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Dream a Little Dream… Light My Fire

By Cassiefairy @Cassiefairy

Please cast your mind back to just before Christmas when I was telling you all about my bedroom makeover and it was going surprisingly well. Then Christmas hit and it kind of grinded to a halt – although I did put up ‘themed’ decorations in the bedroom during the festive period (below)! So now that we’re into the new year and now that I’m in full-on ‘sort out the house’ mode, I’ve gone back into the bedroom and have taken a look at what needs doing. As you know, I’ve talked about the new cushions that I intended to make over the weekend, but I kind of ran out of time, what with all the decluttering I’ve been doing, so my sewing project will continue into this week and I’ll share my updates with you soon! In the meantime, I’ve managed to add a feature to the bedroom that looks cute and quaint and I couldn’t wait to share it with you…

Bedroom makeover DIY new hotel chelsea white sheets sleep challenge christmas decorations

I love houses with fireplaces in the bedroom and have coveted that cute victorian style for years. Ok, I know my little bungalow isn’t as classy as that, but there’s no reason why I too can’t have a feature fireplace in the bedroom, albeit a little one! Back in history there had previously been a fireplace in the bedroom, and the chimney stack is still there but there’s no sign of a mantle or hearth etc. But surely that means there’s potential to install a fire place, doesn’t it?

modern balanced flue gas fireplaces

Modern balanced flue gas fires

I’ve been doing my research and there are a variety of fireplace styles that I like and would to have something like the fireplaces above fitted in my house, but I think that might be a bigger job that my husband had in mind for the start of the year, so I’ve settled for something smaller and ’just for show’ rather than for heating the room. While we were wandering around a vintage yard, hubby spotted a cast iron fire surround and even though we haven’t opened up the fireplace yet, we decided to go ahead and fit it on the chimney-breast wall  to give the impression of a small fireplace. This brings a bit of a heritage feature into the room and it immediately feels much more grand and glamourous. It’s amazing what a difference a fireplace can make to a space, even when it’s not a functioning fire!

bedroom makeover small cast iron feature fireplace

Let me know what you think of my tiny little fireplace and have you done anything similar in your own home to create a feature fireplace? :)


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