Unique Fireplace Installations to Awe Your Guests With

Unique Fireplace Installations to Awe Your Guests With

Decoration and Design
Interior Design
By Alex Mikayelyan November 26, 2021

Few things can bring that comforting warmth to a room like a fireplace, both literally and figuratively. While we have long since moved on from having to rely solely on a fireplace for warmth, it is still one of the most popular features in living rooms and bedrooms alike.

But nowadays we have many more options for unique fireplace designs and placements than we used to. Homeowners can get creative with their fireplace ideas and have the opportunity to spice up any room.

Fireplaces can add quite a bit of depth and character to a room.  A bright orange fire dancing in the background to the sound of wood crackling is a great way of kindling a pleasant atmosphere in your home. Any gathering, be it a family get-together, a house party or even an evening with a special someone becomes that much cozier with a fire under a stony mantlepiece.

Corner Fireplace

A Unique Corner Fireplace Design

A Unique Corner Fireplace Design

While not the most unusual design out there, the corner fireplace still has a unique charm to it. Many of us are used to seeing a fireplace facing one direction, usually installed in the center of a wall. But if you find yourself running low on wall space, it’s better to use one of the corners instead.

Corner fireplaces allow for the fireplace to wrap itself around a corner and bring a bit of warmth to two separate areas of the house. Due to its unorthodox shape, it would be somewhat difficult to incorporate this fireplace into a more traditional interior, such as a farmhouse or Victorian. The best interiors for these kinds of installations are more contemporary and sleek designs.

Wall-Mounted Fitting

Save Wall Space with a Wall-Mounted Fireplace

Save Wall Space with a Wall-Mounted Fireplace

A great way to incorporate a fireplace into a room with limited space is with wall-mounted electric fires. These compact installations can fit into any wall that is strong enough to hold the weight of the fireplace unit. Just in case it would be wise to hire a contractor to come in and let you know which walls are suitable for a wall-mounted fireplace. Keep in mind, that even the lighter units can still be quite heavy and not all walls are sturdy enough to support the extra weight.

Wall fireplaces vary in size but what makes them stand out among the rest is how they can be incorporated into the interior of almost any room. Their compact size allows them to seamlessly become part of the decor itself. Many homeowners have opted for wall-mounted fireplace fittings to add an extra flair to their interior without having to dedicate a lot of space.

Room Divider

The Room Divider Fireplace Perfect for Open Floor Plans

The Room Divider Fireplace Perfect for Open Floor Plans

Fireplaces can also make for stylish room dividers. If your living space is quite large to the point that it feels empty, you can spice things up with a few dividers to add visual variety to the space. You can always use basic foldable room dividers but why do that when you can install a small three-way stone fireplace that can double up as a divider.

Installing a see-through fireplace makes the room visually complex without being too distracting. This kind of visual balance is crucial in creating a textured interior with a unique aesthetic. This makes the room divider fireplace a great option for open floor plans.

Fireplace Shelf

A Fireplace and Bookshelf Installation In One

A Fireplace and Bookshelf Installation In One

A fireplace is more than just a little alcove for burning wood. It can be a key component in your interior. With an attractive ornate mantelpiece and a few surrounding decorations to match, you can turn a fireplace into the centerpiece of your living room.

However, not all fireplace mantels are as ornate and decorative as the ones we are used to seeing in classic interiors. Some homeowners prefer the modern simplicity and minimalism of fireplace shelves, also referred to as a fireplace console. This can either be an electric fireplace or a real one that has a fireplace surround complete with drawers and shelves. So, a fireplace with a console also works great as an extra bit of storage space.

Column Installation

Contemporary and Sleek Column Fireplace

Contemporary and Sleek Column Fireplace

If you want a fireplace installation that is visually more striking, there is the column indoor fireplace variant. Doubling as interior decoration and structural support, this fireplace fitting is great in a large open room that needs a bit of variety.

High ceilings open up a lot of headroom but too much empty space can be a bit boring. With a column fireplace, you can break up the monotony of having a big empty room. You shouldn’t rely on this one fireplace to heat up the entirety of the room, but it will create a cozier atmosphere.

Gas-Powered Kitchen Fireplace

Heating Up the Kitchen with a Gas-Powered Fireplace

Heating Up the Kitchen with a Gas-Powered Fireplace

While few people use an open flame to cook their food at home this does not mean that fireplaces have no place in the modern kitchen. Even with a fake fireplace, you can bring in additional rustic kitchen vibes. In the past, kitchens always had a fireplace that was used for cooking. Nowadays, burners are more than enough for all our cooking needs.

But even today many homeowners enjoy the concept of having an open flame oven where they can cook their favorite dishes in a more traditional method. It may not be as practical as a modern stove or oven but a brick fireplace will make the kitchen more charming and cozy. There are even gas fireplace installation types that also allow for limited cooking, although the majority of the fittings for sale are decorative.

Artificial Bathroom Fireplace

A Bathroom Fireplace to Heat Up Your Bathtime

A Bathroom Fireplace to Heat Up Your Bathtime

Speaking of installing fireplaces in alternative rooms, there’s also the option of having one in your bathroom. It may seem somewhat odd to have a fireplace in the bathroom considering that your HVAC already takes care of the heating in your home. However, there’s something to be said about how much more comfortable this installation can make your washup routine.

If you have a master bathroom with plenty of space why not add a bit of extra warmth and comfort with a fireplace? Imagine taking a bath with the sound of a wood-burning fireplace crackling in the back after a long, arduous day at work. It is a one-of-a-kind sensation that few get to enjoy but it is worth it if your bathroom has enough space. If you do not have the room for a wood-burning fireplace you can always opt for the modern convenience of a ventless gas fireplace which simulates the sounds and visuals of a regular fireplace without the need for a chimney. An artificial fireplace can be just as luxurious as a real one — you simply need to find one that suits your bathroom’s interior design.

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Alex Mikayelyan

Written by Alex Mikayelyan

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