Published at Saturday, September 14th 2019, 08:44:59 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.
If you`ve been looking for a commanding way to update any room in your home, a new fireplace is a fantastic place to start. They aren`t just for living rooms anymore, either. It`s becoming quite popular to have fireplaces in the kitchen, the bedroom, even home offices. Really, a fireplace will work in any space you spend a lot of time living in.
This square, blocky design feels almost like a blank canvas. With its neutral color palette and straight lines, it`s easy to think of this fireplace as too plain, but a closer look reveals subtle details that complement any modern home. For instance, the curved stone of the façade softens the hard edges and gently radiates heat throughout a room. The small hearth in front evokes memories of sitting a bit too close to the fire with a warm drink on cold nights. It can set the stage for a large, show-stopping piece of art or holiday-specific decorations. The simplicity and functionality of this fireplace are ultimately its greatest features, and it will figure beautifully and seamlessly into just about any home.
The bright red may seem difficult to fit into most design schemes, but this bright fireplace is surprisingly versatile. It boasts a classic shape and is perfect for a retro-inspired look. The long, bright exposed chimney creates a bold contrast with dark walls, making high ceilings look even more elongated. This type of fireplace is perfect for lounging in front of, reading a book or sipping a warm drink. Complement the style of this fireplace with Bauhaus-inspired furniture and a neutral palette for maximum style. Small touches in the same shade will tie a whole room together for a chic, coordinated look.