Top Tips for Using Fireplace Trends as Design Inspiration


As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing cosier than sitting by a fireplace. And as cosy as your own fireplace might be, there’s always room for improvement. Luckily, you can get inspiration from some of the latest fireplace trends to make your space even more inviting.

For a modern twist on the traditional fireplace, consider adding a geometric surround. This trend is all about clean lines and sharp angles, so it’s the perfect way to update your fireplace without compromising on style.

If you’re looking for something a little cosier, why not try incorporating some rustic elements into your design? A stone or brick fireplace would be perfect for this look. And to really bring the outdoors in, consider adding some greenery to your mantel.

We are a proud supplier of JC Bordelet fires. Each fireplace is handcrafted in Montpellier and bears the signature of the master craftsman who made it. Whatever trends you decide to incorporate into your fireplace design, just remember to stay true to your own personal style. After all, your home should be a reflection of you and your unique taste.

Model: Focus Fireplaces Slimfocus

Using an open fire fireplace as a stunning centrepiece

An open fireplace is a perfect centrepiece for your home. Not only does it provide a focal point for the room, but it also creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Add a touch of luxury to your home with a gas fireplace or wood-burning stove.

Open fireplaces come in a variety of styles and can be customised to suit your specific needs. JC Bordelet’s Tatiana 997 fireplace captures the traditional open fire style with a modern twist. The 360-degree pivot rotation allows you to experience the flickering flames from any angle. Equally, the Agorafocus 630 is a suspended open fireplace with four curved glass panels. It’s also one of Focus Fireplaces’ best sellers.

Whether you’re looking for a marble or slate fireplace, there’s an open fireplace that’s just right for your home.

Dressing up a fireplace without a fire

If you have a traditional fireplace in your home but don’t use it, there are still plenty of ways to dress it up and make it look chic. For example, the Eva 992 Central from JC Bordelet comes in numerous vibrant lacquer finishes. You can make your fireplace a centrepiece without even lighting the flames. 

Model: JC Bordelet Eva 992

Here are just a few more ideas:

  • Hang a mirror or piece of art above the mantel. This will add a focal point to the room and make the exposed brick fireplace feel more intentional.
  • Place a few candles on the existing fireplace mantel. This is a simple way to add some ambience to the room without having to worry about a new fireplace.
  • Fill a marble fireplace with greenery. This can be anything from potted plants to cut flowers. It’s a great way to add some life to a neutral material and make it feel more inviting.
  • Use the wooden fireplace surround as a bookshelf. Make use of the space and add some personality to the room with colour-coded books and abstract vases. Choose books that are meaningful to you or that go along with the overall theme of the room.
  • Decorate the natural stone mantel with vases, bowls, or other objects. A little colour and texture can transform your old mantel into a modern fireplace. Look on social media and online interior sites for some inspiration. 

Whatever you do, don’t leave your fireplace bare! With a little bit of effort, you can make it into a real asset for your home. 

Ways to modernise your living room with our best fireplace ideas

Fireplace trends are a great place to start when designing your perfect modern fireplace. Draw inspiration from the hottest trends right now – whether you’re looking for a gas fireplace or a brick fireplace. 

While the fireplace design is crucial, you also need to think practically as well. Consider the size of the room and the placement of the fireplace. You’ll want to make sure that the fireplace is in proportion to the room and that it doesn’t dominate the space. Placing the fireplace in a strategic location will also help to create a sense of balance and harmony in the room.

Model: JC Bordelet Tatiana 997

Next, think about the style of fireplace you want. There are a variety of styles to choose from, so it’s important to select one that complements the overall design of your living room. If you have a modern home, then a contemporary fireplace would be a good option. For a more traditional space, a classic wood-burning fireplace would be a better choice.

Finally, don’t forget about the accessories. Fireplaces are a great way to accessorise your living room and make it feel more inviting. Candles, vases, and other decorative items can all be used to add a personal touch to your space.

Fireplace ideas for your dining room

There are many ways to incorporate a fireplace into your dining room design. For example, you could create a cosy nook near the fireplace where you can enjoy intimate meals with family and friends. Or, you could use the fireplace as a focal point in the room, anchoring your furniture around it. If you have a large dining room, you could even install a double-sided fireplace, so that you can enjoy the warmth and ambience from both sides of the room. Whatever design you choose, make sure to include plenty of seating so that everyone can enjoy the fire. And don’t forget to add some cosy throws and pillows for extra comfort.

Wall fireplace ideas and finding your unique fireplace look

There are many different ways to design a wall fireplace, so it’s important to find the approach that best suits your style. One popular option is to create a feature wall around the fireplace, using stone or brick to build up a striking surround. You could also use tiles or even mirrors to create a unique look.

The Omegafocus from Focus Fireplaces features a ripped steel design. The flames appear to be bursting through the wall-mounted fireplace, creating a unique and captivating design.

Model: Focus Fireplaces Omegafocus

Another option is to recess the fireplace into the wall, creating a more subtle design. This can be especially effective in small spaces, as it doesn’t take up too much visual space. You could also consider using a gel or electric fireplace insert, which can be placed flush with the wall for a streamlined look.

No matter what approach you take, make sure to consider the overall style of your room when designing your wall fireplace. This way, you can create a cohesive look that ties the whole space together.

Taking an old fireplace and giving it a fresh look

If you have an old fireplace that’s seen better days, don’t despair. With a little elbow grease and some creative thinking, you can give it a fresh new look.

Start by giving the fireplace a good cleaning. Scrub away any soot or dirt build-up with a stiff brush. If the bricks are looking a bit drab, you can give them a quick spritz of water to clean them up.

Next, take a look at the surround. If it’s made of wood, you may be able to sand and repaint it. Or, if you’re feeling really ambitious, you could replace it altogether with something new.

There are plenty of ways to incorporate fireplace trends into your home. 

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