Fireplace Design Trends

February 24, 2020

It may be the middle of winter, but things are heating up in your Cothran home… It’s officially February, which means “fireplace season” is here (Yes, we’re totally making that a thing)! In your beautiful, brand new home in South Carolina, there’s no better time to cozy up by your modern fireplace in your living room.   We sat down with our incredible design coordinator, Paige, to discuss today’s hottest trends in fireplace design. Whether you’re already moved into your Cothran home or you’re ready to purchase one (we can’t wait to meet you!), these ideas will get you inspired to enjoy the wintertime in true comfort and style.    What fireplace design trends are we seeing today?In addition to the fun surrounds and wall applications that create eye-catching focal points in a home, we are also seeing more clean line fireplace inserts, no hearths, and different mantel styles being used than the usual traditional styles from the past.   Sleek Fireplace   What are a few design tips to keep in mind?When designing your fireplace and selecting the right mantel, surround, and wall treatment, it’s good to keep the design aesthetic of your home in mind. These products should enhance and complement your interior design style and add to the existing flow that already exists throughout.  Are there any safety concerns?   Most importantly, choose materials that are safe for use around your fireplace with proper heat resistant capabilities.   Shiplap and Brick Fireplace   What can we expect from Cothran Homes in 2020?We have exciting things for your fireplace design! In select new home communities, we’ll be offering materials like stone, shiplap, and brick. The aesthetic of natural-looking stone and floor-to-ceiling shiplap or brick adds something special to your living room. Modern looks are also desirable, including large contemporary tile and geometric decorative tile.   Natural Stone Fireplace   It’s a little chilly outside, but it’s nice and warm inside your cozy Cothran home. Grab a hot drink, a fuzzy blanket, and sink into your favorite chair... there’s nothing sweeter than the embrace of a fireplace. From all of us at Cothran Homes, we hope you have a cozy rest of winter!  

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