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30 Ways to Refresh Your Fireplace on Any Budget

By: Melissa Macron and Susan Kleinman

A fireplace facelift can take your living space from "whatever" to "wow!" Whether you’re contemplating a full-on renovation or looking for an easy weekend upgrade, get inspired by these ideas that will transform your hearth to the heart of your decor.

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Photo: Rachel Whyte. From: Fixer Upper.

Budget-Friendly: Add a Striking Mantel

This fireplace, seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, has a wooden mantel that brings warm tones into this space and draws attention to the living room's main feature, the fireplace.

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Budget-Friendly: Chic Screen

Something as small as a new fireplace screen can really dress-up the look of this important living room feature.

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Photo: Chris Hosford - Helios Design Group. From: Helios Design Group.

Budget-Friendly: Contrasting Colors

Painting the fireplace surround a complementary shade of slate gray makes it a subtle focal point in this cozy family room.

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Photo: Laura Metzler. From: Kerra Michele Huerta.

Budget-Friendly: Eye-Catching Artwork

The abstract artwork over the fireplace draws the eye to the middle of the room and cohesively marries with the other colors seen throughout the space. This is a budget-friendly remodel idea, depending on the price of the artwork, of course.

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