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The four most common materials used in fireplace design are brick, stone, wood molding, and tile.
Not every fireplace needs a mantel. Whether it's a modern or a traditional style, a fireplace can make a statement on its own.
Opt for rustic elements, like reclaimed wood paneling, to add a textural and natural touch to any fireplace, no matter your style.
If your fireplace surround doesn't go all the way up to your ceiling, you can still make it a focal point by hanging artwork or a dramatic mirror above it.
Flank your fireplace with bookcases or cabinets that offer a built-in look with ample storage space.

In addition to being a cozy place to gather 'round on 
chilly nights, a fireplace naturally serves as a design focal point—even when it's unlit—for any space. Unless you're designing a room from the ground up, most people inherit their fireplaces when they move in. However, that doesn't mean you're tied to that style. From choosing a mantel to altering the fireplace surround, there are many ways to make your fireplace uniquely yours. Discover how you can personalize a fireplace with our editors' handy tips and design inspirations below.

Did You Know: For those who don't have a built-in fireplace, pre-fabricated models—electric, gas, and even wood-burning options are available!—can offer some nice options.