16 Trendy Corner Fireplace Ideas for a Cozy Living Room


Are you lucky enough to have a corner fireplace? If so, you may be looking for ideas and inspiration to spruce up this area of your home. The fireplace is a main focal point in your home and often the first thing people notice when they walk in. The mantel serves as a direct visual point and there are numerous ways you can decorate it.

16 Gorgeous Corner Fireplace Ideas that will Make Your Home More Welcoming

DIY Corner Fireplace

Not all homes can accommodate a large, spacious fireplace, so here is where the DIY corner fireplace design comes in. They can be tucked into even the smallest nook and are guaranteed to give off that cozy, comfy vibe all year long. With endless fireplace decorating ideas, no two fireplaces alike. You can decorate this corner area during every changing season, you can update it with minimal cost and effort, and you can also add your own personal touch to this cozy area of your home.

Updating your existing corner fireplace can boast a modern design style and improve your home interior. It’s all about complimenting your home’s unique aesthetics whether it’s rustic farmhouse or more modern contemporary. From stone to wood and everything in between, the sky is the limit on creating your dream corner fireplace. There’s also no limit to the shape it can take.

Before you get started on building, updating or refreshing your corner fireplace, it’s important to know the style you are trying to achieve. For an old-fashioned fireplace design, you’ll want to stick with darker colors and add in some wood and decorative molding. For a more modern approach, using natural materials such as glass, slate or concrete will give your fireplace a more polished look. Symmetry is also an important design aspect since this is a corner fireplace after all. You want a balanced appearance so take note of doors, windows and the overall symmetry of the room. Furniture can help provide balance while also making this area of the home more functional.

Ready to dive in and take notice of some of the top trendy and elegant corner fireplace ideas? Here are some of the best corner fireplace design ideas and inspirations.

1. Rustic DIY Corner Fireplace with Wrap-Around Mantel

Rustic DIY Corner Fireplace with Wrap-Around Mantel

There are so many neat ways to integrate a fireplace into any room of your home. Transforming this once bare corner into a now cozy fireplace retreat is a DIY dream project. This unique fireplace is nestled into the corner and exposed from two sides of the protruding wall making it noticeable from various viewpoints. The white brick gives this fireplace a rustic feel along with the wood mantel that wraps around from corner to corner. Leaving the exposed red brick flooring makes this DIY corner fireplace look vintage with a modern update. Decorate this beautiful fireplace with picture frames, lanterns, hanging decorations and more.

2. Creating a Tall DIY Corner Fireplace for the Master Bedroom

Creating a Tall DIY Corner Fireplace for the Master Bedroom

Who knew they sold DIY corner fireplace mantel kits that are both stylish, unique and budget-friendly? With this tall DIY corner fireplace, the design features are what’s truly important rather than the actual warmth element. This project is all about building ambiance to the master bedroom. With so many precautions building an actual woodburning fireplace, it may be easier to create a freestanding look-alike fireplace. With the DIY corner fireplace mantel kit and added shelving, you have yourself a stylish and elegant fireplace replica. By adding the exposed shelving, you can create a beautiful collage of photos, plants and holiday décor all year long.

3. Rustic Shiplap Built-In Cozy DIY Corner Fireplace

Rustic Shiplap Built-In Cozy DIY Corner Fireplace

With a built-in fireplace, it can be difficult figuring out how to enhance the design or even add décor to this corner area of the home. You can completely transform your once dull and basic corner fireplace area into a rustic haven with a little wood detailing. The shiplap backdrop adds so much texture and homeliness to this space and by adding a wooden mantle just below the stately curved alcove makes this DIY corner fireplace really pop. Decorate this area with a mirror in the alcove/nook, add lanterns, candle lights, frames or any other personal touches to this space for a cozy, inviting corner space.

4. Farmhouse Style Wood Burning Stove Corner Design

Farmhouse Style Wood Burning Stove Corner Design

If you’re looking to upgrade your dark and outdated corner fireplace, all you need is a little light. There are many ways to lighten up an area of your home and starting with white is one of the easiest ways to start. By painting the dark bricks near your fireplace white, it instantly lightens up this corner space and the dullness is nearly inexistent. Since this wood burning stove is black, the white touches contrast to make the surrounding area pop even more. Add in a few décor pieces such as white vases, white flowers and other light and natural fixtures is sure to give this corner fireplace design a brighter facelift.

5. Simple Electric Corner Fireplace for a Cozy Atmosphere

Simple Electric Corner Fireplace for a Cozy Atmosphere

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Don’t have a fireplace? That won’t be a problem with this remote-controlled corner electric fireplace. This corner fireplace features a programmable thermostat that has a heat coverage of nearly 1000 square feet along with a flickering flame effect and screen for optimum convenience. The fireplace has a simple, yet sleek design that can be placed on either hardwood floors or carpet and turned on by simply plugging in the fixture. Decorate the top of this convenient faux fireplace with candles, photos, plants and more for a cozy nook that can be placed in any area of your home for both style and convenience.

6. Cozy Corner DIY Fireplace Reveal with Whitewashed Brick

Cozy Corner DIY Fireplace Reveal with Whitewashed Brick

Gorgeous is an understatement in this fireside room reveal. The raised concrete slab gives this DIY corner fireplace a sort of showcase feel as if it’s on a stage front and center. The faux brick wall adds a rustic, farmhouse feel, and the vintage framed portrait really makes this space feel aged and antiqued. The stacked wood next to the woodburning stove is for decorative purposes, but also adds a coziness vibe to the room. Since this corner fireplace is in such a focal area of the home, you can do so much with the design. Swap out the décor on the shelving next to the fireplace with trinkets, books and seasonal items to keep it fresh and welcoming all year long.

7. Two Panel Free Standing Corner Fireplace Screen

Two Panel Free Standing Corner Fireplace Screen

The purpose for having a screen for your fireplace is to primarily prevent sparks from the fire flying out and into the room. Majority of fireplace fires are caused by these sparks so it’s important to protect your home by adding a fire screen stands. It also prevents children and pets from coming into close contact with the fire. This two-panel free standing fireplace screen is made from wrought iron and features two feet to hold it securely in place. One side can be easily opened for loading firewood inside. This screen is custom made to fit your fireplace so each one is tailored just for you.

8. Chunky Rustic Pine Beam Fireplace Mantel

Chunky Rustic Pine Beam Fireplace Mantel

Made from pine beams, this chunky rustic mantel adds both depth and dimension to your DIY corner fireplace. Choose between dark chocolate, rustic walnut, smoked oak, weathered siding or barnyard for the mantel finish. The pine beam mantels have been stained and polished with a heat-friendly source making it safe for over the fireplace. Mantels are a great way to create a wow-factor for your fireplace. Whether your style is modern, boho, country or industrial, having a chunky pine beam mantel is a lovely addition to your DIY fireplace. This listing includes a full how-to guide along with tips for installing the mantel onto stonework, brick or drywall.

9. Hand Hewn Solid Pine Rustic Fireplace Mantel

Hand Hewn Solid Pine Rustic Fireplace Mantel

This solid hand-hewn white pine mantel is made to order and is 72 inches long with an 8-inch depth. There are five different stain options available using a tinted satin finish polyurethane that’s safe around heat. Also, choose between a notched mantel, standard mantel or a mantel with four straps for various installation purposes. This listing does not include the corbels which serve as a bracket but can be purchased separately. Mantels say a lot about a room’s design style in addition to highlighting interests and personality of the homeowners. Display everything from art to flowers to objects and collectibles on your mantel for a decorative touch to this cozy little corner.

10. Salvaged and Distressed Barn Wood Fireplace Mantel

Salvaged and Distressed Barn Wood Fireplace Mantel

Each one of these hand distressed mantel beams feature incredible wood grains, knots and rustic effects for the perfect rustic DIY fireplace. Each beam has been individually cut and sized and will arrive ready to hang with easy to follow instructions that are included. Choose between a variety of lengths to custom fit your corner fireplace. The beams also feature a catalyzed water-resistant topcoat and are glazed and distressed by hand making this a truly one-of-a-kind addition to your fireplace. Those who have purchased this mantel say that it was more than they expected. They also say that it is a beautiful focal point in their home and was very easy to install.

11. Beautiful Farmhouse Home Décor Sign

Beautiful Farmhouse Home Décor Sign

There are endless fireplace decorating ideas. Wooden signs provide a rustic touch to your home’s décor and look great on the mantel of your fireplace as well. This handmade horizontal home sign features hand-painted lettering with the letter “o” replaced with a beautiful wreath of your choice. Choose between boxwood, silver pip berries or a cotton wreath for added customization. Each wooden sign is unique with grooves, knots and various textures so no two pieces of wood are the same. You can also choose a vertical option to stand next to your fireplace if you don’t have a mantel.

12. Custom Hand-Hewn Solid Pine Fireplace Mantel

Custom Hand-Hewn Solid Pine Fireplace Mantel

Having a mantel for your fireplace can add dramatic impact to a room. It provides the perfect perch for displaying portraits, antiques, candlesticks, plants, artwork, a mirror and more. This hand-hewn solid pine mantel would make a great addition to your DIY corner fireplace with various color choices to choose from. No two beams are exactly the same making this a unique and customized feature to your focal fireplace. The mantel is 66 inches long with a depth of 8-inches. Use your new mantel to display pictures or holiday décor throughout the year. Your new DIY corner fireplace will be a cozy nook for the whole family to enjoy.

13. Hand Painted Wooden Sign for Mantel Decoration

Hand Painted Wooden Sign for Mantel Decoration

A lovely hand-painted wooden sign on your fireplace mantel provides a beautiful decoration that stands out and makes a remarkable statement. This hand-painted sign features the quote “Stay Awhile” which is very warm and welcoming to all guests who enter this cozy room. Choose from over thirty color combinations for the font and background colors. Also choose from grey, light, medium and dark stains for the frame color and five sizing options. Each sign is hand-painted and made of real wood. The frame features knots and textures giving it a rustic, imperfected farmhouse look. Layer a few wooden signs on your fireplace mantel to make a statement and showcase the meaning of family in your home.

14. Corner TV Stand Fireplace Unit in Black

Corner TV Stand Fireplace Unit in Black

Instead of building a custom DIY corner fireplace, you can simply buy one pre-made. This 4-foot wide fireplace is made from high-grade MDF and durable laminate. It comes with a simple plug-in insert and accommodates tv’s up to 50 inches. It also has a double door storage unit on the side with tempered safety glass panes. This corner fireplace comes in black for a sleek, modern finish perfect for nearly any home design style. The stand-alone fireplace also features flames resembling a real fireplace and a heating vent for warmth. Place this gorgeous fireplace unit in the corner of your master bedroom or in the main living room for a cozy and comfortable environment.

15. Wrought Iron Steel Fire Screen for Corner Fireplace

Wrought Iron Steel Fire Screen for Corner Fireplace

This handmade wrought iron steel fireplace screen is essentially two screens. One is mounted securely so it doesn’t move, while the other opens on a hinge system that you can also lock into place to keep little ones from opening it. The open hinge panel allows you to be able to add wood into your fireplace with ease. These screens are custom fit to your fireplace, so you’ll need to send exact dimensions of your fireplace opening upon ordering. The steel fire screen comes well packaged for shipping and is easy to assemble and install. Having a screen for your fireplace not only protects your home from catching fire by the sparks, but also protects children or pets from getting too close.

16. Reclaimed Rugged Wood Floating Fireplace Mantel

Reclaimed Rugged Wood Floating Fireplace Mantel

A mantel above your fireplace truly completes the overall look and design of your fireplace. This handmade rugged finish wood mantle gives the look of a solid beam and features a special walnut stain and a clear lacquer finish. The wood is lightweight and easy to install no matter what finish your fireplace contains. When installing a floating mantel for your fireplace it’s important to abide by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). For most housing codes, the bottom of the mantle should be at least 12 inches away from the top of the fireplace box. Always follow the most recent guidelines established to ensure safety when installing these beautiful mantels.

16 Corner Fireplace Design Ideas that are Inviting and Cozy

Having a corner fireplace in your home provides several advantages. They are suitable for small spaces and can take on a variety of shapes in an array of materials to satisfy every decorating style. Corner fireplaces supply a space with a focal point and can leave extra wall space for installing cabinets, shelving or other fixtures. Corner fireplaces also add heightened interest to your space. The most obvious advantage of any fireplace is the coziness and warmth they bring to a room. They allow you to enjoy the glowing embers and flickering flames no matter the size or location of the space they’re in.

Corner fireplaces can be placed in nearly any room of the home. From bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and even dining areas, a fireplace takes on a traditional feel no matter where they are built or placed. From the design inspirations listed above, you can easily build the fireplace of your dreams or purchase a freestanding electrical fireplace that provides the same overall concept.

With so many corner fireplace ideas to choose from, I hope this guide served as inspiration and you’re ready to freshen up, build or decorate your very own corner fireplace. Enjoy your next super fun project.