20+ Beautiful Living Rooms With Fireplaces

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    Fireplaces Offer a Warm Welcome

    Traditional living room with fireplace
    Oliver Burns

    Nothing makes a room feel more cozy than a fireplace. Whether it's 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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    Contemporary Living Room Fireplace

    Contemporary living room with fireplace
    Elms Interior Design

    A fireplace doesn't have to stand out to have an impact. The modern fireplace in this neutral living room by Elms Interior Design blends into its surroundings due in large part to the fact that there's no mantel. The box fits snugly into the stone feature wall without calling attention to itself.

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    Glass Living Room Fireplace

    Modern glass fireplace
    Acucraft Fireplaces

    By no means do fireplaces have to be traditional. This contemporary piece by Acucraft Fireplaces is surrounded by a glass enclosure that goes all the way to the ceiling. The look is totally modern and totally unique. 

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    Fireplace With Built-In Shelving

    Floor to ceiling fireplace feature
    John Lum Architecture Inc., photo by Sharon Risedorph

    Incorporating a small fireplace into a shelving unit is a great way to add warmth to a modern family or living room. In this room designed by John Lum Architecture, it divides the two sides of the built in cabinets, creating a sense of balance and symmetry.

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    Copper Fireplace

    Living room with copper fireplace
    LDA Architecture and Interiors

    A copper fireplace surround is a unique design feature in this comfortable living room by LDa Architecture & Interiors. The warm finish and unique application adds an artisanal element to this eye-catching focal point.

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    Rustic Brick Fireplace

    Living room with massive brick fireplace
    VAg Inc. Architects and Planners

    A massive, aged brick fireplace sets the tone for this warm and friendly living room designed by  VAg Architects. Tall windows and shelves that go all the way up to the ceiling help balance out its large size and keep it form overwhelming the space.

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    White Painted Brick Fireplace

    Double sided painted brick fireplace
    Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

    To paint brick or not to paint brick? So many people are hesitant to do it, but here, designer Jessica Helgerson 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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    Mosaic Tile Fireplace Details

    Transitional living room with tile mosaic fireplace
    Calista Interiors

    Have a little fun with your fireplace by using a mosaic tile surround. In this transitional living room from Calista Interiors the mosaic pattern adds a sense of fun to an otherwise solidly neutral space.

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    Farmhouse Flair

    Transitional living room with stone fireplace insert
    Witt Construction

    Give a living room a little farmhouse flair with a stone fireplace surround. As this room courtesy of Witt Construction demonstrates, you don't need to go all out with a stone mantel and hearth in order to get the full effect. This fireplace uses both stone and vertical shiplap to create a warm and friendly farmhouse design.

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    Color and Pattern

    Living room with colorful fireplace surround
    Caisson Studios

    Have fun with your fireplace by adding a burst of color and pattern. In this room from Caisson Studios, patterned tile with a little Mediterranean flair was used to liven up a tired fireplace. The result is fresh, fun, and youthful.

    Related: 21 Colorful Living Rooms to Crave

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    Minimalist Living Room

    Modern living room with white fireplace
    Texas Construction Company, photo by Ryann Ford

    In most rooms it makes sense to arrange the furniture around the fireplace. As is the case with this room from Texas Construction Company, in most rooms fireplaces become natural focal points. Here the colorful artwork above helps reinforce the point, and all the seating is directed around it.

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    Stone and Wood Fireplace

    Cottage style living room with stone fireplace
    Anne Sneed Architectural Interiors, photo by Jim Brady Architectural Photography

    Stone and wood work beautifully together in just about every case. In this living room from Anne Sneed Architectural Interiors, the stone fireplace combined with wood accents creates a classic ranch or farmhouse style look. Warm, comfortable, and very inviting.

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    Clay Tile Fireplace

    Clay tile fireplace
    Nanette Wong

    People have a tendency to want to update and modernize old fireplaces, but as this living room from Nanette Wong demonstrates, newer is not always better. The classic clay tiles work beautifully wth the eclectic combination of furnishings and boho accessories.

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    Fireplace in a Traditional Living Room

    Traditional living room with moss green fireplace
    Regas Interiors, photo by Woodie Williams

    Add drama to a living room with an impressive fireplace mantel. In this traditional living room from Regas Interiors, the large fireplace dominates, giving the entire room a sense of grandeur. Notice that the color is darker than the walls, causing it to stand out even more.

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    Fireplace in a Modern Living Room

    Colorful modern living room with fireplace
    Ana Williamson Architect, photo by David Wakely Photography

    While fireplaces tend to be natural focal points, it is possible to minimize their effect. In this room from Ana Williamson, the fireplace is smaller than the boldly colored artwork above it. While the fireplace is still part of a feature wall, the eye is naturally drawn just above it, landing on the artwork.

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    Reclaimed Wood

    Living room with reclaimed wood fireplace
    SIR Development, photo by Dan Murdoch

    Reclaimed wood is hugely popular, and there's no better place to use it than on a fireplace. For maximum effect, try creating an entire feature wall, as seen here in this room by SIR Development.

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    Fireplace With Carved Details

    Living room with carved fireplace
    Joni Spear Interior Design

    The fireplace is definitely a show-stopping focal point in this living room designed by Joni Spear Interior Design. The carved detail sets the tone for the rest of the decor, and its years-old patina lends a sense of history and antiquity to the room.

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    Gloss Black Fireplace

    Living room with black fireplace and feature wall
    Murphy & Co Design

    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 Murphy & Co. the fireplace is off-center, with the television installed beside it instead of over it. Since the wall is finished in a gloss black, when the TV is turned off, it completely disappears into the background.

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    Black Brick Fireplace

    Living room with black brick fireplace
    Stuart Stampley Architect

    A great way to update a brick fireplace is to paint it. In the case of this living room fireplace by Stuart Sampley, the brick was painted the same matte black as the rest of the wall. 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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    Marble Herringbone Fireplace

    Herringbone fireplace insert
    R.P Morrison Builders

    A herringbone detail adds a sense of subtle elegance to this living room fireplace by R.P. Morrison Builders. The soft gray marble is inherently sophisticated, and blends in perfectly with the other colors and architectural elements of the room.

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    Formal Living Room Fireplace

    Formal living room with blue sofa and chairs
    Stratus Construction Group

    Sometimes the best living room fireplace is one that blends seamlessly into the space. In this room from Stratus Group the fireplace has very clean, geometric lines that compliment the built in bookshelves on either side. The simplicity and unobtrusive style allows for other furnishings and fixtures in the room to stand out.

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    Unique Living Room Fireplace

    Unique living room fireplace
    Noxon Giffin, photo by Shannon McGrath

    A fireplace can definitely be a conversation piece in a living room. Not only is the round fireplace in this room from Noxon Giffen an interesting and unusual architectural feature, its placement in the center of the open concept space is also a little outside the box. It just goes to show that there's always room for a little creativity.

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    Glamorous Living Room Fireplace

    Glam living room with fireplace
    Artistic Designs for Living

    A fireplace is the perfect addition to a glam living room. There's a sexiness to the charcoal and gold color palette in this room from Tineke Triggs that is perfectly accented by the smooth stone fireplace wall.

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    Sophisticated Elegance

    Traditional living room with fireplace
    Oliver Burns

    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 Oliver Burns demonstrates, a fireplace can pull everything together and add a sense of sophistication in a way nothing else can.