In these cooler days, nothing will draw your home and company together like the warmth of a fireplace. In fact, since the dawn of time, the fire has been the focal point of companionship and entertainment.
Thanks to modern technology, your fireplace no longer has to be the source of wood-burning pollution. At the same time, the craftsmanship skills of stone masonry which have been passed from generation to generation stand available to make your fireplace a work of art. Whether the stone or stone tiles in your fireplace are stand-alone or part of a much bigger theme, this is where your guests will gather.
The fireplace can be incorporated as a feature in a dramatic, whole-wall statement in stone, as shown above. This type of beauty features stone niches and shelves.
Another option is a stone tile fireplace which is enhanced by a carpet of tile which continues out in front of the fireplace. This provides a nice safety feature, both because it reduces fire risk and because there is nothing to trip over. The tile ties the wall to the floor.
In addition, the stone fireplace can promote a distinctive theme, as shown below with this french country fireplace. It could just as easily be a minimalist or Asian look, depending on the look you wish to achieve. Whether you choose a carefully honed slate pattern or elegant, polished marble, your fireplace can be designed to be a reflection of you and your tastes.
With all of these things in mind, designers are casting their sights on fireplaces in other rooms of the house, such as the master bedroom. This is a focal point which can provide a warm, romantic ambiance, and set the stage for same-themed furniture and decor. The result is a lush master suite instead of another nondescript room.
Regardless of what you choose, a stone fireplace can provide bountiful options with which to achieve your decorating dreams.