Fireplace lighting ideas: Clever ways to create a cosy living room

grey living room with lit fireplace
(Image credit: John Cullen Lighting)

Planning fireplace lighting ideas alongside a wider rewire, a new stove installation, or simply a room update, is a smart way to boost the cosy levels in any style of living room. Fireplace lighting can help illuminate large fireplaces or simply bring a relaxing glow in the evening.

When it comes to fireplace ideas, it is always best to check with your electrician exactly how close wired lights can be positioned to the chimney and fire, and for plug-in choices, confirm with the manufacturer if the material has a certain temperature limit. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.