If you love the look of beautiful fireplace screens but do not have a fireplace in your home, why not consider using one as wall art? These beautiful fireplace accessories are available in many unique styles, many of which can be adapted easily to serve as wall decorations instead of fireplace protection. Here are some decorating tips you can use to transform a simple fireplace screen into a stunning piece of wall art.
Choosing a Fireplace Screen
There are so many different styles of such screens available that it might seem difficult to choose the perfect one for your wall. If your home features a rustic style of decorating, an iron fireplace screen could be quite complementary. Iron screens can also be used to add a traditionally authentic touch to a Tuscan decorating style. Brass and copper screens can also work beautifully as wall décor. Antique screens often work especially well, because they are usually crafted in a very ornate style.
However, they are also usually quite heavy, so be sure to provide them with adequate support when hung upon the wall. Even glass fireplace screens can work well when displayed as wall art. In fact, glass screens also adapt quite nicely when used in front of windows to add a decorative touch, especially if the screen includes stained glass features. Glass screens also look nice when displayed on the wall with a mirror mounted behind them.
Transforming a Fireplace Screen
When you first look at a fireplace screen, you might not immediately see it as wall art. But, once you remove the legs, you'll begin to see that what you really have is a flat panel that in many ways resembles a trellis. Of course, you can always just hang the screen on the wall “as is,” after removing the legs. But, with a few embellishments, you can transform your simple fireplace screen into a truly beautiful piece of wall art.
Decorating Ideas with Fireplace Screens
Mounting a flat mirror on the wall behind the screen will add a very decorative look, whether you are using a glass or a metal screen. Or, mount a metal screen to a piece of wood to create a rustic-looking wall display. Frosted glass, stained glass or various kinds of papers can also be hung behind the screen, accentuating its decorative look. For example, a beautiful black cast iron fireplace screen would look great mounted on a piece of rustic wood, with cast iron hooks hung along each side to add functionality.
Or, add delicate rice paper to the back of an intricately designed copper or brass screen for a vintage look. In a Tuscan styled room, choose an iron screen with a trellis design that will blend nicely with the overall natural look. Hang a few wall planters beneath the screen, and allow ivy or other vine plants to use the metal screen as a trellis. In the kitchen, try framing the screen with terra cotta tiles, after mounting it on the wall. If desired, you could even paint a screen to add extra design pizzazz.