12 Cozy Bedroom Fireplace Ideas to Consider

C.E. Larusso
Written by C.E. Larusso
Updated December 22, 2021
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Fire up your fireplace's style by making it a year-round focal point of your bedroom

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When you picture a cozy scene, what comes to mind? The odds are a toasty fireplace makes the cut. If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your bedroom, you should make the most of it. This dramatic feature is best served if you design your bedroom around your fireplace and treat it as the main focal point, decorating to evoke comfort and coziness no matter the season.

1. Built-In Bookshelves

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Installing built-in bookshelves on either side of your fireplace will give your bedroom extra character and extra storage (not to mention highlight your favorite authors). 

You can also opt to display art books (or other oversized texts) on top of the mantel to give them top billing. Not too into books? Stylish accents like vases, small statues, plants, or bowls will work well too!

2. Illuminate Your Bedroom Fireplace

Add small desk or table lamps to the mantel to create eye-catching and unexpected light sources that can illuminate the space in an inviting way. Use bulbs that create a soft glow. 

You might also consider installing sconces, placed symmetrically on either side of the fireplace, for a classic look.

3. Stylize With Blankets

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A decorative basket or ladder layered with warm, knit blankets next to the fireplace will be practical if you live in a cold climate and stylish if you don’t. It’ll also give off vibes of low-key nights spent in front of a roaring fire (with a glass of wine or cup of tea to complete the scene).

4. Prepare for Guests

Consider buying large, decorative floor cushions to have handy when guests come over. What’s cozier than the company of your family and friends?

5. Get Artsy

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How many movies have you seen with a large oil painting hung above a fireplace? It’s a traditional look that brings warmth to your space, and fills that sometimes-awkward spot above the mantel.

6. Go Green

Coax out your inner green thumb and adorn the mantel with potted plants with flowers. The various shapes, sizes, branch lengths, and colors will add organic drama. Just make sure none are at risk of catching fire or would be sensitive to the high heat.

7. Use Stone and Concrete

If the general appearance of your bedroom fireplace feels outdated and cold, consider remodeling the fireplace with concrete, natural stone, or marble, which will create a chic, sleek, updated look. Look into hiring a fireplace professional to get the job done.

8. Create Depth

A mirror placed strategically above the fireplace will make it seem like your bedroom is much larger by allowing light to ricochet around. It’s also another way to manage that tricky space directly above the fireplace.

9. Play With Height

A mixture of tall vases and taper candles can draw the eye upward, creating a sense of height and space, and when the candles are lit—très romantique

10. Add Seasonal Flair

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Elegant decorative pieces that are reflective of the season—seashells in summer, garlands and poinsettias in winter—can be lovely and will keep your bedroom fireplace decor interesting.

11. Make a Grand(er) Gesture

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If a fireplace in your bedroom doesn’t feel dramatic enough, consider installing an eye-catching oversized chandelier to act as a second focal point in the room. 

12. Be Intentional About Logs

First, buy a log carrier or storage vessel that is stylish and fits with the rest of your decor. Second, consider buying white birch logs, which have a cleaner, more minimalist look.

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