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12 Hot Fireplace Ideas for a Cool, Sexy Space

Contemporary Living Room with Fireplace

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Who says a fireplace should be enjoyed only during the winter? We’ve got some hot fireplace ideas that are bound to inspire you year round.

These contemporary fireplaces are sleek and sexy. The latest trends involve minimalistic, clean lines, timeless materials and the utmost in beauty and efficiency. To truly enjoy such a beautiful design element in a room, make your fireplace the centerpiece. Ways to achieve this include:

    • Installing accent lighting to highlight the fireplace


    • Offsetting the fireplace in a geometric design


    • Painting or tiling the fireplace wall in a bold, contrasting color


    • Adding a mantel over the fireplace


    • Adding a slab ledge for seating


If you are an apartment dweller or don’t have a wood-burning fireplace, you can still have a modern, beautiful fireplace in your home. The post The Best Electric Fireplaces to Warm Up Your Space has plenty of apartment-friendly options. Here are some of the best fireplace ideas in the design world today.

Glass Enclosure Fireplace Ideas:

Modern glass corner fireplace in the interior

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Hanging Fireplace Ideas:

Fireplace nook

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Metal Fireplace Ideas:

Modern living room with fireplace at dusk

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Indoor Fire Pit Ideas:

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Bathroom Fireplace Ideas:

Bath with Fireplace

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TV Fireplace Wall Ideas:

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Bedroom Fireplace Ideas:

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Kitchen Fireplace Ideas:

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Room-Dividing Fireplace Ideas:

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Round Fireplace Ideas:

fire pit on patio with couch

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Off-Center Fireplace Ideas:

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We hope we’ve warmed you up with some inspiration. Which of these fireplace ideas would you use to update your living area?

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