It can be hard to come up with your own fireplace design ideas - which is why Instagram is so useful these days!

A few scrolls can reveal endless inspiration to help you design the perfect fireplace, whether you want to make a bold style statement, or just find something timeless to match your decor.

To help you get started, we’ve found some of the most popular fireplace design ideas from Instagram and put together some suggestions on how you can easily recreate them at home...

Blended In Fire Surrounds

Painting your fire surround is one of the best ways to give your fireplace an easy update. Almost any type of fire surround can be painted, too, whether it is made from wood, stone or marble. The question many people face though, is what colour to paint it?

One of the most popular fireplace design ideas on Instagram at the moment is to blend the colour of your fire surround into your walls. Whether you want to go for a dark and dramatic colour scheme, keep it clean and white or go for something bold and bright, a lick of paint can work wonders!

Recreate the look:

We recommend pairing a cast iron fireplace insert with a more ornate fire surround - wood fire surrounds offer some of the best carved designs that are easier to paint than stone finishes. The Cast Tec Richmond is a good example, which you can choose to have unfinished, so you can apply your own colour right away.

More information: How to Paint a Fireplace

Black and White Fireplace Designs

If there is one fireplace colour design that is trending lately, it’s black and white! Instantly chic and perfect for almost any room, you can see why black and white fireplaces are so popular. Offering a stylish combination of both vintage and contemporary design elements, this fireplace design idea is so timeless, we don’t think you’ll ever want to change it.

Recreate the look:

Go for a bright and crisp white fire surround, such as one made from Agean limestone, as this will make for the most stark contrast possible.

If you want a vintage feel, choose one with corbels such as the Gallery Collection Stourhead. If you want to keep it more modern looking, pick a minimalist design like the Brompton Agean Limestone Surround.

You’ll then need a black back panel and hearth - many people choose cast iron, but our granite hearths and back panels are also perfect if you’d rather a more modern gas fire design.

Related: How to Create a Stunning White Fireplace Design

Period Fireplaces

Period and Victorian fireplace designs are anything but a thing of the past! With many new homes now being built without fireplaces at all, having an authentic chimney breast has turned into a blessing for those who love the character they can add.

If you don’t have one in your home, though, don’t worry - you can easily recreate a period fireplace look with both a gas and electric fire! You just need to copy a few style elements and you’ll have a fireplace design to impress.

Recreate the look:

A tiled cast iron fire insert is the perfect shortcut to recreating a period fireplace in your living room. You don’t have to burn solid fuel in one either; so long as your wall is thick enough to accommodate one, you can find one that is powered by gas or electric. The Cast Tec Glen Fire has a number of fuel options to choose from, including decorative only.

As for a fire surround, the best options for a period fireplace design are wood, limestone or marble fire surrounds, depending on the era you prefer.

Cosy Nordic Gas Fireplace

We love how this gas fire has become the cosy focal point of this nordic room design - it really goes to show how you don’t need to burn solid fuel to enjoy a gorgeous fireplace!

Pairing a wood fire surround with granite and a gold trim helps keep the room feel warm, while the surrounding decor includes plenty of texture to add to the homey feel.

Recreate the look:

Choose a coal effect gas or electric fire to create a cosy feel. We’d go with some detailing on the grate, like the Be Modern Avantgarde Deepline Gas Fire, which is available in a choice of chrome, brass or black.

Finish the look off with your favourite pine fire surround for a design that is contemporary without losing that traditional fireplace feeling.

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Find more interior design tips on the Direct Fireplaces blog!

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