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4 Popular Fireplace Styles

4 Popular Fireplace Styles

Whether the room you’re designing has a cozy cabin aesthetic or a more sleek and modern look, a fireplace can level up any space. Not only will they upgrade the interior style of your home and keep tenants warm in the winter, but they also add value to the property! 

If you’re thinking about adding a fireplace to your room design, there are many different styles to choose from. From rustic to elegant, there’s an option for every kind of home. Five popular fireplace styles that will add a unique touch to your design are:

  • Ribbon fireplace
  • Hanging fireplace
  • Peninsula fireplace
  • Curved corner fireplace

Ribbon Fireplace

Ribbon fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular in homes with a modern, contemporary feel. This style of fireplace gets its name from the way the flames appear — their wide and shallow shape makes them look like ribbons of fire. These fireplaces are encased in glass, and either sit in the middle of a wall or are free standing with some kind of support block underneath. Common materials for the wall or block it’s supported by include:

  • Brick
  • Limestone
  • Marble
  • Drywall
  • Wood

 The ribbon style does not have logs like a traditional fireplace. To replace the look of logs, these fireplaces use:

  • Small rocks
  • Sand
  • Glass

These models are also direct vent fireplaces, meaning that there’s no need for a flue or chimney for them to work properly. If you’re looking for a sleek, minimalistic way to bring some warmth into a space, a ribbon fireplace may be the best option.

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Hanging Fireplace

A hanging fireplace can be a great focal point for industrial, contemporary, and retro interiors. This type of fireplace is extremely versatile because they come in so many different styles, from 60’s mod to sleek and futuristic. Of course, this fireplace gets its name because, unlike any other common style, it’s suspended from the ceiling by its flue. This design allows the tenants to take advantage of the valuable wall space that a standard fireplace would take up. Hanging fireplaces also come in a variety of different shapes, such as:

  • Flying saucers
  • Helmets
  • Oysters 

If you like the shape of a hanging fireplace but don’t want it completely suspended, support blocks are often inserted underneath to attach it to the ground. Common materials used for this support block include:

  • Brick
  • Cast iron
  • Steel

Whether the design you’re creating is modern and Jetson-esque or funky and full of vintage pieces, a hanging fireplace could be the perfect addition.

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Peninsula Fireplace

The peninsula style is a three-sided fireplace that protrudes out from a wall, similar to how a peninsula juts out into a body of water. The unique design of this model enables it to elegantly divide a space or fit snugly into a corner. Peninsula fireplaces usually have a more modern, elegant look — however, they also work well in a home with a more traditional aesthetic. 

This style is encased in glass, similar to a ribbon fireplace, and is also surrounded by a wall or some kind of support. Common materials used for this wall include:

  • Stone
  • Brick
  • Tile
  • Marble
  • Wood

Whether you’re looking for a unique way to divide a room or add a bit of coziness to a corner, the peninsula fireplace is a great option.

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Curved Corner Fireplace

Corner fireplaces can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. No matter the aesthetic of the space you’re designing, there’s an option that will be the perfect fit. However, curved corner fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular among homes with a cozy, outdoorsy feel. This style has a rounded hearth and a pointed back, built to fit directly into a corner, making it an excellent use of space. The most common hearth materials to use with this style in order to create a rustic look are:

  • Natural stone
  • Dark brick
  • Reclaimed brick

 If you’re creating a space with the feel of a cabin in the mountains, a curved corner fireplace might be your next interior decorating project.

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Get the Materials for Your Dream Fireplace

At Christie Cut Stone, we have the ability to create endless options for your fireplace, no matter if it’s indoor or outdoor. Contact our team today and we’ll help you design and find the perfect material for the fireplace your home has been waiting for!


Posted by Michael Christie at 16:24