New Trends for Fireplace Designs

Fireplaces are one of the most popular and desired amenities within a home.  There’s a certain mood they create that makes people feel good.  And these days, there’s a reason to feel even better: a larger-than-ever selection of innovative and unique styles that are both beautiful and efficient.  Let’s look at some of the new trends for fireplace designs.

Sleek and contemporary

While some folks enjoy nothing more than a huge, traditional masonry fireplace, others think “minimalist” when it comes to a fireplace.  Many gas and wood fireplaces today feature a very modern, pared-down look that fits perfectly in homes with a contemporary interior design.  Some fireplaces are made to be installed flush with the wall, making them less conspicuous but still very much “there.”

Many of these models don’t have a hearth, and some designs are made to sit up off the floor, adding a classy touch.  Sizes run from very small to very large, depending on the size of the room they’ll be in.


Whether you’re after a sleek look with glass mosaic tile, the look and texture of real wood, a metallic flair or a traditional brick appearance, today’s fireplaces won’t disappoint.  Manufacturers have incorporated a huge variety of materials and finishes into their latest fireplace designs, making it easy to find the right style to blend in and accent virtually any design theme within a home.

Double duty

Who says a fireplace must serve just one room?  You can purchase fireplaces that feature a dual-sided design.  This allows them to bring their warmth and aesthetics to adjoining rooms at the same time.

Stand-alone models

Some fireplace makers offer units that stand alone, away from the wall.  The feel is similar to a wood stove, except these units are fully functioning fireplaces.  This is a good design choice when you want your fireplace to make its presence felt strongly within a room.

Versatile placement

As noted, modern fireplace trends include many different shapes and sizes, which means just about any room in the home can have one.  Non-vented gas fireplaces are especially convenient and versatile for rooms such as bedrooms, bathrooms, offices and kitchens.  Remote control operation means instant fire when you need it.

As you can see, fireplace design trends have come a long way from the days when a standard masonry fireplace was about all that was available.  Today, you can get almost any size, style, color and texture you want with a new fireplace.  You also can have your fireplace use your preferred fuel type, including gas, wood, propane, pellets, coal and electricity.  And best of all, fireplaces on the market today are made to be far more efficient than those even 10 years ago.

If you’re ready to shop for an exciting, trendy fireplace, Marsh’s Stoves & Fireplaces of Toronto should be your first stop.  Visit our well-stocked showroom at 3322 Dundas Street West.  If you have questions about fireplaces, stoves or hearth-related products, we’re here to help at (416) 762-4582.