Fireplaces are the focal point in the room. Design and decorating possibilities seem endless, from the surround and mantel design to decorating the wall space above to styling the mantel. Via.
The mantel of a fireplace is the perfect space to display a Model Yacht and other decorations, including beach finds. It's a prominent spot for you to express and showcase your love for the ocean and coastal lifestyle. Photo by Brian Vanden Brink.
Make sure you have comfortable seating right next to your fireplace. Photo by Michael Grimm.
Looks very comfy to me too! Via.
While the wall space above the fireplace is more permanently decorated, mantels change with the season. That's the fun part. You can create a different mood for the room by just changing up the mantel decor.
If you lean the art, you can have a rotating gallery!
To have a fireplace in the bedroom feels luxurious. Via AD.
Out of the box design. Via Nantucket Architecture.
Like most people, I would enjoy decorating the fireplace for the Christmas season. Photo by Brian Vanden Brink.
Photo by Brian Vanden Brink also.
It would be a dream to have a nautical or coastal theme fireplace in the bathroom. Via House Beautiful.
Even if a fireplace is non-functional, it's still a great asset. In that case you have the opportunity to fill the opening with a big sculptural piece or a grouping of things like here. I'd probably create a candle display as featured here! Photo by Eric Roth.