Rustic Farmhouse Fireplace Inspiration From Fixer Upper

So…it may seem a little strange that I am sharing ideas about rustic fireplaces today because after all it is finally Spring! And hopefully our fireplace won’t be getting much more use anytime soon. But let’s face it, while fireplaces are great to keep our houses warm and cozy in the winter months, all year long they are a focal point in our homes. Especially in our home, our fireplace is in the center of our family room that can be seen from every other room in our downstairs. And ours is pretty boring builder grade (to say the least). Since we moved in, we have wanted to gift our fireplace a facelift, and I am so happy to report that the time has finally come to start throwing around ideas for it!

Let’s take a peak at it now: So you can probably guess the #1 thing we want to change about our fireplace. Yup, the granite tiles around the actual fireplace. Simply put, it just doesn’t work with our rustic style at all. And #2 is the mantel. It’s just dry wall that was built out, but has no character at all. We don’t mind the inset above the mantel and may keep that, but aren’t exactly sure yet. Once we narrowed down, what we wanted to “fix” about the existing fireplace we got to work researching rustic inspired fireplaces.

I found myself going back over and over again to “Fixer Upper” fireplaces! No surprise there, right? Each one brought so much inspiration. Between the stonework/tile around the fireplace to the custom wood mantels it’s hard not to swoon at each and everyone one of these. I narrowed it down to my favorites but it was truly hard to narrow it down at all.

  1. The Cargo Ship House – This double-sided fireplace is what rustic dreams are made of. The thick, floating mantle is a show stopper with the matching wood beams. Love the combination of the natural stone with the reclaimed wood.
  2. The Beanstalk Bungalow – This one is all about the white. I love the white painted brick with simple mantel and corbels. The windows that bookend the mantel give this room such an airy feel.
  3. The Shingle Shack – Love the contrast of the natural chunky wood mantel with the white brick. And of course the floor to ceiling built-ins.
  4. The Nut House – Love the tile around the black fireplace and shiplap above the mantel.
  5. The House On The River – The stonework with chunky wood mantle isn’t the norm you see on “Fixer Upper”. But it seems made for this home! The natural stone from floor to ceiling gives this cottage such a rustic feel. It seems made for Colorado!
  6. The Unstately Manor – The built-in for the logs is the stand out here. Everything about this fireplace and mantel is dreamy!
  7. The House in the Woods – I love the gray wall treatment behind the white mantle surround and marble combination. It is different yet classic all at once.
  8. The Prickly Pear House – The thick rustic corbels with solid wood mantle are breathtaking. And just when I thought this couldn’t get more beautiful there is shiplap, white brick, and floating shelves!
    What I notice about these “Fixer Upper” fireplaces is that they are the focal of the main living rooms. Just from the fireplace alone you can tell the entire style of the home. Each one is a truly inspiring master piece. I would love to add stonework like that from”the cargo house” and a mantle like that from “the prickly pear house”. And possible add shiplap above the mantle where the inset is now! Which are your favorites? Have you done a fireplace makeover in your home? I can’t wait to share the progress we make! As always, thanks for stopping by!

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Hi, I'm Jess. Soon to be mom of three and lover of all things decor and design. Follow along as we renovate our newly bought farmhouse one room at at time, and welcome baby #3. So happy you are here!


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