A fireplace can liven up a simple white space. Instead of going with a traditional arrangement, try an asymmetrical one. A thick black mantel gives the feature dimension.
White isn't your style? Try this arrangement with a rustic stone surround and natural wood mantel. It works perfectly with the angled line of the ceiling.
A fireplace is not only a boon to indoor spaces; it can liven up an exterior as well. This chimney gives a basic ranch shape more character and lends a cottage feel.
Perhaps you don't want a fireplace indoors, but an outdoor fireplace would be perfect. Adding a fireplace instantly creates an outdoor room and can expand your living space.
If you don't have a fireplace, you can add a suggestion of a hearth with a mantelpiece.
Fire has a home in this kitchen via a wood-burning pizza oven. Is there anything more comforting than a pepperoni pie baking over open coals?
If a pizza oven is too large of a commitment for you, perhaps a traditional fireplace is the perfect addition to your open kitchen and dining space. This fireplace, set behind the dining table, adds interest to the back wall and a homey glow to winter nights.
If your look is more modern, a sleek concrete surround might be the way to go. This look is anything but average.
Here is another sleek surround set into a paneled wall. A gas fireplace reduces the maintenance and cleanup of a traditional fireplace.