Cozy Up for Winter: Fireplace Ideas to Transform Your Home

It might still be warm out, but winter is coming! Believe it or not, now is the perfect time to redo the fireplace so it will be ready in time for those chilly evenings waiting for us just around the corner. As a focal point in your home, it deserves to shine, so get the ideas flowing with beautiful brick, colored tile and molding inspiration.

 

The Classic Upgrade

 

Design by the Handmade Home

 

Sometimes all you need for your dream fireplace is to swap out the tile. This hexagonal carrara marble tile pattern is equal parts fun and luxurious. Updating the molding is an option, too, but not always necessary if you’re on a tighter budget.

 

Design by Studio McGee

 

There’s no such thing as molding that’s too large! We love how the bulky features in this space are so gracefully balanced by the clean lines and neutral color palette. 

 

Design by Jo Marie

 

Cool greys and lots of contrast offer sophistication and simplicity. The light grey herringbone tile pattern plays so well with the metal inside the fireplace. The intricate molding painted stark white preserves a subtle traditional feel, as well. 

 

Rustic-Chic

 

Katie Staples Design

 

The modern farmhouse look is showing up in more and more homes this year thanks to its simple, thoughtful aesthetic that makes you feel at home with its rustic feel. White brick is a favorite due to its ability to meld gracefully with so many different colors and design elements. There are so many ways to spin this trend with similar materials.

 

Design by Staci Steidley

 

Layering different colored stones with rough, organic edges draw the eye without taking over the room’s look. We love how this particular stone color brings a cozy contrast to the all-white walls.

 

Design by Christina Warren

 

Bring the outdoors in! The rounded stones surrounding this fireplace offer so much visual interest to this living room. The combination of natural stone, wood floors and white cabinetry give beach-cabin vibes that feel right all-year-round. 

 

Make it POP!

 

Design by Hannah Otto

 

Don’t be afraid of color! Your favorite colors in flattering muted tones can completely transform the look of your home. Psst: you don’t have to do this alone. Our designers will help you find exactly what you’re looking for and guide you towards palettes that you’ll love in your home for decades. 

 

Fireplace by Strong Construction

 

Many homeowners enjoy choosing one color to pop with tile. A deep hue brings bold personality and contrast to this living room, and look smart and dashing in virtually any home.

 

By Rebecca & Genevieve

 

Charming patterned tile can definitely take over the look of your space, so options like this one are great for white and neutral rooms that are craving added detail and whimsy. We love how this homeowner kept the black tile on the floor in front of the fireplace– so dramatic! 

The key to creating a fireplace ideal for your living room or bedroom is balancing the existing design elements with new ideas you’d like to bring in. No two homes– or fireplaces–  are alike, so make it your own!