21 Modern fireplaces: Characteristics And Interior Décor Ideas

Everyone loves fireplaces. They’re a great element in any home. When you’re looking to buy a house or apartment, one that has a fireplace usually has a great advantage even though others might present advantages of their own. There’s something wonderful, almost magical about fireplaces. When you sit in front of a fireplace, in a cozy armchair, and you watch the flames change shape and color and listen to the wood crackle a very beautiful sensation appears and you get to relax and to never want to do anything else again. But that’s mostly true in the case of traditional fireplaces.

Modern open floor plan with a partial wall featuring a fireplace

Modern fireplaces, even though they’re quite different in terms of design and technical details, have a different series of advantages. Most of them no longer use wood so everything we described earlier disappears with that as well. However, they offer other great elements. They’re safer and they usually feature smaller dimensions than most traditional fireplaces. Also, they can basically be installed anywhere you want.

Minimalist corner fireplace that lets you enjoy it from every angle

Fire orb hanging fireplace for buildings with tall ceilings

Modern family room with large glass walls separated by a fireplace

Modern living room with a sleek fireplace built into the wall unit

Partial space divider with a built-in fireplace that can be enjoyed from both sides

Contemporary family room with a fireplace built into the furniture

Glamorous living room with panoramic views and a sleek, long fireplace

Contemporary home with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a minimalist fireplace

Stylish living room with a collage of geometrical shapes including a fireplace

Modern home with exposed brick accent walls and a fireplace space divider

Large open floor plan featuring a stylish fireplace room dividing structure

Bright and airy living room interior with a stylish fireplace going all the way up to the ceiling

Inviting family room with a TV and fireplace built into the wall

Spacious living area with a partial fireplace wall as a focal point

Modern media room with a grey-based décor and a fireplace built-into the wall unit

Warm and cozy family room with wood-paneled accent walls and a fireplace room divider

Eclectic living room with diverse accent pieces and a wall-mounted fireplace

Minimalist, long fireplace integrated into the wall and complemented by warm colors

Modern fireplace blending into the minimalist brown accent wall

Partial accent wall featuring a black and white contrast, built-in fireplace and elegant pattern

They come in a variety of models, designs, shapes and sizes so there are plenty of options to choose from. They can easily become a part of the décor and they can be integrated into the wall or in the design of the furniture. They can even be sued as room dividers. So with the change in design also come changes on other levels. They might not be able to create the same coziness that traditional fireplaces did, but modern fireplaces present a multitude of other great advantages worth discussing.

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Published by in Best Of, on October 22nd, 2012


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