Some fireplace trends seem to be timeless, while others reflect overall interior design trends. In recent years, home design trends have been largely impacted by the culture shift in home (and work) life.
What has not changed is the magic of fire and how it has captured our attention since the earliest days of mankind. From the cozy atmosphere of a wood-burning fireplace to the elegance of an electric fireplace, there are so many options for designing a fireplace today. Here are some of the hottest fireplace trends to inspire you--whether you are updating an existing fireplace or adding one to your indoor or outdoor living space.
Fireplace Trends: #1 Minimalist, Clean, & Simple
Simplicity is a popular interior design trend in 2022 and that has carried over into fireplace design. Instead of intricate designs and elaborate details, homeowners are opting for fireplaces that blend in with their spaces. This trend keeps the focus on the beauty of the fire by sticking with neutral, natural finishes. Some of our most popular finishes for fireplace doors are charcoal, textured black, matte black, antique black, and antique steel.
Fireplace Trends: #2 Room-Defining
Open-concept homes have been a major home design trend for quite some time. However, as the culture of the home has changed (school, work, etc.), more homeowners are craving a little more privacy without closing off the space completely. Fireplace walls are a great way to create a room divider while keeping the space open, warm, and cozy.
Fireplace Trends: #3 Make a Statement
Isn't it funny how two opposite designs can both be on-trend? As much as we see minimalist fireplace designs, we also continue to see a bold, dramatic fireplace trend that makes a statement and becomes the focal point of the room. This fireplace trend consists of industrial metals, bold designs, and unique shapes and sizes.
Fireplace Trends: #4 TVs and Heat Management
Home entertainment has seen significant changes over the past few years. The average size of home TVs has grown considerably making their placement in the family room somewhat of a challenge. The space-saving (and visually pleasing) solution is placing the TV over the fireplace. Although it's a great solution, the need for heat protection and non-combustible walls, surrounds and shelves have increased.
Fireplace Trends: #5 Take it Outdoors
The outdoors is a great way to expand our liveable space--especially when the space can be utilized the majority of the year. To make the outdoor room, deck, and patio more usable, many homeowners are adding warmth to these outdoor spaces with an outdoor fireplace or fire pit/ fire table.
As you consider these fireplace trends for an update to an existing fireplace or the addition of a new one, we would love to be a part of it. We have a network of over 1,100 of the finest specialty stores you will find--each equipped to help you design and install the fireplace of your dreams.
If you have a custom fireplace need, our design team will work with your Stoll dealer to create exactly what you are looking for. In fact, custom designs are our passion and take us back to our roots.