Playing With Fire – The Malm Fireplace Is Hotter Than Ever

Malm fireplaces are iconic and nobody can blame you for loving the design. Coming from one of the original manufacturers of freestanding fireplaces and the only one still in existence today, these classical designs offer a multitude of advantages.

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Find out what these are and how you can make the most of your Malm fireplace right here, right now.

Best Ideas For a Malm Fireplace in Your Home

1. Opt for a Corner Malm Fireplace

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With its sleek and stylish look, the Malm fireplace fits perfectly in the corner. Turn it into a focal point for your modern home. 

2. Have Your Malm Fireplace Blend in with Your Decor

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Sometimes there may not be a place to easily display your Malm fireplace. And if you live in a warmer climate, you may not want it to be the focal point all year long. Instead, place it in a corner where it will blend in with your décor like they did with this one from Nimmo.

3. Create a Sitting Area Around Your Malm Fireplace

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Build a cozy sitting area around the fireplace. Two small sofas or couches can be framed, one on each side. And you can admire the elegant design of the fireplace from anywhere else in the room. {found on baandesign}.

4. Put Your Malm Fireplace in a Nook

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This small family room has its Malm fireplace placed in a nook inside the wall. It’s an interesting concept which draws attention to that particular spot.

5. Make Your Malm Fireplace Part of the View

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Even in an open plan space, the Malm fireplace can shine It doesn’t have to be a focal point to be noticeable. The key is finding the ideal spot. If you decide to place it in a corner, make sure it has other points of interest around it, such as the views in this case. {found on abdesignstudioinc}.

6. Paint Your Malm Fireplace a Bold Color

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The Malm Lancer is perfect for chic, modern homes that need the décor to be vibrant but not particularly complex. The simple and classical look combined with the bold finish color is just right for this small living space.

7. Combine Your Malm Fireplace With Rustic Wood

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A freestanding fireplace like this one is ideal for cozy wooden cabins or winter retreats. The heat is diffused more efficiently around the fireplace and the design is so versatile is can look excellent in any type of interior.

8. Put Your Malm Fireplace Outside

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The versatility of the Malm fireplaces also includes the fact that they are used both indoors and outdoors. Take them outside and you can put them in a corner, just like you would inside, or experiment with other different configurations. {found on ogawafisher}.

9. Place Your Malm Fireplace in a Corner in Your Yard

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The indoors and outdoors are wonderfully blended in this setting. There’s a perfect balance and the corner fireplace makes the whole space a lot more inviting and enjoyable.

10. Design an Outdoor Sitting Area with a Malm Fireplace

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Design a small sitting area in your backyard, facing the freestanding fireplace. Such a simple yet stylish configuration. Although minimalistic, the area feels very comfortable and inviting thanks to the area rug and the vibrant colors on the fireplace and side table. {found on houzz}.

11. Set Up Seating on Both Sides of Your Malm Fireplace

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Take your Malm fireplace on the patio where you can place it against the wall and have two benches placed on either side. There’s a custom-designed nook in between these two benches, created for this particular fireplace. {found on smittenstudioonline}.

12. Skip the Black and White Colors and Opt for a Bold Malm Fireplace

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If you decide that there should be one of these stylish fireplaces in your garden, backyard, or any other outdoor space, consider choosing a color that’s bold so it stands out. A white or black fireplace will be overpowered by all the fresh colors around it. {found on democraticvintage}.

13. Choose to Have Your Malm Fireplace Blend in With Your Yard

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Of course, if you don’t want the fireplace to stand out but rather to blend in, you can choose a color that matches the surroundings. This brown one, for example, was placed in front of a wooden fence with roughly the same color. {found on designsponge}.

14. Go with a Vintage Style Malm Fireplace

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Although it is more common to find a Malm fireplace in black or white, there are several vintage styles like this one from Suburban Pop that come in metals like copper or tin. These can add a very special touch to a room that you want to have a more urban or steam punk appeal.

15. Try the Spin a Fire Style

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Malm is most well-known for the fireplaces that you have seen so far on this list, however, they also have a fireplace that you can access from any side of the fire. 

16. Place Your Malm Fireplace on Rocks

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Unfortunately, even a super cool fireplace like the Malm still carries a bit of inherent danger when you have it in your home. Help limit the possible danger by keeping your fireplace off of the hardwood floors and placing them on a bed of rocks, or other non-flammable material instead like this one in Dwelling Décor.

17. Build Your Malm Fireplace Into a Wall

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Do you have a small home but still want a fireplace? This doesn’t make Malm out of your realm of possibilities. These fireplaces are so versatile that you can always build them into a wall if you have no place else. This can look very sheik, see for yourself on Lucky Little Stars.

18. Paint Your Malm Fireplace a Happy Neutral Color

Paint Your Malm a Happy Neutral Color

Maybe you are here because you are looking to refresh a Malm that you already have in your home. Well a change of color is always a good idea. Bold and bright colors have already been mentioned in this list, but don’t be afraid to go with something in between like this yellow Malm on Purposeful Chaos.

19. Make Your Malm Fireplace a Pet Hideaway

Make Your Malm Fireplace a Pet Hideaway

Is where you live too warm for an actual fireplace but you can’t bear to part with your Malm? Well in this case it is actually quite easy to convert your Malm to another use, such as a pet bed as they did in this home on Apartment Therapy. Your cat will love it and you won’t have to worry about the room being too warm!

20. Put Your Malm Fireplace by a Pool

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Typically, you only think of your pool when the weather is warm enough to enjoy it. But on the colder evenings, it can still be nice to enjoy a glass of wine with the motion of the pool in the background. Keep yourself warm by conveniently placing your Malm fireplace to be near your pool like they did in Suburban Pop.

Conclusion

Malms are truly the gold standard when it comes to free-standing fireplaces in the home. Whether you decide to make it an integral piece of your living room, or a regular fixture in your backyard, you really can’t go wrong when you pick out a Malm fireplace.

And if there isn’t room for a heat creating device in your home, there’s no reason you can’t transform your Malm into something else entirely.