Warm Up by a Beautiful Fireplace

There’s something comforting about a fireplace. It reminds us of tradition, offers the perfect gathering spot for family time and—perhaps best of all—is a place to warm up from the outside fall and winter chill. Fireplaces are also wonderful in interior design, as they often serve as the beautiful focal point of a room.

I am a big fan of making the fireplace the heart of the home, and I am one of those people that has her fireplace on the last chilly days of April and the earliest cool snaps of October! Why not make your fireplace as attractive as possible so you can enjoy every minute cuddled up in your most comfortable chair with a good book and a cup of what warms you?! Here, we’ve compiled three show-stopping fireplaces that take these homes to the next level. Take a peek and get inspired…

This lovely fireplace featured in Better Homes and Gardens offers nice contrast with the stone surround and creamy white mantel.

Wouldn’t you love to enjoy eating dinner while warming up with a fire in the fireplace like in this dining space featured in House & Home?

Of course, we couldn’t leave out this bedroom from our own design portfolio, which includes a fireplace as a comfortable, homey touch.

Can’t get enough of warm décor? Check out our post on using warm colors like reds, oranges and browns to escape from the cold weather of fall and winter!

Photos: 1 via Better Homes and Gardens; 2 via House & Home; 3 interior design by The Decorative Touch