31 Beautiful Living Rooms With Fireplaces

Living room with fireplace surrounded by white-themed decor and houseplants

The Spruce / Christopher Lee Foto

Nothing makes a room feel cozier than a fireplace. Whether your style is modern, traditional, farmhouse, or something altogether different, a living room that has a fireplace just feels more welcoming than one that doesn't.

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    Striking and Bold

    tile fireplace eclectic vibes

    Brexton Cole Interiors

    Fireplaces are often focal points in living rooms, so it only makes sense to have fun with them. This bold fireplace from Brexton Cole Interiors uses a sleek black mantle and decorative tile to create a fun and artistic layout. It complements the various pieces of art and while being a work of art itself.

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    Skinny Tile and Marble Hearth

    tile fireplace with marble hearth

    Cathie Hong

    One of the main benefits of a tile fireplace is the different styles, shapes, and sizes available to choose from. This fireplace from Cathie Hong uses skinny, neutral-colored tiles with a glossy finish to surround the fireplace, which has a touch of added drama thanks to the marble stone hearth. The space demands attention while still creating a sense of calm.

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    White Tile for a Bohemian Style

    white tile fireplace

    JC Designs

    The benefit of a white fireplace is how effortlessly it can work with different living room themes. This boho-style living room from JC Designs boasts plenty of plants along with wicker and wood decor—and the white brick fireplace works as an ideal backdrop to allow these elements to truly shine.

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    Textured Fireplace With Floating Shelf

    white stone fireplace

    Amy Leferink at Interior Impressions

    Whether you opt for a stone or tile appearance on your fireplace, it's clear that texture can play a massive role in the design of your fireplace. The one shown here in this living room by Amy Leferink uses unevenly overlapping materials that create a 3D effect while also establishing a divide between the two shelving units placed on either side to create balance. The addition of the floating wooden shelf as a mantle is perfect for holding minimalist art and ties together the wooden beams on the ceiling.

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    Floor to Ceiling Tile

    floor to ceiling fireplace

    Home Consultant

    Sometimes, bigger really is better, as proven by this stunning floor-to-ceiling fireplace designed by Julian Porcino. The tan and textured tile mesh perfectly with the room's neutral palette while adding depth to what is clearly the star of the show.

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    Color and Pattern

    floral wallpaper living room fireplace

    LA Designer Affair

    Your fireplace doesn't have to stick with tile or brick to make an impression. This delightful floral piece designed by LA Designer Affair shows that by using colorful graphics or wallpapers, you can transform your fireplace from something simple to a burst of color and pattern that is sure to impress.

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    Painted Tile

    living room with blue painted fireplace

    Mary Patton Design

    While tile certainly has its perks, sometimes a change is needed. When designer Mary Patton felt her tile fireplace needed a makeover, she opted to paint it rather than replace the tiles. The vibrant blue color on both the tile and the mantle creates an impossible-to-ignore fireplace that proves the power of a fresh coat of paint.

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    Understated and Minimalist

    olive green fireplace

    Kate Marker Interiors

    Choosing subtle colors and soothing tones can help create the relaxing atmosphere you often associate with sitting around the fireplace. This marbleized gray tile paired with the soft olive green mantle feels cozy, and the black and white portrait above and the vintage decor on the hearth create a nostalgic feel.

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    Clay Tile Fireplace

    Spanish inspired tile fireplace

    Designed by Michael Keck for EHD/Photo by Sara Tramp

    People have a tendency to want to update and modernize old fireplaces, but as this living room from Michael Keck, designed for Emily Henderson Designs demonstrates, newer is not always better. The Spanish-inspired clay tiles (dating back to 1930) work beautifully with the eclectic combination of furnishings and creative accessories.

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    Green and Gold Marble

    green and gold marble fireplace

    Design: Black Lacquer Design/Photographer: Eron Rauch

    While white marble is stunning, who says you can't have some fun with color? This green and gold marble fireplace is a breathtaking example from Black Lacquer Designs that's sure to capture attention. The matching built-ins on either side make the entire concept feel larger than life.

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    White Stone With Built-In Seating

    white brick fireplace with floating wooden shelf

    Jessica Nelson Design

    Fireplaces with built-in or surrounding shelving are a classic choice, but are there other ways to add function to a fireplace? This fireplace in a living room designed by Jessica Nelson Designs proves it's possible with an additional area jutting out that could either serve as a shelf to set decor on or add a cushion for some extra seating. The white, textured stone is a perfect fit with the rest of the neutral color scheme.

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    Fireplace in a Coastal Living Room

    pattern tile fireplace

    Tyler Karu Design

    This coastal living room by Tyler Karu Designs has all the hallmarks of a beach-inspired home: white shiplap walls, seashell artwork, even an oceanic color palette. The fireplace nestles nicely into the backdrop with decorative tan tiles that seamlessly blend with the rest of the room's style.

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    Oversized Marble

    large marble contemporary fireplace

    Michelle Berwick Design

    Adding elegance to a living room can be as simple as installing marble, and a fireplace is a perfect way to showcase it. This large marble stone surrounding the smaller fireplace between two adjoining rooms creates such a sophisticated and contemporary vibe; it's easy to see why marble is such a regular staple in home design.

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    Blue Brick Fireplace

    painted brick fireplace


    A great way to update a brick fireplace is to paint it. In the case of this living room fireplace by Arbor & Co., the brick was painted matte navy blue juxtaposing the white mantle. The result is that the brick effect is minimized, and the pattern looks like an intentional architectural element. It gives the space a modern vibe that most certainly wouldn't exist had the brick been left as is.

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    Fireplace in Traditional Living Room With Television

    fireplace with artwork hanging above

    Amy Leferink at Interior Impressions

    Since fireplaces and televisions both tend to become focal points in living rooms, figuring out how to make the two work together can be challenging. In this living room from Amy Leferink, the television is off-center, with the fireplace beside it instead of over it. Since the color scheme is neutral with dark wooden accents, the TV appears to be merely an extension of the wooden built-in when it's turned off.

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    White Painted Brick

    painted white brick fireplace

    Ashley Montgomery Design

    To paint brick or not to paint brick? So many people are hesitant to do it, but here, designer Ashley Montgomery demonstrates that when a brick fireplace is painted properly, it can blend seamlessly into a room's design. Just be sure when painting brick that you're certain you want to do it ​because once brick has been painted, it's very difficult to restore it to its natural look.

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    Formal and Embellished

    white fireplace with designs in mantle

    Calimia Home

    Sometimes the best living room fireplace is one that blends seamlessly into the space. In this room from Calimia Home, the fireplace has a very clean matte white finish over embellished relief at the top bordering the mantle. The simplicity and unobtrusive style allow other furnishings and fixtures in the room to stand out.

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    Unique and Colorful

    living room with textured walls and fireplace

    Casa Watkins Living

    A fireplace can definitely be a conversation piece in a living room. Not only is the wall surrounding the fireplace in this room from Casa Watkins Living an exciting and unconventional architectural feature, the blue floating shelf as a mantle literally blends into the wall, giving the artwork the appearance of levitating. It just goes to show that there's always room for a bit of creativity.

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    A Twist on Brick

    brick trim fireplace


    Brick fireplaces are a classic staple we love, but there are ways to implement the style if you don't have access to one, or if you don't want to commit to a full-scale version. The fireplace in this living room by Cottage + Sea is a mostly clean white structure, yet the border surrounding the firebox and around the hearth are made from traditional brick. It's truly a best of both worlds situation.

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    Tile Fireplace Details

    Fireplace with mosaic tile

    Jenn Pablo Studio

    Have a little fun with your fireplace by accenting it with tiles. In this transitional living room from Jenn Pablo Studio, the tile pattern adds a sense of fun to an otherwise fairly neutral space.

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    Stylish Faux Fireplace

    white faux fireplace

    Design: Black Lacquer Designs/Photographer: Kyle Oritz

    There is plenty of use to gain out of a fireplace—especially in the decorative sense. This faux fireplace from Black Lacquer Designs is a polished and tasteful addition to an elegant living room. The herringbone pattern in the center adds some pattern of its own, yet also props up a few prints for a unique display.

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    Fireplace in a Modern Living Room

    Modern living room fireplace

    Maite Granda

    While fireplaces tend to be natural focal points, it is possible to minimize their effect. In this room by Maite Granda, the fireplace opening is smaller than the boldly colored artwork above it. The fireplace is still part of a feature wall, but the eye is drawn just above it to the painting.

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    Farmhouse Flair

    Farmhouse living room fireplace

    Milk and Honey Life

    Give a living room a little farmhouse flair with a stone fireplace surround. As this room, courtesy of Milk and Honey Life demonstrates, you don't need to go all-out with a massive stone mantel and hearth to get the full effect. This fireplace uses stone to create a warm and friendly farmhouse design.

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    Fireplaces Offer a Warm Welcome

    Traditional living room with stone fireplace

    M. Wilcox Design

    Whether decorating in a style that is traditional, transitional, or something in between, a classic fireplace mantel adds elegance and sophistication to just about any room. As this living room designed by M. Wilcox Design demonstrates, a fireplace can pull everything together and add a sense of sophistication in a way nothing else can.

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    Stone and Wood Fireplace

    Living room stone fireplace

    Bespoke Only

    Stone and wood work beautifully together in just about every case. In this living room from Bespoke Only, the stone fireplace and wood furniture create a classic ranch or farmhouse look: warm, comfortable, and very inviting.

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    Eclectic Tile

    pink and teal tile fireplace eclectic

    Dazey Den

    Dazey Den's eclectic designs are always a sight to behold, and this living room is no different. The playful styles and patterns are so inviting, and while there is plenty to pay attention to here, the fireplace really makes an impression. The teal and pink color scheme alone is a standout, and the decorative tiles send it over the top.

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    Classic Brick

    brick fireplace with slant

    Dwell Aware

    There truly is nothing like a classic red brick fireplace. The rustic feel can make itself at home in modern, industrial, and even farmhouse styles. This fireplace in the home of Dwell Aware stands out starkly against the white walls and shelves surrounding it and was custom built to work with the slant from the roof. The result is a space that is timeless and inviting.

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    Rugged Stone

    stone fireplace with bright blue ceiling

    Erin Williamson Design

    Straight, clean, symmetrical lines are the obvious option when building a fireplace. This rugged stone version in this space designed by Erin Williamson Designs is proof that there are other great options, too. The different sizes and shapes of the stones give an asymmetrical appearance that feels relaxed and organic—perfect for enticing company to gather around a blazing fire.

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    Blue Stone

    blue stone fireplace

    Jessica Nelson Design

    This gorgeous fireplace has us wanting to settle in for the evening. The cloudy blue hue evokes a sense of calm, and the sleek facade gives the room a modern feel, especially when contrasted with white walls and a black firebox opening.

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    Black and White

    black tile fireplace with white mantle and shiplap wall

    Light and Dwell

    The black-and-white color combo is a classic choice that wouldn't be out of a place in any room. This living room takes note of this by sticking with a mostly white background and adding small doses of neutral in the nearby area. The fireplace, in particular, creates a stunning contrast between the black back panel and firebox and the white mantle that blends into the shiplap wall behind it.

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    Bright and Vivid

    bright magenta fireplace

    Design: Black Lacquer Design/Photographer: Kyle Oritz

    Fireplaces on their own can be quite the showstopper, but even more so when they are painted a vivid color like this fireplace from Black Lacquer Designs. The magenta hue captures the attention of anyone who walks in, and the striking hue complements the other colors used in the surrounding furniture and decor well. The result is an intriguing and playful atmosphere.