Decorative Fireplace Covers

Decorative fireplace covers can be a marvelous addendum to your room décor. Whether the fireplace is in your living room, family room, den, library or bedroom, a beautiful screen or glass front can make your fireplace even more beautiful.

Taming Fire and Keeping it in Its Place

A good fireplace cover is an excellent way to prevent your beautiful hearth fire from turning into a bad master, rather than a good servant – to mangle the old aphorism. A wood fire in a well-engineered fireplace makes a focal point that is like no other. It mingles sight, sound and aroma to create an ambiance that is only possible with a real wood fire. Unfortunately, it also produces ash, smoke, and, if the wood pops, the occasional flying coal. A good cover can keep your wood fire in its place – and there isn’t any reason at all not to make it beautiful while you are about it.

Fire Screens

A fire screen will do a great deal toward keeping your fireplace fire behind the firedogs. The small mesh prevents large bits of live coal from popping out of the fireplace while allowing the marvelous aroma of burning wood to permeate the room. Most fire screens can be folded or slid aside to allow activities such as popping corn, roasting marshmallows or wieners, or even baking the occasional apple. Not all fireplaces are large enough to accommodate a tea kettle or Dutch oven, but some are – which can add to the ambient aroma. Scrolled iron panels with wire mesh are a good choice and are marvelously decorative, but mesh screens can also be attached to guides and slid across the fireplace opening.

Glass Fire Doors

Equally decorative and practical, are glass fire doors. They not only restrain flying sparks but help control smoke and ash. Their use sacrifices some of the aroma and perhaps some of the open-flame cooking options, but preserves the beauty and practicality of an open fire in your home. Glass is an excellent medium for baked-on designs. Fire screens and fire doors make excellent decorative covers for your fireplace. They enhance its ability to act as the focal point for a room, while doing a stalwart job of keeping flying sparks and ash in their place. Here are ten examples of decorative fireplace covers for you to admire or consider.

Haverhill makes a charming three-panel fire screen. Soft arches of wrought iron embrace the
The Three Panel Fire Screen

Haverhill makes a charming three-panel fire screen. Soft arches of wrought iron embrace the fireplace opening, and sturdy mesh allows sight, sound and aroma while keeping snap, crackle and pop in their place. Suitable for both wood fires and gas logs, it does not require extensive installation. Simply unfold, and set up, to have it ready to go to work for you.

A flat, single panel fire screen sits flush against the fireplace opening. It uses angle-iron style
Single Panel Fire Screen

A flat, single panel fire screen sits flush against the fireplace opening. It uses angle-iron style legs to support the panel. Plow & Hearth has four models of this fire screen type. Two combine the graceful arched top with scrollwork, the third incorporates a pattern of geometric metal. The fourth is a lovely metal and glass panel with sliding doors in the center.

If you are looking for a posh screen you will love the Willa Arlo Interiors Roberson three panel
Posh Three Panel Fireplace Screen

If you are looking for a posh screen you will love the Willa Arlo Interiors Roberson three panel fireplace screen. Set up is easy, just unfold the sides and place the screen in front of your fireplace. Clean up is a breeze, too. Just wipe the rich, gold-colored metal with a cloth. Its appearance is stunning, and it does the job.

From Plow & Hearth comes a beautiful flat screen panel with two doors and a graceful floral
Beauty and Easy Access

From Plow & Hearth comes a beautiful flat screen panel with two doors and a graceful floral pattern. The outer frame holds the glass and metal patterned panels in place while two doors give easy access to the fire for tending – or for toasting a bit of bread if that’s your desire. If you love elegance with functionality, this is your fire screen.

Bring the opulence of a cathedral window to your fireplace with a River of Goods three panel
Opulent Stained Glass Fire Place Screen

Bring the opulence of a cathedral window to your fireplace with a River of Goods three panel stained glass fireplace screen. It is sure to be a conversation piece and an eye-catching focal point for your room. Handcrafted from 239 pieces of cut glass and welded together using the Louis Comfort Tiffany method, it is an ideal piece for Victorian decor.

Imagine campfires flickering among ancient oaks, or consider the mysterious shadows of Yggdrasil as
Tree of Life Fire Place Screen

Imagine campfires flickering among ancient oaks, or consider the mysterious shadows of Yggdrasil as your hearth fire burns brightly behind this flat panel screen. A single door opens to allow easy fire tending. Easy to set up, with its angled feet to hold it up, and easy to clean, as well, yet it speaks to atavistic memories of lost legends.

Enjoy easy set-up and management with the Cole & Grey single panel fireplace screen. Gold colored
Rich Simplicity

Enjoy easy set-up and management with the Cole & Grey single panel fireplace screen. Gold colored textured tin in a simple, repeating pattern of four pointed stars supported by an iron frame is charming without being ostentatious. The price is modest, as well, making it an affordable choice for budget-conscious householders, yet functionality is not sacrificed on the altar of economy.

Enjoy a charming modern design using tubular steel, black mesh, and glass to prevent drafts and to
Single Panel Glass Fireplace Screen

Enjoy a charming modern design using tubular steel, black mesh, and glass to prevent drafts and to keep your fireplace fire in check. The flickering flames behind the glass enhance the appearance of the screen. Hinged center doors make easy access to the fire for tending so that your fireplace will be both safe and beautiful.

If you have a large fireplace or one that has an irregular shape, you might be interested in the
Four Panel Folding Fireplace Screen

If you have a large fireplace or one that has an irregular shape, you might be interested in the four-panel fireplace screen from Uniflame Corporation. Made of polished brass with top arches and ornamented hinge tops it has an understated elegance that would not be out of place with any décor. Add to this a modest price for the budget conscious.

If you love understated elegance with easy care of your hearth fire blaze, you will love the Plow &
Understated Elegance with Easy Care

If you love understated elegance with easy care of your hearth fire blaze, you will love the Plow & Hearth small crest iron fireplace screen. The mesh is held in place with graceful iron scrollwork, bound together by a sturdy black iron frame that contains the two doors. The whole thing is held up by curly-toed angle irons that add their own decorative element.

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This fireplace screen comes with a 4-panel brass construction and the decorative filigree on the
This fireplace screen comes with a 4-panel brass construction and the decorative filigree on the bottom that will allow you to bring some extra style and elegance to your living room and still enjoy both the charm and functionality it has to offer.
Gas fireplace insert. The insert has been made in contemporary style and will allow you to
Gas fireplace insert. The insert has been made in contemporary style and will allow you to complement your fireplace. The insert give the true look of masonry with its decorative brick panels. It fits GDI44 fireplace.
This extraordinary decorative fireplace door kit is the perfect combination of interesting design
This extraordinary decorative fireplace door kit is the perfect combination of interesting design and style. Introduces a warm and cozy feel to any decor. Can only be used indoors.
Pleasant Hearth AT-1000 Ascot Fireplace Glass Door, Black
Pleasant Hearth AT-1000 Ascot Fireplace Glass Door, Black
This tastefully decorated and very functional three heavy duty panel fireplace screen is the
This tastefully decorated and very functional three heavy duty panel fireplace screen is the perfect solution for every interior. It has a subtle plant decoration which enchants and adds lightness to the entire structure.
This fireplace screen is made from the rust-free premium grade metal alloy and will let you add a
This fireplace screen is made from the rust-free premium grade metal alloy and will let you add a beautiful compliment to your household, while the decorative curves accentuate the interior. It will bring the completeness to the existing decor.
Great idea for your fireplace in spring and summer, or if its a nonfunctional one. Perfectly
Great idea for your fireplace in spring and summer, or if its a nonfunctional one. Perfectly stacked logs you can remove in seconds.
This is what we are going to do with our fireplace, so beautiful! And it will give me a use for all
This is what we are going to do with our fireplace, so beautiful! And it will give me a use for all the left over candles from the wedding!
"Lexington" Single-Panel Fireplace Screen at Horchow. $395  Exclusively ours. Ogee-patterned
"Lexington" Single-Panel Fireplace Screen at Horchow. $395 Exclusively ours. Ogee-patterned fireplace screen romances the fireplace with texture and adds an intriguing play of light and shadow to the mix.•Handcrafted of iron. •Hinged feet. •Mesh
Painted fireplace idea...I love paint.  See what it can create along with collected junk....a
Painted fireplace idea...I love paint. See what it can create along with collected junk....a beautiful fireplace that I presume was formerly ugly.
Really want to find a cute screen for the fireplace - who knew they can be so expensive?
Really want to find a cute screen for the fireplace - who knew they can be so expensive?
LOVE!  Decorative fireplace cover - detailed instructions on website, can make one for each season
LOVE! Decorative fireplace cover - detailed instructions on website, can make one for each season plus one for off season.. love, love, love and totally doing this!!!
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DIY faux fireplace - holy moly this is so doable and we have the fireplace this would just cover up the ugliness
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Love this gorgeous house decorated for fall - the black mantel is so dramatic! #EclecticallyFall
A salvaged window sash with added brackets enhances this fireplace when not in use. |
A salvaged window sash with added brackets enhances this fireplace when not in use. |
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Fake a Stack of Wood Logs in Your Fireplace! Cute since I have a gas fireplace!
Fake a Stack of Wood Logs in Your Fireplace! Cute since I have a gas fireplace!
White washed brick fireplace with white wood mantle :)
White washed brick fireplace with white wood mantle :)
Fun DIY chalkboard (and magnetic!) fireplace cover on the blog today! Great idea if you need to
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Redo a boring brick fireplace with AirStones! Adhesive, these light weight babies, a hacksaw and a
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Yes! I am the queen of covering up fireplaces.
Yes! I am the queen of covering up fireplaces.
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Reclaimed wood fireplace... it would be easy to cover the ugly brick with this and cheap but beautiful!!