Fireplace Ideas

It’s that time of year again when the leaves begin to fall, the colder weather moves in and the mornings are filled with crisp, cool air and frost covered grass. These are the days when snuggling up on the couch with a soft blanket and a cup of hot cider is perfect to be enjoyed in front of a beautiful fireplace.  

A fireplace not only provides function but also a focal point for your family room. So giving it the design attention it deserves is well worth it since this is a place where a lot of time is spent. 

Here are some great ideas for updating your fireplace, making your family room a cozy and inviting space for those cool fall evenings.

Whether you like the traditional mantel, the rustic look, modern farmhouse or modern contemporary. These fireplace ideas will give you a great place to start or mix-and-match difference aspects of each to create your own unique look. 

This is a classic rustic design with a reclaimed wood mantle and painted white brick.  The white brick gives it a clean fresh appearance while the wood brings in warmth.

Going with more of a rustic industrial look, this fireplace was updated with a rusted steel patina and honed limestone. 

If you’re going for the up north cottage feel, this heavy timber mantle with stacked fieldstone will do just the trick. The textured fieldstone gives it rustic appeal and the timber brings that up north woods touch. 

If it’s modern farmhouse that you’re into, this beautifully updated white mantle with shiplap and herringbone tile captures this design platform perfectly. 

Sticking to the modern contemporary is this sleek dark gray mantle with marble. Also achieving this look is the classic white with two side pillars.

Another great design platform is the rustic farmhouse as shown above. With the neutral tones, reclaimed wood mantle and concrete hearth. This achieves the perfect balance between rustic and farmhouse. 

These are all great fireplace ideas that will add inviting warmth and design to your family room. Your fireplace is just as important as the rest of your house when it comes to design look especially since it’s the focal point of your family room. For more fireplace ideas click here 

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