Hearths are the heart of a home, radiating warmth and light throughout a space. Fireplaces come in many shapes, sizes and kinds—all with the common theme of cozy. Highlight this architectural focal point in your house and add some snuggly vibes too. Don’t be afraid to splurge on this lasting feature — invest in fireplace design that will stand the test of time.
Set the tone for your new home or transform a tired space with a timeless fireplace design:
Make a statement with a fireplace that can be admired from multiple sides and elevate your design opportunity. If you are charmed by the idea of gathering around a warm hearth with family and friends, consider clever placement. Double-sided fireplaces with views from both the kitchen and living room or living room and back porch provide maximum enjoyment while entertaining. For the full spa experience, consider a fireplace with views from both the master bedroom and bathroom.
Contemporary linear flame gas fireplaces are making their way into homes of varying design style and age. A modern flame with major appeal! Linear fireplaces fit into flexible spaces and are easy to maintain with closed glass fronts, remote control handling and simple venting—no need for messy firewood or a masonry chimney. High-quality units are proving big on ambiance and low on maintenance, a sure ticket to timeless in the design world.
Arguably the most stately feature in the house, fireplace design popularly stretches from floor to ceiling—sometimes spanning multiple stories. This is a timeless design approach that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Fireplaces pack a lot of punch and often decide the design flow of the room and sometimes even the home. All the more reason to invest in your fireplace.
Fireplace design often incorporates more than the hearth, fire box, and chimney alone. Working with a skilled designer can ensure a customized look that is the perfect fit. Carpenter contracted built-in cabinetry, wood storage nooks, and display shelving are all options to consider. If your project budget doesn’t allow for custom carpentry, an experienced designer can help you achieve built-in looks with specified furniture. A clever arrangement of curated furnishings can give the same vibes as more costly carpentry work.
Your fireplace install can include a full wall of functional design, sometimes even media hookups if electronics like television will share the same space. Consider the long-term intended use of this focal point in the room and be intentional when designing built-in fireplace surrounds.
Style that Sustains
Simple lines and subtle style offer timeless appeal when it comes to material selection and trim details. Chalky stacked stones, neutral subway tiles, white-painted brick, farmhouse shiplap, matte stuccos and natural wood mantels remain ever popular building materials. Incorporating a space above the mantle for a classic wallpaper and rotating statement art is another fun way to keep fireplace designs fresh. Minimal floor-level hearths and elevated flat hearth-less fireplace fronts are perennial trends too.
Working with a trained designer is a game-changer when it comes to fireplace design. Everything Home can help bring transformative looks into your home, new or old! Spark a conversation with our design team here.