Victorian Fireplace Ideas We Love

Love the ornate look of centuries-old fireplaces? Us too, so we've rounded up our favorite Victorian fireplace ideas to help you incorporate the style into your own home.

Victorian-style fireplaces are timeless thanks to their classic design that can be molded and shaped to fit almost any decorating style. Decorative tile, embellished mantels, Victorian fireplace tiles, and rich colors are staples to the antique look. See all that this gorgeous style has to offer with a collection of our favorite Victorian fireplaces, below. 

Fireplace Fillers

In the warm summer months when your fireplace is less likely to be put to work, let its beauty stand out by filling it with decorative objects. Instead of collecting dust, this Victorian fireplace stays true to its era with a metal birdcage placed inside its hearth. The white cage stands out against the stark black backdrop, while the detailed metalwork gives a nod to an ancient era. 

Era Embellishments

Decorative tile is a defining feature for Victorian fireplaces. When these homeowners remodeled their era-inspired living room, they appropriately dressed their fireplace with a thin border of tile that continues onto the surrounding floor. Above, crown molding, vintage sconces, and a gorgeous oil painting decorates the Victorian fireplace surround.

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Contrasting Colors

An updated version of a tile pattern typically found on the floors of Victorian homes became the stunning focal point to this grand antique fireplace. The design is made from contrasting granite tile and stands out against the natural wood surround. Columns in the mantel mirror the columns that separate this living room from the connecting kitchen. 


We love the dark colors of the Victorian era. They are perfect for a fireplace and are complemented nicely by wrought iron fixtures. In place of a door or a screen, this fireplace has a decorative grate with golden accents. Paired with Victorian-era pottery and decor in the surrounding room, this scene could come straight from a bygone era. 

Black Tie Affair

A true Victorian fireplace is bold and dramatic, and nothing accomplishes a statement look better than an all-black accent wall. High-gloss paint accentuates the decorative mantel of this Victorian fireplace, while a large painting above offers a pop of color to the monochromatic color scheme. Modern furniture surrounds the ornate fireplace for contrasting contemporary style.

Smooth Stone

Reclaimed Victorian fireplaces can look even better than the original. For extra drama, replace your Victorian fireplace tiles with smooth marble. The trendy look provides depth and interest to your living room's focal point and spills onto the floor in front for a cozy fireplace hearth. Molding on the mantel is a subtle but appreciated ode to the Victorian era.

Pattern Play

Put a spin on traditional Victorian-era tile by surrounding your fireplace with a herringbone pattern. In this living room, marble subway tile placed in a zig-zag pattern gives the room an interesting centerpiece. Accent wallpaper adorns the fireplace wall to make the Victorian fireplace stand out even more. 

Brick by Brick

Brick outfits this Victorian fireplace for a rustic-meets-modern look. With a pattern that draws your eye in, this fireplace is hard to ignore. Above the brick border sits a white traditional mantel and an array of home accents that give the space undeniable character. 


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