As soon as the weather starts to become cold and less friendly we find refuge in our homes. They’re our sanctuaries and we try to make them as cozy, warm and inviting as possible. For some regions, a home doesn’t feel complete without a fireplace. It’s the element that brings everything together and that is more than just an architectural decoration. Fireplaces were originally used to heat large buildings and, even though they’re no longer a main heat source these days, they’ve remained an important part of the décor in most British homes.
Large fireplaces with open fires are very common in British homes. They were designed to quickly heat the room. Even though very appreciated for their design, large fireplaces have gradually become smaller over the centuries. They did, however, preserved their noble appearance and simple, elegant designs.