Our pick of the best modern fireplace ideas to add wow-factor to your home

timber cladding on double height fireplace with eames chair
(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch c/o Remagination)

Modern fireplace ideas are perfect for blending the traditional trend of a warm and cosy focal point in a living or sitting room with contemporary design and stylings, frequently in new open-plan layouts. 

Using fireplace ideas will help you to hone in on which colours, shapes and materials you respond to and what will go well in your modern home. Plus, we've gathered helpful advice from interior designers, industry experts and architects to provide the tools for you to create the perfect contemporary fireplace. 

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.