When people our out searching for a new home, or when they’re designing one from scratch, there’s one thing that’s almost always on the top of the living room wish list: the fireplace. There’s no other thing that you can include in your living room that’s going to create that feeling of being at home like a roaring fire on a cold night. Even in the warmer climates where fireplaces are seldom used, they can suggest a certain level of comfort that becomes positively infectious across the entire space.
When you include a fireplace in your living room design, though, you’re going to need to think of the ways in which you’ll incorporate it into the space. Will you arrange your furniture to make it the focal point of the room? Should you put the flat-screen television on the mantel? And what about built-in shelves on either side? The point is that there’s an awful lot to think about. You can’t just plunk down a fireplace into any living room without any context.
So, come take a look at these 23 amazing example of living rooms that have incorporate a fireplace as part of their design. You’ll see just how it can be done, and you’ll likely find plenty of inspiration for a living room design of your own!
The fireplace will always be the center of attention in a living room design, so make sure you accentuate it with attractive décor items.
Those who are fans of contemporary design will love the monolithic look of this living room’s fireplace.
The mission styling of this fireplace is truly exceptional, and it really adds an inviting vibe to the living room beyond.
Note how the layout of this beautiful all-white living room with brown area rug perfectly frames the fireplace.
The grey stone surrounding the fireplace in this living room design is the perfectly complement to the wood mantel.
By including built-ins on either side of the fireplace, you can really add charm to the living room space.
Those who are looking for a fireplace to install in their contemporary living room will find a lot of inspiration in this example.
The gold color of the walls really brings out the fireplace, which provides the physical warmth that this space suggests.
Given the small area provided for the living room, this example does a great job of creating intimacy around the fireplace.
Stone and Leather
With a beautiful stone fireplace in your living room, you’re essentially required to get beautiful leather furniture.
She’s A Brick
The tall brick fireplace at the center of this living room helps to fill up the vertical space created by the vaulted ceilings.
The off-centered placement of the contemporary fireplace in this living room adds some wonderful visual vibrancy to the space.
The wood accent wall above the fireplace in this contemporary living room is quite charming and unique.
The wide mantel above the fireplace in this living room really makes an imposing statement that will appeal to some.
Another thing you can do in order to draw the eye toward the fireplace in your living room design is to use sconces.
This living room draws the eye toward its beautiful fireplace with a big piece of attractive artwork above the mantel.
When you’re trying to go for that beautiful rustic look, you could consider changing the fireplace into a stove!
The built-ins on either side of this living room’s fireplace really help to fill up the vertical space quite nicely.
The stone mantel surrounding the fireplace in this contemporary living room is quite unique and forms the heart and soul of the room.
Given the room’s overall dark tone, it really makes sense that this living room’s fireplace is built with white stone.
If space allows for it, then you may wish to include a chaise lounge right next to the fireplace in your living room design. It’s perfect for cold days!
To The Side
If your living room is going to be used for television watching, you don’t have to put the TV above the fireplace. You can always do something like this.
Where the hearth is. A fireplace is a wonderful thing to include in a living room. Have one if you can, and make sure that it’s all that it can be!
A Grand Start
With the tapered feature above the fireplace, there’s just something about this family room that feels grand.
This family room features a fireplace that’s off-centered, allowing for the television to become the visual focal point.
Places to Stretch Out
Now here’s a living room that’s been designed to allow those who use it to stretch out and enjoy that fireplace.
Choose Your Focus
The layout of the furniture here allows you to either focus on the fireplace or upon the television.
With the beautiful stone fireplace in the corner, we love how the television is set back above a built-in in this family room.
With the View
Here you’ve got a low-profile fireplace that makes sure the view has no distractions. We wouldn’t want it any other way in this family room.
The tufted leather furniture is the perfect complement to the white stone fireplace in this family room.
Nice and Subtle
The subtle inclusion of a fireplace into this family room is nice! You might not even notice it, if you aren’t looking for it.
Note how a bold piece of artwork instantly draws your eye toward the fireplace in this family room.
The monolithic appearance of this fireplace demonstrates some excellent masonry and style all at once.
Stone and Stone
A big in-your-face fireplace featuring stone is just the thing if you’re trying to adopt a rustic aesthetic.
This lovely family room with fireplace features many amazing elements and provides plenty of space for enjoying them all.
By letting the stone of the fireplace continue up to the ceiling, this family room’s vertical space is decidedly filled.
A simple and slim gas fireplace like this can be just the thing for adding warmth to a contemporary family room.
With all of the wood panels in this family room, a fireplace is pretty much a necessity.
Small But Effective
You don’t need to have an enormous family room as long as you’ve got a fireplace for creating that familial vibe.
For a refined feel, you may wish to consider flanking the fireplace in your family room with built-in shelves and cabinets.
Keeping It Clean
The subtle white stone work of this family room’s fireplace make sure that the design has a clean look to it.
Just a small opening in a big stone accent wall can be the perfect fireplace for your family room.
Look At That
There’s so much you can do with a fireplace in a family room. Consider all of your options and find something that’s going to work best with your preferred design aesthetic.
With this living room featuring a white color scheme, the grey detailing around the fireplace is absolutely perfect for drawing the eye.
The mirrored tiles that surround this tiny, tucked-in fireplace really lend a contemporary flair to this space.
A simple brick fireplace can always work, however you’ll want to make sure it matches the overall design aesthetic of the space.
The Contemporary Look
In a contemporary home, a simple and long built-in gas fireplace can really lend designs a sense of warmth they might otherwise be lacking.
A Real Classic
The classic look of this fireplace is absolutely breathtaking. But, it’s the interior design choices of the space that keep it from just looking drab.
When you have a fireplace in a living room with tall ceilings, it’s always a good idea to put a mirror on the mantle. It fills the vertical space and draws the eye.
The walls around this small fireplace have been painted blue, adding a flash of accent to this luxuriously appointed space.
In an open concept space, a fireplace like this can really break up the space visually while also adding an inviting vibe.
In this contemporary home, the monolithic look of the fireplace makes a real statement and defines the look.
For romance in the bedroom like no other, a fireplace is the perfect thing, especially if it looks like this!
Amid the gorgeous and classic look of the white cabinets, this cobblestone fireplace is absolutely perfect.
Although simple, the elegant detailing of the fireplace in this living room lends itself well to the space’s overall design aesthetic.
A Bold Color
What’s really awesome about the fireplace in this living room is the iridescent dark blue that was used for its color. Wow!
Amid the prevalence of contemporary kitchen designs these days, little touches like this are getting lost in the shuffle. They shouldn’t be!
Another thing you can do in a living room with high ceilings is place a stunning piece of artwork above the fireplace in order to draw the eye.
Wood and Metal
Want to do something unique with your fireplace? Then there’s definitely plenty of inspiration to be drawn from this example.
The Little Touches
It’s a subtle thing, but the silver guard placed in front of the fireplace in this example totally makes the look.
In a contemporary home, you want to think about how geometric shapes and shelves can be combined to accentuate the look of a fireplace.
Wood and Stone
You’ve got to love the contemporary spin that this fireplace puts on the traditional wood panels and stone design.
Black is an uncommon wall color, but when paired with white, it can work quite well in terms of framing the “negative space” of a fireplace.