Every living space needs a focal point, and for many people that’s a fireplace. A fireplace serves as a beautiful, yet functional, focal point that draws you in. Even in small spaces, a fireplace can work as an attractive focal point. While it might be a bit more challenging, it’s possible. And here, we offer some tips and fireplace design ideas to make your fireplace focal point pop in your small space.
Fireplace Design Ideas for Your Small Space
Add a splash of colour.
One way to add to your custom fireplace design without taking up any space is to paint the surround. If you choose a bold colour that stands out, it’ll really make the focal point pop and sharpen up your space. Using pale colours on the walls and lighter furnishings will create a sense of openness and make the room feel more spacious.
Skip the bulky surround.
Don’t choose a bulky surround. Instead, consider a floating mantel that doubles as storage or display space and helps to streamline the whole aesthetic. For a more rustic look, go with a reclaimed timber mantel; for a modern feel, a sleek polished wood mantel.
Wall mount an electric fireplace.
Another way to incorporate a fireplace into your small space is to wall-mount an electric fireplace. By installing a sleek wall-mounted electric fireplace, you can maximize floor space. These units come in various sizes and styles, providing both warmth and an attractive focal point without taking up valuable floor space.
Opt for a corner fireplace.
Alternatively, you could choose a corner fireplace if you have limited room. Corners are often unusable space anyway, so make the most of the room by having your fireplace installed in a corner.
Add built-in shelving.
In a small space, making decisions about layout and what to include can be difficult because choices are limited. For example, you don’t have to choose between a fireplace focal point and making the room functional. You can combine storage and warmth by integrating a fireplace into a built-in bookshelf. This multifunctional design optimizes space while creating a charming nook for relaxation.
Select a double-sided fireplace.
In addition to looking super interesting, double-sided fireplaces can help create a sense of openness in a small room. It can be seen and enjoyed from two adjoining spaces, maximizing the utility and look of the fireplace. Plus, it adds a unique architectural element without taking up extra floor space.
A Small Space is an Opportunity for Creativity & Innovation
If you have a small space, you can still have your dream fireplace. In fact, at Team Harding, we love opportunities to design custom fireplaces to be totally unique to your style and space. It’s a welcome challenge to design a fireplace for your small room that’s thoughtful, functional, and serves as a captivating focal point. Our custom fireplace design and finishing teams are ready to bring your vision to life and enhance your small space.
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