Fireplace Design Idea – 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround

 

With the colder seasons comes more time spent indoors curled up around a fire. But you can’t curl up around just any old fireplace. It’s got to be beautiful, contemporary, and throw off lots of heat. A big part of all of that is the material used to surround the fireplace. There are a number of options to choose from and we’ve made a list of some to give you ideas for ways to make your fireplace your favorite spot in the house.

 

1. STEEL

One of the most popular fireplace surround materials. Steel comes in many different finishes so it can fit with many interiors. A steel fireplace surround often gives a modern, industrial feel to a room.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // A black steel fireplace surround gives a modern, industrial feel to a this all wood room.

Designed by Bates Masi Architects. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // A black steel fireplace surround gives a modern, industrial feel to a room.

Designed by Beyond Homes and BBLOC. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // This vertical black steel fireplace surround gives a modern, industrial feel to a room.

Designed by Ralph Germann architects. Photography by Lionel Henriod. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // This black steel fireplace surround gives a modern, industrial feel to a room.

Designed by Cecconi Simone. Photography by Joy von Tiedemann Photography. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // This weathered steel fireplace surround gives a modern, industrial feel to a room.

Designed by Marina Breves. Photography by Domus Nova. See more photos of this home, here.

2. WOOD

A less obvious choice for a fireplace surround, considering what you burn, is wood. When building your fireplace, as long as the body is built properly a wood surround won’t be a problem, although you should check your local building codes to see if it’s allowed.


Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // Wooden slats surround this fireplace and give it some texture against the smooth white wall.

Designed by NONNA designprojects. Photography by David Zarzoso. See more photos of this, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // Horizontal wooden slats have been used for this fireplace surround and they run from the floor to the ceiling. creating a focal point in the room.

Designed by Brandt Design Group. Photography by Tucker English.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // A wood of wood surrounds this horizontal fireplace.

Designed by Vibe Design Group. Photography by Robert Hamer. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // A light wood fireplace surround contrasts with the black of the fireplace.

Designed by Pleysier Perkins. Photography by Dianna Snape.

3. CONCRETE

Concrete as a fireplace surround, with clean lines and natural finishes, brings a contemporary feel to an interior and heats up the space as it retains the heat thrown off by the fire. It’s a resilient material making it ideal for fireplaces and the wide number of colors and textures creates a unique design element in your space.


Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // Concrete as a fireplace surround, with clean lines and natural finishes, brings a contemporary feel to an interior and heats up the space as it retains the heat thrown off by the fire.

Designed by Onix Architects. Photography by Peter de Kan. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // This concrete fireplace surround also doubles as a room divider in this home.

Designed by Bruns Architecture. Photography by Tricia Shay Photography. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // This concrete fireplace surround draws your eye and provides a place to mount your tv.

Designed by Anthony Concrete Design.

4. STONE

Stone fireplace surrounds add a rustic charm to a modern interior. They add texture and heat up along with the fire. The stones help to radiate the heat, warming up the interior faster and keeping it warmer longer. It can surround your fireplace in a number of different ways and styles making for a wide range of looks and finishes.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // Stacked grey stone surrounds this see-through fireplace.

Designed by OYO architects. Photography by Cafeine. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // Stone has been used to create this fireplace surround.

Designed by HPSA. Photography by Dietmar Hammerschmid.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // This fireplace surround is a full wall of stone.

Designed by Giovanni D’Ambrosio Architecture. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // An original stone fireplace surround has been kept in this renovated barn that's now a home.

Designed by Snook Architects. Photography by Andy Haslam. See more photos of this home, here.

5. BRICK

A more traditional fireplace surround, brick can also be used in modern interiors to create a warm and stylish feel. Bricks come in many colors and sizes and can be arranged in different patterns to create a variety of looks that all add texture and warmth to a space.


Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // Deep red bricks have been used to create the fireplace surround that incorporates wood storage.

Designed by Robson Rak. Photography by Lisa Cohen. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // A grey brick fireplace surround draws your attention in this space.

Designed by C.F. Møller. Photography by Julian Weyer. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // A light cream colored brick fireplace surround keeps the room contemporary.

Designed by InForm. Photography by Derek Swalwell. See more photos of this home, here.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // This light grey brick fireplace surround that a built-in shelf and firewood storage.

Designed by Hennebery Eddy Architects. Photography Josh Partee. See more photos of this home, here.

6. TILE

Tile is a great way to create a unique fireplace surround. It comes in endless materials, colors, sizes, and textures, meaning it can be used in any interior. It can also be a way to achieve looks that are more expensive when built right in. A solid marble fireplace surround, for example, would be much more expensive than a fireplace surrounded by marble tiles.


Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // Large light-colored tiles have been used as a fireplace surround this home.

Built by Bravehart Building. Photography by Caralyn Ing Photography.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // Glazed brick-shaped tiles have been used as a fireplace surround this home.

Designed by Ohashi Design Studio. Photography by John Sutton Photography.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // This tile fireplace surround adds a subtle touch of pattern to the room.

Designed by Residents Understood. Photography by Katharine Hauschka.

Fireplace Design Idea - 6 Different Materials To Use For A Fireplace Surround // Large light-colored tiles have been used as a fireplace surround this home.

Designed by Architrix Design Studio. Photography by Lucas Finley.

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