22 Different Ways to Decorate Fireplaces

Image source: Moceri.com 
Via Carla Aston

The fireplace is often thought of as the heart and soul of a home- right after the kitchen, of course. It’s where the terminology “hearth” came from. Although technically it means the floor of a fireplace, it also means home and a vital center.

The fireplace is often one of the most important focal points in a room as it provides more than one purpose. Most importantly- or what I believe is most importantly- is that it is an architectural feature of the home. A lovely characteristic of the house. Whether it works or not is another question. When you live in in the south as I do, it’s not as important to have a working fireplace but believe me, it’s still a fantastic bonus if it does. A fireplace is still held in high esteem for its importance.

Think about the images a fireplace conjures in your mind. Maybe you’re thinking back to what you imagine it to be back in the medieval days; a fireplace was always roaring, whether it was being used as a means of warmth or as an oven. Maybe there is something inviting about a fireplace that makes us all congregate around it. Maybe you associate it with family time. Maybe you associate it as “Me” time- a time to cozy up next to the fire with a book and a glass of wine. Or maybe you’re an interior design addict like me and you see it as another aspect of the house to design, and boy, are the choices unlimited. Just take a look at these:

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Via Architectural Digest

 

 

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Via Decor Arts Now

 

 

Heather Bullard | Styling CL Sept16
Via Heather Bullard

 

Stucco Fireplace. Isokern custom masonry fireplaces built on site with herringbone firebrick cut down to 2” x 8” . white grout. Fireplace face is white smooth stucco finish to resemble a plaster wall. #fireplace #stucco #Isokern #custom #masonry #fireplaces #builtonsite #herringbone #firebrick Winkle Custom Homes. Melissa Morgan Design. Ryan Garvin Photography
Via Home Bunch

 

Via My Domaine

 

Rustic Mountain Chalet-Locati Architects-10-1 Kindesign
Via One Kindesign

 

Via Remodelista

 

Cozy fireplaces in living rooms
Via Town and Country

 

 

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Via Gravity Home

 

 

Paulina Arcklin | Living Room
Via  Buyer Select

 

 

Country Living Room with Carpet, stone fireplace, Custom Built-In Wall Unit, Wall sconce, High ceiling, Hardwood floors
Via Zillow

 

 

Birmingham Parade of Homes 2016 - Murphy Home Builders LLC - Unskinny Boppy-24
Via Unskinny Boppy

 

Via Apartment Therapy

 

Gray Living Room With White Marble Fireplace
Via HGTV

 

White Living room
Via Domino

 

A Swoon-worthy Library by Robert Brown for the Southeastern Designer Showhouse, via @sarahsarna.
Via Sarah Sarna

 

Via Design Sponge

 

Via House and Home

 

Via Carla Aston

 

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Via Planete Deco

 

Via House Trends

With cold weather lurking and hinting here, I just had to share a few beautiful fireplaces. Does your fireplace look like any of these?

 

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