80+ Fabulous Fireplace Design Ideas for Any Budget or Style


Having a fireplace in the middle of your home can sometimes feel like a daunting style challenge, but it doesn’t have to. Whether you’re looking to tackle a bold brick face with a softer look, add a bit of texture with tile, or just swap out the styling with some new accessories, we’ve rounded up a few fireplaces favorites that are sure to spark a flame of design inspiration.


Rustic White Living Room with Neutral Wood Mantel

Rustic White Living Room with Neutral Wood Mantel

The simple shelf mantel is just one example of the natural wood motif found throughout the renovation, both inside and out.

From: Fixer Upper

and New Chapter for Family of Four

Photo by: Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo A

Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo A


We can’t decide what we love more about this design — the built-in shelves, the firewood storage or the handsome rustic reclaimed wood mantel.






Sleek marble paired with stunning dark emerald walls looks sophisticated without being stuffy.



Eclectic Living Room in San Fran Decorator Showcase

Light and Bright Family Room with Plenty of Seating and Maneuverability

For the family room designers brought in plenty of seating with the blue sectional, which adds a pop of color, white armchairs and a neutral colored ottoman that doubles as a coffee table. The white color palette and large windows throughout the space keep the room feeling bright and open, while the fireplace adds a touch of warmth. On either side of the fireplace, storage was added with a set of modern cabinets that can be moved in case the homeowners decide to rearrange their family’s space.

1 Holiday Mantel, 3 Ways – Modern Classic Mantel

This mantel’s dramatic abundance of greenery and candlelit warmth give it a timeless, chic air.

Elegant Living Room Features Fireplace, Built-In Bookcases & Baby Grand Piano

The music flows through this elegant living room from the baby grand piano, dancing lightly past the grand fireplace and elegant sitting space. A large area rug excites with its traditional design and amplifies the maroon and purple details throughout the room. Built-in bookshelves add a sophisticated library feel and provide ample room for antiques and collection display.

Bright and Open Living Room With Gray Marble Fireplace

Natural light pours through this traditional living room, creating a bright, open and cozy space for gathering with family and friends. A gorgeous marble fireplace serves as a focal point within the space.

Bookshelves Glow in Transitional Living Room

Bookshelf lighting produces a warm glow in this beautiful living room. Separated by a marble fireplace surround, the open shelves positively radiate under recessed lighting. A polished wood coffee table anchors the the chic seating area, while a thriving cactus adds height and a lively presence near the window.

Neutral Transitional Living Room With Arched Windows

Exposed wood ceiling beams add texture to this neutral transitional living room. An oversized sectional sofa and area rug define the sitting area where a flat-screen TV is mounted above a marble fireplace. Tall arched windows fill the room with natural light.

Striking Marble Fireplace in Transitional Living Room

Dark hardwood floors pair with a striking marble fireplace in this chic gray living room. Magenta orchids top the mantel, adding a pop of color to the sophisticated space.

Photo By: Centaur Interiors

Neutral Chair With Wooden Legs

A soft, neutral color palette was used throughout the four-level home, infused with fresh bursts of color to highlight the couple’s laid-back vibe and youthful personalities. The home includes a sofa by Carl Hansen that balances the full-height Carrara marble fireplace as well as a clean, architectural Walter Knoll dining table.

Marble Fireplace and Gold Mirror

This fireplace is luxurious indeed surrounded by marble and topped off with a golden mirror.

Neutral Transitional Living Room With Marble Fireplace

A neutral transitional living room gets jazzed up with zebra-print pillows and a black longhorn hung above the mantel. A white marble fireplace heightens the room’s crisp, unfussy feel.

Neutral Transitional Living Room With Purple Pillows

In this living room, taupe walls and furniture serve as a neutral palette on which to layer striking artwork and accents like the overhead light fixture. Purple pillows are a welcome shot of color on the chairs.

Modern Bedroom With Stunning Marble Fireplace

This gorgeous bedroom is a modern retreat for its occupants. A stunning marble fireplace is positioned in the center of the room, boasting a design that allows it to be visible from three different sides.

White Fireplace With Faux-Marble Surround

Designer Tiffany Leigh transformed a dated yellow tile fireplace surround by cutting marble-look adhesive paper into squares and covering the existing tile. The result? An inexpensive update that can be undone if the landlord wants when Leigh moves on.

Detail of Built-In Bookshelves and Marble Fireplace Surround

The marble herringbone design on the fireplace surround adds beautiful texture and interest to this living space. Built-in bookshelves and drawers flank the fireplace, providing storage as well as a place to display treasured knickknacks and books.

Home Office With Marble Fireplace

A white marble fireplace warms up this home office, decorated with contemporary furniture and a neutral color scheme. Two white chairs create a conversation area across from the sleek desk.


White Country Living Room With Black Coffee Table

White Country Living Room With Black Coffee Table

Hints of red and blue add layers of depth to the crisp white blank canvas of this living room’s walls and furniture. A round coffee table is a nice shape contrast in the middle of the boxier seating area.


Photo by: Tessa Neustadt


Channel the serenity of the sea by surrounding your fireplace with elegant driftwood.






Dramatic black gets a pick me up with bold colorful tiles and large-scale artwork. We absolutely love how the tile extends beyond the fireplace opening, grounding the artwork above.


Uncovered Gem

Uncovered Gem

The Batson’s new living room has been completely transformed. By removing a wall, what was once a small room feels much larger, offering a comfortable flow between the living room and the dining room. In the process of removing the wall, Chip Gaines found the original fireplace underneath, and decided to keep it as a unique design element. Three wooden box frames with tree branches serve as an art piece, and a large, eclectic light fixture illuminates the sitting area, as seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. (Afters)

Photo by: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Sarah Wilson / Getty Images


When the Fixer Upper crew removed a wall in this charming Craftsman home, they found the original fireplace underneath and decided to keep it as a unique design element. #goals, right?


Classical Coffee Table

Classical Coffee Table

The spacious resin coffee table features a striking cathedral design with an attractive Roman weathered stone finish. This indoor/outdoor coffee table is resistant to water and UV protected.


Photo by: Tomas Espinoza


The style options for tile these days are unbelievably chic. Modern motifs in subtle color pallets make for dynamic additions of texture and insert a pop of personality.



Decorative Tile Fireplace Surround and White Mantel Finished With Potted Plants and Metallic Mirror

A tile design creates a decorative fireplace surround and pairs with a white mantel to create a bright frame for the fireplace. The metallic finish of the brass mirror mounted above the mantel adds a beautiful sheen to the room. Indoor plants and mantel trinkets finish the space.

Calm Oasis

The back wall of windows that overlook the Puget Sound is anchored by a marble tiled fireplace. Flanking the fireplace with upholstered white sofas on each side makes a perfect gathering place for entertaining friends or an equally relaxing spot to read by the fire after a long day.

Modern Farmhouse Living Room With Wicker Chairs

This cozy living room exudes country charm with an easy slipcovered sofa, wicker chairs and a wrought-iron chandelier. Patterned tile makes the fireplace one of the stars of the space.

Chic Tile Fireplace Surround in Cottage Living Room

A graphic tile fireplace with a rustic wood mantel makes for a striking focal point in this cottage living room. Board and batten adds dimension to the walls.

Basket Case

A woven basket placed on each side of the fireplace offers easy-access storage for a variety of great room essentials.

Photo By: Brittany Ambridge

Southwestern Outdoor Living Space With Fireplace

Black-and-white starburst tiles create a striking, graphic look to the outdoor fireplace. Above the chunky wood mantel, a flat-screen TV is concealed behind sliding rustic doors. A comfortable sofa with bright red cushions combines with an exposed wood coffee table.

Floor-to-Ceiling Fireplace

A flat-screen TV sits over the pool lounge’s floor-to-ceiling fireplace, with a modern floating mantel made from the same Pecky Cypress used for the ceiling in the dining and living rooms.

Photo By: Photographer: Christina Wedge

White Fireplace With Gray Patterned Surround

This surround of this beautiful fireplace becomes a work of art in and of itself thanks to its unusual graphic pattern. It also perfectly ties in with the gray artwork hung on the wall above as well as the silver pendant light.

From: Celia Barrett


Colorful Living Room With Patterned Fireplace

Colorful Living Room With Patterned Fireplace

HGTV Magazine rounds up easy ways to be a little more daring with your decorating. Patternize your fireplace: A painted design gives a mantel-free fireplace some much-needed style. The triangle stencil used here mimics the look of tile.


Photo by: Zach Desart (styled by Liz Strong)

Zach Desart (styled by Liz Strong)


Love the tiled look but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge? Test the waters by painting a pattern onto your existing fireplace surround, like the geo-stenciled brick seen here.


A Fixed Up Fireplace

A Fixed Up Fireplace

The original fireplace brick was painted white and shiplap paneling with a natural wood mantle was installed. The living room is staged with French Country accessories, books and topiaries, as seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. (detail)

Photo by: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Sarah Wilson / Getty Images


A plain brick fireplace gets a modern rustic makeover when painted white and given a reclaimed mantel. Accessories play a big part in this look, so don’t be afraid to style it up with reclaimed pieces and greenery that still shine when the fire is out.



White Brick Fireplace and Stacked Wood

This unique piece not only holds wood, it turns into a dynamic visual display. The unfinished texture is a pretty pairing with the fireplace’s white bricks.

Brick Fireplace With Simple Elegance

The rough-hewn mantel brings out the natural texture in the painted brick fireplace. A blend of spindly branches and small sculptures adorns the mantel, while a potted plant and driftwood keep company on the hearth below.

From: Erica Islas

White Painted Brick Fireplace

This white painted brick fireplace features a mantle that doubles as a bookshelf.

Photo By: Jill Malek

White Brick Living Room Fireplace

This neutral transitional living room takes a turn for the unexpected by placing decorations in and around the fireplace. Candles fill the fireplace while a mirror on the wall hangs in place of a television.

White Brick Fireplace and Lantern Pendants

The brick fireplace and its chimney are large and, left in the original red, might feel imposing and out of date. But painted white, they look clean and contemporary and become an ideal backdrop for fun details like the lantern pendants.

Contemporary Neutral Living Room with Wood Mantel

Blue Country Living Room With White Brick Fireplace

A painted white brick fireplace and mantel serves as the focal point of this pretty, blue room. Shiplap siding frames the mantel while white molding gives the room crisp, clean lines.

Kitchen Fireplace

Stay nice and cozy in this kitchen with a fireplace that features a lovely brick surround in charcoal gray.

White Painted Fireplace With Mint Green Bookshelves

This brick fireplace is given a stylish look with painted white brick and mint green accents. A black and white family photo hangs above with smaller framed photos placed on the mantel and bookshelves. Not only does it look more modern and brighter, but it also invites you in to sit and look at photos or get cozy with a good book.


Photo By: Chris Amaral


Elegant Master Bedroom Mixes Rustic and Contemporary Styles

Elegant Master Bedroom Mixes Rustic and Contemporary Styles

The stacked stone fireplace with chunky wood mantel is a dramatic focal point in this rustic, contemporary master bedroom. The barnwood ceiling and branch-inspired chandelier juxtapose against the sleek, contemporary canopy bed, while a flokati rug adds softness and style underfoot. Design by Tracey Byrne


Photo by: Audrey Hall


Warm and inviting, stunning stone remains one of the top choices in fireplace materials. We love how this stacked stone showpiece complements the cozy decor in this hygge-inspired bedroom.



Gorgeous Stone Outdoor Fireplace

A large wooden chandelier and gorgeous stone fireplace lend a rustic feel to this chic outdoor living space. A small sofa and two armchairs provide seating.

Fireplace With Vintage Botanical Print

The fireplace has been refaced with dry stacked stone and a rustic wooden beam serves as a mantle. A vintage science poster hangs as an art piece between two glass vases with white flowers, as seen on Fixer Upper. (detail)


Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Comfy, Transitional Living Room With Stone Fireplace Surround

Relax in style and comfort in this living room. Wood paneled walls give the space an air of country charm, and furnishings are kept neutral to complement the casual yet elegant design. Cozy up by the fireplace when the nights get chilly.

Photo By: Rachel Whyte

Remodeled Living Room With Stone Fireplace and Built-In Benches

Stone Great Room With Cream Sofas

The gorgeous limestone walls are dominant in this great room, while a nature-inspired color palette flows effortlessly in furnishings and accessories. Framed ikat prints hang above the mantel, bringing a punch of crisp pattern and color to the space.

White Deck With Fireplace

Simple black frame couches with white cushions look chic and sophisticated in this outdoor space. Two matching stools with chrome feet sit at the foot of the coffee table for extra seating.

Rustic Living Room With Stone Fireplace

Slide back this entertainment center’s barn doors to reveal the television. The room’s other furnishings are equally rustic and cozy.

Fixer Upper, Season 2, Episode 202

Stone Fire Place with Mantel


Photo By: Larsen & Talbert Photography

Fixer Upper, Season 2: Episode 204

Living room with Exposed Wood Beams and Stone Fireplace


Photo By: Sarah Wilson / Getty Images

Arts & Crafts Living Room with Wood Focal Wall

The homeowners wanted to preserve the warm wood trim throughout this home while creating a more eclectic, funky, family-friendly space for their young family. In this living room, a wood feature wall and stone fireplace create an eye-catching backdrop for the mix of chic, yet comfortable furnishings. A woven rug, leather chairs and a comfy upholstered sofa bring a harmonizing mix of textures that add interest to the space.

Neutral Transitional Living Room With Stone Fireplace

Large windows fills this neutral transitional living room with natural light. The simple, tasteful furnishings are accented by a cow skull, gifted by neighbors Nancy and Ronald Reagan, mounted above the fireplace.

Modern Stone Fireplace

This living room has a rectangle modern gas stone fireplace giving the space a sleek look and feel.

Stacked Stone Fireplace in Transitional Living Room

A stacked stone fireplace adds texture and tactile appeal to this transitional living room. The fireplace is topped with a sleek wood mantel and beadboard above for a contemporary edge.

Photo By: Harmony Weihs

Country Great Room With Stone Fireplace

This large stone fireplace is the focal point of the great room. Each stone in the fireplace was hand selected for color, shape and size.

Neutral Transitional Living Room With Stone Fireplace Surround

The living room keeps cozy with a stone-surround fireplace and plenty of comfortable seating. Shelving units on both sides of the stone wall offer display areas and convenient hidden storage.

Family Room Hero Shot

An original stone fireplace and adjoining concrete wall still stand in the downstairs family room, exuding a sense of the original house.

Photo By: Eric Perry



Wallpaper Surround


White and Turquoise Fireplace From Sarah Sees Potential

White and Turquoise Fireplace From Sarah Sees Potential

As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed a dark and dated brick fireplace into a gorgeous contemporary masterpiece. The fireplace’s crumbling brick was stripped and replaced with white mosaic tile and a custom-built mantel. Striped turquoise wallpaper draws the eyes up and brightens the space, making it a hub for entertaining.


Photo by: Stacey Brandford Photography

Stacey Brandford Photography


An easy way to add a pop of color without breaking the bank? Wallpaper! Dress up the space above mantel for a fresh new look.






If you find yourself with an overwhelming amount of outdated rockwork or brick, give it an inexpensive facelift using paint. This quirky bohemian homestead gets a fresh look when washed out in white.


Chic Living Room With Victorian Touches

Chic Living Room With Victorian Touches

A Victorian house gets an interior update by way of this stylish living room. A blue-and-white fireplace surround adds color, built-ins provide storage and display space, and an eye-catching onion pendant light from Design Within Reach serves as a focal point. The colors in this space make it vibrant and interesting.


Photo by: Coddington Design ©Scripps Networks, LLC

Coddington Design, Scripps Networks, LLC


Not into the all-white look? Give your neutral space a boost by choosing vibrant tile for your fireplace surround.






Heavy slate gets an airy makeover when paired with bright white walls and neutral accessories. Adding fresh botanicals in both the planted pots and nature photograph above lend softness to an otherwise hearty hearth.






Does your fireplace need a makeover right now? Add a screen for instant glam. We really love the idea of using a bold brass piece to add a unique look to a simply-styled space.






A uniquely-shaped opening gives this simple space some serious glamour — proof that even ornamental fireplaces can be the center of attention.