10 Inspiring Fireplaces

I consider myself pretty lucky that the last three places I have lived have had fireplaces. Maybe that’s why inspiring mantles and fireplaces are always catching my eye – because I’m always on the hunt for cool ways to dress them up and showcase them as the focal point that they are! Here in the northeast a fireplace is right up on there on the list of desirable features in a home. They add a great element of architectural detail to a space, but they’re also just so cozy! Whether operable or not, a fireplace instantly warms up a room. So with that in mind, here are 10 fireplaces to inspire your own home decor!


  • Modern Meets Traditional 1 of 10
    Modern Meets Traditional
    I love the mix of modern color and folky art above this traditional fireplace - it's cozy and whimsical!
    Photo from Design*Sponge.
  • Dark + Sophisticated 2 of 10
    Dark + Sophisticated
    This space is dark, moody and sophisticated. The black mantle, dark walls and bright gold mirror are perfection!
    Photo from Martha Stewart.
  • Black + Brick 3 of 10
    Black + Brick
    I love the touch of glossy black paint on this traditional fireplace, lending a modern updated edge to the classic brick and wood.
    Photo from Desire to Inspire.
  • Modern Country 4 of 10
    Modern Country
    Definitely one of my favorites of the bunch, I love the sleek yet decidedly country vibe of this beautiful dining room fireplace.
    Photo from Tom Scheerer.
  • In the Navy 5 of 10
    In the Navy
    An ivory fireplace against dark navy walls with all-white bedding? Total love!
    Photo from Brides.
  • Colorful Pattern 6 of 10
    Colorful Pattern
    Hello, gorgeous! The pattern and bold color of this fireplace had me at hello.
    Photo from Domnio via Door Sixteen.
  • Pretty Built-Ins 7 of 10
    Pretty Built-Ins
    A simple tone-on-tone look is instantly elevated by pretty built-ins.
    Photo from Design*Sponge.
  • Natural Wood + Black 8 of 10
    Natural Wood + Black
    More beautiful, natural wood paired with black brick and dark walls = even more fireplace love!
    Photo from Design*Sponge.
  • Gray + Glass 9 of 10
    Gray + Glass
    How beautiful is this fireplace? Painted the same color as the walls, the blue glass surround just pops!
    Photo from Apartment Therapy.
  • Wood Planks 10 of 10
    Wood Planks
    A modern yet rustic look, this fireplace boasts rough cut wood planks instead of the traditional brick or tile.
    Photo from Apartment Therapy.

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