Published at Sunday, October 13th 2019, 05:21:36 AM. Fireplace. By Laurence Schlicher.
The best modern fireplaces, much like the best modern homes, pay homage to the past without being restricted by it; they incorporate the best of what came before while looking ahead and welcoming what is to come.
Not ready for a new fireplace? You can still get in on this year`s hot refinishing trend. If you already have a fireplace, consider refinishing your existing hearth to instantly update the look of a room. If you`re suffering from cold chimney draft, install a wood, gas or pellet fireplace insert for instant warmth, added style and a reduced monthly home heating bill.
Choosing a fireplace that doubles as a geometric work of modern art is a surefire way to make a statement. With a bold aesthetic that looks more like it belongs in a museum, this modern fireplace absolutely does not fade into the background. The corner placement is a unique design element, making use of a space that generally isn`t the focal point of a room. With a large, comfortable chair and sleekly modern home decor, you can create a gorgeous reading nook or workspace anyone would be proud to have in their home.
The black metal and exposed chimney of this modern fireplace design lend themselves well to a 60`s-inspired room. When set against a large picture window, the boxy frame is echoed perfectly, giving a sense of continuity without being too uniform, as well as offering a welcoming view when the weather gets a bit too dreary. The stark black metal can seem a bit harsh in a smaller space, so complement a fireplace like this with low, angular furniture to make the room seem taller, and bright splashes of color to update its retro-chic feel.