There's something so alluring about a crackling fire. But not everyone wants a stone hearth interrupting their minimalist Scandinavian decor. No need to worry: Fireplaces come in a multitude of shapes, sizes, and styles — you can even hang them from the ceiling. In fact, floating fireplaces are igniting the world of interior design right now, and we can't get enough of this hot trend. So, we've rounded up 11 cozy examples that will leave you longing for colder climes.
1. Go chic with black steel.
When working with an open-plan layout, a suspended fireplace can help divide living and dining quarters. Interior designer Jasmine McClelland relies on this rotating black steel beauty to create more intimate spaces in this sprawling Melbourne abode.
2. Or, keep it light with white.
3. Consider a slim profile.
4. Opt for a wall-hugging model.
5. Think about scale.
6. ... and practicality.
This suspended fireplace is perfectly proportioned for sky-high ceilings. As you're likely aware, keeping a large room toasty without blowing your budget can be a challenge ... but not anymore.
7. Rev up the contrasts.
8. Focus on efficiency.
This small home in Japan designed by architectural firm Number 555 doesn't have any full-height walls, not to mention the design is very narrow. So it was important that the fireplace not take up a lot of space, but also be efficient enough to allow heat to flow throughout the entire house.