A fireplace is always a centerpiece in any room, bringing coziness, chic and warmth, and gathering people around it. But what if your fireplace is in need of a quick updo, how can you renovate it? A simple and elegant idea is to whitewash it. It is suitable for any type of oven and any material from which it is made.
Whitewashing is not a difficult technique, there are many DIYs and videos on how to do it and there are a number of different options. A whitewashed stone fireplace looks rustic but very elegant, although elegance is often what a rustic piece lacks. A whitewashed brick fireplace brings style and coziness to the room – such whitewashed fireplaces work in any room and look great. If you need something different, opt for a whitewashed wood-burning fireplace, which usually fits into modern and modern interiors without overly highlighting. Also think about your mantel – will you whitewash it or leave it stained? These are two completely different looks that will impact your space in different ways.
Decorative and non-functioning stoves and fireplaces are often whitewashed as this is a great way to make them look stylish and elegant, with a touch of shabby chic and an effortlessly chic feel. Cover them with a beautiful whitewashed matching mantel or even choose a stained one depending on the look you want. A whitewashed fireplace is a cool idea for almost any room, from rustic and traditional to shabby chic and girly. Dive into the gallery below for inspiration!