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6 Fireplace Design Ideas

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but a fireplace creates a warm and snug atmosphere that makes everyone feel they can conquer the harsh and snowy winter! An intimate fireplace glow is a striking feature that can be adorned with a variety of mantel and fireplace surrounds to fit every taste.

A mantel can enhance the style and charm of a fireplace and while creating an alluring focal point. However, a mantel is not the only thing that makes a fireplace stand out, another beautiful and popular design element are fireplace surrounds. Some surrounds frame the firebox just a few inches, while others reach all the way to the ceiling! Designing your fireplace can be exciting and the results will definitely be rewarding. So, let’s put some wood on the fire and cozy up with a warm cup of hot cocoa! Here’s a little inspiration for your design.

Brick

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A brick surround can be timeless or trendy depending on the finish and the pattern in which the brick is laid. For a traditional or farmhouse look, the brick can be laid in a running pattern where the bricks are offset one-half or one-third the distance. For a more modern look, consider stacking the brick horizontally or vertically, or get really creative, and try a herringbone, diagonal, or basketweave pattern.

Concrete

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A striking concrete surround is a showstopper! Concrete may be rustic in nature, but it can easily be molded into an industrial or contemporary look. Many companies provide a myriad of designs and concrete alternatives to choose from, so you will be sure to find the right fit for your home.

Wood

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Wood mantels have been a beautiful and classic option for years and with good reason! It is one of the most versatile materials for both design and color, giving your imagination full reign. If you love the wood look, add columns, corbels, and other trim to your fireplace, and even consider extending your design to the ceiling by adding wood panels or shiplap above your surround.

Stone

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If you’re looking for an impressive look that will never go out of style, stone is the way to go. Stone surrounds have a timeless effect that makes everyone feel comfortable. If you’re worried about the hassle of real stone, try a cultured stone or stone tile to make installation a breeze.

Tile

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Tile creates a fascinating look and opens a world of options! Choose from tiles both large and small, design the tile orientation, and pick either a glossy or matte finish. Tiles made of glass, porcelain, metal, stone, or even wood-grained ceramic are all wonderful options. Mix your favorite tile with innovative patterns or sheens and you could come up with a beautiful combination!

Mosaic tile

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Mosaic tile can add a beautiful and hypnotizing effect to your living space. Its modern look is both stunning and one-of-a-kind, and not to mention, easier to install than ever before.