Winning combinations of living room design and how a fireplace factors in.
What we love: With an eye-catching, wood-and-white coffered ceiling, this living room is equal parts airy and inviting. A pair of traditional spindle chairs face a softer set of chambray-blue slipper armchairs offering flexibility to converse or pull closer to the traditional lime-washed stone fireplace. The blue and white color scheme and rope-wrapped chandelier hint at a nautical vibe, apropos for this home’s lakeside setting.
Fireplace factor: Designed with an oversized, glass-free view of the fire, Heat & Glo’s Phoenix TrueView Gas Fireplace combines the appeal of a traditional open-hearth with the convenience and ease of gas. Set the mood by piping in the familiar crackling and popping sounds of a fire burning via this fireplace’s optional Bluetooth speaker.
What we love: This contemporary living room strikes a balance between modern and masculine. Despite the preponderance of black, the space remains bright thanks to ample natural light and reflective finishes. Soft leather and layered textures make the oversized sofa an inviting spot to get cozy and Netflix the night away.
Fireplace factor: To maintain a clean appearance while combining a TV and fireplace on one wall, check out our Passive Heat Kit, which allows you to safely install a TV 12 inches above your gas fireplace without a noisy fan to interfere or a bulky mantel to mess with the wall’s design. Passive Heat requires unobtrusive side, front (pictured above) or ceiling registers and is available with our Cosmo, Mezzo Series (pictured above) and Primo Series gas fireplaces.
What we love: Contrasting modern furnishings with a knotty pine ceiling and aged steel-clad fireplace wall grounds this airy space with down-to-earth elements. Adding to the sense of balance are the symmetrical tables, wood bowl accents and abstract artwork on either side of the fireplace. A restrained color palette and use of accents keeps any one element from overwhelming the space.
Fireplace factor: With an ultra-tall viewing area, Heat & Glo’s Foundations series luxury gas fireplace creates a captivating focal point with flames that dance in an eye-catching reflective interior. Adding natural stone and driftwood logs (pictured above) creates a timeless-yet-modern look that fits this room to a tee.
What we love: Embracing a mid-century modern-rustic feel, this living room exudes a cheerful mood, with hues of blue mixed with black and white. A mod white pendant light and atomic nesting coffee tables add polish and nostalgia, while wood storage (just for show, this is a gas-burning fireplace after all!) and an extra-long oak mantel and raised hearth beam adds rustic warmth.
Fireplace factor: Placing the TV next to the fireplace allows for maximal comfort (no craning the neck to see the TV!) and frees up space for art above the mantel. Heat & Glo’s SlimLine series (pictured above) is well-suited for compact spaces like this one, with a slender profile that fits where most gas fireplaces can’t.
What we love: With separate zones for socializing and TV-viewing, this open-concept living space exemplifies the importance of using coordinated materials to tie a space together. Complementary neutral tones coordinate with the fireplace surround, flooring, rug and upholstery, giving a sense of calm and cohesion. Shapely, traditional tufted armchairs accompany modern farmhouse elements like horizontal shiplap, dried cotton branch arrangement and hickory flooring.
Fireplace factor: Old-school masonry fireplaces are a time, money and energy suck. A gas fireplace insert from Heat & Glo can fit directly into your existing fireplace, enhancing its heating efficiency and appearance. The Escape Gas FireBrick Insert (pictured above) offers a large view of the fire, as well as bone-warming radiant heat, courtesy of patented FireBrick interior, all controlled with the tap of a finger on a touchscreen remote.
What we love: A white-washed color palette allows the focus of this pared-back coastal living room to stay where it should: On the expansive views of the beach. The beamed ceiling is a nod to the coastal location, while a mix of natural pieces blend with contemporary designs, including the pair of sleek white leather armchairs.
Fireplace factor: With wall space being a premium in smaller living rooms, accommodating both a TV and fireplace can be a design challenge. Heat & Glo’s Passive Heat Kit allows you to safely install a TV just 12 inches above your gas fireplace without a noisy fan to interfere, no mantel required. In terms of special venting, Passive Heat requires unobtrusive side (pictured above), front or ceiling registers and is available with our Cosmo (pictured above), Mezzo Series and Primo Series gas fireplaces.
What we love: Large windows and Victorian-style paneling give this white living room a light, airy and welcoming atmosphere. Minimalist rose floral arrangements add a starkly romantic highlight, while bookcases flanking the fireplace and matching sconces harken back to a more formal tradition. A bulky wood coffee table and deep blue sofa add color and heft to balance the delicate millwork details.
Fireplace factor: Part of Heat & Glo’s best-selling gas fireplaces series, the 8000 CLX (pictured above) is available in a huge range of styles to accommodate just about any project, from new construction to remodel. Signature high-definition logs and glowing embers give this gas fireplace best-in-class realism, and with easy on-off controls (wall switch or touchscreen remote), it’s no wonder this fireplace continues to be a favorite with homeowners and builders alike.
Feeling inspired to embark on a living room makeover? Our team of Hearth Experts is here to help you factor in the fireplace. Whether you want to add a fireplace or replace an existing one, our nationwide network of factory-trained experts stand ready to assist you. Contact a Heat & Glo dealer today to start the process.