One of the most beautiful and nicest additions to a living room in any home is a fireplace. It’s an evergreen decorative item that can fit in a classic or a modern living room design. Fireplaces are a great way to keep your guests or family converged at one point together during the cold winter days — it’s the equivalent of a water cooler in an office. A place to relax and take a break, get warmed up and become pensive in the mesmerizing fire. It’s the centerpiece of every living room and yours should not go without it.
Not only is fireplace a functional part of any living room decoration, but it can also be a beautiful one. There are many ways to install a fireplace and it will always fit perfectly whatever your decorative preferences are. Your biggest choice is to decide whether you want a gas fireplace or a wood one, and each one has its pros and cons. Gas fireplaces are common these days and somewhat safer to have, especially if you have kids around the house. The downside to gas fireplaces is that it can be more difficult to regulate heat from it meaning it will not really warm up your house much. It’s basically mostly a decorative item.
Wood fireplaces are typically more popular, even in modern homes. Wood is incredibly effective in warming up your living room and if you’re looking at a fireplace as a source of heat primarily then a wood one is definitely your best choice. Getting firewood may be a slight issue depending on where you live but if you have the chance to use a wood fireplace then I’d definitely recommend it. It’s much more effective if you want to stay warm and it looks more natural and beautiful for you and anyone else visiting your house. Also, nothing beats the crackling sound of logs burning up in your living room, as it’s one of the most calming and relaxing sounds often used for meditation.
Fireplaces are also often placed in master bedrooms or other areas of the house but in a majority of modern homes the fireplace is placed in the living room. You can also decorate it further or place your TV above it as it seems to be a popular decorative choice these days. Either way having a fireplace in your home is an amazing idea so if you’re looking for some inspiration you should take a look at the photos of best fireplaces we selected below.