Nothing adds warmth and character to a room like a stone fireplace. Whether it’s a rustic floor-to-ceiling cobblestone fireplace with reclaimed wood mantel or a stately carved marble surround that embodies timeless elegance, a stone fireplace has the power to transform a room.
A stone fireplace not only provides comfort and warmth, but also serves as a natural focal point for seating arrangements and provides a place to display your favorite artwork and seasonal decorations. It’s also a great way to introduce new textures and materials. Browse our favorite stone fireplace ideas to find out whether your home is more suited to a classic French-style limestone design, a modern marble look, or a traditional stone fireplace.
To make a fireplace stand out as a focal point, consider installing an accent wall around it. The neutral, organically arranged stones in this living room create a beautiful textured backdrop for a simple white fireplace surround. The brown tones of the stone coordinate with the rest of the living room, including beamed ceilings, furniture, a wicker basket and a worn rug.
Herringbone tiles inside the firebox add extra elegance to this elegant marble fireplace. The two are classic in both material and design. Light gray walls and bright white trim modernize the space. Two brass sconces flank a leaning piece of art on the mantel, providing symmetry and an additional source of ambient lighting.