It’s the simple things during those winter months that make us feel cozy, and it just so happens, they also go well with the snow too! Marshmallows in hot chocolate, wool stockings, lots of naps and soup! We know another thing that goes well with all of these: a crackling fireplace. Fireplaces are also beneficial for the environment! You can conserve energy and live a greener lifestyle with the addition of a fireplace in your home. Whether you want a real, potent wood fire or something a little more modern - fireplaces are a living piece of fine art. And a central heart to the home. Here are six fireplaces that will stir the design coals of your heartstrings. Mmhmm, we’re feeling warmer already.
1. The All Floors Functional
A fireplace for both levels - how convenient! The unique stone mixed with the natural wood is wonderful contrast, and we love how it catches the eye and works cross-functionally on both floors. The copper top is a bright pop. It kind of reminds us of an old stone fireplace, and it makes us feel nostalgic. Not to mention, this fireplace hits all of the spaces to keep all guests warm and cozy.
Quick inspiration: If you like that copper touch, start your cozy experience with a firepit and copper accents. It’s a great way to incorporate it into your landscape. Here are some good ones.
2. The Modern Maven
Oh, thank heavens for the at-ease calm that is modern simplicity. This look is chic and open, making it easy for loungers to enjoy the rest of the scene without being blocked by a giant fire pit. The base of the pit makes for some quality legroom and we love how the fireplace doesn’t seem like it's taking too much space.
Quick inspiration: For a quick solution to this modern look, slate grey is a wonderful option for any fireplace or fire pit.
3. Medieval Cabin Couture
This open, cool, cozy concept is rustic and sensual. The vaulted ceilings make us long for a breezy summer again, but we can easily see how this spot can be cozy (cue the gorgeous natural stone). The look is ideal for a cabin-by-the-lake but can come together in your own home.
Quick Inspiration: Add lots of natural wooden accents and work on really expanding the base of your fireplace. Opt for a salvaged, old, wooden mantel you can typically find at a local, vintage shop.
4. Contemporary With a Functional Twist
This fireplace is especially unique because it has two in one! It’s multi-functional in multiple different locations and appears refreshing and bright in the space. The home remains contemporary looking, accented with a southern touch.
Quick inspiration: Update your fireplace using new, more natural tiles. Earthy terra-cotta can be added to the hearth to add a more natural look.
5. Revel in the Indoor or Outdoor
This fireplace works indoors and outdoors! It’s a beautiful accent in a simple, traditional room - pairing beautifully with a thick-slab wood floor. A landscaping trend for 2020 is bringing the indoors out (and vice versa) so we love this fireplace solution.
Quick Inspiration: Bring a little indoors outside. Cozy throw pillows, candle lanterns, and some hardy accents (the big “S” in the photo above) will make the outdoors a little cozier.
6. Statement Classic
Time to make a statement! This fireplace is truly a centerpiece in the room and it’s a stunning addition to any home. A fireplace should steal the show in any living room, not drag it down. And this beauty does just the trick.
Quick inspiration: The ways you can make your fireplace the focal point of the room are endless! Tile the surrounding area, for example. Or tile the hearth. Add copper accents. Minimal changes can make a big difference.
There are so many fireplace styles and upgrades, it’s all about when that first strike of inspiration hits! Where do you find your cozy inspiration? Click below to schedule an appointment and let our award-winning designers give you the fireplace that you’ve always wanted!