Flaming Chichi: Corner Fireplaces Heat Up Living Space Decor

Corner fireplaces heat up living space decor like no other. Here, we’ll look at a few fireplaces that will inspire you to get one for your living room or bedroom.

Corner Fireplaces

There are many ways to implement corner fireplace into a room’s decor. You could also create house plans with corner fireplace ideas as there isn’t a shortage of brans or availability.

Infrared Fireplace Vs Standard Electric Fireplace

Infrared Fireplace Vs Standard Electric Fireplace

A corner infrared fireplace is different from a corner electric fireplace, as the standard electric fireplace requires fans and heat. Infrared fireplaces use infrared energy for heat. Standard fireplace systems using fans can heat areas as large as 600 square feet.

They take a bit longer before they warm up, but remain warm when they’re not in use. Using infrared electric fireplaces, light generates infrared heat that warms up the room. The fans have a small part but the operation is quieter.

Storage and Space

All corner electric fireplaces listed are unique in their designs, that affect electricity. Occasionally these systems may not function with TVs or other entertainment systems, thus only supplying warmth for your home. Corner fireplaces can store all your devices.

Heating Power

The higher the power emitted from electric fires the greater the output. Standard corner fireplace wattages vary from 750 to 1500. In a small house, 750 watts will suffice. Larger rooms require more waiting when heating a room.

  • 750 watts of power can provide an area of around 200 square feet.
  • 1500 Watts can be used in rooms up to 400 square feet.

Fireplaces indicate how much space it is intended for.

Corner Electric Fireplaces Pros and Cons

Corner fireplaces are excellent accessories for the warmth and sophistication of any room. The corner position allows plenty of room for the different designs of furniture and furnishings. Many people opt for a corner fireplace as it has less area than the standard fireplace.

Pros:

Electric fireplaces are available in many styles. It may be possible to find a fire pit that complements your current decoration but creates a stylish focal point for you. Installation is simple – most times without assistance from the technicians.

Standard fireplace systems using fans can heat areas as large as 600 square feet. They take a bit longer before they warm up, but remain warm when they’re not in use. Using infrared electric fireplaces, light generate infrared heat that warms up the room. The fans are smaller, but the operation doesn’t make as much noise.

Cons:

Corner electric fireplaces are not primary heat sources. Electric fireplaces only provide as much heat as small space heaters. The truth is, space heaters are better at heating larger spaces than electric fireplaces.

Since these fireplaces run on electricity, during power outages they won’t work. The fireplaces are not recommended for those living in remote areas were power outages are frequent. 

Corner Electric Fireplace Styles

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With the amount of electric fireplace styles available, there isn’t a lack of styles or brands that you could use to make your living spaces more comfy and warm.

Wall Mount Corner Electric Fireplace

Unlike art pieces and TVs, wall-mounted electric fireplaces can be easily mounted on any wall and positioned on the wall. You should choose the best choice without exposure to water. The electric fireplaces in corner rooms don’t need vents and can be easily placed in any room.

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Room corners often remain empty and furniture-free and that doesn’t maximize space-efficiency in any way. If a fireplace were to occupy that space the whole room would benefit from its presence. In this living space designed by Jaffa Group an L-shaped sofa and additional seats are organized in front of the fireplace while the TV is mounted on the adjacent wall. A fire pit is heated by electric power.

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Wood-burning fireplaces fit nicely in traditional and rustic decors. This is a space designed by architect Peter Sellar. Its corner fireplace serves as a focal point without being the only visual attraction. The color palette is centered around earthy tones of brown and this ensures cohesion throughout.

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There are many electric fireplace options to choose from and this double-sided model is one of them. The furniture arrangement around the corner fireplace makes it possible to enjoy the warmth and comfort wherever you are sitting. The interior design is from P2 Design.

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A cool thing about corner electric fireplaces is how they’re not linked to a single wall. They can be seen and enjoyed from anywhere in a home.

Take for example this rustic porch model. Whether you’re sitting on the sofa, an armchair, or at the table, you can enjoy the electric fireplace.

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What we like about this particular living room is the fact that the color palette of neutral and based on simple, earthy tones. The color scheme allows the materials and textures to play an important role in the ambiance and decor of the space.

The stone fireplace is one of the most eye-catching elements. The fireplace mantel serves as a display surface for ornamental pieces, drawing even more attention to this corner. This was a project by Garrison Hullinger.

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Bedrooms are meant to be cozy and welcoming and one guaranteed way to achieve that look is with the help of a fireplace. If you think there’s not enough space for one, consider a corner fireplace like this one.

It takes up little space in an area that usually remains empty anyway. In addition, you can make the most out of this corner by placing the TV above the fireplace. Find more inspiration from Neal Huston & Associates Architects.

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A corner fireplace with widows on either side is another design among new house plans. Although the fireplace is the visual focal point, there are ways to make it blend in or stand out less. For example, the fireplace could feature the same color as he wall behind it.

This one sits in the corner and is coordinated with a neutral and light color palette, characterizing the room. This is a design by Margo Thartford Interiors.

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This fireplace makes good use of the corner space and coordinates with the matching stone. Together they frame the view and make this living room feel extra cozy. This was the work of Slifer Designs.

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Sometimes a corner fireplace is the best way of making a room feel whole. This bedroom designed by Jaffa Group is a good example. The bed faces the glass doors and has a nice view of the surroundings, with the fireplace on one side and an accent chair on the other.

Rustic Farmhouse Corner Electric Fireplaces

The corner electric fireplace has found its way inside the modern rustic farmhouse.

Bedroom Corner Electric Fireplace Styles

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You can get the desired effect with a small fireplace tucked nicely in a corner. Platt Architecture used this strategy when planning this rustic bedroom. ore effect.

Living Room Corner Electric Fireplace Styles

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On the other hand, designs like this one prove the opposite. Look how nicely this fireplace fits in the corner, framed by large wall units on either side. It makes the most out of that limited and often dead space. The low platform that frames the units establishes visual continuity around the room while offering extra space for displaying items or to be used as a bench.

Fireplace Not Centered In Room

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An interesting design idea is to mold the fireplace and connect it visually to other elements in the room. Here you can see a corner fireplace with a design that matches that of the wall unit sitting next to it. This design is from Farinelli Construction.

Mid Century Modern Corner Electric Fireplace Styles

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It’s true that fireplaces are often more popular in rustic and traditional settings but that doesn’t mean they don’t look just as beautiful and natural in modern and contemporary spaces. Studio H Design Group is responsible for the design of this beautiful living space. As you can see, the corner fireplace is small and minimalist, just like the rest of the elements in the room.

Furniture Arrangement Around Corner Fireplace

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Right now, fireplace and TV side-by-side designs are common in new homes. A fireplace is a nice way to fill a corner. Even one that’s not functional and only serves a decorative purpose can turn out to be a great design option for living rooms or bedrooms.

We find this design created by LDa Architects to be a pretty great example. The fireplace’s blue mosaic frame and white mantel bring together distinct elements.

Modern Corner Electric Fireplace

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A modern corner fireplace is not as robust as its traditional counterpart. Their designs are simple, clean and often linear. This one by Nico van der Meulen Architects links two adjacent walls to ensure a continuous and sleek look.

The fireplace provides supplemental heat for a 400 square foot room. It’s equipped with quartz infrared technology that allows it to heat more quickly than the mantel.

Also, the infrared technology is more efficient than other corner electric fireplaces as it absorbs humidity while providing a warmer atmosphere for less energy.

Modern Wood Burning Fireplace

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When they designed the Cambrian hotel in Switzerland, Peter Silling & Associates combined rustic and luxurious elements. The space features sleek and stylish sectional sofas, oversized floor lamps, minimalist coffee tables and a wood-burning fireplace built into an outside patio floor plan.

Minimalist Corner Electric Fireplace

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This is the lounge area designed by Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects for a house they designed by Brisago, Switzerland. It’s a space with a simple, raw and zen look. The long sofa softens the decor while wall accents form special display cases for decorations and a corner fireplace warms up the whole area.

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The stone fireplace fits perfectly into the corner of this midcentury-inspired living room designed by Mary Anne Smiley Interiors. It bridges the gap between the sliding glass doors and the adjacent wall, connecting them and filling the emptiness in a way that feels natural.

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The design strategy in this particular case puts an emphasis on the arched ceiling of the living room. In order to balance out the décor, the corner fireplace was designed with straight lines and angles. It also has a flat and black surface which creates this slab-like geometry that actually fits into this contemporary interior quite well. Image from rnoel.

House Plans With Corner Fireplace

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Taking advantage of the strong rustic vibe of this interior, the team of designers at Pearson Design Group creates a seamless and organic transition between the corner fireplace and the stone-clad wall adjacent to it that also has a ledge that can either be used as a bench, a display shelf or a firewood storage surface.

Modern Electric Fireplace Ideas

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You can’t really see the bigger portion of this wall since it’s almost completely covered up by the furniture but there’s a space at the top where the stone is visible. That then transitions into a corner fireplace which gives the room a more rounded and cozy layout and also serves as a focal point without being too striking.

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Here’s another example of an inviting living room with a stone fireplace focal point. In this case, the space is a bit more open, featuring an open bar area to the side. The stone fireplace is marking the outer corner of the wall, coming in the continuation of the wooden built-in unit and sitting at an angle. Found on sharrattdesign.

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Although it’s not at the center of the room, this gorgeous stone fireplace is definitely the main focal point of the space. The electric fireplace is big and imposing and the stone goes well with the earthy color palette of the room. Interior designer Susie Hersker managed to make this area feel like home.

Mid Century Chic Corner Electric Fireplace

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There was no attempt here to go for space efficiency when designing this corner electric fireplace. The oversized fireplace surround makes a statement and has a big impact on the overall layout and configuration of the living room. This exquisite design was done by studio Jess Dauray Interiors

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Rather than curving the electric fireplace to fit into the corner of this living room, the designer chose in this case to have it placed along one of the walls and creating a layered outer corner configuration. It’s a clean and simple look with a chic marble backdrop.

Master Bedroom Electric Fireplace

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Some rooms lend themselves to designs that make use of corner fireplaces. Take this bedroom designed by Anna Lisa Avelar for example. The corner between the doorway and the window was not big enough for an entertainment center or a closet, too big for a generic decoration like a flower pot but for a fireplace with space above it for a TV.

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Not all corners are the same and, naturally, not all corners fireplaces are alike either. An outside corner can be problematic. Phil Kean Designs did a great job adapting the whole corner fireplace for this elegant bedroom.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

What Is The Price For A Corner Electric Fireplace?

A corner fireplace costs an average of $800, including purchases and installation. You can spend anywhere from $80 to $300 depending on your requirements. These are less expensive than traditional fireplaces whose prices range between 850 and 3500.

An electric fireplace will also be less costly and easier to maintain. These types can be much more economical than see through fireplace inserts or specialized solutions.

Does A Corner Fireplace Save Space?

An elegant and economical solution. Unlike occupying space around the wall corner fireplaces are placed nicely in curved lines. It also allows for a more comfortable space in a large living area where it allows for hanging art, and installing entertainment units.

Can You Hang Electric Fireplace On Wall?

A wall mounted electric fireplace can be hung on any wall, just like a flat-screen TV or a picture. Most wall-mounted electric fireplaces come with brackets and hardware needed for installation.

How Efficient Are Wall Mounted Corner Electric Fireplaces?

The modern wall mount electric fireplaces offer several advantages, including how they’re powered by electricity. That translates into 99-100 percent energy-efficiency. No wood, no actual burning, no emissions, no smoke.

Can You Hang Electric Fireplace On Wall?

A wall mounted electric fireplace can be hung anywhere, like a flat-screen TV or a picture. Most wall-mounted electric fireplaces come with brackets and hardware needed for installation.

How Efficient Are Wall Mounted Electric Fireplaces?

Modern wall mount electric fireplaces offer several advantages, including how they’re powered by electricity. That translates into 99-100 percent energy-efficiency. No wood, no actual burning, no emissions, no smoke.

Do Electric Fireplaces Need Venting?

No, electric fireplaces do not create emissions and therefore do not need to be vented through a chimney, direct vent, or other source like gas and wood fireplaces.

What’s The Lifespan Of An Electric Fireplace?

An electric fireplace can last up to 20 years. And the light bulbs will need replacing every two years. The fireplace tend to have longer lifespans than gas and wood-burning ones. To determine the quality and lifespan of electric fireplaces, consider the length of their warranties.

Corner Electric Fireplaces Conclusion

More than likely, you probably want a corner electric fireplace. If so, and after you decide what you want, create a budget. You can find top deals and other items at brick and mortar stores or on Amazon. Before you buy an item, check the warranty terms and pricing among the products you want as they will differ from one another.

As you’ve learned here, compared to gas and wood, electric fireplaces are energy efficient. They have many heating cooling options and a range of accessories that others don’t.

There are many options, brands, and styles to choose from and you can pretty much add them to any room in your home. Families love them because of the comfort they provide and how they’re cheaper to operate and safe.

They’re ideal for apartments. They’re also easier to change when you want a brand new style. Due to their availability, it’s easy to find top deals and promotions on various sites that offer reasonable pricing instead of shopping at stores.

If you have rugs, electric fireplaces aren’t a hazard. They also allow you to heat your rooms however you want.   On average, electric fireplaces cost about 3 cents an hour to operate the flames and 9 cents per hour to operate both the flames and a heater.