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Fireplace Trends 2021: Best Fireplace Ideas For Your Home

Fireplace Trends 2021: Best Fireplace Ideas For Your Home

A fireplace serves as both a functional and decorative aspect in your home, keeping you warm throughout the cooler months. It also serves as the focal point of a room.

The look of a fireplace may make or break an interior design. If you're searching for methods to improve the aesthetic of your place, we’ve rounded up a list of design ideas to spark your creativity.

Since the colder season is fast approaching, here are a few fireplace trends to look out for in the coming months to help you plan your next design.

 

Linear Fireplaces

The sleek, contemporary design of linear fireplaces has only recently gained popularity. It’s easy to see why this trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon, once you’ve seen how they brighten up a living space.

Linear fireplaces are a versatile design that can be placed in any room of the house. They can be built as a classic one-sided piece or as a transparent tunnel.

These are some of our top choices:

 

Dimplex Opti-V Duet Linear Electric Fireplace VF5452L

Dimplex Opti-V Duet Linear Electric Fireplace VF5452L

 

Napoleon Vector Series Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces

Napoleon Vector Series Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces

 

Majestic Jade Series Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces

Majestic Jade Series Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces

 

Double-Sided Fireplaces

One of the hottest ideas right now is versatility. Double-sided fireplaces that function as both an indoor and outdoor fireplace are on the rise since they’ve become a hit all year-round. A magnificent summer night on the deck isn't complete without the warmth, and neither is a nice winter evening on a couch.

These double-sided fireplaces can be modified to match your interiors while delivering warmth both indoors and outdoors. They can also be put as a divider between two rooms, with the added benefit of heating both rooms.

These are some of our favorite picks:

 

Majestic Designer See-Through 42" Wood-Burning Fireplace DSR42

Majestic Designer See-Through 42" Wood-Burning Fireplace DSR42

If you're looking for a smaller one, check out Majestic Designer See-Through 36" Wood-Burning Fireplace DSR36

 

Dimplex 40" Opti-Myst Pro 1000 Built-In Electric Firebox GBF1000-PRO

Dimplex 40" Opti-Myst Pro 1000 Built-In Electric Firebox GBF1000-PRO

 

Check out the larger Dimplex 60” Opti-Myst Pro 1500 Built-In Electric Firebox GBF1500-PRO also available.

Dimplex 40" Opti-Myst Pro 1000 Built-In Electric Firebox GBF1000-PRO

 

Three-Sided Fireplaces

The three-sided fireplace, often known as "peninsula", has a modern touch and provides a new perspective from each side. Most architects and designers love this because it adds warmth and comfort to different sides a room without taking up too much space.

This is very common with electric fireplaces with linear designs, such as these Modern Flames fireplaces, because of the easy installation.

 

Modern Flames Sedona Pro Multi Series 3-Sided Electric Fireplaces

Modern Flames Sedona Pro Multi Series 3-Sided Electric Fireplaces

 

Modern Flames Landscape Pro Multi Series 3-Sided Electric Fireplaces

Modern Flames Landscape Pro Multi Series 3-Sided Electric Fireplaces

 

Natural-Textured Fireplaces

In contrast to the modern fireplaces that have been popular in recent years, many homeowners this year want their homes designed in a more natural and modest look. Surrounding the fireplace with naturally textured materials such as concrete, stone, metal, plaster, and wood. Concrete brings simplicity, glass is great for a transparent alternative, metal gives off an industrial vibe, and a rough textured stone fireplace sets the tone on your home.

Natural-textured materials go so well with wood-burning fireplaces. Here are some of the fireplaces we recommend:

 

Majestic Ashland Series Wood-Burning Fireplaces

Majestic Ashland 36" Wood-Burning Fireplace ASH36

 

Majestic Biltmore Series Wood-Burning Fireplaces

Majestic Biltmore Series Wood-Burning Fireplaces

 

You can also personalize your fireplace with a stone set. The use of slate, granite, and marble in your room design adds elegance. Majestic Stone Sets have unique designs to choose from.

 

Majestic Absolute Black Granite Sets

Majestic Absolute Black Granite Sets

 

Majestic New Venetian Granite Set

Majestic New Venetian Granite Set 2 - 51" Single Pack MBOGMS2PK1

 

Majestic Arctic Gray Marble Sets

Majestic Arctic Gray Marble Sets

 

Vent-free Fireplaces

Vent-free fireplaces are widely known because both are easy to use and clean. Also known as “unvented” or “ventless fireplace”, a vent-free fireplace usually operates with liquid propane or natural gas line mounted in the fireplace. Since no chimney or venting is required, installation is quick, simple, and inexpensive.

Vent-free fireplaces burn gas more effectively than vented ones, producing significantly fewer fumes. However, these types of fireplaces are controversial due to safety concerns. They are banned in some states in the USA such as Massachusetts and California, as well as other countries like Canada. So, before you buy a vent-free fireplace, verify with your local building authority first.

Monessen offers some of the best vent-free fireplace options.

 

Monessen Artisan 42" Vent Free Gas Fireplace AVFL42

Monessen Artisan 42" Vent Free Gas Fireplace AVFL42

This also available in a larger size Monessen Artisan 60" Vent Free Gas Fireplace AVFL60

 

Monessen Aria 36" Vent Free Gas Fireplace VFF36L

Monessen Aria 36" Vent Free Gas Fireplace VFF36L

Also available in smaller size Monessen Aria 32" Vent Free Gas Fireplace VFF32L

 

Monessen Lo-Rider Designer 36" See-Through Vent Free Gas Firebox LSTF36-B

Monessen Lo-Rider Designer 36" See-Through Vent Free Gas Firebox LSTF36-B

 

TV above the Fireplace

Mirrors and paintings hung over mantels have been popular in previous years. TVs are beginning to make their way up there as times change and living rooms becoming more casual and laid-back. Installing a sleek television above a fireplace gives any room a sophisticated look.

However, if you intend to mount a television above the fireplace, make sure to check the heat BTU of the fireplace to avoid damaging the television. Some gas and electric fireplaces emit no heat at all, while others generate a moderate amount of heat (less than 5,000 BTUs per hour) making them a safer option for TV placement.

Here are a few fireplace ideas that we think you'll like:

 

Napoleon Ascent Series Gas Fireplaces

Napoleon Ascent Series Gas Fireplaces

 

SimpliFire Scion Series Electric Fireplaces

SimpliFire Scion Series Electric Fireplaces

 

Majestic Meridian Series Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces

Majestic Meridian Series Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces

 

High off the Floor

One of the hottest trends this year is a wall-mounted fireplace that is elevated above the floor. One of the benefits of this mounting method is that the distance ensures that heat is evenly dispersed, reducing the risk and hazard of fires spreading to carpets and surrounding rugs.

The fireplace should be set 40-42” from the floor. This is an ideal distance for viewing the flames because they are properly positioned in your line of sight.

These are our top picks:

 

Dimplex IgniteXL 50" Linear Electric Fireplace XLF50

Dimplex IgniteXL 50" Linear Electric Fireplace XLF50

The bottom of the fireplace should be at least 36” from the floor if it is to be positioned next to a dining area or coffee table.

If you're going to put one in your bedroom, make sure it's just high enough for the flames to be seen from the bed. It's important to remember that the goal of elevating the fireplaces off the floor is to make them more visible.

 

SimpliFire Allusion Platinum Series Electric Fireplaces

SimpliFire Allusion Platinum Series Electric Fireplaces

SimpliFire Allusion Platinum Series Electric Fireplaces

 

The fun thing about these fireplace design ideas is that you can take one or several of them for inspiration. Then, to create your own style, you can combine the ideas mentioned above that appeal to you until you discover the perfect combination, which may then be customized with a variety of options to build the fireplace of your dreams. The decision is entirely up to you.

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