From cast limestone to stacked marble, nothing heats up a room like a beautiful stone fire surround. To help you discover the best option for your home's style, we gathered up the chicest stone fireplace ideas for every taste.
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Stacked Stone Veneer Fireplace
The stacked stone ledgers are strips of dark, charcoal marble glued to interlocking panels for easy installation.
For drama, the fireplace goes up to the ceiling. As a result, the stunning stonework draws the eyes upward making the average sized room feel ginormous and airy. Capping off the remodel is the live-edge wood mantel that beautifully complements the textured marble.Continue to 2 of 18 below.
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Cast Stone Fireplace
Add a little old-world glamour to your living room with a cast stone fireplace that simulates the look of hand-sculpted natural stone.
Fireplaces like these typically consist of human-made limestone or architectural concrete. This lovely example featured in a home by interior designer Ann Lowengart adds to the décor's sophisticated appeal.Continue to 3 of 18 below.
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Travertine Stacked Stone Fireplace
Besides the earthy colors just mentioned, travertine stone comes in a broad range of pleasing shades including pale hues of emerald green and vibrant scarlet.Continue to 4 of 18 below.
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In a nutshell and as the name implies, fieldstones are rocks collected from fields. Because they do not have naturally flat sides, the stones are usually minimally shaped to fit together before installing.Continue to 5 of 18 below.
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If you love the look of smooth charcoal marble, but not its big-ticket price, consider soapstone.
The natural material costs considerably less than polished marble and is available with unique markings such as veins, which adds visual interest.Continue to 6 of 18 below.
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Slabs of recycled granite give this rough-hewed fireplace by Whitten Architects plenty of one-of-a-kind character.
Unlike other types of recycled products that get broken down and then mixed with various ingredients before molding into new material, recycled granite is not artificially modified. It is 100 percent natural granite, typically leftover from other projects, which has been cut or split into unique shapes for repurposing.Continue to 7 of 18 below.
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What exactly is bluestone? To the point, it is a generic term for describing limestone, sandstone, or even architectural concrete in blue-gray shades.Continue to 8 of 18 below.
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River Stone Fireplace
River stones are a lovely material for creating a modern farmhouse inspired fireplace. In this cozy living room by Landing/Design, hundreds of waterworn rocks were carefully arranged by a skilled mason.Continue to 9 of 18 below.
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The goal when decorating this space by Sophie Burke Design was striking the perfect balance between modern and rustic. The sandstone planks covering the fireplace give the living room a dash of rugged appeal without feeling countrified.Continue to 10 of 18 below.
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In a neutral living room, a textured feature wall is a visual treat. Here, a white, limestone fireplace adds some floor to ceiling oomph to this midcentury-inspired space by Sullivan Design Studio.Continue to 11 of 18 below.
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An appealing DIY stone fireplace could be yours on the cheap—no masonry skills required—using an ultralight faux stone wall covering.
For instance, this finished project by Diane at In My Own Style transformed a brick fireplace using a product called Airstone. The best part, the blogger says if you can frost a cupcake or slice a baguette then you have the chops to install the material.Continue to 12 of 18 below.
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Stripe Marble Fire Surround
The star in this thoroughly modern living room by interior designer Ann Lowengart is the stripe marble fire surround. Its mesmerizing pattern turns what could be an ordinary looking fireplace into an eye-catcher.
While you may think the striped stone is human-made, in this case, it is not. Some types of marble typically found in Turkey and Greece have naturally occurring parallel lines.Continue to 13 of 18 below.
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Cast limestone fireplaces do not have to be crazy ornate (confused? take a peek at slide three).Continue to 14 of 18 below.
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Carrara Marble Tile
If you are looking for a no-regret design idea guaranteed to stand the test of time, you cannot go wrong with Carrara marble tile. An example is this fireplace brimming with enduring style in a chic home by M.E. Beck Design. The mantel was painted a deep shade of gray to accentuate the stone's dramatic veining.Continue to 15 of 18 below.
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Slate is a highly heat resistant stone that is super easy to clean making it an excellent choice for a fire surround. In this stylish living room decorated by Tracery Interiors, a slaty fireplace brings on the cozy.Continue to 16 of 18 below.
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Painted Stone Fireplace
Creating a cozy living room around an outdated, stone fireplace can feel nearly impossible. But that does not mean you are stuck living with ugly. This transformation by Colleen at Lemon Thistle uses high heat paint to refresh a fire surround. If you plan on updating your firebox too, you will need a paint that can withstand up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit.Continue to 17 of 18 below.
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Bold Chunky Stone
Adding a bold fire surround is one of the very best ways to transform a cookie cutter living room. Here inky stacked stones add loads of style to the heart of this home by Icon Developments. The gray, concrete hearth adds a little contrast.Continue to 18 of 18 below.
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