Whether you’re huddled up around the fireplace in the snowy confines of the Colorado Rockies; or enjoying a relaxing evening in the cool desert air of Southern Arizona, having the right décor adds that extra level of comfort. Arizona Tile has compiled a list of 6 décor elements to consider when installing or remodeling your fireplace to make sure you’re highlighting the best parts of the most inviting room in your home.
#1: Rustic Texture
Brick-look tile offers the classic, cozy look of real brick with the unbeatable durability of porcelain tile. You can’t go wrong with an option that’s both practical and beautiful! Castle Brick comes in a range of colors to suit your style—Red, Brown or Multi are perfect for a timeless aesthetic, while Grey and White have a chic, modern feel. Rustic colors and a textured surface give your fireplace a warm and traditional ambiance that pairs well with virtually any mantel style.
#2: Pretty Patterns
If traditional is not your thing, the fireplace can be a great place to make a statement. Patterned tile will make your fireplace the focal point of the room and the talk of the town. Porcelain tiles with a hand-painted look are the perfect candidate for a standout fireplace. Our favorites include Reverie and Cementine, with a range of organic and geometric patterns in mix-and-match styles.
#3: Chic Subway
Subway tile isn’t just for backsplashes. If you love timeless subway tile as much as we do, don’t overlook it for the fireplace. With both glossy and matte finishes, Concerto packs a visual impact, whether you prefer white tile or a bolder color. Pair with a white mantel for a clean, bright look.
#4: Black and White
For an eye-catching, high-contrast fireplace design, combine black and white elements. A black-and-white aesthetic is just about as timeless as it gets—the perfect balance of retro and contemporary. A black fireplace insert stands out beautifully against any white tile, and a black mantel can top it off with style.
#5: Floor to Ceiling
To truly make your fireplace the focal point of your living space, go big. Make a dramatic impact with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace surround in your favorite accent tile. This is a great opportunity to incorporate marble tile into your home design for a style that’s elegant, grand and one-of-a-kind. This popular look, which can be achieved with or without a mantel, adds visual interest and a greater sense of height to the room.
Sleek, modern and unique, tile that looks like metal can create a surprisingly cozy atmosphere around your fireplace. The striking, dulled finish of Stage offers the look of timeworn metal to take your fireplace to the next level, while Metalwood features a brushed finish for a luxurious effect.
See what your new fireplace décor can look like with the Just Imagine Visualizer from Arizona Tile.