These living room fireplace ideas will create a striking focal point

green living room with large lit fireplace and view to open plan house
(Image credit: Chetwode Charles Photography)

When styling and planning living room fireplace ideas there is a lot to juggle. This sometimes bulky feature can protrude into a room and dictate the size and placement of almost every piece of furniture within a living space. 

Gone are the days when a fireplace was the only form of heating in a room, so it can be hard to know what to do with these eye-catching but sometimes imposing architectural elements.

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.