A beautiful fireplace is a natural focal point of the room and it should be
dressed up and looking its best. Fireplace accessories that you add to the
fireplace will add to its safety, can help you store fuel, manage a wood fire,
and beautify your fireplace area all at the same time.
Fireplace tools are essential to maintaining a well-burning wood fire. Fireplace
poker is used for arranging burning logs and a pair of fireplace tongs - for
picking up pieces of wood. A long-handled shovel and brush are also useful for
cleaning out cold ashes from a spent fire. You can choose fireplace tools of
wrought iron, steel, polished brass or copper in a variety of finishes.
To recreate the old-world fireside elegance when choosing fireplace tools, avoid
refined finishes such as polished brass. Instead, opt for a pewter finish or the
hefty look of wrought iron. To bring the classic look to your home, chose a
formal fireplace tools.