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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.
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:
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:
If you're looking for a smaller one, check out Majestic Designer See-Through 36" Wood-Burning Fireplace DSR36
Check out the larger Dimplex 60” Opti-Myst Pro 1500 Built-In Electric Firebox GBF1500-PRO also available.
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.
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:
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.
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.
This also available in a larger size Monessen Artisan 60" Vent Free Gas Fireplace AVFL60
Also available in smaller size Monessen Aria 32" Vent Free Gas Fireplace VFF32L
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:
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:
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.
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.