Fireplace Decorating Ideas for Your New Retirement Home on Cape Cod

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One of the most relaxing elements of any new 55+ community home on Cape Cod is a cozy fireplace. And when the weather turns cold, nothing is more enjoyable or peaceful than sitting in front of a beautiful fire inside your new home. But how can you make that fireplace just as dazzling during the day or summer months? Simple – try a few different ideas for decorating your fireplace; to ensure it always makes a positive impression and leaves a lasting memory for anybody who visits your new home.

Here are a few tips on decorating the fireplace inside your new home on Cape Cod.

Tip #1 – Create a Theme

Regardless of whether you’re creating a new décor for your home, or simply looking to enhance the look of your fireplace, a common decorating element is to create a theme that ‘tells a story’. And one of the best places to showcase a decorating theme is the mantel of a fireplace. There are a few steps for creating a complete theme for decorating a fireplace inside the home of any 55+ communities on Cape Cod that includes:

  • Adding several items on the mantel. Without compromising safety or jeopardizing the integrity of any of your collectable items, place several of your favorite memorabilia on the mantel of the fireplace to set a theme. Whether they are memories of family, previous profession or vacation souvenirs, the fireplace mantel is a great place to showcase them.
  • Work with a single color palette. For decorating the walls near a fireplace, it’s always best to begin with a single color – and enhance the surrounding areas with accent colors. Try placing colored picture frames on the walls that accent the primary colors.
  • Consider a ‘natural look’. Another popular decorating trend in several homes located in 55 and older retirement communities on Cape Cod include a natural theme. The Cape is well-known for beautiful blues and brilliant greens – so interject these colors on your fireplace to gain a unique perspective inside your new home.

Tip #2 – Find a Show Stopper Single Item to Display Proximately

Another tip for decorating a fireplace is to find one item in particular that is unique and showcase this in the center of your fireplace mantel. For example – if you have a particular item that you’ve enjoyed for a long time that could engage conversation with visitors to your home; display it on the mantel of the fireplace.

It’s important that if you choose this option that the item needs to be large enough to take up some good space on the mantel. But also remember to find some supporting items that will accent your primary product. Another way to accent this primary piece is to hang a piece of art or large mirror above the mantel to enhance the fireplace inside your home.

Tip #3 – Create a Three-Dimensional Layer Effect

Finally, a great way to stimulate the visual cortex of any visitor to your home is to create a subtle three-dimensional look on your fireplace mantel by gathering several different sized shapes and placing them strategically on the fireplace mantel. If you choose this option you’ll want to begin by placing the taller items along the back of the mantel, and layer smaller items incrementally as you move forward. Make sure you leave a few gaps in the space to allow for some ‘breathing room’ and not to clutter your mantel.

Regardless of what you choose to do – or how you plan to decorate the fireplace inside your new home built at Southport; the best 55 and above retirement community on Cape Cod, always make sure you place safety as a primary concern. Use your imagination and make that fireplace a focal point of conversation for anybody that visits your new home.