Metal fireplace surround is definitely eye-catching, uncommon and daring way to adorn your fireplace. It’s possible to make your surround fully metal or combine aluminum, stainless steel, ordinary steel or copper with other materials, most probably with wood panels around the actual fireplace or stone top shelves. The shine of metal will create a perfect contrast with wooden, brick or limestone parts. It may look either antique, or really edgy and modern.
This design is not something every second house features, as it’s rather difficult to implement a metal surround for fireplace into the general house or room decor so that it would look harmoniously, and, let me warn you, it shouldn’t belong to most of the interiors. But a house or an apartment of an industrial, country, shabby chic or especially rustic styles may, by all means, include even sheet metal fireplace surround, that goes up to the ceiling. If you’re brave enough and determined to install a metal surround for fireplace, just make sure, that it won’t overload the room and visually occupy all space in it. It’s better to add some matching metal decorations to go with the fireplace, so that they would balance the room décor and make your fireplace surround its inalienable part. Maybe, it’s even better to hire a professional designer and ask him for his opinion and decor options, thus your fireplace will look good for sure. Moreover, together you may come up with ideas of custom metal fireplace surrounds of unusual shapes and colors.
The other advantage of metal surrounds, aside from their uniqueness, is that you may easily remodel them. Painting metal fireplace surround black sounds like a good idea. Besides, you may add stone detailing, fire irons, woodfire stacks, metal candleholders or quite large lanterns. Of course, metal fireplace doesn’t appear to be too warm or cozy and homey, but you can make it look so by putting an artificial fur carpet near it or other similar décor pieces of your taste.