Sometimes simple is the only way to go. When it comes to fireplaces there are some that are so intricate and built in such a magnificent way that there is no need to purchase something that will make detract from it look. The best thing you could do is to find something that is simple and that will help to add to its elegance.
In the case of a very unique and ornate fireplace sometimes it is better to use a flat fireplace screen. This is the most basic and simplest form of fireplace screens that you will ever find. They are easy to use and even easier to store away as they are lightweight and are completely flat.
Most of the flat fireplace screens are built and designed in such a way that they are able to sit directly in front of the opening of the fireplace and the only way to move them is to completely take it away and put it off to the side. However, there is one other design that is more appealing to people.
The other half of these types of screens are built with one or two doors that will open in the middle of the screen. Because of this these flat fireplace screens work great when between the opening and do not need to be removed in order to use the fireplace. All you have to do is open and close the doors when needed. This are a bit easier to use.
If you are afraid of going to simple there are a few flat screens that have been given a design. They are still simple – but they are more decorative then something that has no color or design at all.
The only problem that people have with flat fireplace screens is that they do not have sides that fold into the fireplace. These are necessary in homes with young children to keep them completely out and away from the fireplace and everything inside.