Installing a fireplace can add a unique dimension to your house. If you have a contemporary-themed interior decor, you can choose from one of the contemporary fireplace designs to add to the beauty. These fireplaces are more about simplicity, clean cuts, and are well-defined, unlike the traditional fireplaces which are more about unorganized and rustic designs. Moreover, mantels can instantly revamp a plain and dull space. Even if you have plain boring walls and an empty space with minimal furniture and furnishing, contemporary-styled fireplaces are just appropriate to be added here. Just keep these simple tips in mind before you zero in on a design.
Keep it Simple
With these designs, the rule to be followed is 'less is more', while working on the designs as well as the mantel decor, to hit the right contemporary mark. So, use only a single type of material or at the most, two types for indoor or outdoor fireplaces belonging to the contemporary style.
The next important thing is the right placement. 'Non-cluttered' is the word you must remember for this. While working on living room designs with fireplace, you must ensure that you have a free wall designated for the same. If this is not possible, consider having it in a corner or at the intersection of two walls, which also makes it unique.
As mentioned earlier, these designs are inspired by clean lines. So, while working on the basics, consider simple shapes like squares or rectangles which will ensure a well-defined look. You can skip the traditional style of floor touch fireplaces and opt for fireplaces at a bit of height, carved in the walls. Many add various metals to the trims of such fireplaces.
Tiling Them Right
You can consider adding over-sized tiles and excluding the mantels. Work with large mosaics, marble, or granite tiles. Have the fireplace built in the walls instead of adding extra mantels. In these designs, the matte effect is quite popular. So, you can also consider slate tiles for the same. If you are looking for something to jazz up the room, then add those small multicolored mosaics. These can add a textured look by matching tiles with curtains, rugs, and sofa covers.
Options for Inserts
While the wood fireplace inserts remain the most popular pick, you can also consider a gas fireplace as well. Contemporary gas fireplace designs are becoming much popular which look like burning wood but offer a dust and smoke-free fireplace. You can include fire rocks inside, instead of the faux wood.
To accessorize the indoor fireplaces, you can use contemporary-styled surrounds. Also, a unique shelving system around it, displaying art pieces, can look great. You can have a modern-styled, caved area in the wall with trims of tiles same as those used for the fireplace to place decor items. Contemporary outdoor fireplace designs can be surrounded by modern outdoor furniture.
With these ideas, you can get started with the basic plan. Avoid the mix and match pattern of tradition fireplaces. You can think out of the box while designing these. Think well and decide what exactly you want your fireplace to look like, and work on the design accordingly.