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Striking and Bold
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.Continue to 2 of 31 below.
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Skinny Tile and Marble Hearth
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.Continue to 3 of 31 below.
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White Tile for a Bohemian Style
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.Continue to 4 of 31 below.
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Textured Fireplace With Floating Shelf
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.Continue to 5 of 31 below.
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Floor to Ceiling Tile
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.Continue to 6 of 31 below.
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Color and Pattern
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.Continue to 7 of 31 below.
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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.Continue to 8 of 31 below.
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Understated and Minimalist
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.Continue to 9 of 31 below.
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Clay Tile Fireplace
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.Continue to 10 of 31 below.
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Green and Gold Marble
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.Continue to 11 of 31 below.
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White Stone With Built-In Seating
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.Continue to 12 of 31 below.
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Fireplace in a Coastal Living Room
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.Continue to 13 of 31 below.
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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.Continue to 14 of 31 below.
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Blue 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.Continue to 15 of 31 below.
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Fireplace in Traditional Living Room With Television
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.Continue to 16 of 31 below.
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White Painted Brick
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.Continue to 17 of 31 below.
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Formal and Embellished
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.Continue to 18 of 31 below.
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Unique and Colorful
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.Continue to 19 of 31 below.
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A Twist on Brick
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.Continue to 20 of 31 below.
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Tile Fireplace Details
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.Continue to 21 of 31 below.
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Stylish Faux Fireplace
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.Continue to 22 of 31 below.
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Fireplace in a Modern Living Room
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.Continue to 23 of 31 below.
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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.Continue to 24 of 31 below.
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Fireplaces Offer a Warm Welcome
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.Continue to 25 of 31 below.
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Stone and Wood Fireplace
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.Continue to 26 of 31 below.
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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.Continue to 27 of 31 below.
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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.Continue to 28 of 31 below.
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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.Continue to 29 of 31 below.
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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.Continue to 30 of 31 below.
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Black and White
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.Continue to 31 of 31 below.
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Bright and Vivid
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.