Boost your Fireplace Surround - Real cement tiles VS creative DIY ideas - get the same look for less

One of the latest trends happening right  now is the fireplace makeover. If it's going to take prime place in your lounge room it definitely needs to look its best. Cement tiles offer the most beautiful array of patterns, but unfortunately these beauties are not in everyone's budget. Inspired by Pinterest here are our favorite ideas to revamp your fireplace surround.

MOROCCAN BLACK & WHITE TILE

An inspiring article by Rue Daily featuring a chic Newport cottage, the designer Ashley Clarkuses an ever popular classic Moroccan pattern. It's timeless & fresh & works with so many interiors.

photo credit: Ryan Garvin for RueMag

Looks expensive right? Get the look for less! Are you creative? Here's a fun project idea to achieve the same result. Article by Apartment Therapy featuring @unapologetic_home byKrystal features a stencil technique. Click here to see the before & after 

photo credit: Krystal@unapologetic_home

An even easier technique to get the same look is to use Quadrostyle peel & stick vinyl wallpaper. While they aren't heat resistant ( don't use them on any surface that gets hot or subject to ashes ) they can cover a tiled or stone surround fireplace with just a few simple tools.

photo credit: Quadrostyle

PEEL & STICK WALLPAPER

Each panel is 24" x 48" ( 60cm x 120cm ) or 8sq.ft and cost $49.95
They're a breeze to install, no special tools required. If you don't get it right the first time just peel it off and re-position it. Trimming the edges is easy with a cutter & smooth out any air bubbles with a plastic card like a credit card. Click here to see how easy they are to apply


 

photo credit: Quadrostyle

 A BACKSPLASH FOR YOUR FIREPLACE

Cover your backsplash or a fireplace surround. These are a renters dream com true because they don't damage the surface beneath. You can peel them off without any gummy residue left behind. All that is needed is to give the surface a thorough cleaning. Peel off the backing & smooth the strip over your fireplace surround. 

REAL CEMENT TILES

Take an old fireplace and transform it into a centerpiece. Kate Riley from Centsational Style  shows you just how to do it. Click here to see the step by step tutorial to install real tiles to makeover your fireplaceOrder the same tiles from Overstock.com

 

 photo credit: Kate Riley

FAUX CEMENT TILES

Have a look at how these girls decorated their fireplace. Check out their instagram feed@rebeccaandgenevieve. Order the same vinyl wallpaper from Quadrostyle in Agadir grey to get the same look at your place. This project cost $ 99.90 + shipping.

 

photo credit: rebeccaandgenevieve

STENCIL YOUR FIREPLACE

For the creative types stencils are a fun way to transform an old fireplace.

We love this great tutorial from eastcoastcreative and if you want MORE ideas, head over to setting4four.com for another 9 great fireplace makeovers.

photo credit: eastcoast creative

MORE INSPIRATION

There are so many beautiful images to inspire you on Pinterest, here are a few more of our favorites.

 photo credit: Amberinteriordesign

 

Create a similar look with these peel & stick tiles from Quadrostyle

photo credit: Veneer Design

Get the same look with these peel & stick tiles from Quadrostyle

photo credit: Silkwood Furniture

 

photo credit: Unknown

Have you transformed your fireplace surround?  We’d love to see your before & after pics to share with our community! 

 

Cheers,