire.
TOP TIP: Purchasing a coal bucket with a companion set is a great way to lower the cost and storage space of your accessories!