With winter's chill biting more and more every day, we're ready to curl up in front of a fireplace. But if you're bored of your home's standard red brick and oak mantel fireplace, warming up in front of the flames may inspire a renovation. Scroll on for nine modern living room fireplace ideas that span the breadth of contemporary cool.
1. Dauntless Black
2. Marble Surround
3. Curved Stone
Have curved walls? This take on a stone fireplace surround would be a drool-worthy addition to any living room. In this 1962 midcentury California home, the pale stonework feels like the perfect modern update — that doesn't forget the past.
4. Industrial Glamour
5. Sleek Concrete
The dramatic angle of interior designer Carol Estes' concrete floor-to-ceiling fireplace easily takes center stage in her modern living room. The suede-like matte finish of the surround paired with warm wood accents, leather lounge chairs, and layered area rugs inject loads of warmth and texture into the space.