How to make electric fireplace look real
Winter is here, there’s no doubt about that. The days are shorter, sweater weather is in full swing and snow is slowly starting to fall. Some may rejoice, but for me it means one thing: it’s freezing outside so the sozy up season is starting! And what feels more cozy than curling up with a hot tea and a book in a comfy velvet chair in front of a fireplace? Nothing really. Unless of course it’s snuggling up with two little girls while looking at the fire!
So I wanted a fireplace since the day we decided to sell our old appartement and buy a house, that is four years ago. But of course, we couldn’t afford houses with a fireplace that also had a great location, so we settled on our little city cottage. Without a fireplace.
Fast forward four years and here I was, last month, facing another cold season and desperate for one. I was scrolling through Wayfair, when I discovered that they carry so many pretty electric fireplaces to choose from! . And I have literally made a happy dance because it was just too good to be true!
It comes in a box, doesn’t need any ventilation system, looks amazing and actually heats the space!
I love changing the decorations around it and I just love how it ads the charm and coziness to my living room!
Now, to make it look even more real I added two cabinets, on each side of it, and the prettiest affordable velvet chair I could have find, I just love how it looks, and how much bigger my room actually feels.
And if you’re thinking about getting one too, but you’re worried it won’t look real, here are my tips:
- Pick an electric fireplace that is at least 40 inches high ( the higher the more realistic it looks).
- Add symmetrical cabinets on each side. ( they don’t need to be as high as mine though, but if they are lover then do hang art on each side) or hang 3 shelves on each side of the electric fireplace and put baskets on the floor and accessorize the shelves. .
- Decorate it! Add drama with a big mirror or a high piece of art. Just remember to keep it in scale and don’t hang anything on top that is wider then the fireplace itself.
And I think it looks really great in any season, even with fresh flowers around- it just adds instant interest to any room!
I couldn’t be happier with my electric fireplace: I love the look of it, how it warms up the room, and how realistic the flames are. And I love the fact that it’s actually more ecological and more economical choice than a real fireplace would be. Not to mention the fact that I can turn the flames on without the heat, and I don’t need to worry about kids and babies walking around it! I think it’s really perfect for families with kids!
Disclosure: this is a post in collaboration with Wayfair, all opinions remain my own.
This is really looking amazing. Thanks for sharing this post.
Hi. Love the look. Can you share what bookshelves those are? Ikea?
actually they are from Canadian Tire !
This looks lovely! Which fireplace model is this?
I’m sorry, I don;t know !
Look beautiful…I have one similar to the one you have…only thing it’s cherry wood…do you think I could paint it white??
Hi Katie! Yes absolutely! I’d use a good primer first and then probably 2 layers of furniture paint will be enough!