80+ Fabulous Fireplace Design Ideas for Any Budget or Style

Fan new life into that burnt-out hearth.

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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.

Built-In Beauty

White Living Room with Neutral Wood Mantel

Rustic White Living Room with Neutral Wood Mantel

The simple shelf mantel is just one example of the natural wood motif found throughout the renovation, both inside and out.

From: Fixer Upper
and New Chapter for Family of Four

Photo by: Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo A

Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo A

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.

Classic Marble

Sleek marble paired with stunning dark emerald walls looks sophisticated without being stuffy.

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Go Coastal

Living Room With Black Coffee Table

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.

Photo by: Tessa Neustadt

Tessa Neustadt

Channel the serenity of the sea by surrounding your fireplace with elegant driftwood.

Wild Fire

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.

Exposed Brick

Brick Fireplace in a Gray Living Room

Uncovered Gem

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)

From: Fixer Upper

Photo by: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

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?

On-Trend Tile

Screened Porch at HGTV Urban Oasis 2017 in Knoxville TN

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.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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.

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Fake It

Colorful Living Room With Patterned Fireplace

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.

Photo by: Zach Desart (styled by Liz Strong)

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.

Cabin Fever

Neutral Coffee Table and a Black and White Fireplace

A Fixed Up Fireplace

The original fireplace brick was painted white and shiplap paneling with a natural wood mantle was installed. The living room is staged with French Country accessories, books and topiaries, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (detail)

From: Fixer Upper

Photo by: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

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.

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Stone Stunner

Rustic, Contemporary Master Bedroom With Stacked Stone Fireplace

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

Photo by: Audrey Hall

Audrey Hall

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.

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Wallpaper Surround

Neutral Living Room With White and Turquoise Fireplace Surround

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.

Photo by: Stacey Brandford Photography

Stacey Brandford Photography

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

Victorian Living Room With Blue-and-White Patterned Fireplace

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.

Photo by: Coddington Design

Coddington Design

Not into the all-white look? Give your neutral space a boost by choosing vibrant tile for your fireplace surround.

Simple Slate

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.

Stylish Screen

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. 

Cool Cutouts

A uniquely-shaped opening gives this simple space some serious glamour — proof that even ornamental fireplaces can be the center of attention. 

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