6 Modern Fireplace Andirons That Will Stoke Your Flames

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Now that we're heading into winter, our thoughts naturally turn to those cozy nights spent in front of a crackling flame. We've got our s'mores kit, poker, shovel, and brush, but no fireplace tool set is complete without a pair of fireplace andirons. And although these clever pieces of decor — that allow the air to circulate, and the fire to grow — have been around since Medieval times, andirons are having a chic resurgence thanks to modern designs, sleek finishes, and perhaps the Starz series Outlander. (You can read their whole history here.) In honor of this traditional throwback, here are eight of our faves that will warm your heart and your home, too.

1. Williams Sonoma Home Jackson Brass Andirons, $295

The minimalist design and burnished brass finish of these andirons will certainly add stylish flair to your fireplace. The hand welded iron and steel guarantees that this duo is strong and substantial enough to hold any number of logs your little heart desires.

2. Tuell + Reynolds Strata Andirons, Price on request

Who says your fireplace can't go glam? These fireplace andirons showcase shimmering hand-cut bronze with blackened iron and steel, which will surely catch an eye or two.

3. Pilgrim Hearth Grand Tower Iron Andirons, $211

The contrasting two-tone finish of these handsome gems almost looks midcentury, but they'll feel decidedly au courant paired with any decor style.

4. Plow & Hearth Black Ball Andirons, $129.95

Made from solid steel, the traditional design of these fireplace andirons would be right at home in your English country living room. All that's missing is a warm cup of tea.

5. Fonda Andirons, $199

Available in three different finishes — antique brass, bronze, or polished nickel — this sculptural pair feels almost art deco. Swoon!

6. Peter Maly Two Piece Andiron, $800

If you have money to burn, treat yourself to these streamlined, stainless steel andirons by German designer Peter Maly. Just think of them as artwork for your fireplace.


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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