Here is our gallery of fireplace accent wall ideas, including different materials for designing a fireplace in the living room in your home. If your fireplace accent wall isn’t up to its potential, here are some design ideas to get you started.
Whether you’re adding tile or stone around the fireplace, behind it, or using chunks of marble or quartz for a seamless look, you’re sure to create a stunning decorative wall that can’t be ignored.
An accent wall painted over a fireplace can enhance the look and make it really stand out. Pair a black accent wall fireplace with other dark colors to enhance the look of the room. Dark, moody colors are all the rage right now, and a dark fireplace wall is an easy way to bring this dramatic look into your home. Building on this and the ideas from the previous accent wall article, make sure your fireplace wall is the focal point of the room before adding an accent color.
Adding an accent color to this fireplace wall creates two distracting and confusing focal points in this room. Adding architectural elements to or against the surrounding walls is an effective way to accentuate your fireplace. Match your fireplace to the surrounding walls so other decorative pieces can shine.
Giving a modern look to the fireplace in your home depends on how you decorate the surrounding wall. Wood paneling, columns, and coffered walls are all great ways to draw attention to a fireplace in a traditionally decorated room. A stone wall adds warmth and coziness to a fireplace and is a great addition to create a natural focal point. In fact, when done right, a fireplace and its surrounding accent wall create the focal point of any room or open plan.
In this modern living room, the fireplace and TV have been combined into one accent wall, making it the focal point of the space. The fireplace fas is located on the wall that separates the living room from the dining room. The wall that the fireplace fas is mounted on is lined with stone tiles that stand out and add texture to this modern living room.
To match the cozy cabin aesthetic, the gas fireplace wall is also clad in brick, giving it a durable finish that adds texture to the space and complements the space’s wood finish. Like this modern living room, the fireplace wall is simply painted white to match the rest of the walls and cabinets, giving it a very clean look that is very pleasing to the eye. This cozy living room has a long and narrow electric fireplace directly below the wall-mounted TV, making it hidden but still visible from the sofa. In this modern rustic home, the gas fireplace walls are clad with horizontal wood slats painted black to give it a more contemporary look, and gilded fittings above the fireplace make it stand out.
Natural materials like ships, reclaimed wood, and thin-wall trim add rustic charm and glamour to your fireplace wall. Brick and stacked stone are great materials to wrap around a rustic fireplace, turning it into an entire accent wall. If the drywall around the fireplace seems too flat and boring, create an accent wall with wood or brick floors. Colorful wood paneling around a fireplace is another great way to turn an ordinary corner or fireplace into a rustic look.
Paint the frame of the fireplace the same color as the back wall, or level the surface with slightly contrasting tiles or natural wood panels. For maximum effect, paint the fireplace wall and fireplace the same color, or use a neutral color for the wall but paint the mantel frame a contrasting, darker color (or vice versa!). Use smaller geometric tiles to decorate the inside of your fireplace or an entire wall.
You can cover the entire wall or just the area directly above the fireplace. One option is to build a fake fireplace in the middle of a longer wall. A long, straight fireplace is a great way to heat the center wall in your home without any physical bulk. Wood is an inexpensive alternative to stone and tile, and an easy way to update the walls around a fireplace.
Concrete fireplace walls can be painted almost any color and finished with a variety of glazes to create a unique accent in a room. The materials and decorations you place around the fireplace can transform it from a boring detail into a gorgeous centerpiece of a room.
If your goal is subtle fireplace ideas, you should follow the same philosophy when decorating the surrounding walls. These are the goals you should aim for when deciding which wall fireplaces and fireplaces to incorporate into your modern interior. Before starting a project, make sure your fireplace is the only focal point in the room, or you may create visual clutter.
You can install wallpaper above the mantel as an accent, just make sure the wallpaper isn’t too close to the hearth or it might not adhere well to the wall. Depending on the vibe of the room you’re looking for and the color palette you’ve chosen, a textured wall or temporary wallpaper can be a fun and varied design above and around the fireplace if you have a white wall and are looking for a new look.
If you have interior space around the fireplace, you can paint it white and choose a neutral beige or gray for the rest of the walls. Add gold accents for richness and contrast with the navy blue fireplace.