Whilst your fireplace is, of course, the main event, there are some companionable accessories that not only enhance the look of your fireplace, but increase its functionality and safety, too. Here at Wakefords, we’ve seen a fair few fireside accessories in our time – here are our top 6…
Whilst they can be decorative, fire screens are also very practical when it comes to open fires, or for keeping little ones or pets away from log burners. In a functional sense, they stop stray sparks from reaching the carpet, which present a fire risk, instead keeping them to the hearth. They can also add a quirky touch to your room.
Having the tools you need to hand in order to stoke your fire and clean up once it’s out is essential for getting the most from your fireplace. Companion sets, which feature a dustpan and brush for ash and wood detritus, tongs for lifting fuel, and a poker for adjusting logs, are ideal to keep beside the fire. They really make it look the part, too!
Where else would you keep that dry, seasoned firewood? Log baskets can add to the general cosy look that an open fire or log burner provides, and can come in all shapes and sizes. From the traditional round wicker log baskets to cool, modern options, there’s a log basket to suit every home.
These are a bit old school, but they still look fantastic and can still be used for their original purpose. Bellows help you direct oxygen towards your fire to get it going, saving your own lungs from the hard work. Bellows make a lovely addition to your fireplace; you can even hang them on the wall!
The purpose of a fireback is to protect the rear wall from the heat of the fire, as well as reflecting it back into the room, increasing heat efficiency. Firebacks are made of metal, and go way back to 15th century France – talk about traditional!
Why choose Wakefords for your fireplace accessories?
We’re well known for supplying fireplaces, gas fires and log burners here in Surrey, but did you know that we also offer fireplace accessories too? We’re committed to providing you with the fireplace of your dreams, which includes the perfect accessories. Chat to us about your vision, and we’ll do our best to make it a reality. Give us a call, or visit our fireplace showroom in Woking today.