In the past, the hearth was a gathering place in many homes, providing warmth for the house and heat for the cooking of daily meals. Today we refer to it as a fireplace where we can create a traditional wood-burning cove or a modern fuel flame. Either way, it is a focal point that creates ambiance and romance.

So what do you do during the spring and summer months? Here are a few ideas to maintain its focus in your room.

Mirror, Mirror

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Having a piece of mirror cut to size and placed in front of the fireplace cove adds additional dimension to the room. Placing mercury glass objects in front of the mirror will add extra shine and sparkle to the room. Even adding a lit candle in front would add to the reflection.

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