We share five inspiring fireplace designs – from wood-burning to gas and traditional to trendy. Here are a few great ideas for fireplaces.
YOU’LL ALSO LOVE: Make your fireplace a focal point
Incorporate storage space
This fireplace is an eye-catching feature in this modern living space. The large horizontal alcove not only houses a free-standing grate, but provides storage for wood as well. Another clever idea is the photograph on canvas which hides the TV screen when it’s not in use.
Keep it simple
If you love a traditional style, but don’t want a look that’s too fussy, recess the fireplace and keep any embellishment to a minimum. Using a dark charcoal paint on the fireplace wall makes it a focal point and creates a good contrast to the warm blaze of these gas flames.
Use gas as an alternative to wood or anthracite
Create a focal feature
Fireplaces should be functional as well as attractive, and the owners of this Houtbay house agree. The fireplace acts as a room-divider and to display artworks and ornaments and, although inspired by an Indonesian style, has a very African feel.