15 Fireplace Tile Ideas

Fireplace Makeovers

See how tiles with distinctive shapes and patterns can bring a whole new look to the hearth

Fireplace Makeover 1

Ceramic tile featuring a bold, decorative design transforms your fireplace surround into a work of art. These distinctive tiles introduce rich color without overpowering the room.
6x6-inch Angelic Deco in the Kibak collection, $33 per tile.

Ann Sacks; 800/278-8453; www.annsacks.com

Fireplace Makeover 2

Glass tile with circular motifs in a mix of colors creates an instant focal point. The tile will bring a touch of contemporary style to your room.

Erin Adams Circles in Medium Beige, Sunset, Pearl, and Dawn, $133.38 per square foot uninstalled.

Ann Sacks; 800/278-8453; www.annsacks.com

Fireplace Makeover 3

A herringbone pattern offers a fresh perspective for the fireplace area. This glass tile introduces soft color and a sophisticated look.

Erin Adams Large Herringbone tiles in Off White, Light Medium Beige, and Transparent Light Beige, $140.25 per square foot uninstalled.

Ann Sacks; 800/278-8453; www.annsacks.com

Fireplace Makeover 4

Terra-cotta inspired tiles combine the vintage appeal of a hexagon pattern with the muted colors of a Craftsman-style design. They bring a distinctive charm to this cozy bungalow.
6x6-inch hexagon tiles in the Ceramica Alhambra Craftsman collection, $17.55 per square foot uninstalled.

Walker Zanger; 818/252-4000; www.walkerzanger.com

Fireplace Makeover 5

Diamond-shape tiles create a Harlequin pattern that cleverly updates the fireplace front. Craftsman-inspired colors complement the room's bungalow charm.
6x13 1/2-inch rhomboid tiles in the Ceramica Alhambra Craftsman Collection, $16.90 per square foot uninstalled.

Walker Zanger; 818/252-4000; www.walkerzanger.com

Fireplace Makeover 6

A blend of brown and tan glass tile gives the fireplace surround a sense of pattern and movement while keeping the overall look neutral. The glass surface introduces a subtle shine for additional interest.

Aventurine/Classic Spicewood Blend glass mosaic tiles, $11.10 per square foot uninstalled.

Hakatai Enterprises; 888/667-2429; www.hakatai.com

Fireplace Makeover 7

Glass tile with the luminous quality of seashells brings a touch of coastal charm to the fireplace surround. White tiles keep the mood neutral while injecting a fresh, modern appeal.

Seashell Mother of Pearl glass mosaic tiles, $36 per square foot uninstalled.

Hakatai Enterprises; 888/667-2429; www.hakatai.com

Fireplace Makeover 8

Bas-relief tiles add striking three-dimensional texture to any surface. Here, they also showcase a nature-inspired design, which complements the home's Craftsman roots.

4x4-inch Vine Relief tiles in color WW25; $6.91 per tile uninstalled.

Pratt & Larson; 503/872-9212; www.prattandlarson.com

Fireplace Makeover 9

Circular mosaic tiles instantly inject a new vibrancy into any room. Mosaic tile can bring contemporary sophistication to a vintage-inspired look.

1-inch Netted Circles/Item PF-DENX, $81 per square foot uninstalled.

Pratt & Larson; 503/872-9212; www.prattandlarson.com

Fireplace Makeover 10

You typically see this ceramic tile used as flooring, but it can bring its mix of octagons and squares to walls as well. It's a budget-friendly way to add distinctive pattern to your fireplace.

Daltile 2-inch Octagon Mosaic Dot ceramic tile, $2.49 per square foot uninstalled.

Home Depot; www.homedepot.com

Fireplace Makeover 11

Mosaic tile made from stone offers the beauty of a natural material—and a more distinct pattern than large-format stone tiles. Plus, these slate tiles let you get the look of stone for an affordable price.

2x2-inch Tumbled Slate/Item #72126, $9.88 per square foot uninstalled.

Lowes; 800/445-6937; www.lowes.com

Fireplace Makeover 12

Mosaic porcelain tile is strong and durable—so it promises to look good for a long time. This mix of neutral tones provides a stylish look at a budget-friendly price.

2x2-inch Mixed Glazed Porcelain Mosaics/Item #239476, $4.98 per square foot uninstalled.

Lowes; 800/445-6937; www.lowes.com

Fireplace Makeover 13

Subway tile has traditionally been used on the kitchen backsplash, but why not bring its vintage charm to a fireplace surround? Use them horizontally or vertically—or create your own unique pattern.

2x6-inch Folio Two tile, $13.49 per square foot uninstalled.

Ahnzu by Daltile; 800/933-8453; www.daltileproducts.com

Fireplace Makeover 14

Roughly 1x4 inches in size, these distinctive tiles offer the charm of vintage subway tile with a modern twist. Available as a mesh-mounted sheet, they can be installed horizontally or vertically.

Fiddle Sticks, starts at $12.50 per sheet (1.8 sheets cover 1 square foot).

Ceramic Tile Trends; 214/358-5557; www.ceramictiletrends.com

Fireplace Makeover 15

A raised-leaf design gives this tile a vintage look, while the overlapping circles give it modern edge—a perfect combination to update a bungalow fireplace. The rich blue glaze lends depth and an artisan's touch to the tiles.

6x6-inch VR1 Vine Relief in color WW40, $15.54 per tile uninstalled.

Pratt & Larson; 503/231-9464; www.prattandlarson.com

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