fireplace companion sets
The most common materials used to create a fireplace tool set are iron and brass, but there are also many other materials to be found including chrome, bronze, copper, nickel, wrought iron and pewter. Fireplace tools can range from being simplistic in design to being elegantly styled with gorgeous accents made of materials such as marble and cherry wood.
If you tend to use your fireplace a lot, stick with tools that are made with more durable materials, but if you only use your fireplace as a decorative accent, you can cut some corners and purchase an ensemble based on looks alone. You might even be able to save money by purchasing tools which are plated instead of constructed with solid materials. These fireplace tools are not crafted with heavy use in mind but could be the perfect option for those looking for a decorative accent only.
You should also keep in mind the scale of your fireplace and select your fireplace tools accordingly. For example: If you have a very large fireplace, choosing a fireplace tool ensemble that is also grand in scale would be your best bet, but choosing the same set for a small fireplace would probably make your space look crowded and haphazard.