Hot Fireplace Surround Design Ideas
Nothing captures the attention of a room like a roaring fireplace but just as important is the fireplace surround design.
What is a fireplace surround?
A fireplace surround is made up of a mantel, a back panel and an outer hearth. It is the architectural element that surrounds a fireplace and adds style and design to the installation.
It is the mantel, hearth and chimney wall above it and the goal in design is to achieves balance and harmony. The fireplace is a focal point in your home décor and selecting the perfect fireplace is only half of the design challenge.
A surround is a great opportunity to let style shine.
Traditional vs. Modern Design
Traditional furniture offers elegance and romance while Contemporary furniture is more subtle and urban. They are opposites in a design sense but each have their own characteristics and charm.
Stone and wood are popular materials for traditional fire surrounds and it is associated with elaborate carving that emphasize a signature look.
Traditional furniture mimics the curves and carvings of furniture made through the early 20th century and identifies with styles like Queen Anne, Victorian and Chippendale. This design aesthetic presents a luxurious, rich feeling to any room.
Sometimes less is more with subtle colors and customizable gas fireplaces that is the perfect modern surround.
Modern furniture has clean lines with soft edges and emphasizes simplicity. Modern incorporates glass, whitewash or white stucco, and asymmetry. Modern is very popular in newer homes and is utilized by the most popular furniture designer in the world, IKEA.
Modern design was conceived out of the machine age and is typically referred to as the styles of the 1920s-1950s.
A beautiful fire without a well thought out fireplace surround is incomplete. So, take some time to design your hearth and chimney wall above it in a way that achieves balance and harmony.
ProCom Mini Hearth Ventless Linear Wall Gas Fireplace features an updated look incorporating a slim profile design. The elegant linear flame presentation is enhanced by the ceramic fiber log that provides a beautiful glowing effect that can easily slip into any surround design.
The wall fireplace heats up to 1,400 sq. ft. and uses an easy push-button piezo starter.
No electricity is required to operate the fireplace, allowing you to stay warm in case of a power outage.