The fireplace can be a centrepiece for your living room or den. If you are looking for something that is more than just a functional hearth, then we have some cosy fireplace hearth ideas for you. We certainly hope that these will give you the motivation you need to make your hearth into a truly beautiful showcase for your home.
It’s simple yet very effective, and the massive, single-log shelf makes a powerful statement. There is plenty of space to decorate through the year and take this natural look and spruce it up for an even more interesting hearth.
This is a compelling idea that uses coloured brick to add some texture and contrast to the hearth. You can match the colour to your walls to tie everything together or create a juxtaposition that really makes the hearth stand out.
Spacious Brick Floor
If you want your hearth to extend out into the living room and become more of a focal point and a natural extension that works well with the rest of the room, then this is the way to go. The patterned brickwork is clean and simple, making for an appealing aesthetic for the living room.
The Patterned Look
For something a bit busier and more detailed, you can go with this look. There are lots of different variations you could do with this idea, and this is just a single example, but having different patterns one floor is great for hiding debris from the fireplace and pumping some personality into the hearth.
Cast Iron Inset
Not every hearth has to intrude onto the living room. This almost fully inset one uses cast iron to create a powerful contrast between the earth and walls while still providing enough space for a small shelf.
Glass and Stone
Using different materials, such as glass and stone, in this example, is a superb way to create a standout hearth. This one is extra cosy because it can hide the fireplace whenever necessary and fit within more modern-styled homes effortlessly.
With the right placement of a few old-fashioned items, a simple and plain hearth can be turned into something deliciously inviting. You can make the house feel more like home with personal touches like these.
With this look, you create a more haphazard style for your hearth, and it feels like the pebbles are just a part of nature that is in your home, scattered out from the fireplace. It’s a great way to transition from fireplace to flooring without creating too harsh of a contrast.
You can rarely go wrong with a wooden look, and this one minimizes the natural detail to give it a more modern and sophisticated look, but you can go as untamed and rough with the concept as you like to make it fit your house.
Sometimes, there is nothing better than the classics, and flat stone flooring coupled with traditional brickwork on the fireplace create something so incredibly cosy that you’ll want to curl up next to the fire with a book and just spend the entire evening there.
A Touch of Nature
Two very different design ideas can work well together, when you incorporate them in the right way. Here, you have some modern sensibilities with clean lines, mixed with natural, wooden touches that create unity out of contrasting notions. The only way this works is because of the various wooden touches throughout the mostly modern living room.
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