Contemporary Fireplace Ideas: Fireplaces with Modern Style

This collection of contemporary fireplaces showcases the best in modern design and function. Find which style best suits your home.

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  • Scene-Stealing Stripes

    Bold white and gray stripes take this plain fireplace to the next level. The wide stripes serve the role of large-scale pattern in the room's design. Small and medium scale patterns come in on the rug, pillows, and window valances, and balance the visual strength of the stripes.

  • On the Grid

    A gridwork of molding adds texture to a stark white fireplace while keeping in step with the contemporary aesthetic. The black firebox echoes the shape of the TV above and also follows the contemporary design mantra.

  • Stacked Scene

    The right fireplace materials can set a contemporary tone. Here, the look is achieved with a stacked-slate fireplace with a soapstone firebox and a cast-concrete hearth. The same slate and concrete wrap around the corner of the room to create a cozy custom bench.

  • Reclaimed-Wood Wonder

    A reclaimed-wood mantel turns a plain white fireplace into a focal point in this master bedroom and brings an industrial vibe to the sleek design. Simple accessories in sculptural shapes flank the TV for even more contemporary flair.

  • Just Add Paint

    A traditional brick fireplace gets a simple makeover with cream paint. The clean-lined mantel also modernizes the traditional design, as do contemporary sconces.

  • Seamless Feature

    This streamlined white fireplace blends seamlessly into the white wall. An assortment of accessories would distract from the fireplace's clean aesthetic, but a set of uniform glass candleholders dress up the mantel without commanding too much attention.

  • Keep It Simple

    Simplicity can be stunning when it comes to contemporary fireplaces. Here, a modern, clean-lined fireplace is amped up with a simple wood mantel that encases the fireplace from the mantel to the floor. 

  • Perfect Integration

    Matte soapstone gives this fireplace its unique look. Free of adornment, the slender white mantel is sleek and provides a high-contrast counterpart to the black slate. 

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