80+ Fabulous Fireplace Design Ideas for Any Budget or Style
Fan new life into that burnt-out hearth.
Having a fireplace in the middle of your home can sometimes feel like a daunting style challenge, but it doesn’t have to. Whether you’re looking to tackle a bold brick face with a softer look, add a bit of texture with tile, or just swap out the styling with some new accessories, we’ve rounded up a few fireplaces favorites that are sure to spark a flame of design inspiration.
We can’t decide what we love more about this design — the built-in shelves, the firewood storage or the handsome rustic reclaimed wood mantel.
Sleek marble paired with stunning dark emerald walls looks sophisticated without being stuffy.
Eclectic Living Room in San Fran Decorator Showcase
A Greek sculpture dating to 100 B.C. and an oil painting by Masatoyo Kishi juxtapose elements of history and modernity in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012 Listening Room, designed by Matthew MacCaul Turner.
Contemporary Neutral Living Room with White Marble Fireplace Surround
Contemporary Fireside Sitting Area From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson gave new life to an outdated fireplace by replacing the old brick surround with white marble and topping it with a solid mahogany floating ledge. A contemporary gold sunburst pops against the grasscloth wallpaper and is a bright contrast to the rooms darker-hued midcentury modern furnishings.
Light and Bright Family Room with Plenty of Seating and Maneuverability
For the family room designers brought in plenty of seating with the blue sectional, which adds a pop of color, white armchairs and a neutral colored ottoman that doubles as a coffee table. The white color palette and large windows throughout the space keep the room feeling bright and open, while the fireplace adds a touch of warmth. On either side of the fireplace, storage was added with a set of modern cabinets that can be moved in case the homeowners decide to rearrange their family's space.
Dramatic Living Room Design
This show stopping living room design creates the feeling of a larger space by using the stripes to draw the eye upward. Black and white walls add a sense of whimsy while creating a bold, daring statement. Beautiful, custom gray sofas draw frame the room and create a focal point of the fireplace that is defined by a black mantel with a white, marble slab inlay that adds softness to the room's design. Finally, a long, dramatic chandelier hangs eight feet from the floor to finish the space with a feeling of intimacy and warmth.
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Elegant Living Room Features Fireplace, Built-In Bookcases & Baby Grand Piano
The music flows through this elegant living room from the baby grand piano, dancing lightly past the grand fireplace and elegant sitting space. A large area rug excites with its traditional design and amplifies the maroon and purple details throughout the room. Built-in bookshelves add a sophisticated library feel and provide ample room for antiques and collection display.
Sophisticated Transitional Sitting Room Featuring Gray Marble Fireplace Surround and Traditional White Armchair
A gold fireplace trim pops against the sleek marble fireplace surround. A braided coffee table adds a textural element to the smooth finishes in the room. A white arm chair with skirt is decorated with a small palm tree throw pillow giving it a taste of tropical influence.
Bright and Open Living Room With Gray Marble Fireplace
Bookshelves Glow in Transitional Living Room
Bookshelf lighting produces a warm glow in this beautiful living room. Separated by a marble fireplace surround, the open shelves positively radiate under recessed lighting. A polished wood coffee table anchors the the chic seating area, while a thriving cactus adds height and a lively presence near the window.
Neutral Transitional Living Room With Arched Windows
Exposed wood ceiling beams add texture to this neutral transitional living room. An oversized sectional sofa and area rug define the sitting area where a flat-screen TV is mounted above a marble fireplace. Tall arched windows fill the room with natural light.
Marble Fireplace Surround in Modern Living Space
To create an elegant fireplace surround, two slabs of book matched marble were lined up for the perfect focal point in this design.
Neutral Chair With Wooden Legs
A soft, neutral color palette was used throughout the four-level home, infused with fresh bursts of color to highlight the couple’s laid-back vibe and youthful personalities. The home includes a sofa by Carl Hansen that balances the full-height Carrara marble fireplace as well as a clean, architectural Walter Knoll dining table.
Striking Blue and Gold Living Room With Marble Fireplace
Designer Elizabeth Gordon incorporated blue, gold and a new white marble fireplace mantle to create a contrast with the Neo-Colonial architecture of the home.
Neutral Transitional Living Room With Purple Pillows
In this living room, taupe walls and furniture serve as a neutral palette on which to layer striking artwork and accents like the overhead light fixture. Purple pillows are a welcome shot of color on the chairs.
Modern Bedroom With Stunning Marble Fireplace
Master Sitting Area Balances Traditional Design With Modern Furnishings
Plush carpet and a sofa covered with faux chinchilla fur add to the 1970s retreat-like feel in the master bedroom at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Designer Will Wick worked to balance the tradition of the home's design with modern pieces to make the space feel especially livable.
White Fireplace With Faux-Marble Surround
Detail of Built-In Bookshelves and Marble Fireplace Surround
The marble herringbone design on the fireplace surround adds beautiful texture and interest to this living space. Built-in bookshelves and drawers flank the fireplace, providing storage as well as a place to display treasured knickknacks and books.
Home Office With Marble Fireplace
White Country Living Room With Black Coffee Table
Hints of red and blue add layers of depth to the crisp white blank canvas of this living room's walls and furniture. A round coffee table is a nice shape contrast in the middle of the boxier seating area.
Channel the serenity of the sea by surrounding your fireplace with elegant driftwood.
Dramatic black gets a pick me up with bold colorful tiles and large-scale artwork. We absolutely love how the tile extends beyond the fireplace opening, grounding the artwork above.
The Batson's new living room has been completely transformed. By removing a wall, what was once a small room feels much larger, offering a comfortable flow between the living room and the dining room. In the process of removing the wall, Chip Gaines found the original fireplace underneath, and decided to keep it as a unique design element. Three wooden box frames with tree branches serve as an art piece, and a large, eclectic light fixture illuminates the sitting area, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Afters)
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When the Fixer Upper crew removed a wall in this charming Craftsman home, they found the original fireplace underneath and decided to keep it as a unique design element. #goals, right?
Classical Coffee Table
The spacious resin coffee table features a striking cathedral design with an attractive Roman weathered stone finish. This indoor/outdoor coffee table is resistant to water and UV protected.
The style options for tile these days are unbelievably chic. Modern motifs in subtle color pallets make for dynamic additions of texture and insert a pop of personality.
Decorative Tile Fireplace Surround and White Mantel Finished With Potted Plants and Metallic Mirror
A tile design creates a decorative fireplace surround and pairs with a white mantel to create a bright frame for the fireplace. The metallic finish of the brass mirror mounted above the mantel adds a beautiful sheen to the room. Indoor plants and mantel trinkets finish the space.
The back wall of windows that overlook the Puget Sound is anchored by a marble tiled fireplace. Flanking the fireplace with upholstered white sofas on each side makes a perfect gathering place for entertaining friends or an equally relaxing spot to read by the fire after a long day.
Modern Farmhouse Living Room With Wicker Chairs
Chic Tile Fireplace Surround in Cottage Living Room
Southwestern Outdoor Living Space With Fireplace
Black-and-white starburst tiles create a striking, graphic look to the outdoor fireplace. Above the chunky wood mantel, a flat-screen TV is concealed behind sliding rustic doors. A comfortable sofa with bright red cushions combines with an exposed wood coffee table.
Blue Tiled Fireplace in Cozy Living Room
White Fireplace With Gray Patterned Surround
This surround of this beautiful fireplace becomes a work of art in and of itself thanks to its unusual graphic pattern. It also perfectly ties in with the gray artwork hung on the wall above as well as the silver pendant light.
Colorful Living Room With Patterned Fireplace
HGTV Magazine rounds up easy ways to be a little more daring with your decorating. Patternize your fireplace: A painted design gives a mantel-free fireplace some much-needed style. The triangle stencil used here mimics the look of tile.
Zach Desart (styled by Liz Strong)
Love the tiled look but aren't quite ready to take the plunge? Test the waters by painting a pattern onto your existing fireplace surround, like the geo-stenciled brick seen here.
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A plain brick fireplace gets a modern rustic makeover when painted white and given a reclaimed mantel. Accessories play a big part in this look, so don’t be afraid to style it up with reclaimed pieces and greenery that still shine when the fire is out.
Transitional Living Room With Red Armchairs
Brick Fireplace With Simple Elegance
Contrast in White Living Room
Designers took a more modern approach to shiplap and brick in this living room by using a clean style shiplap and painted, white brick. To finish the design, gray furniture and black accents were added to the white space to make the room both bright and inviting.
White Brick Living Room Fireplace
Painted Brick Fireplace With Rustic Wood Mantel
White Brick Fireplace and Lantern Pendants
The brick fireplace and its chimney are large and, left in the original red, might feel imposing and out of date. But painted white, they look clean and contemporary and become an ideal backdrop for fun details like the lantern pendants.
Contemporary White Dining Room with a Brick Fireplace
The living space in the Severn's home has an updated fireplace, made complete by the addition of shiplap and shelves, a new mantle, a built in bench seat and new french doors, as seen on Fixer Upper.
White Great Room With Fireplace and Lime-Green Abstract Art
Lime-green abstract art adds a punch of pizzazz to the classic blue and white color palette in this transitional great room. The white-painted brick fireplace serves as a traditional centerpiece with a magnificent modern twist.
Guest Cottage Neutral Living Room With White Brick Fireplace
The white bricks of the fireplace surround echo the soft neutral color palette in this Cape Cod guest cottage's living room with its pleasing mix of traditional and rustic furnishings.
Blue Country Living Room With White Brick Fireplace
A painted white brick fireplace and mantel serves as the focal point of this pretty, blue room. Shiplap siding frames the mantel while white molding gives the room crisp, clean lines.
Cottage-Style Living Room With White Brick Fireplace
Reclaimed barn wood provides the ideal accent for the white painted fireplace and gray mantel in this cottage-inspired living room. Custom cabinetry flanks the fireplace and carriage lights are installed above the mantel for a true design statement.
White Painted Fireplace With Mint Green Bookshelves
This brick fireplace is given a stylish look with painted white brick and mint green accents. A black and white family photo hangs above with smaller framed photos placed on the mantel and bookshelves. Not only does it look more modern and brighter, but it also invites you in to sit and look at photos or get cozy with a good book.
Elegant Master Bedroom Mixes Rustic and Contemporary Styles
The stacked stone fireplace with chunky wood mantel is a dramatic focal point in this rustic, contemporary master bedroom. The barnwood ceiling and branch-inspired chandelier juxtapose against the sleek, contemporary canopy bed, while a flokati rug adds softness and style underfoot. Design by Tracey Byrne
Warm and inviting, stunning stone remains one of the top choices in fireplace materials. We love how this stacked stone showpiece complements the cozy decor in this hygge-inspired bedroom.
Comfy, Transitional Living Room With Stone Fireplace Surround
Relax in style and comfort in this living room. Wood paneled walls give the space an air of country charm, and furnishings are kept neutral to complement the casual yet elegant design. Cozy up by the fireplace when the nights get chilly.
Remodeled Living Room With Stone Fireplace and Built-In Benches
A new fireplace was added in the living room, creating a visual focal point with its neutral rock facing and built-in benches on either side. The addition of an exposed beam vaulted ceiling makes the room feel more open, while removing a wall between the kitchen and living room allows for an easy flow between spaces.
Contemporary Gray Family Room With Stone Fireplace
This family room features pale gray accents –– like the wall color and suede sofa –– paired with pops of bright turquoise and deep purple hues. A charcoal and white patterned area rug leads the way to a rustic stone fireplace, finishing the look of the space.
White Deck With Fireplace
Simple black frame couches with white cushions look chic and sophisticated in this outdoor space. Two matching stools with chrome feet sit at the foot of the coffee table for extra seating.
Arts & Crafts Living Room with Wood Focal Wall
The homeowners wanted to preserve the warm wood trim throughout this home while creating a more eclectic, funky, family-friendly space for their young family. In this living room, a wood feature wall and stone fireplace create an eye-catching backdrop for the mix of chic, yet comfortable furnishings. A woven rug, leather chairs and a comfy upholstered sofa bring a harmonizing mix of textures that add interest to the space.
Neutral Transitional Living Room With Stone Fireplace
Open Concept Living Room With Exposed Beam Vaulted Ceilings and Gray Stone Fireplace
This light and bright living room features an exposed beam vaulted ceiling with gray stone fireplace that serves as the focal point for the newly remodeled space. The pass-throughs on either side of the fireplace provide a logical flow between the two spaces and attractive sight lines.
Stone Fireplace Surrounds Adds Focal Point to Farmhouse Living Room
A fireplace with stone surround adds a focal point to the living room. The stones bring warmth to the comfortable, neutral space while adding a bit of depth and texture to the design.
Neutral Transitional Living Room With Stone Fireplace Surround
Neutral, Rustic Living Room with Stone Fireplace
A stone fireplace extends to the ceiling in this rustic-chic Martha's Vineyard living room, drawing the eye up to take in the room's soaring dimensions and exposed architectural details. Furnishings are harmonious and neutral.
Transitional Aqua Living Room With Gray Stone Fireplace
Feminine frills and a fun, whimsical palette balance the heavy, masculine fireplace in this transitional living room. The bold tangerine accents add a punch of excitement to the room's spa-like blues and whites.
Cottage Living Room With Charming Green Accents
Touches of green throughout this cottage living room provide the space with subtle color. The stone fireplace creates a focal point, and the built-in bookcases offer storage.
White and Turquoise Fireplace From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed a dark and dated brick fireplace into a gorgeous contemporary masterpiece. The fireplace's crumbling brick was stripped and replaced with white mosaic tile and a custom-built mantel. Striped turquoise wallpaper draws the eyes up and brightens the space, making it a hub for entertaining.
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An easy way to add a pop of color without breaking the bank? Wallpaper! Dress up the space above mantel for a fresh new look.
If you find yourself with an overwhelming amount of outdated rockwork or brick, give it an inexpensive facelift using paint. This quirky bohemian homestead gets a fresh look when washed out in white.
Crazy for Color
Chic Living Room With Victorian Touches
A Victorian house gets an interior update by way of this stylish living room. A blue-and-white fireplace surround adds color, built-ins provide storage and display space, and an eye-catching onion pendant light from Design Within Reach serves as a focal point. The colors in this space make it vibrant and interesting.
Not into the all-white look? Give your neutral space a boost by choosing vibrant tile for your fireplace surround.
Heavy slate gets an airy makeover when paired with bright white walls and neutral accessories. Adding fresh botanicals in both the planted pots and nature photograph above lend softness to an otherwise hearty hearth.
Does your fireplace need a makeover right now? Add a screen for instant glam. We really love the idea of using a bold brass piece to add a unique look to a simply-styled space.
A uniquely-shaped opening gives this simple space some serious glamour — proof that even ornamental fireplaces can be the center of attention.