Need to update the living room with fireplace? There’s nothing better than enjoying the time in front of a fireplace during long cold days (or nights). Watching the flames and hearing the cracking of the fire is probably our most pleasant moments in this earth.
That’s why we, perhaps, are so obsessed with fireplaces. They remind us of beautiful and peaceful moments long gone by. All that sensations of traditional wood-burning fireplaces.
But unfortunately, not all can afford that experiences. Due to budgets or spaces, we cannot afford those traditional and romantic fireplaces.
We prefer the more practical and affordable types, like electric or gas fireplaces. Though so, fortunately, you can always replicate the pleasant experiences of traditional fireplace with those new types of fireplaces. They even offers advantages not existed with the traditional one.
Now if you want living room with fireplaces ideas, here are some of the most awesome to inspire –from the traditional, transitional, modern, up to contemporary fireplaces.
Beautiful Small living room with fireplace
Based on the fuels, today you have several fireplace options to choose, like wood-burning fireplace, electric, gas, gel, and ethanol-burning fireplace.
All are having their own benefits and downsides. How to find one that works well for your living room? In term of its designs, it depends on your preferences. You also need to consider the most available fuel in your areas.
Here you have a small room with transitional metal fireplace. It suits well for this cozy shabby chic living room.
Outdoor living room with glass fireplace
All types of fireplace work well for your outdoor living rooms. To get rid of the cold evening, you might use one of the said fireplace types.
But if you want it match with your living rooms’ themes, you need to consider your fireplace styles as well.
For examples, you might need open stone or brick fireplace for your rustic or traditional living rooms. On the other hand, your contemporary outdoor living room might need a more updated fireplace styles. This glass outdoor fireplace is one of the examples.
Modern fireplace idea with bookshelves
Modern fireplaces enable us to have them in, practically, anywhere in the house. Electric or gas fireplaces are among the types.
Though rare, you might still have risk of gas leak with gas fireplaces. Ash and smokes haunt wood-burning fireplace –if not taken care properly.
This living room use modern glass covered fireplace that won’t make you worry of any health risk. It’s clean a neat and you even can install a pair of bookshelves on its sides, making the living room looks symmetrical and balanced –and awesome.
Cozy retro living room with Malm fireplace
Of certain reasons, we love to fly back in time. That’s a reason now retro styles are so popular, with the modern Midcentury among as one of the most inspiring retro theme of all.
This living room with fireplace takes you back in time, in an awesome way. You have some the 50s iconic features in the room, including the retro Malm fireplace.
With the floating cabinets and vintage lounge chairs around, the iconic fireplaces inject further cozy retro ambience into the room.
Transitional outdoor living room with fireplace and TV
Talk about living room’s decor, fireplace structures also often offer generous space for you to put any decor -and TV, perhaps.
Fireplace often serves as visual point of interest in any living rooms. They’re where you center your activities. That’s why we love to put shelves for books or even tea or coffee ware on it for easy reach.
TVs often hung above the fireplaces, as while enjoy the warmth fire during chilly night you also can enjoy favorite TV programs as well, as you’ve aligned the TVs and the fireplaces in one spots.
Copper fireplace for a gorgeous living room
Once you’ve chosen the right fuel for your fireplace, you need to decide the right mounting types. There are freestanding fireplace, insert fireplace, traditional, hanging fireplace, two-sided, and tabletop fireplaces.
Pick the mounting designs which work well for your living rooms. Small room might need to use freestanding or wall mounted fireplaces. Larger living rooms need traditional mountings, and so on.
If you want to update a traditional fireplace, you might need to consider insert fireplace. Where you just insert the fireplace with the new modern fireplaces. To an awesomer setup, you may layer the outer structures with copper sheets.
Living room with fireplace and TV on different walls
A wood-burning fireplace has unmatchable capacities in bringing you the warmth romantic and rustic feeling into your living room. But you should take care if it carefully –and diligently.
If you want the more practical uses of the existing fireplaces structure, mainly your traditional wood-burning fireplace mounting, you can turn it into the more affordable and relatively maintenance-free gas-fueled fireplace.
Your living room will be neater, cleaner, and smoke-free. And it still retain its rustic beauty with its existing traditional fireplace mounting.
Rectangle gas fireplace for an apartment
The choices of the right fireplace fuels lead to a most impressive fireplace, just like this cute rectangle electric fireplace.
If you want a most flexible fireplace to install in a house or apartment, gas fireplaces is the answers. You won’t have to build massive mounting structure, as don’t have to build big a chimney.
If you miss the crackling and flames of traditional fireplace, you can have it in various display. Even more, you can control your fireplace in an on/off button.
Decorating ideas for living room’s fireplace
Need decorating ideas for the living room? First, you need to turn on your fireplace, as this spot is already a focal point.
All you have to do next is to complement the already impactful visual interest. You might need to redo the mantle or repaint the mounting.
Once finished, you probably need to give it more liveries like rows of chandeliers or bamboo baskets on it. The possibility to add awesomeness onto the structure is so wide.
Stone fireplace for rustic modern living room
When we talk about fireplace, the one most likely fireplace type to pop up in our mind is probably a traditional fireplace, complete with the crackling fire and smoke coming out of the chimney.
That’s because this type of fireplace is the first to ever use at our homes. And that’s probably that we can’t get rid of the romantic feel of cracking fire and faint smoke smell in the room.
Unfortunately this fireplace is only available for big enough living room. For narrow or smaller rooms you might need to switch to other fireplace types, like gas, electric, or even ethanol.
Long narrow living room with fireplace at one end
Still with traditional fireplace, just like what we’ve said before, if you feel the wood-burning types too burdensome (from the budget or maintenance stand points), you can always switch the fireplace into the gas one.
If previously you have one with log-lighter, it’s even easier. Switching to gas fireplace is only an option. You also may switch to electric fireplace.
Consider insert types of fireplaces to fill the firebox with insert type fireplaces for a more modern touch, like this fireplace for this lovely long living room here.
Small modern small living room with standalone fireplace
Small living room needs smaller but effective heating systems. You won’t use traditional fireplace, but something smaller but also more reliable.
You might need to choose electric or gas fireplace, the wall-mounted or standalone types are preferred –to save space.
If you happen to a fans of Nordic style, this standalone wood-burning fireplace also is a great choice. Its dark metal and unique body guarantee you of a cozy and stylish living room.
Decoration for Small living room
Need another decorating idea for the living room? Along with decorating the mantle or it legs, you also may explore the firebox rim.
In this example, the designer provides accents by lining the rim with bricks, forming an elegant firebox entrance point.
The additional brick structure also gives you good contrasting color to the white-washed living room’s wall.
Rugged portable fireplace for outdoor living room
For comfortable evening complete your deck with this portable outdoor fireplace. It’s small and easy to maintain.
You also can be sure of the quality-built. The tugged metal structure could withstand any harsh outdoor conditions.
You don’t have to worry about running out gas or power outage. Just put logs on it and start the fire, and you have a cozy time. For the reasons, this metal fireplace is handy for your cabins or cottages.
Chic gel fireplace for living rooms
If you want to have temporary heating system for your living room, you need to try gel fireplace. Just like the name implied, this fireplace uses gel as the fuel.
In general, the idea is that you light special gel in a can and get the fire that the warm you in nice flames. The can has specially designed docks, so you can put them on the tables or floors.
Compared to the regular fireplace (gas, electric, or woods), gel fireplaces are less intense in heating their surroundings. So, most often these gel fireplaces are only for temporal occasions, not for regular heating systems.
Cozy industrial living room with Scandinavian fireplace
If you love naked beauty, your chance of loving an industrial living room is big. This style provides you with no-frill style.
So you might often see a living room in this style let the piping and structural building as they are, naked and can be seen in their raw conditions.
To soften the rough look, designers often use fluffy and comfortable furnishings and cool Scandinavian fireplace like this following example.
Small wall-mounted fireplace and TV
Having a big-screen TV in the living room is so satisfying, it’s great for favorite TV shows and gaming sessions with all the family.
To ensure your comfort, place a reliable fireplace. You don’t have to install the regular big fireplace, choose one which works well for your living room.
This contemporary wall-mount small fireplace is a good choice when you want a rustic living room with fireplace. It injects modern atmosphere into the room –plus the warmth air.
Double-sided fireplace for living room
If you want to divide a long narrow room into different interior areas, you need to try this partitioning approach.
Here you make a partitioning wall with double-sided fireplace inserted into it. See the picture for details.
You won’t feel cramped or enclosed, as the fireplace’s glass-enclosed opening helps to make the partition feels lighter and open. It also gives you warmth on each of the partitioned rooms.
Country modern living room with glass fireplace
Blending a country living room with modern convenience always resulting a cozy environment for living –if you blend it right, of course.
In this example, you have a right example of it. Here a comfortable country living room full of modern convenience and warm with the modern gas glass-enclosed fireplace.
The woody and leathery atmosphere make this living room all the more elegant. The fireplace and the TV on different walls, further complement the setup.
Ethanol fireplace for romantic living room table
Sometimes you just don’t want your heating systems as it is, as your basic comfort need. Sometimes you want it to build your romantic mood.
If so, you need an ethanol fireplace. It’s like a gel fireplace, only this one use ethanol as the fuel.
For a living room with fireplace (the regular one), this ethanol is an additional fireplace to charm the coffee table –for temporary purposes, just like the gel one. But unlike the gel, you can trim its heat intensities.
Round mirror for retro modern fireplace decor
A traditional fireplace gives you wider room to experiment with the decor. The big structure offer enough surface your purposes.
Want decorating ideas for your traditional fireplace? Paint the mantle and legs subtle contemporary neutral colors and Hang around mirror above it.
Now you have an elegant transitional fireplace which should impress all you family and friends, as it looks modern and traditional at once –charming.
Black and white theme for a narrow living room
Light colors make a narrow room looks bigger. The lighter the colors, the bigger. The colors also helps the hosts to always feel comfortable. If you blend the colors, mainly white, with natural color, you’ll have the warm atmosphere as well –like this example.
If you also want to paint the furnace white, you need to consider the paints’ types, for the safety reasons.
For the outer structure, you’re advised to use acrylic latex paint with heat rate up to 200oF. For bricks structures like the example, use brick paints –just be sure to check the heat rating.
Swedish fireplace for a cozy cottage living room
From the Northern hemisphere, up north, we bring you a simple but handsome fireplace, a Swedish fireplace.
Unlike any of traditional fireplace shown here, this Swedish fireplaces has unique and practical designs. It has cylindrical and slim shape, the characteristics which would make it suitable for small living room.
It’s also flexible enough to blend in with any styles, from the traditional, transitional, up to the modern styles.
Modern living room with open shelves and wall mount fireplace
Still talking about fireplace for small living room, after picking the right fireplace, you be sure to pay attention to the other detailing, mainly the shelving systems.
Cabinets or dressers maybe too much for a small room. For alternative, you may choose open shelving systems for the storage places.
In this example, efficient open shelves lined up both sides of the fireplace structures, giving warm complement to the leather couches facing them.
Small living room with plastered fireplace
There are several materials to consider when you want to build a fireplace in living room. The most common material are stones, like granite, limestone, ledgestone or fieldstone.
You also has other popular alternative materials like tiles, woods, and bricks. For modern materials, you may use concrete and plaster.
All the material correlate with the style of fireplace you’d like to build. For an example, this living room with fireplace use plastered fireplace to match the overall living room’s theme.
Slate stone fireplace for an elegant outdoor living room
Stones are materials you should consider when building an outdoor fireplace –like we’ve said previously with the examples.
The outdoors uncertain conditions needing you the more robust materials, and that’s where stones come into play.
They’re rugged, resistant to harsh elements, durable, and affordable. With good planning, stone a fireplace can be very impressive as well.
Contemporary ethanol fireplace for modern living room
Want something fancy to get rid the cold? Go back to ethanol fireplace ideas and install a cool firebox on your wall.
The practical approach of ethanol fuel enable you to install fireplace practically anywhere in the house, all you need is the container and its firebox.
In this example you have a contemporary firebox installed on the wall, enough to heat small area –and make it prettier as well.
Cozy brick fireplace in a rustic living room
You have several good reasons to use bricks as the fireplace structures. First, like stones, they’re cheap and environmentally safe.
Secondly, you can always depend on bricks for the fireplace as the materials are heat resistant and long lasting.
Lastly, if you want a rustic cozy look like this living room, brick fireplace is irreplaceable. They’re warm and, that’s, rustic in themselves.
Wooden fireplace for living room with transitional-rustic look
This time we’ll take a little closer to the fireplace mantle and legs, all the outer features of a traditional fireplace.
For traditional fireplaces, you might often the features are carved elegantly. But now you often see them bare and raw, mainly for minimalist style lovers.
In this living room, you have fireplaces with the minimalist wood features. With concrete firebox, the wood structure inject the transitional living room with rustic atmosphere.
Barn style living room with fireplace
If you love open and airy living room, a barn style interior layout should be yours. It has simple open layout, and it depends on you on how to make it cool and comfortable.
You might want to divide it seamlessly into different space area by placing certain furniture strategically. You might want to put kitchen at the far end of the room. The possibilities are endless.
If you love light and fresh approach, a Nordic living room is a good choice, like this one. It looks neat and warm with wood-burning fireplace on the wall.
That’s all our living room with fireplace ideas, big or small –narrow or wide. Some have TVs above it some have decor and TV on different walls. You also are offered with outdoor living room with several tips of how to keep the good and running –and gorgeous.
We hope you enjoy this listicle. Stay safe. Keep healthy.