There's nothing more romantic than a bedroom fireplace to take the chill off a frozen night or to warm the spirit on a rainy afternoon. Depending on your layout, a bedroom fireplace can be a focal point that anchors the room, or a bonus feature that adds character and warmth whether or not it’s lit without taking center stage.
A fireplace can be a luxurious addition to a primary suite or make a guest room feel extra welcoming, whether you live in a historic farmhouse, a rustic mountain cabin, a modern home, or a city apartment. An existing fireplace in a kids' room can be treated as a decorative feature, painted in a fun color or used to display favorite sentimental objects. The firebox of a non-working fireplace in an older home or a faux fireplace that’s purely decorative can be filled with flame or LED pillar candles, and the mantel can be styled with art or seasonal decor.
If you are looking to add a new fireplace or renovate or style an existing one, keep in mind that fireplaces come in many shapes and sizes and can be finished in a range of materials, including brick, stone, tile, and wood. Changing the mantel on a dated fireplace can give it a new lease on life. Painting a brick fireplace white can change the mood from rustic to modern farmhouse. Adding a patterned tile surround can add color and personality to a bland fireplace.
A fireplace may be wood-burning, electric, gas, or powered by ethanol, each of which have their own environmental impacts, maintenance requirements, and safety precautions to consider.
Check out these stylish bedroom fireplaces in a range of homes for ideas and inspiration.
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Make It a Double
Jacqueline Blum Design added a double-sided fireplace insert to warm up the white walls of this modern primary bedroom decorated with Moroccan design accents like a trio of perforated metal lanterns and a Berber style rug. On the other side of the dividing wall, the fireplace is positioned over the bathtub of the en suite primary bathroom.Continue to 2 of 55 below.
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Add Rustic Warmth
WRJ Interior Design remodeled this rustic cabin bedroom on a Wyoming ranch once owned by the state governor with warm tones and textures, from the buffalo hide rug to the exposed wood ceilings and golden toned stone fireplace.Continue to 3 of 55 below.
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Add Wall Texture
This Lake Charles, Louisiana bedroom from Thomas Guy Interiors has a discreet, small fireplace on the side wall that anchors a floor-to-ceiling accent wall clad in concrete effect tiles that add texture and drama. When lit, the fireplace warms up the cool tones of the room to create a luxurious sanctuary feel.Continue to 4 of 55 below.
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Add Modern Farmhouse Style
This primary bedroom from Chango & Co. has dark wood finishes, rustic ceiling beams, and a corner fireplace that creates a modern farmhouse feel. The fireplace is raised up to accommodate a bench in front for warming up, painted matte black and featuring a simple dark brown stained wood mantel that echoes the ceiling beams for a cohesive look.Continue to 5 of 55 below.
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A built-in stucco fireplace with rounded edges and an arched opening is the highlight of this neutral-toned Spanish-style bedroom from My Studio ID. The fireplace adds a sculptural element while blending into the white walls and built-in bench. Wood cladding on the ceiling, hardwood floors, and a canopy bed in golden tones adds warmth.Continue to 6 of 55 below.
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Stand It Up
If you want to add a fireplace to an existing room but don't have the wall space, consider a free-standing fireplace. A cylindrical black free-standing fireplace adds retro appeal and a sculptural focal point to the corner of this light-flooded bedroom from Marie Flanigan Interiors.Continue to 7 of 55 below.
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Skip the Mantel
Kendall Wilkinson Design added a sleek black fireplace insert to the white walls of this airy mountain home bedroom, skipping the mantel and leaving the wall blank to keep the focus on the adjacent wall of windows and its wide open views of the surrounding landscape. A wood surround on the epic window seat adds a rustic chic element.Continue to 8 of 55 below.
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Keep It Classic
Interior designer Kara Mann highlighted the millwork and classic fireplace of this spacious bedroom office in Illinois with soft white paint on the walls, ceiling, and mantel, keeping the wall over the mantel blank for a light and airy look. Dark flooring, black accents, and a clear lucite desk and chair work together to create a black-and-white decor scheme that is both classic and modern.
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JLF Architects designed this Jackson Hole, WY primary bedroom to capitalize on the views to the outdoors. Inside, a contemporary honed limestone fireplace creates a feature wall in the calming space that mixes rustic and modern materials like salvaged barnwood walls, a leather headboard, and plush textiles.Continue to 10 of 55 below.
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Add a Dividing Wall
A double-sided fireplace divides the sleeping and sitting areas in this spacious Miami Beach, FL primary bedroom from House of One. A black-and-white photograph over the mantel echoes the large-scale framed art hung on the walls throughout the space for a cohesive look that doesn't look too calculated.Continue to 11 of 55 below.
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Make It Modern
Even if you live in a warm climate, a fireplace can make a new or modern space feel more cozy and homey. In this neutral-toned Southern California primary bedroom from Mindy Gayer Design Co., a streamlined white marble firebox frame practically disappears against a white painted shiplap fireplace wall, while a black interior adds definition. Styling the fireplace with white logs when not in use creates the suggestion of a fire and offers a view from the comfortably appointed bed.Continue to 12 of 55 below.
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Use Dark Wood Tones
A dark wood stain on the fireplace surround that matches the color of the imposing canopy bed adds contrast to the whitewashed brick fireplace wall of this bedroom from Marie Flanigan Interiors. Tall forest green velvet drapes complement the wood tones of the mantel, bed, and ceiling, and a vintage mirror over the bed reflects light and adds character.Continue to 13 of 55 below.
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Go All White
In this serene modern waterfront bedroom from Chango & Co., a thin white frame defines a minimalist fireplace with a black firebox. Flanked with overstuffed armchairs, the fireplace anchors a cozy seating area in the neutral-toned room, while decorative wood ceiling beams add warmth.
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A classic white painted wood and brick fireplace adds a welcoming touch to this historic farmhouse guest room in Pound Ridge, New York from interior designer Kara Mann. Period twin bed frames, classic floral and toile textiles, and crisp white bed linens make the room feel updated but timeless.Continue to 15 of 55 below.
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Add a Daybed
In this soothing bedroom in soft shades of white and beige from Louis Duncan-He Designs, a daybed is positioned in front of the carved wood fireplace mantel to fill the empty space between the bed and the hearth and provides a comfortable place to bask in the glow of the fire.Continue to 16 of 55 below.
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Vary Shades of Gray
The concept for the interior of this Yellowstone Club, Montana home from Envi Interior Design Studio was based on “blue bird” powder days, the clear sunny days that follow a winter storm and provide white blankets of fresh powder across the mountains. In the bedroom, a fireplace wall in shades of gray and flanked by windows adds a focal point, a luxurious Poltrano Frau bed adds comfort, and a mix of pale gray, mauve, and lavender accents add softness.Continue to 17 of 55 below.
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Stuff It With Books
If your bedroom came with a decorative non-working fireplace, treat it like an accent wall with a mantel display, fill it with pillar candles, or use it to store spare books like this London flat designed by Emilie Fournet Interiors. The aged patina of the bricks on the fireplace adds texture and interest to the light, neutral-toned room, and a chunky pale wood mantel complements the pale wood flooring while adding a modern rustic feel.Continue to 18 of 55 below.
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This primary bedroom suite designed by Crisp Architects includes a reading nook, a writing desk, and a classic white wood and stone fireplace that looks right at home in the traditional style room. Modern LED lighting highlights the curvature of the ceiling, while light fixtures scattered around the room add ambiance, including a pair antique sconces above the mantel that help keep the light distributed and balanced throughout the room.Continue to 19 of 55 below.
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Add Classic Columns
The fireplace in this neutral-toned bedroom from Heather Hilliard Design has classic columns that give it a formal look that is contrasted by a contemporary fireplace screen. Navy accents including a rounded armless sofa in the corner and wide beige-and-white stripes on the walls add a modern touch.Continue to 20 of 55 below.
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Channel Art Deco Style
Emily Henderson Design added a veined black marble fireplace to this airy Art Deco-inspired bedroom that complements the high ceilings, elegant bones, and black-and-white palette of the room.Continue to 21 of 55 below.
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Close It Up
The historic marble fireplace preserves the original character of this Parisian kids room from Caroline Andréoni Interior Design, while a built-in fireplace guard keeps it safe and dry.Continue to 22 of 55 below.
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The classic fireplace in this traditional primary bedroom from Crisp Architects is raised up high and positioned near the foot of the bed, while a seating area is positioned in front of a bank of windows. A framed painting leaning on top of the mantel takes advantage of the ceiling heights and adds a casual note to the well appointed room.Continue to 23 of 55 below.
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Make It Country Style
This warm and inviting country bedroom designed by Crisp Architects has an extra-tall antique carved mantel in dark stained wood with a brick interior that feels like it's been there forever. A a pair of overstuffed armchairs with a round tea table positioned in front of the fireplace creates a relaxing spot for tea for two, or winding down before bed.Continue to 24 of 55 below.
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WRJ Interior Design added a corner fireplace to this Swiss chalet-inspired home in Jackson Hole, WY that can be enjoyed from bed or from the sofa or window seating on either side.Continue to 25 of 55 below.
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Keep It Clean
In this spacious boys' room from Curated Nest Interiors, a tall and narrow fireplace is used not for lighting fires but is treated as a focal point. The hearth and mantel are styled with decorative objects, and a bright gold mirror above reflects light and echoes the gold-toned pendant light and blue ceiling wallpaper painted with gold stars.Continue to 26 of 55 below.
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Mix White Brick with Dark Wood
This bedroom fireplace from Marie Flanigan Interiors mixes white brick walls with dark wood accents on the mantel that echo the wood-clad slanted ceilings. A painted white bed frame with turned wood detailing and a vintage trunk create a timeless look that's inviting and warm.Continue to 27 of 55 below.
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Add Twin Reading Nooks
This pale neutral Vail, CO bedroom from Courtney St. John Studio has a massive rustic pale stone fireplace that is flanked by a pair of built-in reading nooks on either side, upholstered in soft shades of cream and blue.Continue to 28 of 55 below.
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Paint It Blue
Emilie Fournet Interiors modernized the attic bedroom of a Victorian loft in London with terrazzo wall coverings and built-in storage around a period fireplace that was preserved for decorative purposes, painted in a bold shade of royal blue, and styled with plants.
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Tone It Down
This bedroom fireplace from Chango & Co. is centered on a feature wall but isn't the main focal point. An oversized round mirror over the fireplace insert reflects light and views, and matching dressers on either side of the bumped-out fireplace wall are symmetrically styled with graphic decor elements.Continue to 30 of 55 below.
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Make It Monochrome
Finding Lovely added a patterned tile surround in a subtle flower pattern to refresh this primary bedroom fireplace while sticking with the light neutral whites and beiges of the space.Continue to 31 of 55 below.
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Paint It Out
In this bedroom from Curated Nest Interiors, a clean lined white painted fireplace anchors the room, decorated in a nautical theme from the framed sailboat prints above the mantel to the sailor stripes on the window shades.Continue to 32 of 55 below.
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Use Stacked Stone
WRJ Interior Design clad the angled fireplace and adjoining wall in this Jackson Hole, WY primary bedroom in stacked stone, softening the space with textured tweed Hibernian Beige wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries, floor-to-ceiling drapery, and warm, cozy textiles on the bed.Continue to 33 of 55 below.
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Keep It Off Center
In this long rectangular primary bedroom suite from Calimia Home, the off-center fireplace is styled with greenery and stacked prints that make it feel integrated with the spare neutral-toned space.Continue to 34 of 55 below.
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Add a Rustic Mantel
The fireplace wall in this Lake Minnetonka, MN bedroom from Martha O'Hara Interiors has a rustic wood beam mantel that adds contrast with the pale stone and echoes the ceiling beams on the pitched roof.Continue to 35 of 55 below.
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Stack the Art
In this girls' room from Mel Bean Interiors, a pair of stacked prints over the low-slung fireplace brings the eye up, balancing the room decorated with retro-style furniture and decor in a lively palette of pinks and blues.Continue to 36 of 55 below.
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Stick with Black and White
The black-and-white fireplace in this neutral-toned bedroom from Chango & Co. is styled with a tall vertical framed print that fills the space and complements the pitched ceilings to create a dramatic focal point in an otherwise minimalist room.Continue to 37 of 55 below.
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Add an Overmantel
This farmhouse bedroom from Thistlewood Farms features a large fireplace with an overmantel whose painted columns and built-in mirror add an old school decorative element that gives the modern farmhouse style room a sense of history.Continue to 38 of 55 below.
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In this coastal-meets-traditional bedroom in Hermosa Beach, CA from White Sands Design Build, a classic white fireplace is mixed with coastal decor elements and soft shades of blue.Continue to 39 of 55 below.
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Decorate the Mantel
The fireplace mantel in this modern farmhouse-style primary bedroom from My 100 Year Old Home is a blank canvas that can be styled as seasons and moods change.Continue to 40 of 55 below.
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JLF Architects contrasted a giant wall of gridded glass with a stacked stone fireplace wall in this Park City, UT home. The homeowner’s love for bold color is apparent in the striking cobalt blue rug, referencing the sky while bringing out the colors in the artwork hanging above the fireplace.Continue to 41 of 55 below.
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Add Ironic Wall Art
Maestri Studio hung a quirky painting over a sleek slab stone fireplace in this bright and lively bedroom featuring bold patterned wallpaper and granny chic decor.Continue to 42 of 55 below.
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Update the Ranch
This contemporary ranch bedroom on Montana's Rosebud River designed by Kibler and Kirch has a modern statement fireplace made of steel with a mill-scale patina to keep the hard surface from feeling cold.Continue to 43 of 55 below.
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Add An Industrial Touch
This bedroom fireplace from Searl Lamaster Howe Architects is flanked by built-in bookshelves and includes a stainless steel-clad chimney that adds an industrial touch in the light and airy modern room.Continue to 44 of 55 below.
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Add Modern Rustic Vibes
This modern rustic bedroom has white walls, wood cladding and beams, and a clean modern black wood-burning fireplace stove by the bed to warm it up.Continue to 45 of 55 below.
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Channel the Old West
This primary bedroom perched at the top of Heart Mountain in Cody, WY from Kibler and Kirch channels the Old West with regional artwork, a bearskin rug, and a rustic corner stone fireplace.Continue to 46 of 55 below.
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Make It a Wood Burning Stove
This cottage bedroom from Kate Marker Interiors is equipped with a wood burning stove that adds retro charm and authenticity. Rustic ceiling beams and a pile of firewood in a metal firewood rack adds a rustic note to the white-washed modern farmhouse style decor.Continue to 47 of 55 below.
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Keep It Low
This spacious modern bedroom from Living with Lolo has a low pitched fireplace on the wall opposite a large bed with a channel tufted blue headboard. A large-scale painting over the mantel helps bring the eye up and balance the proportions of the room.Continue to 48 of 55 below.
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Strip the Mantel
In this airy Maine bedroom, a tall antique wood fireplace mantel is stripped for a natural look and mixed with a tiled fireplace surround that creates another focal point in a room otherwise dominated by the waterfront view. The mantel is decorated with a model sailboat and a pair of antique chambersticks filled with taper candles, while the hearth is styled for the off season with logs and oversized pine cones stacked on a pair of antique andirons.Continue to 49 of 55 below.
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Mix Wood and Stone
At this family lake home designed by Crisp Architects, a cozy bedroom with wrap-around windows includes a large fireplace that mixes gray stone and crisp white wood moldings and trim.Continue to 50 of 55 below.
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Round the Corner
This neutral-toned bedroom has an airy metal canopy bed and a classic white painted fireplace that is built into a rounded corner of the room, adding an off-center focal point while filling the blank space between two large double windows.Continue to 51 of 55 below.
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Warm Up a Cool Palette
This Seattle waterfront primary bedroom from Martha O'Hara Interiors has a wide open water view, a palette of cool blues, gray, whites, and lavender, and a traditional fireplace across from the bed to warm things up on a rainy night when the balcony doors are closed and the curtains are drawn.Continue to 52 of 55 below.
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Urbanology Designs added casually styling in front of a dramatic unused floor-to-ceiling fireplace wall feature with a textured gray finish that adds contrast with the golden wood tones and white walls of the airy bedroom.Continue to 53 of 55 below.
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Step It Up
In this bedroom designed by Crisp Architects, a simple fireplace is raised up a step from the floor, making it easier to use and creating a place to perch. Raising the fireplace up a bit from the floor allows it to be more visible, from the small table and chairs in front of the hearth to the bed across the room.Continue to 54 of 55 below.
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Angle the Bed
A vintage-style metal framed bed with an antique trunk at the foot is positioned at an angle to maximize the views of the fireplace, a mix of weathered brick and carved wood that is stained in the same warm tones as the flooring and corner table.Continue to 55 of 55 below.
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In this spacious modern bedroom, the wall opposite the bed has a flat-front fireplace flanked by built-in shelving and storage cabinets on either side, and a seating area with a pair of oversized armchairs and a coffee table to create a comfortable conversation area.