How to make your fireplace your favorite thing to look at, anytime of the year.
With fall in full swing, this is the time to revamp your fireplace to create the extra cozy space. While there are plenty of ways to add thoughtful fall design accents, like decor, pillows and comfy blankets, a stylishly tiled fireplace takes your living room to the next level.
Do you have an existing fireplace that rather has been an eye sore rather than a pretty focal point? Spending quality time at home, you can now pay attention to a design feature you’ve been neglecting. Let’s start with thinking about how your fireplace can become an integral part of your home, making it a functional or (often the case in Texas) purely decorative centerpiece.
Consider infusing your home with an elegant, traditional look. You can use an understated pattern tile and arrange it neatly. Lauren and Chase Daniel use our thin brick subway tile in a stacked arrangement to update their former stone fireplace. As Lauren describes it: “Some of the bricks are more matte than others and they have lots of variations in texture. Brick is so warm and inviting, which is often the opposite of how many people would describe a modern space so by using these dimensional bricks, we added that warm feel while still keeping within the modern feel of our home.” (Read on here)
Interior Designer Melisa Clement scored our oversized Abanico Noir and gave this moderately sized fireplace a chic face lift. Pro tip: these abanico tiles are also used in the home’s bathroom. An excellent way to connect spaces.
Bold Fireplace Designs
When it comes to picking the best tile for refreshing an old fireplace, we recommend COLOR! Proving that blue mermaid tiles are not just for bathrooms, graphic designer Curtis Jinkins of Neighborhood Studio took an unconventional route. Our Abanico Aqua crackle makes a big statement in this funky layout.
Complementing the Space
Don’t shy away from using pattern tiles! Patrice Rios Design selected our Prague Polished Terrazzo tile. The tile colors match the dark blue wall paint, enhancing the beautiful, jewel toned space.
The designers of High Contrast House are known for their fearless designs. This space features a fun and playful pattern on the fireplace surround. Our Juice Black blends in perfectly, while providing a sense of playfulness in this eclectic home.
Ornate handmade tile adds the perfect dash of cheer and color to this charming fireplace design by Cali Fabrizio Interiors. The arabesque pattern of our Relief Juniper creates a beautiful eye catcher.
If you are lucky enough and have a “monolith” style fireplace in your space, make it stand out even more. The beautiful fireplace decked in our super glossy black thin brick tile would remain a showcase in anyone’s home.
When it came to the fireplace backsplash, The Sursy designer Lauren Richardson knew it needed to make a statement in the large, main living space. The team chose to build large, custom benches on either side, and tiled the entire fireplace in white thin brick, using an unconventional layout. (Read more about this project here)
White Brick Pairings
Working with neutrals can be daunting. And a creative way to include both pattern and personality is choosing a muted pallet. Interior designer Amy Dulak of Wild Juniper Studio perfectly arranged our gray and white Orleans pattern to complement the white brick fireplace.
This rather unconventional take on the white brick fireplace is a showstopper. Black and white, classic, tile evokes a chic nostalgia and a sense of modernism, this fireplace arrangement pairs just lovely with the existing white brick.
We are so happy earthy tones are appreciated again. We all crave connection to our planet, sustainable design and natural materials. Bandd Design created a beautiful, understated fireplace that features our Terra-cotta Saltillo hexagon tiles.
Daring hues mix well together can add a strong statement to a neutral space. Enter this living room design by Becca Stephens Interiors. This home’s design is inspired by the architectural beauty of Morocco. Our Agadir Black on the fireplace surround is perfectly reflecting the vibe the designer and homeowners were going for.
What Clay Imports Tile is Suitable for Fireplaces?
All Clay Imports tiles are suitable for fireplace surrounds or heaths- as long as they are not exposed to direct fire or extreme heat. The reason? Our clay tiles are already fired! And our cement tiles cured to withstand moderate heat. Thank you for choosing our tile. Now, make beautiful spaces. Want to share your designs? We love seeing our tile in your projects.
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