Whether they are electric or gel, ventless fireplaces can really lighten up any room. You can take it any way you want, but they can liven up an otherwise old decor that has been done for many years. But many people find it difficult figuring out how to decorate them. You can simply build the fireplace and leave it on its own to freshen up the room. But fortunately, you can go a step further with these few and wonderful ideas.
The first thing you can do is placed a flat screen television above the fireplace. It will attract attention to that side or corner of the room, while projecting a marvelous ambiance that goes beyond just having that fireplace in place. You may want to set up the television on its own stand, with some space between the fireplace and the television for the air to pass through. You can build the fireplace up in the corner too. While placing it flat against the wall would look wonderful also, building the ventless fireplace on the corner of the room would create a stylistic approach that is cut above the rest of any arrangement.
If the flat screen television is not an option and you do not intend to buy one in the near future, then there are other alternatives in which you can decorate the top of the ventless fireplace. A mirror on top is just perfect if the fireplace is built flat against the wall. Certain types of paintings would be great, and would complete a marvelous appearance. Landscapes of any kind such as fields, mountains, or beaches can project a peaceful ambiance, while abstracts can radiate character if the paintings are just the right kind of abstracts.
But it is not just enough to decorate the top of the fireplace and leave it as it is. The sides should get some attention too. One great idea that amazingly works is the addition of plants to either side of the fireplace. Tall plants can definitely add life to the entire side of the fireplace, while small plants can even up the balance. You can do anything you want as far as plants are concerned.
Another wonderful idea is to place an actual fireplace tool kit on the side. You may not need it but it looks natural sitting beside the ventless fireplace. If you have bought a crackling gel fuel in order to make the fireplace sounds like there is a traditional burning wood inside, complete the set up with a tool kit. You can even go a step further with a wood holder and a handful of small logs.
The ventless fireplace is a practical and economical option to the traditional wood burning fireplace, and there are a number of ways of dressing it wherever room it is set up in the household. With some imagination and creativity, you would be able to discover a style that can make the fireplace shine on its own. That is the beauty of interior design, so enjoy doing it.