Contrary to popular assumption, a brick fireplace is not only seen in farmhouse-style or traditional-style homes, but is also one of those cosy house characteristics that many people lust after: With the correct finishes and decorations, a brick fireplace may blend in with any design aesthetic and even become the centre of attention in your house. With a little imagination, you may change or design a brick fireplace to fit your aesthetic preferences, whether they are rustic or modern.
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The large, exposed brick fireplace that occupies the majority of the wall in this living room steals the show despite the area’s abundance of stunning architectural details, including the arched entryway and wooden ceiling beams. If you’re fortunate enough to have a fireplace made of brick like this one in your house, you may make it stand out by using neutral furnishings and accent colours.
Painting it a solid white
The white walls and all-white fireplace make this tiny dining area appear larger than it actually is. The shiplap over the mantel and the brick surround of the fireplace all lend texture and interest to the space. Give foliage to the room with houseplants and vibrant artwork to add colour without cluttering the area.
Picture It Out
It’s no secret that using black and white accents together produces a striking contrast. Here, Arbor & Co. enhanced the style of this neutral living room with a black-painted brick fireplace, a white mantle, and built-in storage.
Accentuate with black
The stunning black brick fireplace, which unifies the room’s various decorations, from the industrial-style sconces to the patterned pillows, is what initially draws your attention in this sitting area created by Home Consultant.
There is no reason your home’s design style shouldn’t reflect your own preference for dark and dramatic aesthetics. Here, Flipping Nuts created a one-of-a-kind design by combining a black brick fireplace, a black shiplap wall, a handmade natural wood mantle, and mustard accents.
Add to Wood
The warm hues and textures of the fireplace draw your attention in this living room from Becca Interiors. This coastal-inspired living room has a welcoming atmosphere thanks to the mantel’s natural wood and red brick surround.
Depending on the state of the brickwork and whether it dominates the architecture of the room, a brick fireplace may appear dated. Try painting the fireplace black to give it a facelift rather than remodelling it. If you have a stunning, large fireplace like this one from Design by Jkath Design Build, it will turn your fireplace into a statement piece rather than an eyesore.
Make a painted addition
Whether your fireplace is large or tiny, painting it black produces a dramatic impression. Small but formidable, this Pam Parrish arching brick fireplace is a simple DIY project that only takes a few hours to finish.
This fireplace from Sugar & Spice Interiors is the ideal setting for seasonal decorating thanks to its traditional neutral brickwork. For a unified appearance, the brickwork extends to the fireplace, and the dark wood mantel and surround lend a rustic touch.
Improve a Small Space
A brick fireplace can offer a beautiful focal point to a little space that is worth its weight in square footage, as shown in this living room from COTTAGE + SEA’s. The white surround and mantel brighten and open up the little space, while the brick border gives the space a historic character.