We have made every effort to find the best information on decorative and portable fireplaces. I fell in love with a small portable fireplace I first found on Amazon. It is a beautiful smokeless glass-fire tabletop fireplace made specifically to enhance the view of the dancing flames. I find small scale fireplaces are like miniature works of art and inevitably tend to be great conversation starters
I was entranced with the idea of carrying my personal fire from room to room or out to my patio. I can even take it in the car when visiting friends, bringing an extra bit of ambience with me.
A great example, of this type of table top fireplace, is the Gaiam Eco-Glass Portable Fireplace pictured above. Table tops range from glass on rock to a contemporary tabletop fireplace with stainless steel logs bracketed on a slate base (not shown), or a Portable Indoor/ Outdoor Gel Fireplace – Black/Copperas shown. I have also pictured a wall-mounted SANDRA Bio Ethanol Fuel Ventless Fireplace as another example of how to enhance your decor with a moveable fire.
Today, there are many options for beautiful indoor gel fireplaces and outdoor gel fireplaces and firepits. You can purchase a compact fireplace that would fit into even the smallest of spaces. There a many types and styles to choose from.
- Compact fireplaces for small spaces
- Wall-mounted gel fireplaces
- Traditional style and sized ventless gel fireplaces
- Tabletop fireplaces
Whether your style leans more toward modern, contemporary or anywhere in-between, one of the above-mentioned fireplaces would suite it perfectly.
All of the above utilize gel fuel. Each gel fuel can lasts around 3 hours and comes in a case of twenty-four. By my calculation, one case of gel fuel will last around 72 hours. Small fireplaces that run on gel fuel are mainly for decorative purposes rather than heating.
But they are oh so lovely, and these small flames bring a wealth of warmth to your heart as well as your home.
If you are looking for heat as well, an electric fireplace should be considered. These are more traditional in design with a one piece surround for the fire box and mantle. Electric fireplaces are also portable and can be moved from room to room should you choose to redecorate. There are so many options for electric fireplaces, please watch for my new page on this subject in the near future. But for the neatest ideas now, check out the new entertainment centers.
Electric fireplace entertainment centers are a great way to maximize space and also a terrific look, as shown below.
The tiered fireplace mantel shelves support a wide variety of flat panel televisions. Most are designed with a shelf for your electronic media components as well as storage for CDs and DVDs, these fireplaces ingeniously blend style with functionality for an entertainment center option that is entertaining in itself.
These units do not require venting or a flue, and no combustion means no greenhouse gasses–just plug it in to any standard household outlet and turn it on for economically heating a living room, bedroom, or other cozy place in the home (uses 90-percent less energy than gas fireplaces to produce visual flames).
And the best part is the remote, a romantic setting instantly with the flick of a finger.