The Top Fireplace Tools – Fireplace Poker Sets and Decorative Fireplace Screens

By Blake Lockwood | Curated by Blake Lockwood | Reviewed by Blake Lockwood

Blake Lockwood, the seasoned interior designer behind Decor Snob, has made a name for himself with over 30 years of industry experience. As a member of esteemed associations such as the NCIDQ, CIDA, NAAB, and CCIDC, he upholds high standards in his work.  His content is always people-first, reliable, and engaging.

What Makes a Good Fireplace Poker Set?

A fireplace poker set is essential for homes with a fireplace.

It is necessary to keep the fireplace safe and secure. There are different types of fireplace tools.

They are also made of different materials that homeowners can choose from.

Here are some beautiful modern fireplace poker sets:

Blomus Stainless Steel Bebop Fireplace Tool SetScinta 3 Pc Fire Tool SetZACK 50032 5-Piece Prano Fire Tool Set with Stand, Tong, Poker, Broom and Dust Shovel, 31.5-Inch, Stainless Steel

ZACK 50026 GHIO fire tool set 4pcs stand, poker, broom, dust shovel

I personally prefer wrought iron fireplace poker sets. They are usually of high quality. They not only add beauty to the room but they are also the most reliable. But not all homes have interiors that go well with the wrought iron material.

Pilgrim Home and Hearth 18094 Stanton 4 Piece Tool Set, Natural Iron

Wrought Iron Fireplace Tools Set Hand Forged Handmade 4 Pieces Stove Set

Although you should consider the aesthetic appeal of the poker set, the most important thing is that it is able to do its main job: keep the area safe.

Pilgrim Home and Hearth 18086 Sinclair Tool Set, Burnished Brass

Each item in the poker set should be resistant to heat. Since I have a fear of getting burned, I bought a poker set that lets me manage the fire from a safe distance. It is also important for me that the tools can help me keep the fire from burning out too soon.

Enclume Design Complete Fire Center Log Rack with Tools

After use, the set should have a feature that lets me clean up the ashes safely and easily. Because of these requirements, I believe that the essentials of a fireplace poker set are the following…

The Most Important Fireplace Tool: A Poker

The poker is the number one fireplace tool for me. It lets me poke the burning wood so that the fire keeps going for a long time. The poker lets me arrange the logs in a way that the oxygen flows freely.

blomus 65339 Fireplace Tool Set by Blomus

ZACK 50015 SCINTA fire tool set 3pcs poker, broom, dust shovel

5 Pc Contemporary Fireplace Set w Brushed Steel Finish Handles by Fireside Distributors

CHIMO Fireplace Set - 5 Piece Glass Front by Blomus

CHIMO 5 PIECE FIREPLACE SET, BOW FRONT design by Blomus

The Most Important Fireplace Tool (Runner-up): Tongs

How do you grab burning logs and move them around safely? Sometimes the fireplace poker isn’t enough to do the job of moving the logs around. This is when I find the log tongs handy.

5 Pc Iron Finish Shepherds Crook Fireplace Tool Set by Fireside Distributors

Uniflame, F-1323, 5pc Antique Copper Wrought Iron Fireset with Swirl Handles by Uniflame

My Least Favorite Fireplace Tools: Shovel and Broom

A good fireplace toolset should come with a shovel. It is necessary for handling the pile of left-over ash in the fireplace. Ashes in the fireplace can remain hot even after a while so it is necessary to keep a shovel at arm’s length for those times when the fireplace needs some quick cleaning.

Enclume 4 Piece Rolled Eye Fireplace Tool Set with Stand, Hammered Steel by Enclume

5 Pc Fireplace Set in Matte Black w Brushed Steel Finish Handles by Fireside Distributors

There are many other tools that might prove useful in a fireplace. However, these three tools are my essentials. I would also keep a broom and an ash bucket for proper cleaning but I can do without them.

5 Pc T Base Fireplace Set w Spiral Handles in Iron Finish by Fireside Distributors

Standard antler fireplace set w/straw broom. Real deer antler base and top. Wrought iron tools. Stand 33"H Tools 23"long.

What I also require is a stand where I can properly store my fireplace poker set. I don’t want these tools to just lying anywhere in the room. I need to have them in one place where I can easily grab them.

Decorative Fireplace Screens For Styling A Fireplace

Decorative fireplace screens have the advantage of both creating beauty and adding security to your fireplace. These screens are conversation starters, like a piece of art. They come in a wide variety of materials, styles, and textures.

CB2 3-piece Bend Standing Fireplace Tool Set

It is easy to enhance the look of an old fireplace just by replacing or adding a fireplace screen.

For an instant makeover that will not break the bank, you can choose from the best fireplace screens below.

Fireplace Screens with Built-in iron doors

Built-in iron doors are perfect for homes that have pets and little kids running around.

Minuteman International S-66 Windowpane Screen with Doors2-Door Solid Steel Flat Guard Fire Screen, Size 39"W x 31"H, in Black

UniFlame S-1026 3 Panel Wrought Iron Screen with DoorsShadow Iron Door Fireplace Screen in Natural Iron Finish

The sturdiness of this fireplace screen guarantees that it will not give in to forces exerted such as pushing, pulling and light hammering.

44W x 33H Solid Steel Flat Guard Fire Screen With Doors, in Black

Their decorative hinges will surely get noticed by guests.

Stainless Steel Fireplace Screens

A freestanding fireplace screen made of Stainless Steel, with an appearance of polished chrome, can instantly create an elegant vibe in an otherwise simple room.

Pilgrim 18257 Home and Hearth Newport Single Fireplace Panel Screen, Stainless Steel

Even interiors with striking accessories can benefit from this kind of screen because it blends well with any type of décor.

Uniflame, S-1613, Single Panel Curved Pewter Finish Screen

Pilgrim Home and Hearth 18312 Arden Summer Screen - No MeshSingle Panel Luna Screen- Polished Stainless SteelPilgrim 18245 Home and Hearth Newport Tri Fireplace Panel Screen, Stainless Steel

Import S-7700 3 Fold Stainless Steel Fire Screen

Add birch logs to the chrome-screened fireplace and you will greatly enhance its look.

White Birch Log Set for Fireplace

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Minuteman International Danish Modern Set Curved Screen

Glass Fireplace Screens

Do you want to add security to your fireplace without blocking the entire view? If yes, then a clear fireplace screen will work well for your home.

Blomus Glass Fireplace Screen

Panacea Products 15190 Wright Glass 3-Panel Fireplace Screen

Stone and glass create a timeless mix. Glass requires regular cleaning, but nothing will compare to its beauty.

Superior Bi-Fold Glass Fireplace Door,Comfort Flame BDB36B Wood Burning Aluminum Bi-Fold Door, 36-Inch, Brushed Brass

Metal screen overlaps

For an artistic interior, custom-designed a decorative fireplace screen will do the trick. It will show everyone your creative and unique style.

Panacea Products 15914 3-Panel Oak Leaf Fireplace ScreenDeco 79 44543 Metal Fire Screen

Keep in mind when opting for metal fireplace screens, that they can be dangerous. It looks super cool, but it will become hot to the touch when the fireplace is in use.

Deco 79 44544 Metal Fire Screen

Geometric Single Panel Flat Fireplace Screen

Ornate Fireplace Screens

An ornate fireplace screen usually looks good in traditional interiors. Adalia Black Brushed Gold Finish Wrought Iron Fireplace Screen

Darcie Black Brushed Gold Finish Wrought Iron Fireplace Screen

Even so, an ornate screen with scalloped corners and a decorative surface will make your fireplace look like it belongs to the royal family.

EDEN Tiffany-style 3pcs Folding Fireplace Screen 44x35

French Country White Iron Fireplace Screen

Deco 79 Metal Fire ScreenDeco 79 21634 Metal Fire ScreenThe Stupell Home Decor Collection 3 Panel Decorative Fireplace ScreenDeco 79 21871 Metal Fire ScreenDeco 79 21626 Metal Fire Screen Ultimate in Fire Protection Category

Why do you need a Fireplace Screen?

Did you know that decorative fireplace screens are more than beautiful and intricate fireplace accessories?

If you have a fireplace at home, chances are you also have a fireplace screen. It decorates your fireplace and covers it when it’s not in use.

They act as protective barriers to keep embers and flaming materials from burning down your house!

They protect your home

Sometimes we forget to keep the fire down. It continues blazing for a few moments and embers or wood pieces fly out. They have the potential to set fire to the first thing they touch! Carpets, seats, wooden décor and other items near the fireplace are at risk of burning.

Even you, your family, or friends are at risk of getting burned without the proper protection. This is why we need proper fireplace screens.

They reduce dust and pollen from the fire

Fireplace screens are not just eye candy for guests. They also play a huge role in keeping dust particles from scattering inside the home.

Fireplace screens made of wrought iron or aluminum are able to reduce pollution inside the home without reducing the amount of heat that a fireplace produces. This is a very important accessory for homes that have family members with allergies and asthma.

They keep smoke out

Smoke is not just a health hazard, it can make the room stuffy. Smoke can also make the carpet, sofas, covers, curtains, and mats dirty. Decorative fireplace screens will work well for keeping smoke out of your clean home!

They style up your room

Decorative fireplace screens make great focal points in any room. These also improve the value of your home by making it look stylish.

Blomus Glass Fireplace Screen - featured

A fireplace screen should not only serve as a security feature to your fireplace. Decorative fireplace screens should be part of your home’s fireplace design. Doing so will turn it into a beautiful focal point. Even without the fire burning, it can still become an interesting part of any room if you choose the right piece.

Photo: Pleasant Hearth Harper Arched Fireplace Screen with Doors
Photo: Blomus Stainless Steel Bebop Fireplace Tool Set
Photo: Scinta 3 Pc Fire Tool Set
Photo: ZACK 50032 5-Piece Prano Fire Tool Set with Stand, Tong, Poker, Broom and Dust Shovel, 31.5-Inch, Stainless Steel
Photo: ZACK 50026 GHIO fire tool set 4pcs stand, poker, broom, dust shovel
Photo: Pilgrim Home and Hearth 18094 Stanton 4 Piece Tool Set, Natural Iron
Photo: Wrought Iron Fireplace Tools Set Hand Forged Handmade 4 Pieces Stove Set
Photo: Pilgrim Home and Hearth 18086 Sinclair Tool Set, Burnished Brass
Photo: Enclume Design Complete Fire Center Log Rack with Tools
Photo: blomus 65339 Fireplace Tool Set by Blomus
Photo: ZACK 50015 SCINTA fire tool set 3pcs poker, broom, dust shovel
Photo: 5 Pc Contemporary Fireplace Set w Brushed Steel Finish Handles by Fireside Distributors
Photo: CHIMO Fireplace Set – 5 Piece Glass Front by Blomus
Photo: CHIMO 5 PIECE FIREPLACE SET, BOW FRONT design by Blomus
Photo: 5 Pc Iron Finish Shepherds Crook Fireplace Tool Set by Fireside Distributors
Photo: Uniflame, F-1323, 5pc Antique Copper Wrought Iron Fireset with Swirl Handles by Uniflame
Photo: Enclume 4 Piece Rolled Eye Fireplace Tool Set with Stand, Hammered Steel by Enclume
Photo: 5 Pc Fireplace Set in Matte Black w Brushed Steel Finish Handles by Fireside Distributors
Photo: 5 Pc T Base Fireplace Set w Spiral Handles in Iron Finish by Fireside Distributors
Photo: Standard antler fireplace set w/straw broom. Real deer antler base and top. Wrought iron tools. Stand 33"H Tools 23"long.
Photo: CB2 3-piece Bend Standing Fireplace Tool Set
Photo: Minuteman International S-66 Windowpane Screen with Doors
Photo: 2-Door Solid Steel Flat Guard Fire Screen, Size 39"W x 31"H, in Black
Photo: UniFlame S-1026 3 Panel Wrought Iron Screen with Doors
Photo: Shadow Iron Door Fireplace Screen in Natural Iron Finish
Photo: 44W x 33H Solid Steel Flat Guard Fire Screen With Doors, in Black
Photo: Pilgrim 18257 Home and Hearth Newport Single Fireplace Panel Screen, Stainless Steel
Photo: Uniflame, S-1613, Single Panel Curved Pewter Finish Screen
Photo: Pilgrim Home and Hearth 18312 Arden Summer Screen – No Mesh
Photo: Single Panel Luna Screen- Polished Stainless Steel
Photo: Pilgrim 18245 Home and Hearth Newport Tri Fireplace Panel Screen, Stainless Steel
Photo: Import S-7700 3 Fold Stainless Steel Fire Screen
Photo: White Birch Log Set for Fireplace
Photo: Minuteman International Danish Modern Set Curved Screen
Photo: Blomus Glass Fireplace Screen
Photo: Panacea Products 15190 Wright Glass 3-Panel Fireplace Screen
Photo: Superior Bi-Fold Glass Fireplace Door,
Photo: Comfort Flame BDB36B Wood Burning Aluminum Bi-Fold Door, 36-Inch, Brushed Brass
Photo: Panacea Products 15914 3-Panel Oak Leaf Fireplace Screen
Photo: Deco 79 44543 Metal Fire Screen
Photo: Deco 79 44544 Metal Fire Screen
Photo: Geometric Single Panel Flat Fireplace Screen
Photo: Adalia Black Brushed Gold Finish Wrought Iron Fireplace Screen
Photo: Darcie Black Brushed Gold Finish Wrought Iron Fireplace Screen
Photo: EDEN Tiffany-style 3pcs Folding Fireplace Screen 44×35
Photo: French Country White Iron Fireplace Screen
Photo: Deco 79 Metal Fire Screen
Photo: The Stupell Home Decor Collection 3 Panel Decorative Fireplace Screen
Photo: Deco 79 21871 Metal Fire Screen
Photo: Deco 79 21626 Metal Fire Screen Ultimate in Fire Protection Category
Photo: Blomus Glass Fireplace Screen – featured

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One Response

  1. I love all the modern options for fireplace accessories. When I was researching this article, I was surprised how nice (and expensive) some of them were. All the fireplace screens and tool sets pictured here can be bought over at Amazon!

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