Fireplaces: 8 Warm Examples You’ll Want for Your Home

by Alice Faggi | October 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM |

As fall settles in, start thinking about how you want the focal point of your space (the fireplace) to look. From a stone fireplace to a modern take on an old shiplap mantel, your fireplace represents the home, your style, and your personality. Explore these fireplace surround ideas to find the perfect design for your home this year.
 
8 Fireplaces to Consider for Your Home
Here are some of our favorite fireplace surround ideas, including all kinds of materials, colors, and accents.

1. A modern take on classic stone.

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The white space in this home further emphasizes the rectangular fire place in the center. With a small, linear firebox near the bottom, this style adds warmth to an otherwise stark environment. If you look out the window, you’ll see that the stone fireplace matches the siding on the home.

 

2. A minimalist wood and metal design.

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This fireplace creates length within the space with horizontal wooden boards. The simple firebox features a matte black surface, and the stark white hearth floats above the surface of the floor. If you want something cozy yet modern, this is the fireplace for you.

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3. An updated French country dining room.

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This room features brick and stone to warm up the interior of the home. With a fire roaring during the winter season, you may feel transported back in time when you sit on the hearth or at the table with a good bottle of wine

 

4. Concrete and wood in the living room.

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You might expect a concrete fireplace to look cold and uninviting, but this fireplace appears incredibly warm with the addition of natural wooden beams and a wooden ceiling. If you love the rustic/industrial look, this fireplace offers a unique approach to surround design.

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5. Traditional meets rustic here.

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In this space, the soft color palette and natural-looking stone/mantel warm up the formality of the wood shelving and entryway designs. This is a fireplace that’s perfect for sitting and reading a book on a cold winter day.

 

6. Dark elegance and warmth in a living space.

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This marble and wood fireplace surround seems mysterious while unlit. When fired up during the colder season, however, the bright orange flicker of the fire blends seamlessly with the white and grays of the surround for a warm and inviting experience. The warm hue of the hardwood floor also offsets the severity of the unlit dark surround.

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7. A carved stone fireplace surround.

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While this fireplace doesn’t feature decorative stonework above the mantel, the warm limestone surround lends itself well to the space. Diners can enjoy a crackling fire and a comfortable hearth seat throughout the year with this simple and elegant design.

 

8. Glossy tile adds an ethereal feel to the any space.

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The herringbone tile combined with a stained wooden mantel gives this fireplace a contemporary rustic feel. Use small or large decorative tiles for a different fireplace experience.

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As you search for fireplace surround ideas, consider the overall style of your space and how you’ll decorate your fireplace. Any fireplace can feel warm and inviting with the right combination of style elements. Choose something you’ll want to look at and use for years to come.

Topics: Renovation, Home Design, fireplace, stone