Fabulous Fireplaces & Mantles

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Posted
The chilly days of winter see us with roaring open fires or at least remind us that we have fireplaces in our homes. Don't be tempted to hide them by boarding them over; use them to your advantage. They can make a great focal point, their mantles are fabulous places show places if you treat them accordingly.   Cosy living room with beige, cream and brown interior and lit candles in the brick framed fireplace

Home 4 Design

Even if you don't have an open fire, don't board over your fireplace, use is a a focal point in the room; it's a great natural display case.  

Replace an open fire with a eco-friendly log burner that will keep you toasty warm throughout winter. If you don't want the hassle of a real wood burner, they can be time consuming and messy, use faux instead to get the look.   Stylish white and beige living room with two brown armchairs either side of a wide black fireplace

Lush Home

Big is beautiful. Make a real statement by painting your fireplace and surround black to give a contemporary look in a traditional setting.   Cream and light green living room with white fireplace and white coffee table

Home My Desgn

Create a chic country cottage look by using your fireplace to stack logs that will never be burnt.   White living room with one white and one white armchair either side of a roaring fireplace

Houzz

Traditional fireplaces can sit comfortably next to new innovations to create a chic living space.   Large beige corner sofa with ornate wooden coffee table and black and gold artdeco style fire and fire guard

Gattox

The fireplace surround speaks volumes; this sculptural Italian fireplace is truly decedant.   Cream and beige living space with cream sofas, with large fire surround with brown artistic canvas above the fire

Decorlus

This amazing modern fireplace gives a new twist to an age old method of heating a home.   Amazing floor to ceiling bookshelves surrounding a wooden fire in a high ceiling room

Elena Arsenoglou

It may look like a fire risk waiting to happen, but you have to admit surrounding an open fire with an enormous book shelf is awe inspiring.   A wood fire with a very intricately detailed surround which depicts and stone bridge, tree, grass and old man sitting on rocks

Pinerest

Create your own fairy style grotto with a fireplace mural.   White living room with white stone clad fireplace

Digs Digs

Painting a stone fireplace white give a chic modern look to a rustic home.   Light blue and white living room, with white fireplace surround and wooden chaise lounge style chair

Hobotect

This small open fireplace is a little different from the norm.   Natural stacked stones surrounding a black framed fire, in a living room

Imactoy

Do away with the unusual style of chimney breast and surround by replacing them with natural materials such as large smooth stones.   A decorative pebble fire surround that looks like a swirling river

Imactoy

You can even give your chimney breast a pebble swirl pattern if you have a beach or coastal theme.   A small pebble dashed fire surround, around a black frame fire

Pinterest

Small smooth stones can be plastered or grouted around an inset fire for a unique look.

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