35 Stylish Stone Fireplace Ideas to Warm Up Your Home

Give your home character with a cozy stone fireplace.

stone fireplace living room

Jean Allsopp

Nothing gives a room warmth and character quite like a stone fireplace. Whether it's a rustic floor-to-ceiling cobblestone fireplace with a reclaimed wood mantel or a stately carved marble surround that's the definition of timeless elegance, a stone fireplace has the power to transform a space.

In addition to providing comfort and warmth, a stone fireplace serves as a natural focal point for seating arrangements and provides a spot to showcase your favorite artwork and seasonal decorations. It's also a great way to introduce new textures and materials. Browse our favorite stone fireplace ideas to see whether your home is more suited for a classic French-style limestone design, a contemporary marble look, or a traditional flagstone fireplace.

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Fireplace with Stone Accent Wall

chunky stone fireplace living room

Jay Wilde

To highlight a fireplace as a focal point, consider installing an accent wall around it. The neutral, organically arranged stones in this living room create a beautiful textured backdrop for a simple white fireplace surround. The brown tones in the stone tie in the rest of the living room, including wooden ceiling beams, furniture, a wicker basket, and a distressed area rug.

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Elegant Fireplace with Herringbone Tile

herring bone fireplace in a living room

Annie Schlechter

Herringbone tile inside the firebox adds to the sophistication of this elegant marble fireplace. The two are classic in both material and design. Light gray walls and crisp white molding modernize the room. Two brass sconces flank a leaning piece of art on the mantel, adding symmetry as well as an additional source of ambient lighting.

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Elegant Limestone Fireplace

stone fireplace with blue accents

Julie Soefer

A French-style limestone fireplace with intricately carved details and a herringbone hearth adds stately elegance to this blue-and-white living room. When it comes to stone fireplaces, you can't get much more classic than this. Modern decorative elements, such as an abstract piece of art above the mantel, an eclectic collection of furniture, and streamlined built-in bookshelves, juxtapose the traditional fireplace and give the space a sophisticated designer look.

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Classic Flagstone Fireplace

stone fireplace living room

Jean Allsopp

Mixed materials in this open floor plan living room create appealing contrast. A wall of windows surrounds a floor-to-ceiling flagstone fireplace with gently curved sides. The neutral mix of stone, glass, white walls, and natural fabrics makes for a serene room whose open concept boasts a light and bright aesthetic.

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Minimalist Marble Fireplace

pink chair near window
Matthew Williams

A marble fireplace surround that's flush with the wall fits in seamlessly with this modern minimalist living room design. The stunning slabs of marble tile softly contrast warm white walls and blend in beautifully with light oak floors for a bright and airy space. A black firebox creates visual depth and contrast and continues the simple, uncluttered look.

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Cobblestone Fireplace

stone fireplace living room

Amy Mazzenga

A cobblestone fireplace is the focal point of this modern rustic living room that features a tall vaulted ceiling with dark stained wood beams. The floor-to-ceiling stone surround emphasizes the cathedral-like ceiling height and its organic, textured surface contrasts with arched built-in bookcases on either side.

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Sleek Black Marble Fireplace

black stone fireplace cozy living room

Stacy Zarin Goldberg

A single slab of black marble forms the fireplace surround in this eclectic living room. The dark stone with its subtle veining is a luxurious focal point and creates stark contrast in both color and shape with the lighter, organic room elements, including a tapestry, plush furniture, and cowhide rug. The floor-to-ceiling fireplace gives the room a sense of height and allows it to feel more spacious.

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Floor-to-Ceiling Stone Fireplace

stone fireplace with wooden chairs and greenery decor
Dominique Vorillon

A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with an off-center hearth creates a lodge-like feel in this neutral living room. The stone facade features a built-in ledge perfect for displaying favorite items. The lack of a mantel adds to the stone fireplace's simplicity and rustic nature. To hang items on a stone fireplace, simply drill a small hole using a masonry drill bit and install the appropriate hanger at a safe height.

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Contemporary Stone Fireplace

wooden wall with fireplace
Lisa Romerein

A mix of materials gives this fireplace a contemporary look. The light wood warms up the gray stone and creates an interesting layered effect. The oversize mantel provides the perfect spot to lean artwork, display sentimental photos, and bring in the outdoors with a vase of greenery.

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Rustic Fireplace with Wood Mantel

Stone fireplace white couch shelf
Emily Followill

A simple reclaimed wood mantel surrounded by an aged stone fireplace gives this cozy living room so much character. A landscape painting on a simple canvas adds to the charm of the space, drawing the eye in and creating a natural focal point. Warm white walls complement the aged stone, and the color continues throughout the room in the form of white armchairs and a bookcase.

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Stacked Stone Fireplace

stone fireplace with picture and flowers
Colleen Duffley

This fireplace surround pairs perfectly with homey accent woodland paintings and vintage chairs. Warm tones are used throughout the space. This room boasts a welcoming atmosphere with rustic charm. Plus, the generous scale of the hearth complements the size of the room.

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Kitchen Fireplace

bright kitchen large brown island blue stools fireplace tv
Werner Straube

The kitchen is often the heart of the home. Warm it up with a custom stone fireplace. In this kitchen, a tiled stone fireplace aligns with the island for a focal point. Mounting a television above the mantel creates the perfect place to host a game-day watch party.

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Outdoor Fireplace

outdoor comfort fireplace living area
Alise O'Brien

Cozy up next to a warm, inviting outdoor stone fireplace on cool summer nights. This covered patio is a fresh take on an outdoor living space. Rough-cut stones on the fireplace give a natural feel, creating a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors.

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Rustic Fireplace

rustic sitting room with stone wall fireplace
Edmund Barr

Rough-hewn stone covers the fireplace surround, overmantel, and hearth in this casual gathering area. A thick, solid wooden mantel punctuates the rustic facade without detracting from it. Plants and pops of warm color from the throw pillows add a lightness to the otherwise weighty tones in the room.

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Traditional Fireplace Surround

wooden table ottoman in room with fireplace
Jay Wilde

This stunning living room marries contemporary furniture with the country-classic wood paneled wall. The stone-tiled hearth ties together the two juxtaposing themes to produce an elegant farmhouse atmosphere. Fresh flowers and a fiddle leaf fig tree pop against the neutral tones.

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Stand-Alone Fireplace Design

Julie Soefer

Make a statement with a marble fireplace featuring veined patterns. Rich jewel tones balance the brightness of the white stone. Gold accents are used to highlight the warm-toned veins throughout the marble.

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Cobblestone Fireplace Wall

rustic stone fireplace with cream furniture
Ed Gohlich

Stone fireplaces can enhance any home's style. If you appreciate the old-world character of cobblestone, there's no need to keep it outside and underfoot. Using the stones to frame your fireplace draws the eye to the texture when matched against soft, beachy decor.

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Multifunctional Fireplace

Fireplace arch

Emily J. Followill

For a nostalgic touch and increased function, consider a fireplace with a cutout arch. This clever storage trick makes chilly trips to the woodpile a thing of the past. Plus, built-in seating provides a warm spot to read a book.

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Stunning Slate Hearth

Slate hearth fireplacee

Brie Williams

This modern dining room pays homage to retro style. A slate tile surround adds texture to the charcoal walls, while a white mantel provides contrast. Wood and gold finishes found on the dining set add warmth and charm to the space.

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No-Mantel Fireplace

No mantel fireplace

Tria Giovan

No mantel? No problem. Dress up a fireplace with stone tiles and wall trim for a character-rich design. Finish the look with a fresh coat of paint and an ornate mirror. Built-in bookshelves flank this fireplace for convenient storage and display space.

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Arched Stone Fireplace

Patio fireplace

Emily J. Followill

If you long for the look of an arched fireplace but fret over the cost, it's easy to work around it. Simply add arch stonework around your existing square firebox, and cover any exposed metal under the curve with matching stone. Add a fireplace screen for safety and cleanliness.

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Dark Gray Fireplace

Stone fireplace

David A Land

Turn to rich, dark stone materials for a fireplace design that breaks up bland white walls. If you plan on building up, consider extending the fireplace out into the room for a strong impact. Enclosed built-in shelves add tons of storage (and decorating!) space.

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Salvaged-Wood Mantel


Joseph Keller

Give your new fireplace an eco-friendly angle and some historical character by using salvaged materials. Reclaimed wood makes for a perfect mantel atop aged stone. Add an antique bench with plenty of patina to finish the look.

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Firebox Screen

Fireplace with screen

John Bessler

Glossy magenta walls are the perfect background for a neutral fireplace. This ornately carved mantel pairs with dark stone slabs for interesting contrast. Avoid any unsightly messes by trapping ash with a sleek fireplace screen. This one blends right in with the dark hearth, allowing the decorative mantel and bright walls to pop.

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Stone Fireplace with DIY Mantel

Cobblestone fireplace

Anthony Masterson

Made from cobblestone, this fireplace serves as a focal point for the eclectic room. The hefty mantel is a good counterpoint to the heavy stone surround and provides ample display space for an array of items. Choose a unique color for your mantel for a fresh take on a timeless stone fireplace.

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Floor-to-Ceiling Stone Fireplace

Floor-to-ceiling fireplace

Ryann Ford

Cultured rock runs top to bottom, accenting the height of the vaulted ceiling. If you plan to extend the stone fireplace facade clear to the ceiling, consider using cultured stone. This manufactured material is much lighter in weight and easier to install than natural stone.

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Contemporary Fireplace

Contemporary fireplace

John Bessler

Clean and airy, gray stones and glass windowpanes combine to create a stunning backdrop for this contemporary wood-burning fireplace. Fresh greenery brings a touch of the outdoors in. Neutral furniture and decor pieces seamlessly work together to create a relaxing, minimalist space.

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Simple Stone Fireplace

Stone fireplace

Werner Straube

This simple fireplace perfectly complements the architecture of this great room. Warm prints and natural textures help give the room a farmhouse feel. A rustic wood mantel provides space for artwork and complements the stain color featured throughout the room.

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Clean-Lined Firebox

Modern stone fireplace


The light firebrick that lines this firebox is lighter, smoother, and neater than the brick used to face a fireplace or chimney. It adds visual dimension while serving an important purpose. Modern building codes demand firebrick for one simple reason: It withstands heat.

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Soapstone Surround

Living room fireplace

John Granen

A thick layer of soapstone makes up this small stone fireplace. The stone soaks up the fire's heat, then slowly releases it, warming a room many hours after the flames have died. Soft and sleek, soapstone can also be used across a variety of styles, including contemporary, traditional, cottage, and more.

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Formal Limestone Facade

Limestone fireplace

Werner Segarra

Make a grand impression with your fireplace. This exquisitely carved limestone facade is clearly classic, fitting well in a formal living room. A neutral color scheme keeps things beautiful, not boring.

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Inside-Outside Fireplace

Indoor-outdoor fireplace

Werner Segarra

This indoor-outdoor porch makes the perfect spot for a fireplace. Intricate patterned tiles pair with the stone fireplace for a custom look. Ample seating and comfortable furniture make it easy to get cozy for late-night chats or watching the sunset.

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Classic Fireplace

Classic fireplace dining room

Emily J. Followill

This classic stone fireplace gets a modern makeover when paired with bright colors. Bold hues on the large painting over the mantel, patterned curtains, and bright upholstered chairs energize the dining room. White orchids and a bouquet of tiger lilies add some freshness to the space.

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Bedroom Fireplace

Bedroom fireplace

Alise O'Brien

Give your bedroom some drama with this ornate fireplace. Antique furniture and frames give the room elegance. An intricate painting gives the space the perfect amount of drama. This stone hearth adds cozy warmth to a traditional bedroom.

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Fireplace with Custom Millwork

Stone fireplace

Werner Straube

Give your home a sense of charm and tons of character. This fireplace has custom millwork trim to create cohesion with the rest of the house. Natural stone masonry and a golden mirror add warmth to the otherwise neutral room.

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