Sunday 26 May 2013

Modern Fireplace Suites Dare to be Square

From a functional viewpoint the idea of fireplaces in modern homes can seem irrelevant, a throwback to the days when ostentatious ornamentation ruled  and effective central heating was nothing but fantasy. However, from an aesthetic point of view a geometric contemporary fireplace can do a lot to update a period home or enhance a modern interior. This post aims to give you some ideas for ways to incorporate a modern fireplace into your living room.

Keep it Simple
Be Modern Porto limestone fireplace
The Be Modern Porto limestone fireplace just oozes understated elegance. The simplicity of this design makes it a good match to minimalist interiors, and the Porto fireplace is versatile enough to either stand out as a main focal point or blend in with a restful neutral scheme. I think the Be Modern Porto fireplace suite would look stunning on a feature chimney breast with a bold geometric wallpaper pattern.

Opposites Attract
Be Modern Kansas wood fireplace
The strong grain pattern of the walnut veneer used on the Be Modern Kansas fireplace suite makes a stark contrast with the consistent colour of the micro-marble back panel and hearth. However, a sense of unity is created by the repetition of the stepped design in both the mantel and back panel. The linear design of the Be Modern Sensation gas fire perfectly complements the Kansas fireplace.

Monochrome Magic
Gallery Clifton stone fireplace with black Neon fire basket
The Gallery Clifton fireplace combines lines and curves to give a softer appearance than the other modern fireplaces we've looked at. However, the contrast of the pale surround and hearth against the black slip set really emphasises the linear nature of the design. With an overall width of just 42", the Gallery Clifton fireplace is very popular for smaller rooms, and comes in a range of materials to suit different budgets and colour schemes.

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