15 Inspiring Fireplaces | Midwest Living

15 Inspiring Fireplaces

These fireplaces incorporate the best of design and functionality to enhance a room.

Polished palette

A polished fireplace facade fits in nicely with the sophisticated feel of this living room. Colorful teal tiles mirror the room's seafoam palette, and the classic fireplace frame complements the room's clean lines.

Stylish display

Bring storage and style to a seldom-used fireplace. Woven baskets store firewood, while the mantel holds other earthy elements, such as evergreens and twigs, mounted on burlap backgrounds.

Modern beauty

This limestone-encased fireplace seamlessly bridges the natural exterior with the modern interior. Rough, textured stone contrasts with the smooth, clean lines of this living room. A neutral color palette balances the patterns of the fireplace and rug.

Kitchen cooking

Transform a kitchen fireplace into a wood-burning oven perfect for pizzas! This fireplace was modified to waist-level for cooking convenience. A mantle-turned-countertop provides a resting place for hot dishes.

Entertainment value

A painted frame seamlessly transitions the black flat-screen television to candy apple green walls. Natural brick on the fireplace offers texture and color contrast to the bold white, green and black decor.

Modern masterpiece

This inset contemporary fireplace provides both a view and warmth. A repurposed piece of barnwood acts as a makeshift mantle. The sleek fireplace and aged mantle create a cozy blend of old and new.

Calming white

This painted white brick fireplace creates a calming focal point in a colorful room. The white mantel and shelves hold pieces mirroring the room's colors and patterns.

Relaxing retreat

Turn any bathroom into a luxurious retreat with the addition of a fireplace. We recommend a vent-free electric unit for easy installation.

Double take

This two-sided gas fireplace warms both the living room and a home office.

Scandinavian look

A cultured stone chimney without a mantel reflects this room's contemporary interpretation of clean, natural Scandinavian style.

Suburban update

White paint updates stock cabinetry flanking the fireplace in this suburban family room. The color not only lightens the room; it also makes the fireplace area a focal point, especially with the addition of a black-and-white piece of art.

Curve appeal

A distinctive arched opening draws attention to this fireplace. The painting above the mantel inspired the color choices, including the coordinating floor tile.

Natural inspirations

Artwork above the mantel echoes the outside views from this Lake Michigan home; decorative accents and the fireplace materials reflect the outside colors and shapes.

Molding accents

Big, bold molding and a high mantel create a striking fireplace with clean, simple lines.

Take it outdoors

This stucco fireplace anchors an outdoor patio designed for entertaining.

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