A fireplace is often considered an element of class and elegance and it’s also the detail that makes a home feel warm and comfortable. It inevitably draws attention and serves as a focal point in the décor. There are several types of fireplaces and the classification is usually based on material as well as on design.
A stone fireplace is a marvelous feature for a lake house or a holiday home
The fireplace doesn’t necessarily have to be entirely made of stone
Because is a natural material, it looks great in combination with other earthy color shades
A fireplace can add a rustic feel to a modern interior design just by being there
The furniture in this room was chosen to match the stones on the fireplace
Nothing makes a room cozier than a fireplace, especially when it’s cold outside
The fireplace is the element that connects the 2 levels of this home
Stone fireplaces can also look great in modern spaces if they have the right design
The combination of a stone fireplace and a wood ceiling is wonderful here
The size and shape of the fireplace is dictated by the layout and the design of the room
I really like how the color palette used throughout the room and the fireplace match
The combination of wood and stone is always beautiful, especially in a rustic décor
The lighting is, in this case, the detail that makes the fireplace stand out
Wood-burning fireplaces have a certain charm that modern ones lack
A fireplace can really tie together a family room regardless of the design or style
The mantel was designed to match the furniture and to create a smooth connection
In some cases the fireplace also serves as a space divider although this is not the best example
This is a framed fireplace with an interesting base and design
When you have a fireplace in the house you inevitably organize the whole room around it
A traditional living room with a fireplace that matches the exterior of the porch
A stone fireplace tends to have a more rustic look and it brings out the coziness in a room. The choice of natural materials makes it stand out as an eye-catching feature. Usually, stone fireplaces don’t match a highly modern or a contemporary space. They are more suitable for rustic-looking homes. Nevertheless, there’s also the option of having a faux stone fireplace which is a little more versatile.
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A bathroom with a fireplace is definitely a luxurious image not many homes feature
Modern fireplaces are not as big and imposing as traditional ones, they’re no longer the focal point of the room
Besides being smaller in size, modern fireplaces can also be more practical and easy to use
Modern fireplaces no longer use wood so it becomes easier to use them
The versatility of modern fireplaces allows you to integrate them in a variety of decors
A very simple fireplace with a minimalist and modern design
It’s easy to include a modern fireplace into the décor of your home when they’re so easy to install
A modern fireplace with a design reminiscent of the traditional ones
Because modern fireplaces take so little space, you have more room for other décor features
Corner fireplaces are quite popular in modern homes
Another popular type of décor features the fireplace and the TV on the same wall
A contemporary living room featuring a modern fireplace mounted on the wall
To maintain some of the charm of traditional fireplaces, the wall behind it was covered in stone
Most modern fireplaces are placed high off the floor for practical reasons
This fireplaces stand out beautifully on that crisp white wall
When the fireplace is the only feature on a wall it stands out more and becomes a focal point
It’s interesting how the fireplace wall features different materials and textures yet they all match
A fireplace is a wonderful addition to a dining room as it makes the atmosphere more pleasant
The overall warm color palette used throughout the room in combination with the fireplace is lovely
A modern bedroom with a rustic charm added by the fireplace
There are many ways in which you can perfectly integrate a fireplace into a contemporary décor
Some modern fireplaces feature unusual designs and shapes meant to make them stand out
Modern fireplaces don’t have much in common with the traditional ones except for the warmth and comfort they add to a room. In some cases that’s purely symbolic. In modern and contemporary homes, fireplaces are not just a décor or architecture element you see in the living room. They are also used in some more untraditional spaces such as the bathroom for example.
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It’s easier to organize and decorate a space when you can place the fireplace anywhere you want
Floating fireplaces have mostly simple and modern designs but they can look great in all types of décor
The floating fireplace complements the rustic décor nicely and it adds warmth to the space
The advantage of having a floating fireplace is that you don’t depend on walls to install it
A very comfortable and casual living area with a fireplace in the center
Rustic living room featuring a floating fireplace suspended from the ceiling
Although fireplaces built into the wall are the most common and popular, they’re not the only type. Floating fireplaces are quite interesting too. They sit suspended from the ceiling and they’re a wonderful option for spaces with high ceilings or for double-height rooms. The advantage of having such a fireplace is that you can place anywhere you want, even in the center of a room.
A copper fireplace with a very interesting patina in various shades
A tall copper fireplace that definitely stands out without dominating the room
Because the fireplace has windows on either side it integrates easily into the design
The patina on the metal fireplace allows it to complement the rustic décor
An interesting combination of materials and textures in this contemporary living room
An industrial-style living room featuring a metal fireplace and matching furniture
Unless we’re talking about modern or contemporary designs, metal fireplaces are not exactly common or popular. They don’t have the same warmth as stone fireplaces for example but they present other characteristics. For example, a metal fireplace integrates well in a décor with an industrial feel. It can also look well in a rustic environment, depending on the texture of the metal.
Wood Paneled Fireplaces.
An industrial-style living room with a wood-paneled fireplace which gives it a rustic feel
Although the fireplace contrasts with the rest of the room, the overall décor is contemporary
Wood-paneled fireplaces are a nice option for traditional décor where things usually match
Here we have a fireplace built-into a room-dividing wall made of wood
This wood-paneled fireplace stands out because of the reclaimed material and the texture
Wood paneled fireplaces are particularly interesting because they are covered in the same material used for making them function. Of course, in the case of modern fireplaces that’s no longer true but still, it’s an interesting concept. Wood paneled fireplaces have a particularly elegant look and they can feature different styles according to the patina they have, the color, the shape and other details.
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Fireplace Room Dividers.
It’s quite common to have a room dividing wall with a fireplace in the corner
This option is particularly suitable for modern fireplaces because of their sleek designs
Usually the wall we’re talking about separates the kitchen or dining room from the living area
What’s great about these structures is that the fireplace can be seen from both sides
In a traditional home, the fireplace room divider can be covered in stone
Modern homes feature minimalist designs and unexpected combinations of materials
This is also a wonderful option for a large bedroom that could use a wall divider
Add warmth to your home and make good use of all the walls
Such a fireplace mostly suits modern and contemporary spaces
Here we have a double fireplace with a sleek and exotic look
A fireplace is the perfect feature to integrate in a room divider or a wall divider. It’s an option that gives you the possibility to have a fireplace which can be seen and enjoyed from 2 separate spaces. Usually such a structure in used to separate the kitchen and the living room areas and it’s not a complete wall but rather a portion of it.
Corner fireplaces are an interesting way of using every area of a room
A corner fireplace occupies less space than a regular one because the corners of the room are not usually used
By placing the fireplace in the corner of a space you also give the room a more interesting shape
Corner fireplaces can be a nice option for smaller spaces
Corner fireplaces are popular in traditional interior decors but they’re also very versatile
You could transform the whole room starting from the corner fireplace
Here the corner fireplace fits perfectly in between the windows
You could give your corner fireplace a sculptural look by choosing an imposing design
Because usually the corners of a room are not used for anything and they remain empty spaces, a great option can be to have a corner fireplace. This way you use that area for something practical and beautiful and you also save space elsewhere by eliminating the need for extra room for the fireplace. Also, the room gets an interesting shape and becomes less monotonous.
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White is a very popular color for Scandinavian fireplaces and so is this shape
The design and shape of these fireplaces makes them for the corners of a room
There are also variations of design as well as differences in material and structure
Although the designs and styles may vary, all Scandinavian fireplaces share in common their simplicity
This is a more modern version of the typical Scandinavian fireplace design
Traditional fireplaces are usually ornate and decorated but still simple
An example of a corner fireplace with clean lines typical for Scandinavian decors
Scandinavian fireplaces are quite different from any other type of fireplaces. They have rather unusual designs and this makes them stand out. One of the most common designs is the cylindrical one, although conical designs are also popular. This makes Scandinavian fireplaces perfect for placing in the corner of the room.
An outdoor fireplace built adjacent to the main house, as high as the ceilings
In the case of an outdoor fireplace it’s always good to also have a storage space for the wood
There are also contemporary designs for outdoor fireplaces and they can be very impressive
A rustic patio organized around the fireplace and with extraordinary panoramas
A tiny porch featuring a huge stone fireplace as a main architecture element
Usually, outdoor fireplaces are surrounded by comfortable sitting areas
To make the outdoor fireplace match the main house you can paint it the same color
A traditional patio featuring a stone fireplace and open views of the garden
Although the dimensions of this fireplace are not impressive, it still stands out
A very interesting porch with a fireplace built into the wall of the house
A very chic Mediterranean porch with a simple and traditional fireplace
The chimney of the fireplace is higher than the roof of the porch, hence the location
A sunken outdoor lounge area with a spectacular stone fireplace
This is a fireplace of impressive dimensions and with an imposing overall design
A contemporary outdoor fireplace with a design stylized after the traditional ones
The organization and layout of this space says it all. The fireplace is the heart of the design
Outdoor fireplaces are quite different than those designed for the interior. First of all, they can be much bigger than an indoor fireplace because the restrictions of space are not the same ones as for the interior. Also, the designs of outdoor fireplaces have certain distinct characteristics. But it’s best if we just analyzed a few examples.
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