Fireplace Design Ideas
When designing the interior of your home and working with a fireplace it’s important to consider the overall space, including the size of the room and the scale of the fireplace within it. A large fireplace in a small room can be overwhelming, while a small fireplace in a large room may get lost. You should conceptualize the style of the room and choose a fireplace that complements it. A traditional brick fireplace may not work in a modern, minimalist room, for example.
The materials used should also be durable and able to withstand the heat of the fireplace. Stone, brick, and concrete are all good options. It’s also nice to add personal touches with fireplace tools, a mantel, or a hearth rug to make the space feel warm and inviting.
Here are 7 fireplace design ideas to help stylize your fireplace.
Use a statement tile or stone
Choose a tile or stone with a unique pattern or texture to add interest to the surround and hearth.
Add a mantel
A mantel can provide a decorative element and a place to display photos, artwork, and other decorative items.
Incorporate wood elements
Use wood to bring warmth and a natural touch to the space. This could be in the form of a wood mantel, a wood-wrapped chimney, or even just a few well-placed wood accents.
Use the wall above the fireplace as a chance to showcase some of your favorite pieces of art.
Bring some life to the space with a few potted plants.
Update the fireplace doors
Consider replacing your old fireplace doors with something more modern and stylish.
Experiment with color
Use a bold paint color or a colorful tile to add some visual interest to the space.