During the winter months, the fireplace becomes a go-to gathering spot. Whether it’s in the centre of the living room, the bedroom or even the bathroom, the warmth and ambiance created by a fireplace is truly special. And through natural elements like stone, brick, and wood, the ones below are incredible examples of what an engaging focal point a fireplace can be.
Repurposed wood is used to frame this eclectic and distressed-looking fireplace. Antique oars and fishing nets are placed above the mantel for a nautical touch.
Rock and wood fireplace
This cream stone fireplace is adorned with an antler mirror for added texture. Cut firewood flanks one side of the room and fills the wall with a little colour and texture.
Nobody likes a cold bath. Having a warm fireplace in the bathroom seems like the ultimate luxury and necessity, given our Canadian winters. This stone fireplace contrasts nicely against the white modern tub, and the rustic hardwood ceiling and floor.
Antique photos, wooden built-ins, black brick, and white accessories create a vintage monochromatic colour scheme that ensures this fireplace is the focal point of the room.
Barn wood fireplace
Old barn wood is repurposed into two doors covering the television that sits above the fireplace. The wooden doors add to the consistent country aesthetic and ensure the television is readily accessible.
A floating fireplace? Believe it or not, this fireplace sits right in the middle of the living room. Unattached to the wall, a chimney captures the smoke from above, allowing for a four-sided mantel, which has four times the impact.
If your brick or wood isn’t in great condition, a coat of paint can provide a dramatic facelift to any fireplace. In this case, the mantel looks fresh, but the integrity of the fireplace is still preserved thanks to the brick interior and border.
Natural rock fireplace
agged, naturally cut rock builds a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, adding warmth to this rustic cabin bedroom. The rock also creates a strong focal point as it contrasts against the wooden walls and ceiling.
This fireplace provides the perfect inspiration for a cozy ski chalet or cabin. The fireplace itself is pebbled with smooth stones creating a natural point of interest in the room. Antique skis are displayed above the mantel to add a pop of colour.