Fireplace Designs to Complement Every Style

Written by Tasha Agruso
Updated December 22, 2021
painted white stone fireplace flanked by chair and sofa
Apply a fresh coat of paint and add some new artwork to liven up your fireplace. (Source: Shutterstock)

If your fireplace looks outdated, consider a new fireplace design to brighten up your home.

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A fireplace can add a beautiful focal point to any room, especially when it reflects your design aesthetic. If your fireplace looks outdated or could use a refresh, consider one of the fireplace designs below.

Victorian fireplace

If the Victorian period feeds your decor soul, look for a cast-iron fireplace or a period mantel to transform the look of your existing space. Architectural salvage yards offer a savvy way to source antique mantels, especially if you want to keep to a tight budget or want to tackle the project yourself.

Vintage farmhouse fireplace

If “Fixer Upper’s” Joanna Gaines' style makes you swoon, reach her look by adding shiplap to your fireplace. Also consider adding a faux mantel to any room to achieve the farmhouse style.

traditional fireplace mantel with TV mounted above
Modernize your traditional fireplace by mounting a flat-screen TV on the wall above it. (Source: Shutterstock)

Contemporary fireplace

Want a contemporary look? A concrete fireplace might be the right option for you. Create a super chic focal point. Use cast-in-place concrete or large concrete tiles.

Traditional fireplace

For more traditional styles, consider stacked stone for beautiful texture, or try brick for a more budget-friendly option. If your existing brick fireplace looks dated, paint over it to give the space a fresh look.  

modern fireplace with clean lines on side of living room
Tie two rooms together nicely with a see-through glass fireplace. (Source: Shutterstock)

Modern fireplace

If you love the clean lines of modern architecture and decor, consider adding a glass fireplace. You can achieve a minimalist or show-stopping look, depending on the type of glass fireplace you choose.

Rustic fireplace

This look is one of my personal favorites. Creating a rustic, wood-planked fireplace is a doable DIY job. Reclaimed wood isn’t hard to come by these days.

Call an architectural salvage yard to see whether they have reclaimed wood on hand. If they don’t, ask if they can point you in the right direction.

With these fireplace design tips, there’s no excuse to live with a fireplace that doesn’t suit your style.

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