14 Fireplace Hearth Ideas: Inspiration for Styles, Materials and More

A living room with simple fireplace hearth ideas
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Choosing between fireplace hearth ideas can be tricky — when it comes to the types of material suitable to use, each contributes its own special character to your set-up, from rustic charm to a contemporary edge. 

Of course, your choice also needs to factor in the other fireplace ideas you've picked, including the surround and the stove or open fire, to ensure your fireplace design is cohesive all together. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.