Looking for fireplace ideas to update an outdated fireplace or design a new one? Trying to find the perfect mantel inspiration for your fireplace? Here are five gorgeous fireplace and mantel options: painted brick fireplaces, precast fireplace surrounds, reclaimed wood mantels, white millwork mantels, and even faux fireplaces made with antique mantels.
With the recent near-arctic temps we’ve had here in central Texas (ok, so maybe it’s only got down to 21°, but that’s practically the same thing, right?!), I’m even more in love with fireplaces than I’ve ever been… They can be such an incredibly beautiful focal point of a room AND a gathering place for warmth and love; so they’re pretty much my favorite thing. 😉 If you have an outdated fireplace that needs a makeover or you don’t have one at all and are considering your options, here are some incredibly gorgeous fireplace ideas that have my head spinning right now.
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Painted Brick Fireplaces
I love painted brick not only because of its clean yet textured uniformity, but also because it is such a budget friendly update option!
Precast Fireplace Surrounds
These precast stone surrounds add such an elegant, established feel to any space, and you can go super elaborate or rather simple… options abound.
Chunky Wooden Mantel / Reclaimed Wood Mantel
Whether you use a real hunk of reclaimed wood or fake it with a well-stained box, the chunky wooden mantel is a great look, especially for that modern rustic vibe.
Elegant White Molding Fireplace Surround
The classicist in me will always swoon for excessive white molding and trim work. Block paneling, board and batten, layers upon layers of mill work… sign me up.
Faux Fireplace with Antique Mantels
No fireplace? No problem. Grab a gorgeous antique mantel and just lean it against the wall; you can’t go wrong!
So which kind is your favorite?! I think I might just need a home with five fireplaces so I can have one of each… that’s practical, right? Don’t forget to pin this for later!