Corner fireplaces – a simple way of spreading a wonderful atmosphere all around

Over the years, fireplaces have lost their initial use. Originally they were used to warm up a room. Nowadays this is a secondary effect of using a fireplace. The main reason why fireplaces have remained very popular is their ability to create cozy, warm and inviting atmospheres. In a way, they still warm up the room but on a different level. Among the multitude of fireplace styles and designs, corner fireplaces are some of the most appreciated. They are visible from all sides of the room and they spread the warmth all around them.

Whether it’s a contemporary or a traditional room, a minimalist or a sophisticated décor, a corner fireplace will certainly make it feel warm and inviting. This living room is quite simple. It’s also very cozy and relaxing. One of the reasons for that is because of the color palette while another one is because of the corner fireplace that spreads warmth and elegance all around it.

Depending on the type of décor you have chosen for the room, the fireplace can either blend in or stand out. In the case of this traditional family room, the corner fireplace reaches the ceiling but the stonework allows it to beautifully blend in. The balance of textures and colors is very beautiful as well.

This time we have another stone fireplace, also placed in the corner. The décor of the living room is contemporary with subtle traditional touches. The most important accent elements in here are the fireplace and the rug that also match. It’s certainly not a random choice to use them both in this room.

The corner you choose for the fireplace is just as important as the design itself. For example, this modern family room has the fireplace surrounded by large windows. It’s an interesting choice. It’s a way of allowing the fireplace to stand out by other means than the actual design while also creating a very pleasant atmosphere as you are able to admire the views while sitting in front of the fireplace.

This corner fireplace almost disappears into the décor. The strategy for making it blend in so beautifully was to use the colors features by the fireplace all around it and throughout the room. The widen floor has a very light finish, very similar to the color of the fireplace and some of the furniture features similar finishes as well.

Fireplaces can also become beautiful focal points in a décor. For example, this living room has a traditional décor with modern influences. It features orange walls, a white ceiling, long windows and furniture featuring rather neutral colors and patterns. The fireplace stands out and sort of anchors the room, bringing the décor together and balancing out the colors and everything else.

This family room has an interior décor featuring strong Mediterranean influences. It feels very light and intimate. All the curved features make it feel more inviting and relaxing. The corner fireplace shares similar characteristics as it forms a small white dome that matches the arched door and the niche for the TV unit.

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Published by in Interiors, on November 21st, 2012


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