Without a fireplace to warm up the living room and serve as a focal point and invitation for gatherings during the winter, especially at Christmas, it is difficult to even envision winter, let alone Christmas. The typical outdoor chilly environment calls for a cosy space enhanced by a roaring fire. It shouldn’t be too difficult to incorporate a fireplace into a living room, but it does require some thought regarding the layout of the entire space, the fireplace itself, and its surroundings. In order to create the cosiest living room fireplace ever for the warmest winter ever, here is all you need to know.
The key idea
When there is a fireplace in the room, everyone is gazing at it. It will be the location of your seating arrangement and the focus of your décor efforts. A fireplaces can, however, share the attention with another item like a large screen television, an old Argentine mirror, or a piece of art. A fireplace can also be used to separate the living area from the kitchen and dining area in a room with an open concept design. A variety of interior design styles may accommodate a variety of fireplace designs.
The contemporary room’s fireplace
Fireplaces are typically associated with sentimentality and retro-styled interiors. A highly modern space can, however, integrate a wide variety of designs. A very popular and practical alternative to the filth and inconvenience of a traditional fireplace or wood stove is an electric fireplace. You might choose a fireplace that is encircled by sleek, matte-finished heat-resistant tiles for a contemporary appearance. Keep the minimalist style consistent throughout the rest of the space. You should avoid cluttering the mantel, but you are welcome to display a straightforward piece of art over the fireplace.
A striking fireplace is another choice that curiously complements modern and minimalist décor. They require the assistance of qualified designers in order to be created. These fireplaces employ various materials and colours and do not conform to the conventional rectangle or square shape. They don’t need any other decorative components because they make a statement on their own.
Chimney in the initial scheme
If you are starting from scratch when creating a room, chimney breasts are a lovely addition. But you also need to consider how the chimney breast will blend in with the fireplace and the walls. The placement of the fireplace can be either in the centre of the room or in a corner, and the chimney should have a different theme and colour from the rest of the space.
Clean, white, and lovely
The most traditional fireplaces are plain, minimalistic, and finished with matching lintels and plain white corbels. They are merely requesting some lovely Christmas decorations and priceless family time. Candles, pictures of the family, and other ornaments can be used to decorate the mantel in the traditional manner. Aloe vera, areca palms, and Boston ferns are among the houseplants that can withstand the heat that can be planted in attractive pots to decorate the area around the fireplace.
Build a stone or brick fireplace with a wooden mantle if you prefer a traditional fireplace aesthetic. A fireplace like this will not only provide actual warmth for the room, but it will also add visual warmth. With such a fireplace, rustic, vintage, and organic design styles work beautifully. Such a space will seem quite cosy and combine beautifully with wooden furniture and warm neutrals on the walls.
All year long at the beach
Nothing is cosier than the sun warming the lovely white expanse of beach while the waves crash against it. Design a room in your cold-weather home in a seaside style with a fireplace that is accented with visible shell pieces to recreate that atmosphere. Additional design components to consider include sun-bleached woods, sisal, marine blues and sandy colours.
When winter arrives, we often want nothing more than to curl up under a warm blanket, have a hot cocoa, read a nice book, and listen to the fire crackle. Pick the design of your fireplace to transform the chilly days of winter into a cosy fantasy.