Modern vs Traditional Stoves: Which Design Suits Your Room?
It's often said that the hearth is the heart of the home, and we at Opulence Stoves completely agree. As well as being a wonderful source of warmth, light and heating for your home, a stove can provide an attractive focal point that enhances the look of any room. But with so many designs available nowadays, how do you choose the one that's right for you?
For many people, the idea of a wood-burning stove conjures up images of the traditional cast iron stoves of the Victorian era, often square in shape and with the ornate detailing typical of furniture from the period. There's no denying that this type of stove can be very beautiful to look at and would make a great addition to any home. In particular, a period townhouse, country cottage or any home that has been furnished in a traditional or rustic way would suit this style of stove down to the ground. Traditional stoves look fantastic when surrounded by an old-fashioned brick fireplace, but they can look just as good on their own in a corner of a room.
If you prefer a sleeker, more contemporary look, you may wish to choose a wood-burning stove that reflects this aesthetic. From striking, cylindrical designs to pared-down inset stoves that let the flames do the talking, there's bound to be a modern style on the market that's perfect for you. Some modern stoves resemble updated versions of traditional wood burners, while others are completely different with unusual shapes or designs, so there really is something for everyone. If your decor and furnishings are modern and streamlined in style, the cleaner lines of a contemporary stove could be the right choice for you.
A Personal Choice
Ultimately, selecting a stove for your home is a matter of personal choice. There are no rules, so don't be afraid to think outside the box! An ornate, traditional stove could make a great centrepiece in an ultra-modern living room, for example. Similarly, a more contemporary wood burner could create a sleek contrast against traditional furniture. The choice is yours, so why not start looking today?
We at Opulence Stoves have a showroom in Bury St Edmunds, with a wide selection of traditional and modern stoves. With the help of our experts, we're confident that you'll find exactly what you're looking for - just contact us and we'll be happy to help choose the right stove for your home.