100 Fireplace Design Ideas For A Warm Home During Winter

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 design types of fireplaces and the classification is usually based on material as well as on design.

Stone Fireplaces.

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A stone fireplace is a marvelous feature for a lake house or a holiday home

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The fireplace doesn’t necessarily have to be entirely made of stone
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Because is a natural material, it looks great in combination with other earthy color shades
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A fireplace can add a rustic feel to a modern interior design just by being there

Surround your fireplace with stone and let it meet the ceiling to create drama and also to accentuate the height of the room or make a stone fireplace the focal point if you want to highlight the inviting character of the room. Stone can also be used to create contrasts and can be used in combination with wood for a harmonious design.

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The furniture in this room was chosen to match the stones on the fireplace
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Nothing makes a room cozier than a fireplace, especially when it’s cold outside
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The fireplace is the element that connects the two levels of this home
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Stone fireplaces can also look great in modern spaces if they have the right design
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The combination of a stone fireplace and a wood ceiling is wonderful here
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The size and shape of the fireplace is dictated by the layout and the design of the room
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I really like how the color palette used throughout the room and the fireplace match
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The combination of wood and stone is always beautiful, especially in a rustic décor
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The lighting is, in this case, the detail that makes the fireplace stand out
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Wood-burning fireplaces have a certain charm that modern ones lack
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A fireplace can really tie together a family room regardless of the design or style
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The mantel was designed to match the furniture and to create a smooth connection
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In some cases the fireplace also serves as a space divider although this is not the best example
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This is a framed fireplace with an interesting base and design
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When you have a fireplace in the house you inevitably organize the whole room around it
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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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Modern Fireplaces.

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A bathroom with a fireplace is definitely a luxurious image not many homes feature
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Modern fireplaces are not as big and imposing as traditional ones, they’re no longer the focal point of the room
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Besides being smaller in size, modern fireplaces can also be more practical and easy to use
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Modern fireplaces no longer use wood so it becomes easier to use them

Modern fireplaces offer you the possibility to use them as accent pieces for a space. They come in a variety of unusual and intriguing forms and designs and they’re easy to integrate in pretty much any space. This makes them really versatile but it also means more research is necessary before finding the right design.

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The versatility of modern fireplaces allows you to integrate them in a variety of decors
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A very simple fireplace with a minimalist and modern design
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It’s easy to include a modern fireplace into the décor of your home when they’re so easy to install
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A modern fireplace with a design reminiscent of the traditional ones
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Because modern fireplaces take so little space, you have more room for other décor features
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Corner fireplaces are quite popular in modern homes
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Another popular type of décor features the fireplace and the TV on the same wall
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A contemporary living room featuring a modern fireplace mounted on the wall
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To maintain some of the charm of traditional fireplaces, the wall behind it was covered in stone
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Most modern fireplaces are placed high off the floor for practical reasons
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This fireplaces stand out beautifully on that crisp white wall
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When the fireplace is the only feature on a wall it stands out more and becomes a focal point
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It’s interesting how the fireplace wall features different materials and textures yet they all match
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A fireplace is a wonderful addition to a dining room as it makes the atmosphere more pleasant
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The overall warm color palette used throughout the room in combination with the fireplace is lovely
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A modern bedroom with a rustic charm added by the fireplace
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There are many ways in which you can perfectly integrate a fireplace into a contemporary décor
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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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Floating Fireplaces.

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It’s easier to organize and decorate a space when you can place the fireplace anywhere you want
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Floating fireplaces have mostly simple and modern designs but they can look great in all types of décor
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The floating fireplace complements the rustic décor nicely and it adds warmth to the space

Opt for a floating fireplace if you want more flexibility. Unlike the traditional types, these fireplaces also feature less robust designs, which makes them a wonderful option for smaller spaces. A floating fireplace hanging from the ceiling can add drama to a room but it can also go unnoticed.

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The advantage of having a floating fireplace is that you don’t depend on walls to install it
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A very comfortable and casual living area with a fireplace in the center
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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.

Metal Fireplaces.

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A copper fireplace with a very interesting patina in various shades
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A tall copper fireplace that definitely stands out without dominating the room

It’s more difficult to integrate a metal fireplace in a home unless the design also features metal accents. On the other hand, however, metal fireplaces are just what an industrial home needs to look complete. They’re one of those things that not everyone gets so it takes a special someone to find a metal fireplace perfect for their home.

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Because the fireplace has windows on either side it integrates easily into the design
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The patina on the metal fireplace allows it to complement the rustic décor
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An interesting combination of materials and textures in this contemporary living room
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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.

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An industrial-style living room with a wood-paneled fireplace which gives it a rustic feel
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Although the fireplace contrasts with the rest of the room, the overall décor is contemporary
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Wood-paneled fireplaces are a nice option for traditional décor where things usually match

It seems a bit ironic to cover a fireplace in wood. In the case of modern fireplaces that no longer use wood as fuel, this is an attempt to bring back that warmth traditional designs used to offer. It’s also an opportunity to combine contrasting materials such as wood and brick.

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Here we have a fireplace built-into a room-dividing wall made of wood
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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.

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It’s quite common to have a room dividing wall with a fireplace in the corner
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This option is particularly suitable for modern fireplaces because of their sleek designs

Fireplace room dividers combine two wonderful elements in one design. Opt for such a feature if you have an open floor plan and you want to gain a bit of privacy in the living room or if you think a fireplace would look awesome both in the living room and the dining area.

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Usually the wall we’re talking about separates the kitchen or dining room from the living area
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What’s great about these structures is that the fireplace can be seen from both sides
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In a traditional home, the fireplace room divider can be covered in stone
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Modern homes feature minimalist designs and unexpected combinations of materials
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This is also a wonderful option for a large bedroom that could use a wall divider
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Add warmth to your home and make good use of all the walls
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Such a fireplace mostly suits modern and contemporary spaces
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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 two 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.

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Corner fireplaces are an interesting way of using every area of a room

A lot of different types of fireplaces can be placed in the corner, including the traditional ones. Freestanding fireplaces are easier to adapt to such a space while other types require more planning and effort.

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A corner fireplace occupies less space than a regular one because the corners of the room are not usually used
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By placing the fireplace in the corner of a space you also give the room a more interesting shape
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Corner fireplaces can be a nice option for smaller spaces
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Corner fireplaces are popular in traditional interior decors but they’re also very versatile
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You could transform the whole room starting from the corner fireplace
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Here the corner fireplace fits perfectly in between the windows
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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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Scandinavian Fireplaces.

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White is a very popular color for Scandinavian fireplaces and so is this shape

Even though Scandinavian fireplaces can feature a large number of different designs and shapes, they’re all easy to distinguish from all the other types. This has something to do with their simplicity. It takes a special kind of interior décor to accommodate such a fireplace, whatever design it may feature.

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The design and shape of these fireplaces makes them for the corners of a room
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There are also variations of design as well as differences in material and structure
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Although the designs and styles may vary, all Scandinavian fireplaces share in common their simplicity
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This is a more modern version of the typical Scandinavian fireplace design
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Traditional fireplaces are usually ornate and decorated but still simple
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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.

Outdoor Fireplaces.

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An outdoor fireplace built adjacent to the main house, as high as the ceilings

Make an outdoor fireplace the main attraction for the yard. Organize a comfy seating area around it so everyone can see the fireplace and enjoy the warmth and you have the perfect setting for evening gatherings.

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In the case of an outdoor fireplace it’s always good to also have a storage space for the wood
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There are also contemporary designs for outdoor fireplaces and they can be very impressive
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A rustic patio organized around the fireplace and with extraordinary panoramas
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A tiny porch featuring a huge stone fireplace as a main architecture element
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Usually, outdoor fireplaces are surrounded by comfortable sitting areas
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To make the outdoor fireplace match the main house you can paint it the same color
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A traditional patio featuring a stone fireplace and open views of the garden
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Although the dimensions of this fireplace are not impressive, it still stands out
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A very interesting porch with a fireplace built into the wall of the house
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A very chic Mediterranean porch with a simple and traditional fireplace
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The chimney of the fireplace is higher than the roof of the porch, hence the location
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A sunken outdoor lounge area with a spectacular stone fireplace
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This is a fireplace of impressive dimensions and with an imposing overall design
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A contemporary outdoor fireplace with a design stylized after the traditional ones
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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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