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Fireplaces Offer a Warm Welcome
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.Continue to 2 of 22 below.
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Contemporary Living Room Fireplace
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.Continue to 3 of 22 below.
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Glass Living Room Fireplace
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.Continue to 4 of 22 below.
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Fireplace With Built-In Shelving
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.Continue to 5 of 22 below.
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A copper fireplace surround is a unique design feature in this comfortable living room by LDa Architecture and Interiors. The warm finish and unique application add an artisanal element to this eye-catching focal point.Continue to 6 of 22 below.
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White Painted Brick Fireplace
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.Continue to 7 of 22 below.
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Mosaic Tile Fireplace Details
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.Continue to 8 of 22 below.
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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.Continue to 9 of 22 below.
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Color and Pattern
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.Continue to 10 of 22 below.
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Minimalist Living Room
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.Continue to 11 of 22 below.
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Stone and Wood Fireplace
Stone and woodwork 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.Continue to 12 of 22 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 Nanette Wong demonstrates, newer is not always better. The classic clay tiles work beautifully with the eclectic combination of furnishings and boho accessories.Continue to 13 of 22 below.
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Fireplace in a Traditional Living Room
Add drama to a living room with an impressive fireplace mantel. In this traditional living room of 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.Continue to 14 of 22 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 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.Continue to 15 of 22 below.
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Fireplace With Carved Details
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.Continue to 17 of 22 below.
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Gloss Black Fireplace
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 gloss black, when the TV is turned off, it completely disappears into the background.Continue to 18 of 22 below.
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Black Brick Fireplace
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.Continue to 19 of 22 below.
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Marble Herringbone Fireplace
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.Continue to 20 of 22 below.
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Formal Living Room Fireplace
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 and geometric lines that compliment the built-in bookshelves on either side. The simplicity and unobtrusive style allow for other furnishings and fixtures in the room to stand out.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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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, but 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.Continue to 22 of 22 below.
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