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
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.
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.
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.