Fireplaces are both an architectural focal point, as well as a cosy hub of the home. They are a place for loved ones to gather during colder months, or a peaceful retreat at the end of a long day. Every year, as we approach the cooler months, we take a look at upcoming fireplace trends, but what about those timeless designs, classic fireplace surrounds which continue to feel like a focal point no matter how the room around them changes.
Perhaps the material many think of when discussing timeless fireplace designs, marbles like Carrara have been used for centuries because of their durability, beauty and ability to adapt to changing interior styles. Even the most ornate marble fireplaces have a timelessness to them. In fact, an ornate marble fireplace surround, in a room styled with a mix of modern and traditional pieces can look particularly impressive.
A black granite, marble or Belgium black fossil limestone fireplace is both edgy and timeless. It is a bold choice, but this means it can withstand changes in room design. It can be given a modern lift surrounded by sleek furniture and bright colours, or it will anchor a more traditionally styled room with soft furnishings and heritage wallpapers.
Limestone is another natural stone that has been used to create fireplaces for centuries. It’s softer and has a more neutral tone than marbles and granites which means using limestone makes a room feel rich and warm. A limestone fireplace works perfectly with a room filled with varying textures and shapes, and both neutral and richer colour palettes.
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