Inspiring, Beautiful & Unusual Fireplace Surrounds

Inspiring, Beautiful & Unusual Fireplace Surrounds

Eleanor Büsing
Mar 31, 2015

Fireplaces have come a long way from brick surrounds and a painted timber mantel. These days almost anything goes, and designers and architects are pushing boundaries to turn fireplaces into eye-catching statements. Check out these inspiring fireplace surrounds, from interesting tiles to glam marble and beyond.


  1. This woven-look tile is both organic and modern. Via Homelife.
  2. An insanely cool 3D black tile steals the show in this space. Via Decor 4 All.
  3. Patterned tiles look sweet and rustic with a raw timber mantel. Via Domaine.
  4. This modern fireplace uses penny tile to a great end. Via HGTV.
  5. Black panels flank this fireplace, with a white sculptural tile on the chimney brest. Via One Kind Design.


  1. I love the look of this simple, marble surround (not to mention the brass hearth). Via Dust Jacket.
  2. Marble tiles in a warm grey look chis floor-to-ceiling in this home. Via Sarah Richardson Design.
  3. A more traditional style fireplace with a beautiful piece of marble for the surround. Via Home Bunch.
  4. Another white marble beauty, this time with an integral, raised hearth that works as a bench. Via Sarah Richardson Design.
  5. The striped marble of this fireplace, surround and mantel, is particularly modern and eye-catching. Via Home Adore.


  1. Have you seen a metal fire surround before? This tall black one is incredible. Via Houzz.
  2. Same look, different scale: more riveted metal here. Via Live Love and Repeat.
  3. I'm not sure what these beautiful panels are (tiles, or possibly Richlite panels), but I'm all over the end result. Via Pinterest/Home Remodel.
  4. This surround is probably timber-look tiles, but they're so realistic and beautiful, who cares? Via Apartment Therapy.
  5. Pure glamour in gold. Via Elle Decor.
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