5 Minimalist Modern Fireplace Ideas


There's something about a fireplace that adds a touch of cosiness and warmth to any space and in recent years, minimalist and modern designs have become increasingly popular, offering a sleek and stylish alternative to the traditional fireplace.

If you're looking for inspiration for your own minimalist fireplace, you're in luck.

In this blog post, we'll explore five minimalist modern fireplace ideas that will elevate your home decor and provide a cosy ambiance to your living space. From sleek and simple designs to bold and unique styles, there's sure to be a fireplace idea that will spark your interest. So, grab a cup of cocoa, get cosy, and let's dive in!

P.S: All of the fireplace models featured in this post are available to view at our fireplace showroom in Sheffield. From the sleek curvature of the flue design to the simplistic use of colour, we can customise the look of your new minimalistic fireplace so that it meets all of your objectives as a property owner, designer or architect.

What Is Minimalist Design?

There are lots of definitions of minimalism depending on the source you cite and indeed the type of industry it relates to. However, within design, minimalism is about paring things back so that everything within the space has a clear purpose. 

So often in interior design, there is a need to fill each pocket of space. But this doesn’t suit all preferences, especially for those who seek a calm and clean space that is easy to maintain. 

Minimalist design offers the perfect opportunity to use only what is essential within the space to make it work. Minimalism can be incorporated into features such as walls, floors, windows, furniture and of course, your choice of fireplace. 

Both JC Bordelet and Focus Fireplaces are handcrafted in France with extreme precision and attention to detail. The sleek designs of either brand lend themselves well to minimalist projects without having to compromise on quality or performance. 

Key Characteristics Of Minimalism 

  • Everything has a clear place and purpose
  • Lack of superficial decoration or ornamentation 
  • Less is more
  • Raw materials used in their original form wherever possible 
  • Consideration of space and natural light
  • A limited colour palette, with occasional accent colours used 
  • Open plan layouts that feature excess storage to reduce clutter

Minimalist Decor Fireplace

Plain colour schemes on the wall and grey toned floors mean practically any furniture or style can be placed in the room without it looking out of place. Whether the owners want flexibility for their future use of the home, or if they plan on renting the property out, neutral colour schemes are not only minimalist but have wide appeal too.

Model featured: Zelia 908

When it comes to installing a fireplace in the room, it’s essential that it too is minimalist but without losing out on function or style. The above usage of our Zelia 908 fireplace is an excellent example of how even when the room is incredibly paired back in terms of design, this particular fireplace model will always slot right in.

Best of all, the placement of the Zelia 908 in this example also removes the need for radiators making it even more minimalist friendly. 

Coloured Fireplaces

If you are opting for a minimalist design either in terms of stripping back the furniture in the room or within the colour scheme, then you may crave just one stand out feature that will add some personality into the space without making it feel cluttered, in keeping with the ethos of minimalism.

Model featured: Eva 992 (‘Mint Green’ colour customisation)

Our fireplaces are available in a wide range of colours, finishes and prints, and introducing a pop of colour can be an excellent way of completing the space. It also helps to strike just the right balance to ensure that even a minimalist room still feels homely. 

When a room features a heavy use of white in particular, that one injection of colour can ensure the space doesn’t feel clinical or bare. Instead, it retains that clean feeling that makes white so popular as a wall and floor colour, but adds balance and interest. 

Minimalist Airbnb Fireplace Design

Being an Airbnb host is no easy feat, as it’s essential the accommodation is easy to maintain so that bookings can remain consistent and that guests have an enjoyable stay. Hence, there are certainly benefits to designing the accommodation in a way that’s minimalist, without clutter or unnecessary pieces of furniture getting in the way.

While this luxury Airbnb in Kent was being renovated, we added our stunning Eva 992 fireplace featuring an open fire pit design. The central positioning of the fireplace gives plenty of options in terms of potential furniture placement or room usage, all whilst retaining that stylish, pared back feeling.

Model featured: Eva 992

The colouring also perfectly matches the ceiling beams giving a seamless look to the overall installation. Regardless of how the room ended up being styled, we are certain every guest that views the installation will find it just as captivating as we intended. 

Contemporary Fireplace Living Room

In contemporary homes and buildings, the focus is very much on minimalist style especially in terms of keeping the wall space free from clutter and using natural materials for the floors that help bring the outside in.

Model featured: Eva 992

When adding a fireplace into a contemporary design, it’s essential the theme is continued. Luckily, the Eva 992 is incredibly adaptable to fit both the need for a contemporary design as well as a minimalist one. 

In the above example, we particularly like how the flue extends all the way to the ceiling, passing several floors of open plan space to do so. Yet, it still feels in keeping with the environment and effortlessly chic. 

Garden Room Fireplace 

It’s safe to say garden rooms have slowly overtaken the garden shed since they can be used to relax in, as a hideout for the kids or even as a convenient space to work from home in. The only issue to navigate is how to heat a garden room since unlike your main property, outdoor constructions aren’t typically connected to the gas or electricity supply. 

Model featured: Tatiana 997

Our JC Bordelet and Focus Fireplace pieces also feature several models that are suitable to be installed in outbuildings such as garden rooms. We can even install our fireplaces outdoors in your actual garden or by the pool.

If you’re looking to continue the minimalist theme within your exterior spaces, the Tatiana 997 will perfectly blend with any colour scheme or material use. Best of all, it will ensure your garden room remains toasty all year round!

Caleo Ltd Modern Fireplaces Ideas UK – Visit Our Fireplace Showroom In Sheffield 

Are you a property owner, designer or architect who is working on a minimalist build or renovation? We can help select the right fireplace model for your needs that will perfectly meet your design brief. 

Caleo Ltd is an exclusive UK stockist of JC Bordelet fireplaces and Focus Fireplaces which are handcrafted in Montpellier, France. Our luxury fireplaces include bespoke fireplaces, suspended fireplaces, central fireplaces and designer fireplaces.

Based in Sheffield, we offer a full design to installation service nationwide right across the UK and Ireland. Whatever you had in mind for your new fireplace, we’ll work with you to achieve your dream vision. 

Call us on 0114 3221592 to arrange a private visit to our Sheffield showroom to view our exquisite fireplaces in person, so that we can help find exactly what you are looking for.

Alternatively, you can also find out more about JC Bordelet products by downloading our brochure

If we can be of any further assistance, or if you would like to purchase one of our minimalist fireplaces, please give us a call on the above number or send us a message and one of our friendly team will be in touch.

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