Winter is, unfortunately, just around the corner. The traditional solution to combatting the colder months has always been to have a great big roaring fire, and many of us enjoy having a fireplace as a statement piece in our living rooms. If you’re looking to reinvigorate an old fireplace, or want to add something truly eye-catching to a room, then these fantastic fireplaces should be enough to inspire you.
Fireplaces can often be rather sad and abandoned features of a room, forgotten by the progress of time and style. This is a vibrant, modern design that will command the attention of everyone in the room.
This fireplace, in the shape of Neptune’s mouth, is certainly different. Despite its striking, if somewhat unsettling, appearance, it still manages to exude a welcoming warmth.
If you ever get chills when you climb out the bath during the colder months, this is perfect for keeping the room – and your towels – nice and toasty.
Are you seriously committed to sixties retro styles? If the answer is yes, then this is the fireplace for you. Sleek, space age, and very chic, it adds a cosy feel to any room.
This fireplace works to separate the dining room from the living area, creating a sense of privacy in this open plan space.
Fireplaces aren’t just for inside the home. They can also work as an outside feature, especially if you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your back garden.
Contemporary with a historical flavour, this is a rather fun and charming design for a fireplace. It has the appearance of a rescued bread oven, converted for a modern, chic apartment.
Commonly called a ‘lighthouse fireplace’, this example adds a warm ambience to the often cool and sterile elements of modern home designs.
This fireplace is modest yet eye-catching, an elegant solution for a room that wouldn’t suit anything large or clumsy.
Simple and rather funky, this fireplace would suit a small space that needs some additional warmth.
This is furniture elevated to pure art. It is a functional piece of sculpture – beautiful to look at, yet can still be used for all those domestic tasks, such as toasting marshmallows!
A more traditional style of fireplace, the cubist blocks give it an unusual design that teases the eye and adds a different dimension to the room.
A fire… shelf? This is probably best installed in a home without children, pets, or anything low-hanging.
This fireplace may look like a scene from a nightmare, but one person’s hell is another person’s heaven. If nothing else, it is rather mesmerising, and would certainly be a talking point amongst guests.
Undoubtedly unique, this fireplace rockets right past ‘modern’ and into ‘futuristic’. It is definitely not for the interior design novice, though, as it would need to be carefully coordinated with furniture and decor.