The white brick fireplace gets lots of rustic charm and textural interest from the unfinished wood mantel. In front of the window, a sheer curtain allows for privacy while still letting in natural light.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines updated this double-sided fireplace by painting the brick bright white and adding a modern wood mantel. The adjacent dining area features floating wood shelves and a chalkboard wall for a cafe-like atmosphere.
Existing Fireplace Gets Low-Cost Update With White Paint, New Mantel
The existing fireplace in this midcentury modern home was given a fresh update by painting the dull brown brick surround a bright, light-reflecting white -- an easy, low-cost update. A wooden mantel was added, making the space look fresh and modern without replacing the entire fireplace.
The chunky wood mantel adds a rustic touch to the white brick fireplace wall. Cushy poufs are ideal for the kids to lounge on while watching TV, while a comfortable gray sectional is large enough for friends and family to gather.
Traditional Sitting Room With Beige Walls Surrounding Brown Leather Sofa, Striped Armchair and Brick Raised Hearth
A brick raised hearth and fireplace surround create a textural contrast to the traditional white mantel above. White french doors let in natural light from two different walls for a bright atmosphere. A brown leather sofa and a striped armchair provide comfortable seating facing the fireplace.