These 5 Rooms are Perfect for a Fireplace, Here’s Why

By Hearth & Home 2 minute read

Last updated on October 17th, 2023

Fireplaces have come a long way since an ornate hearth, mantel, and chimney served as the centerpiece of a traditional living room. The new school of sleek, tech-forward hearth options means there’s a fireplace perfect for any room in the home—not to mention any design style, purpose, or climate. 

While stacking wood and stoking flames once was an inevitable part of ownership, most fireplaces today are gas-fueled, easy to use and control, and virtually maintenance-free. With the advent of heat management technology, hearths can be used for heat or simply for ambiance, depending on your mood and climate. 

Whether your style leans modern farmhouse, mid-century modern, or somewhere else entirely, there’s a way to bring the warm glow of a fireplace into any part of your home.

Living room with tv above fireplace with indoor to outdoor living space.
Regency at Desert Color, St. George, Utah

1. Living Room Fireplace Ideas

There are times when an impressive great room calls for a showstopper hearth, but there’s also beauty in a subtle fireplace design. A sleek, linear gas or electric fireplace can complement your décor and artwork and provide a beautiful aesthetic while offering heat protection to your TV or favorite painting. Use your fireplace as the main focal point, or incorporate it into your overall color scheme for an elevated look.

Two-story great room with fireplace and tv above mantel with artwork and decor
Montebello by Toll Brothers, Cumming, Georgia

2. Bedroom Fireplace Ideas

What’s more peaceful and calming than a cozy fireplace? Imagine unplugging and unwinding in front of the soft glow of a fire or easing into your morning. If your bedroom has an adjoining sitting room or lounge area, a see-through, double-sided design lets you bask in the glow from either side—and it’ll help open up the space.

Primary bedroom with double-sided fireplace and tv above mantel
Borello Ranch Estates by Toll Brothers, Morgan Hill, California

3. Library or Home Office Fireplace Ideas

Essentials to your at-home office include excellent lighting, comfortable furniture, and elegant bookcases to display your literary favorites. A fireplace can enhance this experience as you work, study, or relax.

Luxury office or study space with fireplace design
Brookmeade by Toll Brothers, Cumming, Georgia

4. Convert a Bathroom into an Everyday Spa Experience

Evoking a high-end spa experience at home is easy with features such as waterfall showerheads, Bluetooth speakers, and heated flooring. A fireplace makes an en suite feel even more inviting on a brisk morning, turning an ordinary end-of-day soak into a decompression session. Selecting innovative technology such as remote-control operation allows you to control the flame while relaxing in your primary bathroom suite.

Primary bathroom en-suite with double-sided transparent gas and electric fireplace
Bella Strada by Toll Brothers, Henderson, Nevada

5. Luxury Fireplace Design Ideas for Indoor-Outdoor Living

Whether placed poolside, on the patio, or in a transitional indoor-outdoor space, an outdoor fireplace or fire pit helps keep the party—and the warmth—going long after the sun sets. In warmer climates where indoor-outdoor living is the norm, a fireplace surrounded by comfortable seating makes these spaces extra versatile. The heat output can be regulated to focus more on keeping things cozy in colder months and more on ambiance when the weather warms up. 

Indoor to outdoor patio with fireplace
Regency at Santa Rita Ranch by Toll Brothers, Liberty Hill, Texas

There are many fireplace design options for your home. Learn more about our Toll Brothers Design Studio and how you can personalize your new dream home from an array of luxury selections.

Toll Brothers design options vary by market, community, and home design across the country. For more information regarding fireplace options offered in a specific Toll Brothers community or home, please visit our website or reach out to one of our Online Sales Consultants.

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    1. Colleen Clay says:

      Can you tell me where you buy your round chandeliers from. Pictured at the top of this page.

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Colleen, we generally partner with Progress Lighting for our model homes. We encourage you to visit their website and explore their collection. Thanks!

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