Join our newsletter Name: Your Email Address Contact me with news and offers from other Future brands Thank you for signing up to Realhomes. Warm and welcoming, the most stylish living room fireplace ideas will add a focal point to your space not to mention tons of design interest.
A farmhouse living room can look great with current fireplace ideas, and vice versa in a more contemporary setting.
Sure to give your living room space no matter how big or small, the perfect glow all year round. A fireplace doesn’t always need to stand out, in this case, it’s a welcome addition to an essentially monochromatic scheme that has some warming tones of ochre and mushroom. The marble style surround is elegant yet unobtrusive which is why it works so well in this scheme that has modern elements.
You can mix and match styles and this living room is the perfect example of how to make modern fireplace ideas work with more trad decor. A small modern fireplace set into the brickwork above where the fire would have been gives this room a stylish feel. When the fire surround is beautiful like in this design, you don’t need to distract from it by going overboard with your mantel decor.
This oversized mirror sits on the marble fire surround and the antique nature of the glass adds texture. Mirrors this size are ideal for smaller spaces as they will bounce light around and help to disperse the glow from the log burner. With the fireplace built to extend out to make for a seating area, this fireplace elevates the room in a subtle way,’ says California based designer Lindye Galloway, owner and creative director of the Lindye Galloway Design Studio and Shop (opens in new tab).
Fireplaces are not always a grand affair with marble and ornate detailing, sometimes they’re simple and full of authenticity. Nothing beats a large farmhouse style fireplace, beautiful brickwork and charming thick beams are the elements we all dream of.
Use the mantel beam for small vases, candles and foraged finds like pine cones, chestnuts and ferns. A modern home has its pros and cons, lovely straight walls and clean lines, but is often missing the character of a more historic property. The artwork frames the log burner perfectly and creates a really interesting view from the armchairs. The black contemporary fireplace is chic and stylish and we love the ledge in front of it that provides space for displaying vases and a table lamp.
Then, place a few key items on your mantel that will act as subtle accents that will link to colors used elsewhere in the room. A table lamp on the mantel is a great idea, and we love the glow it creates against the black wall. This stunning pink room really brings out the detailing in the fireplace and the paneling, highlighting the gorgeous curves of the molding.
Place white, black or brightly colored vases, trinkets and more on the mantel for impact but keep the rest of the scheme neutral for balance. ‘We wanted this space to have a really edgy and cool vibe for our clients to entertain in,’ says Kirsten Krason, co-owner and principal designer at Utah based House of Jade Interiors (opens in new tab). A coffee table in the middle is a great option, often round or oval are good choices so you don’t catch your leg on the corners.
If you have alcoves each side of the fireplace then a smaller TV can go there and you’ll need to pull out your seating to allow for another space so that you can see it and still enjoy the fire when lit. Firstly a mirror is a great way to add a new element – this will work particularly well in a small living room as it will help to bounce the light around.
Candlesticks in beautiful holders add height and don’t forget artwork, a stunning piece of art will look eye-catching and highlight your fireplace perfectly.