Fireplaces have been at the centre of warm and cheerful gatherings in homes since the old days. Nothing beats the subtle warmth and soothing glow from a fireplace to set the mood for those quiet moments.
Modern times have seen the evolution of the simple fireplace to become centre pieces and sometimes works of art while providing the same basic warmth we all crave on cold nights, be it modular or bespoke fireplaces. They all come in different shapes and sizes and of course could come with different kinds of names.
They can be positioned in columns, in corners or even outside. They’re practically very versatile and can be placed anywhere in the home, from the bedroom to the dining room and even in the bathroom.
If you want a seamlessly connect the interior of the house to the patio, these modern, designer fireplaces can also help you with that.
Through all the design evolutions the fireplace has gone through, nothing as beautiful has replaced it when the need for a source of heat is required. So let’s take a look at the different ways we can configure traditional beauty of a traditional front-facing fireplace and discover one that suits our fancy.
Selecting the Ideal Fireplace Arrangement
The key to a stunningly beautiful traditional fireplace design is ensuring that it fits right into the environment where it will be placed. This means you need to take into consideration the neighbouring elements.
Included on your list should be the adjoining materials, ranging from age-old stone masonry to a minimalist style with marble or slate. There are practically endless possibilities.
Following the selection of the appropriate architectural elements that will match your front-facing fireplace, move on to the décor.
Before cementing your decision on a particular design scheme or material, ask yourself this first: What look do you want to pull off?
As the saying goes, “Simplicity is beauty.” Modern designs seem to revolve around this simple concept. But as simple as it sounds, the look is as not as easy to pull off.
Clean lines, flush surfaces, elongated geometries when put together properly provide a look that evokes a sense of calm and order.
Metal, marble or stone can be used to enclose an otherwise bare wall to produce a place of interest. Finish it off by adorning it up top with a picture or a flat screen TV, and voila, a modern fireplace.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with sticking to the traditional design, if that is more your thing. If the familiar look is what you are going for, then forget the minimalist mind set. Feel free to incorporate the traditional elements like a mantle and hearth into your design.
Material choices would be marble, brick, and stone. These are chosen because they evoke a feeling of elegance and strength, aside from being timeless in their looks. Wooden mantles provide old-world elegance in an otherwise contemporary setting with their ornate carvings.
Other traditional stones like black slate or limestone can be used or more exotic wood for the mantle depending on the look you are going for.
Stick to Your Sense of Style
Between these two arrangements, there is a whole lot of other looks that you can come up with that suits your sense of style. You can even combine the modern concept with a traditional look to come up with unique bespoke fireplaces that define the ambiance of your favourite sitting room and create a style that is as unique and entirely yours.