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How to take your Electric Fireplace to the next level

If the allure of an electric fireplace has captivated you, but you're uncertain about how its aesthetics measure up to the authenticity of a traditional fireplace, here are some tips on elevating the realism of an electric fireplace:


  1. Add comfort and coziness with a Traditional Electric Fireplace Insert:

   Traditional wood fireplaces commonly feature square dimensions. Opt for a built-in fireplace that spans at least 34 inches in width, such as the Dimplex Revillusion® series or ClassicFlame Infrared series. While Dimplex is renowned for its category-leading lifelike flames, ClassicFlame leads in infrared heat output. Both electric fireplace options strike a perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics.


  1. Explore Options with our experienced staff:

   Dive into endless design possibilities by exploring all of the options that suit your project. Our customer support staff are ready to support you in tailoring the aesthetics of your electric fireplace to seamlessly integrate with your interior, ensuring a personalized experience.

Optimize the placement of your electric fireplace strategically, as its location significantly influences the realism and ambiance it brings to your space. Consider the following examples:


  1. Cozy Corner Placement:

   Nestling your electric fireplace in a corner of your room adds a touch of warmth and coziness to your home. This strategic placement not only maximizes space but also enhances the immersive experience, creating an inviting atmosphere.


  1. Centralized Wall Placement:

   Placing your fireplace at the center of a middle wall elevates its prominence, making it a captivating focal point in the room. This central location allows the LED flames to stand out even more, adding a stylish and visually appealing element to your living space.


A crucial tip to bear in mind is to avoid situating your electric fireplace near or by a window. Placing it in proximity to natural light sources can diminish the visibility of the flames. Opting for less light-reflective locations ensures optimal enjoyment of the lifelike flames in your electric fireplace.

Elevate the aesthetic appeal of your electric fireplace by pairing it with a sophisticated mantel package. Transforming your hearth with a stylish mantel is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.


Need a suggestion? Check out the Napoleon Hayworth Mantel Package and The Napoleon Bella Mantel Package for 2 uniquely designed solutions.


Conceal the electrical cords to enhance the placement of your electric fireplace. Unlike natural wood fireplaces, which operate without visible cords, there are lots of creative ways to ensure the cords are out of sight. Cord covers can be painted the color of your walls. Hard-wire your fireplace for a completely seamless installation. Design your surroundings strategically to ensure the cords are out of sight, allowing them to blend seamlessly with dark-colored furniture for a less noticeable appearance. Check out fireplace accessories for more creative ways to tastefully conceal cords. We carry a wide selection of fireplace tool kits and wood holders. 


To mimic the ambiance of a stylish gas fireplace, consider mounting a TV above your electric fireplace. This design choice is a classic one, often seen in traditional households with traditional fireplaces. Embracing this popular arrangement not only enhances the overall aesthetic but also contributes to making your electric fireplace look more authentic and seamlessly integrated into your living space.


Harmonize your surroundings with your electric fireplace by paying attention to strategic styling, ensuring a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing ambiance. Consider implementing the following suggestions to enhance the overall appeal of your space:


  1. Thematic Mantelpieces:

Decorate your mantel with figurines, photo frames, or books to add a personalized touch and evoke a specific atmosphere. These carefully selected elements contribute to the overall theme and create a cohesive visual story.


  1. Bookcases for Depth:

   Enhance the visual depth around your electric fireplace by placing bookcases on either side. This not only adds a touch of sophistication but also provides functional storage and display space. The symmetrical arrangement contributes to a balanced and well-designed look.


  1. Vibrant Carpeting:

   Elevate the visual impact of your space by placing a brightly colored carpet beneath. A vibrant carpet not only adds a pop of color to the floor but also directs guests' attention to the focal point – the electric fireplace. This simple addition can transform the entire atmosphere of the room.


By incorporating these thoughtful details, you can create a cohesive and inviting environment that complements the charm of your electric fireplace.