Today, there are all manner of fireplace styles, and they come as slick and polished as you can dream up. But if you like the comfort of an old-world throwback, there’s nothing better than a rustic fireplace. Here are some rustic fireplace styles and mantel arrangements you can warm to.
Just because you like the rustic look for your fireplace, doesn’t mean you have to live in a shack. This style can suit even the newest of suburban family rooms. In this home, for instance, the homeowner chose engineered stone, which has a tumbled, old look but comes in regular shapes that are easier to stack. Foregoing mortar makes the stonework look rougher, and a mantel of hand-planed boards has a gently imperfect look, too. Vintage soda bottles and a star made from salvaged barn roofing complete the look without being crusty — which suits the trim and sophisticated furniture just fine.