Updating old fireplaces

The combination of rich earthy colors gives this fireplace a classy arts-and crafts vibe.

The vertical placement of the glass tiles has a fresh spin and the cool factor comes from having the TV hidden behind the mirror.

For full step-by-step instructions, see How to Install Glass Fireplace Doors.

Updating a red brick fireplace provides a visual lift to an entire room.

The fireplace gets a contemporary update with a new marble surround, a floating mantel and a hearth.

Retrofitting this safety feature to an existing fireplace isn't difficult.

Whether you're updating the red brick to complement a new decorating style or simply sprucing up the existing decor, inject new life into your current fireplace with a makeover.

Professional decorating ideas can help you give your red brick fireplace a face-lift you'll love.

Color works well when it’s just around the fireplace, too.

Designer Maria Killam, CMG, used bright orange paint around and over the fireplace here, for a bold look you can easily replicate with any favorite hue.

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Interior designer Susan Diana Harris, Allied ASID, is crazy about color, and she used it to great effect around this fireplace.

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