A bright, glowing fire or soft, simmering coals will instantly make any living room or sitting room cozier. Keep your family, yourself and your home safe with a fireplace screen. Designed to keep ash and embers from blowing out and damaging carpeting or lighting a rogue flame, the screens are both family- and pet-friendly. Even when not in use, they add fashion to the hearth and function as a decorative item. Because they are largely freestanding, they're easy to remove from the area and tuck away if you prefer a bare fireplace floor when not burning wood. Choose from a variety of designs and materials to find a style that best suits your decor taste. Handcrafted, antiqued zinc, for example, has a distinctly modern look and gives a classic hearth a new-age update. An antiqued brass finish, on the other hand, will develop a deep patina with use over time, bringing warmth and wisdom to the space. If your room already has a mid-century modern edge, accentuate it with a screen model that features clean lines and a minimalist design. Pair the screen with a fireplace tool set in the same material and finish for an overall cohesive look. Get the necessities—brush, shovel and poker—in the classic hanging style and set to the side of the hearth. If you choose to burn real wood, keep a stash nearby with a log holder. Go traditional with a hoop-shaped holder and create a little cluster, or choose a tower holder to orderly stack logs. If you prefer not to burn wood or don't have a chimney, fireplace candelabras are an excellent alternative and create a similar atmosphere.