If you are looking to get yourself a new iron fireplace screen then there is much that you will need to consider, far more than I had realized if I am being honest. We replaced our screen sometime last year and there was such a broad range of options that I genuinely had some tough decisions to make in terms of deciding. Having gone through that process and having bought the fireplace that we needed, I wanted to share with you guys what the most important factors are when considering which is the right one for you. Let’s take a look and see exactly which kind of screen you should be looking to get, and what considerations you’ll have to make first.
Function Over Everything
Something which struck me when I started to look at the pieces that were available was the sheer design quality of some of those fireplace screens, some of them really are like pieces of art. It is easy to get swayed by this kind of stuff but you should make sure that you stuck to your guns and focus on what is most important, and that is the functionality of the screen. The reason I say this is that we saw many screens which looked absolutely amazing but honestly wouldn’t stack up in front of an active fireplace. Always pay attention to the function of the screen.
Something else which I quickly noticed about these screens is that whilst some of them worked very well, they really did block the flame of the fire. I don’t know about you but one of my favorite aspects of a fireplace screen is that you are able to see those flames flickering and dancing around. Make sure that before you buy, no matter how great the fireplace screen looks, that you can actually picture the flames behind the screen and imagine what it would be like in the room.
A fireplace screen is a large item and no matter how big your room is you will find that this is one of the most noticeable aspects of it. Much like a piece of art then, it is important that you find the way to combine the style of he fireplace screen with the rest of the room, and the theme that you have chosen. For example if you have a cozy, country style room, then the last thing which you need is a fireplace screen which is modern… or medieval.
Make no mistake about it, if you have the funds to spend then you could find yourself spending a huge amount of money on this. Firstly a solid piece of iron is going to be pricy and then if it is hand crafted or custom then you are going to be looking at an even heftier price. Always ensure that you have a budget in mind before you go shopping, to avoid things getting out of control at the store.