A $700 Fireplace Makeover Saves the Original Mid-Century Wood Paneling
PROJECTS & IMPROVEMENTS
These homeowners decided to “un-flip” their 1956 home’s stunning original features.
Jan 4, 2024
41 Fireplace Decor Ideas You'll Love Design Ideas
We've got you covered with these cozy styling ideas.
Sep 25, 2023
This Is the One Luxe-Looking Decor Item People Comment on Most in My Home
Style
And where to get the look for less.
Sep 18, 2023
B&A: A Living Room’s Chic Redo Disguises Its Old ‘80s Brick Fireplace
HOME PROJECTS
“I wanted to go bigger with this fireplace,” this homeowner says of her unique transformation.
Jul 15, 2023
B&A:“Despised” Red Brick Fireplace Is Revitalized with a $20 Refresh
Home Projects
“From execution to completion (dry time), it only took us about 36 hours or so,” this DIYer says of this beginner-friendly project.
May 27, 2023
B&A: Peel-and-Stick Products Turn a Bland Fireplace into a Colorful Focal Point
Home Projects
Wallpaper, tile, and a new mantel take this fireplace from a blank slate to a bespoke and character-filled feature.
Apr 6, 2023
Before and After: A Non-Working Fireplace Goes from Bland to Glam in Under $200
Home Projects
A can of paint and a little wallpaper went a long way to elevate the boring fireplace in our newly flipped home.
Mar 14, 2023
Erin and Ben Napier’s Recent “Home Town” Makeover Included This Cool Faux FireplaceProjects & Improvements
There are lots of ways to make a faux fireplace look more interesting, but Erin and Ben may have just found the coolest one possible.
Mar 14, 2023
B&A: This DIY Fireplace Update Features a $2 Gallery Wall Hack Worth CopyingProjects & Improvements
A less-than-exciting fireplace became a bold focal point.
Feb 21, 2023
6 Fireplace Features That Are Instant Buyer TurnoffsReal Estate
According to real estate pros.
Feb 6, 2023
B&A: A Luxe DIY Tile Project Revives This "Sad Brown" Faux Brick Fireplace
HOME PROJECTS
Stuck on a project of your own? Let this intrepid DIYer's success inspire you to take it to the finish line.
Dec 11, 2022
This Mid-Century Modern-Inspired Fireplace Has a SecretDesign Ideas
Can you guess what it is?
Dec 6, 2022
B&A: A '70s-Style Wood Paneled Fireplace Gets a Classic-with-a-Twist $600 Redo
HOME PROJECTS
This homeowner decided to give her fireplace a more contemporary look and a little pop of color.
Nov 29, 2022
This Fireplace Is the Perfect Argument for Embracing Imperfection in Your HomeDesign Ideas
Sometimes “imperfections” are actually the design elements you should embrace, the things that make your home unique and feel like you.
Nov 24, 2022
B&A: A Plain Fireplace's Renter-Friendly Redo Only Cost $57
HOME PROJECTS
Here's an easy project renters and non-renters can do to spruce up a fireplace for fall.
Oct 4, 2022
B&A: A to-the-Ceiling Fireplace Redo Brings the Drama to a Very '90s Living Room
HOME PROJECTS
The "after" is a little airy, a little rustic, and very striking.
Sep 29, 2022
13 of the Most Stunning Fireplaces We’ve Ever Seen in House Tours
Tours
As you appreciate the year-round benefits of fireplaces, peruse these 13 home tours to see just how stylish this practical feature can be.
Sep 13, 2022
Before & After: A Ho-Hum Brick Fireplace Gets an English Cottage MakeoverProjects & Improvements
Bye bye, brick, and hello, period appropriate stone!
Jul 1, 2022
B&A: A $10 Redo Turns a Gloomy Brick Fireplace into a Cheery Focal PointProjects & Improvements
Bookworms and plant parents alike will love this redo.
Apr 30, 2022
One Way You Probably Never Thought to Deal With a Non-Working FireplaceDesign Ideas
Don't want to fill it with logs or books? Try this instead.
Apr 3, 2022
10 of Our Most Impressive Brick Fireplace Transformations of All TimeProjects & Improvements
We can’t help but get excited when we see a fireplace reno done right.
Mar 30, 2022
Here's an Unexpected Spot to Find Some Extra Storage in Your SpaceOrganizing
Seriously, you'll never guess what's inside this firebox!
Feb 1, 2022
How To DIY a Fake Fireplace (or Dress Up The Real One You Already Have)Projects & Improvements
While one-of-a-kind, wood-burning fireplaces bring undeniable warmth to a room, fake fireplaces can bring just as much ambiance – just in different ways. Of course, some faux fireplaces are downright drab, but with the proper DIY skills, the mantel can become the stand-out piece of your living room.
Jan 24, 2022
The Charming Fireplace Decor That’s Worth Leaving Up Way Past the HolidaysDesign Ideas
TikTok user @prettyinthepines showed how she created a cityscape in her filled-in apartment fireplace.
Jan 17, 2022
10 Stylish Ideas for Your Non-Working FireplaceDesign Ideas
Candles, greenery, artwork, and more.
Jan 12, 2022
This Unique Space Heater Will Make All Your Cozy Fireplace Dreams Come TrueLife
Get cozy by the (electric) fireplace this holiday season!
Dec 17, 2021
Before & After: A Faux Fireplace Makes a Boring Living Space Cozy for $500Projects & Improvements
Plus, it serves as the perfect divider between the living and dining rooms.
Nov 28, 2021
B&A: A $700 Fireplace Project Gives a Blank Living Room Wall Tons More CharacterProjects & Improvements
This project is perfect inspo heading into cozy season.
Nov 6, 2021
Before & After: A '70s Fireplace Turns into a Modern Living Room CenterpieceProjects & Improvements
With the help of an enterprising decorator friend!
Sep 12, 2021
Gwen Stefani’s Fireplace Is Classic Black and White Marble with a TwistReal Estate
It makes a timeless statement that you can recreate in your own home.
Jul 29, 2021
5 Steps to Styling a Fireplace Mantel with PlantsPlants & Yard
If you’re looking to take your fireplace a stylish step further, consider adding some live greens to that recipe.
Jun 18, 2021
Before and After: A Renter-Friendly Fireplace Statement Wall Done in a DayProjects & Improvements
This renter's vision for her new pad was "Barbie's 19th-Century Holiday Dream House," and this renter-friendly fireplace wall fits the theme perfectly.
Jun 9, 2021
One Good Thing: My Top Tips for the Best FireProjects & Improvements
It’s deep winter so Hands and I decided to start a fire, at which point I realized that there were a few One Good Things that I’d learned about fires over the past few years. Check out my tip on the best wood to use as well as the historic Cape Cod Firelighters that eliminates the need for paper and kindling! Also I’ve included two other types of fire ingredients that will fill your home with the most amazing aromas from around the world.
Feb 25, 2021
14 Modern Fireplace Screens That Add the Perfect Decorative Touch to Any Living SpaceDesign Ideas
Part decor element, part fireplace essential.
Feb 4, 2021
Before and After: A Modern $300 Fireplace Redo Proves the Power of Small TweaksProjects & Improvements
This mini makeover was transformative.
Feb 5, 2021
How to Style a Malm Fireplace and Make Your Retro Dreams Come TrueDesign Ideas
Next to wood paneling, shag carpets, and avocado appliances, you’ve got Malm fireplaces in line for being one of the ’60s and ’70s most iconic home furnishings. Shaped more like a vehicle from “The Jetsons” than a house-warming mechanism, Malm fireplaces aren’t an imitation or a brand trying to copy the vintage vibe so many of us are now pining after again—no—they’re the real deal.
Dec 23, 2020
Before and After: An Under-$100 Upgrade Transforms a Blah FireplaceProjects & Improvements
A big risk pays off in this living room.
Nov 12, 2020
10 Ways to (Stylishly) Childproof a FireplaceProjects & Improvements
It’s happened: my five-month-old has started rocking on her hands and knees and I’m well aware of the next logical step — crawling. It’s just about time to start baby-proofing the house. I’ve done it before so it shouldn’t be too difficult, but the one place that we were never able to stylishly address was the fireplace.
Jul 16, 2020
Before & After: 10 Dramatic Fireplace MakeoversProjects & Improvements
It’s about that time of the year when we’re craving coziness, so let’s chat about fireplaces. What seems like a luxury to some may actually be a design burden or eyesore for others—there are a lot of dated and dreary old fireplaces floating around out there. The good news is that there are also a lot of ways to make them modern. Whether with a simple coat of paint or a total overhaul, yours can definitely be saved to look chic in your space.
Feb 21, 2020
Before and After: This Living Room Redo Brings Instant CozyProjects & Improvements
Looking at this living room just makes us want to curl up with a good book.
Dec 8, 2019
Before and After: A Dreamy Fireplace Just in Time for the Holiday SeasonProjects & Improvements
This bright, welcoming redo is fireplace goals.
Nov 26, 2019
How to Style your Fireplace Mantel Like the ProsProjects & Improvements
Decorating a mantel can be a head-scratcher, so we turned to the pros for their top tips.
Nov 30, 2019
Quick Q: Do I Really Need to Clean My Fireplace?Projects & Improvements
The answer is about more than just keeping things tidy.
Nov 9, 2019
Before and After: A Designer-Approved Paint Trick Transforms This Living RoomProjects & Improvements
It's like night and day... or day and night.
Oct 23, 2019
Before and After: This Living Room Fireplace Goes Light and BrightProjects & Improvements
New tile, paint, and lighting help this fireplace say, "hi, fall!"
Oct 4, 2019
Before & After: A Boring, Bland Rental Apartment’s $20 (and Temporary!) Fireplace FixTours
Caroline made a small, affordable (only $20!) and gorgeous update that elevates her fireplace, complements the rest of her decor, and adds a touch of elegance to the entire home.
Sep 13, 2019
How To Clean a FireplaceCleaning
No matter how clean a room may be, a dirty fireplace can make it look messy and unkempt. Tidying up can take time and effort, but the end results are rewarding, and will help keep your fireplace in great working order. More than likely you’re only dealing with some soot here and ther—and if that’s the case, your cleaning adventure won’t take all that long. But if you’ve inherited a neglected fireplace like mine, prepare to put in some time and serious elbow grease!
Jun 5, 2019
Before & After: A Major Mantel MakeoverProjects & Improvements
Sharon describes her home as a mishmash of styles (mostly tropical-beachy-outdoorsy nature-modern with a little traditional-hollywood regency-eclectic-real life thrown in) with no one dominate influence. When it starts leaning too far in one direction, she switches it up to keep decor in an eclectic balance. Take her family room’s mantel for instance, which was feeling entirely too traditional given her plans for the rest of the space….
May 4, 2019
Before & After: An Old Victorian Fireplace Gets A FaceliftProjects & Improvements
Our home is full of lots of really gorgeous original details—and some not so gorgeous, not so original details. Somewhere around 1980, our fireplace’s original cast iron surround and summer cover were removed and replaced with plug-in, light-up logs and delightful glass doors.
May 4, 2019
Dual-Sided Fireplaces Double Down On Cozy Winters At HomeProjects & Improvements
What could be better than one fireplace? Two fireplaces in the same space. It’s totally possible with a dual-sided fireplace, a unique feature that’s part practical room divider, part provider of cozy warmth — and the perfect place to gather on a chilly fall or winter night.
May 3, 2019
Clever Ways to Finally Upgrade An Old Worn Down or Dated FireplaceProjects & Improvements
Resurfacing your fireplace’s surround can really change the look and feel of the entire room. In the lead image above, designer Elizabeth Roberts found someone to apply a tadelakt plaster to the fireplace in this minimalist New York apartment. (Also lead image above.) Of course, plaster isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but tile, tin, granite, or marble are all possible options, depending on the vibe you’re going for.
May 3, 2019