They say that the hearth is the center of the home, and for many they would agree. Fireplaces were first developed completely out of necessity, people needed a way to be able to cook their food under shelter and heat their homes during cold winters days and nights.
Now, however, fireplaces are far more form than function. And, in many homes they can be an absolute showstopper. Let’s take a look at what makes these fireplaces just so incredible.
Modern and contemporary homes now are known for their sleek design elements and even minimalist trends. However, that can leave some people with the feeling that the home is cold, not warm. By bringing in warm and natural elements like stone and making it a centrepiece, the room goes from utilitarian to warm.
Looking for something just a little bit different? Then why not consider using a suspended fireplace in your home? These are certainly eye catching and give a completely open feel to the living area. Many people who use suspended fireplaces do so because they tore down an old chimney to really open up a room, but still want to have use for the warmth.
If you are looking to make a statement with your fireplace, then this is the design you really want to have. A fireplace like this is going to absolutely be the focal point of the room. Not only is it totally unusual to have such a hearth in a home, it is completely functional and irresistibly fun. Don’t you feel as though you could make a few s’mores right there for all to enjoy?
A rustic fireplace can bring such a warm feel to a home. But, many worry that having a really rustic look wouldn’t fit in with the rest of the design aesthetic that the rest of the home or flat has. By taking pieces like reclaimed wood and covering up the traditional brick, you can take a standard old fireplace and turn it into something interesting that still works with the feel of rest of your decor.
Don’t forget that fireplaces can be made out of a variety of textures and include all sorts of embellishments and styles. If you don’t love a stone or metal fireplace, then why not use a material that you love to really make your fireplace totally personalised?