Some people think that a stacked stone fireplace like this is so retro and outdated, but I actually really like the look that they bring to a space. The design of this bar/man cave area is elevated so much by incorporating grand fireplace ideas like this -- I feel like it transformed it from a simple basement room, to a cozy lodge (which I love). I could be wrong, but I think that this was actually an old gas brick fireplace that they refaced to modernize it. I am picturing the outdated 1970s design that it was before, and I can't believe the difference that some fireplace stone tile makes. I also really like how they carried that same tile through to the side wall to keep the entire look very cohesive. It makes the room feel complete rather than disjointed.
I'm looking for some advice on what to do with our stacked stone fireplace to make it look more updated and "current." Based on the magazines I have looked at and the photos online, I am seeing that a stone veneer fireplace is actually a popular addition to rooms for 2022. However, the stone in the pictures I have looked at looks much more modern than what we have. I think that our material looks very 1970s retro, rather than homey and contemporary like the popular ones of today. With that being said, we are debating whether we should some how change the finish of the fireplace or, alternatively, make the game room ideas that we use match the stone so that it looks on purpose. Maybe give it a slightly retro vibe but in a cool way, not a "I haven't redecorated my house in 40 years" way.
I absolutely love how our stacked stone fireplace and matching pillows completely transformed our previously dark and gloomy basement. We actually got the idea for our rock fireplace from one of our neighbors after they completed their basement remodel. As is the case in our neighborhood, our houses are very similar both in layout as well as finishes, so we pretty much copy cat each other if one of us does a home decor project that the other likes. They said that it was actually easier and less expensive than you would think to add a faux stone fireplace because you can purchase stone veneer sheets instead of having to lay each piece by hand. This made it a much quicker and easier process than the alternative and, as such, saved us a ton of money.
This stacked stone fireplace is such a stunning piece of artwork that, in my opinion, makes the entire living room design. I found this house when I was looking around for design ideas of a stacked stone fireplace surround that we could incorporate into the plans for the mountain house we are building. It is not a piece that your average person adds to their home, so I have actually had a hard time finding ideas and inspiration to go off of. Luckily this cabin design caught my eye, and I think I have a direction to go with now. I will probably copy everything about it, from the fireplace hearth stone to the curvature of the top that is the perfect place to hang a deer rack like they did (we will probably do a real one not a sculpture though).
My absolute dream would be to have a stacked stone fireplace like this in our master bedroom. I think that it is so cozy and romantic to have some sort of hearth feature in your bedroom, but a huge stone fireplace like this is even better. Nothing sounds better to me than cuddling up on a chilly winter weekend in front of the fire -- pure perfection! We live in the South, so I feel like a design like this may look a bit out of place with the rest of our architecture (and warm weather lifestyle to be honest), but I am wondering if I could some how utilize these stacked stone fireplace ideas in another way. Perhaps instead of a fireplace like this inside the bedroom, I could add one to the patio off of our master suite. That way we could spend chilly mornings and evenings out there cozied up by the fire.
I am so glad that I started looking into a stacked stone fireplace for our living room, because I would have never even considered adding a big feature like this to our backyard as well. After finding this gorgeous outdoor stone fireplace, I would almost rather just start with making a fantastic patio area like they have rather than upgrading our living room. I think that we would get a lot more use out of an additional outdoor entertaining area than we would another indoor space to hang out in. Plus, how cool would that be to have guests come over and see a huge stone hearth like this that we could roast s'mores or have a glass of mulled wine or cider on a crisp fall evening. Just the thought of that makes me want to look for as many stone fireplace ideas as I can.