Get cosy with these open fireplace ideas this winter

cosy living room with open fireplace
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With the right open fireplace ideas you can create a stunning focal point that instantly adds character to any area of the home, whether you are living in a period property or a brand new modern house. 

We've been busy tracking down beautiful fireplace ideas to provide you with plenty of inspiration, whether you have discovered a disused fireplace opening that has been boarded up while renovating, or are building from scratch and want to ensure your new home feels warm and welcoming. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.