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30 Hot Fireplace Wall Decor Ideas To Light Up Your Space

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No matter the season, nothing says “cozy” quite like cuddling up in front of a fireplace. Does your current living room decor leave you feeling cold? Here’s some inspiration that will help you take your mantel from mundane to marvelous. Whether you’re designing a new home or redecorating your existing fireplace, these fireplace wall decor ideas are sure to inspire you.

Whether your style is modern or rustic, you’ll find ideas ranging from decorating a mantel, to mounted wall art and unique candles that will transform your fireplace. The end result will be a living room that’s styled to perfection.

1. ‘Tis The Season

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When the temperature drops, you’ll spend a lot more time in front of the fireplace. What better time to decorate it than in the winter? Use seasonal colors like red, green, white and gold and incorporate your favorite photo display.

2. Winter Wonderland

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Make your Christmas mantel chic and shimmery with an all-white wintery scene. A drape of pearls, all white candles and snow-covered trees create a stunning display. Personalize the look by incorporating photo cubes that showcase your favorite memories.

3. Fall For Gold

A simple, elegant gold mirror is the centerpiece for this autumn fireplace design. Bring in all the warmth of the season with a trio of wooden candlesticks and fall foliage while keeping the design clean and simple with minimal decor.

4. Gallery Wall

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The space above your fireplace can be just the right place to create an arrangement of your favorite family photos and artwork. Whether you’re hanging framed prints, photos or artwork, a gallery wall is a surefire way to spruce up your space.

5. Fa-La-La Fabulous

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The fireplace is one spot in the home that gets a lot of attention during the holidays and you can easily recreate this boho Christmas mantel. A crisp, white mantel draped with beads, tiny trees and stars will certainly warm your heart when it’s cold outside.

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6. Mix And Match

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Personalize your fireplace space and showcase some of your favorite memories with an amazing gallery wall featuring your cherished photographs. Mix and match photos, sizes and frames for an interesting twist.

7. Country Charm

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There’s no place like home! A simple brick fireplace is given a double dose of country charm with dark wooden shutters and a mix of rustic decor. Make the design uniquely yours with your favorite mementos on the wall and your initials on the hearth.

8. Fall For It

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When decorating your fireplace for fall, take inspiration from nature. Use classic colors like orange, red and yellow. Accessorize with pumpkins, pinecones and leaves to give your decor a real feel of autumn. Keep your design rustic and cozy by mixing in lanterns and candles.

9. Pitcher Perfect

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A collection of white ceramic pitchers are an unexpected yet elegant decor idea. Whitewashing the brick fireplace gives it a current, modern, beachy feel. Of course, an oversized mirror is a failsafe when it comes to decorating your fireplace wall.

10. Feeling Blue

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Don’t be afraid of color. A light denim blue is a simple and serene backdrop for a collage of your favorite family photos. Add a touch of warmth against the cool blue by decorating with wood frames and natural woven baskets.

11. Keep It Simple

Clean lines, modern artwork and a combination of neutrals and metallics are a way to decorate with sophisticated simplicity. Let your living room design breathe with uncluttered space.

12. Go Coastal

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Look to the beach for your fireplace wall design inspiration. Elements of driftwood, seashells and rope pull the look together, especially when paired with a canvas artwork print or your favorite quote about the beach.

13. Easy Update

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Lighten up a dark and outdated stone fireplace with a new coat of crisp white paint. This easy project will dramatically change the look of your space. Finish the bright new design with modern, fun and funky art and accessories.

14. Color Me Fancy

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Fresh flowers and bright colors are a must when it comes to decorating your fireplace for springtime. A classic mirror on the mantel paired with colorful vases and a variety of plants are no-fail design ideas. Personalize the look with a custom watercolor canvas.

15. Reclaim Your Style

Bring new life to your space by hanging gorgeous reclaimed wood panels on the wall above and around your fireplace. A large vintage clock above a wooden slab mantel adds to the rustic feel. This design works especially well in a small living room.

16. Quirky Christmas

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Looking for ideas to spruce up your holiday mantel? Use colorful letters to create a quirky and fun Christmas display that will bring as much joy as the countless holiday games you’re sure to play! A garland of colorful balls and gold trees on the wall complete the look.

17. Spring Time

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If your mantel is looking a bit bare after you’ve taken down your holiday decorations, consider some fresh decor to ready your home for spring. A massive vintage white clock is a fresh statement piece that goes perfectly with white candles and small white potted plants.

18. Personal Touch

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Add a personal touch to your holiday mantel with a fun and festive family photo. Then, create a traditional Christmas look by draping it with evergreen branches and classic red flannel bows.

19. Photo Grid On Greige

Greige is the perfect backdrop color for a photo or art grid. The simple yet elegant plant artwork complements the gorgeous natural stone fireplace to give the home a warm and cozy feeling. Use the same color and size frames to make your design cohesive.

20. Love Some Bunny

You can give your spring mantel design a touch of Easter decor without going over the top. Prints of colorful watercolor eggs and feathers look fantastic in a mix of frames. It wouldn’t be a spring mantel without a bit of greenery, like an adorable bunny topiary.

21. Marvelous In Metallic

Turn your fireplace into a focal point. Dress up boring brick with a fresh coat of modern metallic silver paint and a dark wood mantel. Pull the look together by decorating with mixed metallics, like gold candlesticks, metal prints and plants.

22. Whimsical For Fall

A creative autumn fireplace display can pay homage to all the things you’re thankful for. Sheets of music in an ornate frame are the focal point of this display, while empty picture frames leaning against the wall add an element of whimsy. Feathers and rolls of sheet music replace traditional plants and flowers.

23. Beach House Beauty

Here’s a way to make your fireplace the focal point of your beach house. Crisp white wooden planks above the mantel are a beautiful backdrop for a classic clock and matching white lanterns. You can practically hear the waves just looking at it!

24. Lean On Me

Framed art is always a fine choice for decorating your fireplace. For a more casual look, lean frames against the wall — and each other — rather than hanging them. Choose frames in varying sizes and styles to add dimension.

25. All Out For Autumn

A whitewashed brick fireplace is a perfect canvas for your autumn-themed fireplace wall decor. You’ll never go wrong with a mirror over the mantel. This round mirror is a refreshing break from all the horizontal lines of the brick. Pair it with pumpkins, plants and candlesticks to pull the look together.

26. A Farmhouse Winter

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When decorating your farmhouse fireplace wall for winter, keep your decor clean, rustic and simple. Distressed wooden shutters frame a vintage window with a holiday wreath. A large distressed wooden star, two lamps, and vintage pitchers complete the look.

27. Shabby Chic For Spring

Here’s a unique way to update the classic mirror-over-the-mantel fireplace design. Lean a rustic spring-themed sign in front of an oversized mirror. Add final touches to celebrate the season, like cute little birds, sweet florals and distressed lanterns.

28. Lean And Layered

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Don’t be restricted by just one style and only one framed print. Keep it casual by choosing a few of your favorite art prints and photos and lean them against the wall. Layer the frames and mix in some greenery to add depth to your living room wall decor.

29. Stacked Stone

Floor to ceiling stacked stone and a rustic, distressed mantel give this fireplace a dramatic look. Hanging a clock over your mantel is a foolproof decor idea for any fireplace, and this massive black and gold clock really has that wow factor.

30. Farmhouse Spring

Spring has sprung and now it’s time to celebrate the sunshine with light, bright and colorful fireplace decor. Rustic elements like a whitewashed wood-framed mirror and vintage wooden boxes paired with fresh flowers complete the look.

With just a few thoughtful decorative touches like the ones we’ve curated here, your fireplace design has the ability to completely transform a room and warm up the space — whether or not you’ve got a fire blazing!