A room with a fireplace is always cozy and inviting, regardless of the style of the decor or the function of the space and, as a result, the fireplace is a desirable element and often a must-have for some. If you feel the same way, it’s time to check out some of the inspiring fireplace design ideas and interior design concepts that we like. There are a lot of cool ways to integrate a fireplace into a room’s decor. It’s even easier to do so when it’s a corner fireplace.
Room corners often remain empty and furniture-free and that doesn’t really 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.
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.
There are a lot of different versions of corner fireplaces. A double-sided fireplace is one of them. This is a design that makes it possible to enjoy the warmth and beauty of the fireplace from anywhere in the room. This living room by P2 Design is a great source of inspiration in this sense.
A cool thing about corner fireplaces is that they’re not strictly linked to a single wall so they can be seen and enjoyed from anywhere and this allows a more open and spacious lounge area to be established based on this point. Take for example this rustic porch. Whether you’re sitting on the sofa, on one of the armchairs or even at the table, you can see and enjoy the fireplace in the corner as well as the panoramic views.
What we like about this particular living room is the fact that the color palette of neutral and based on simple, earthy tones and this 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.
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.
Although the fireplace is usually inevitably a visual focal point for the space it’s a part of, there are ways to make it blend in or at least to make it 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 wonderfully coordinated with the neutral and light color palette that characterizes the room. This is a design by Margo Thartford Interiors.
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. The fireplace has a curved front and this somewhat softens its look. This was the work of Slifer Designs.
Sometimes a corner fireplace is the best way of making a room feel whole. This bedroom designed by Jaffa Group is a good example. Its bed is facing the glass doors and has a nice view of the surroundings, with the fireplace on one side and an accent chair on the other.
The fireplace doesn’t have to be big or to go all the way up, reaching the ceiling. 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. They used stone and wood to make the space feel warm and inviting.
We keep saying that corner fireplaces are space-efficient and practical but then we come across designs like this one which basically contradict all that. Not only is the fireplace pretty robust on its own by it’s also framed by a platform and wood-clad wall sections which contrast with the large windows and glass doors but at the same time match the flooring, the ceiling beams as well as some of the furniture.
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.
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 is one of the designs created by Farinelli Construction.
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.
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 from around the room.
Modern fireplaces are usually not as robust as the traditional kind and their designs are simple, clean and often linear. This one used by Nico van der Meulen Architects in one of their projects links two adjacent walls and ensures a continuous and sleek look for the entire room.
Not all corners are the same and, naturally, not all corners fireplaces are alike either. An outside corner can be a bit problematic. Phil Kean Designs did a great job at adapting the whole corner fireplace corner for this elegant bedroom.
When they designed the Cambrian hotel in Switzerland, Peter Silling & Associates successfully combined rustic and luxurious elements. This is one of the spaces where you can find sleek and stylish sectional sofas, oversized floor lamps, minimalist coffee tables and a wood-burning fireplace built into one of the outside corners of the floor plan.
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 with its comfy upholstery while wall niches form special display cases for decorations and a corner fireplace warms up the whole area.
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. Notice the curved shape of the fireplace and the way in which it transitions into the ceiling as well.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s another example of a very 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 actually 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.
Although it’s not at the center of the room, this gorgeous stone fireplace is definitely the main focal point of the space. The fireplace is big and imposing and the stone goes really well with the earthy color palette of the room. Interior designer Susie Hersker managed to truly make this area feel like home.
Some rooms lend themselves perfectly 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 absolutely perfect for a fireplace with space above it for a TV.
Rather than curving the fireplace to fit perfectly into the corner of this living room, the designer chose in this case to have it placed along only one of the walls and creating a layered outer corner configuration. It’s a clean and simple look with a chic marble backdrop. Found on boulevardtileandstone.
There was no attempt here to go for space-efficiency when designing this corner fireplace. In fact, 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.