NZ Lifestyle Block
Trends on fire
The big design trends in 2021 are contemporary rustic and cottage décor, and fires are a key feature.
The hottest looks for your fireplace in 2021
Trend: the elevated freestanding fireplace
New technology means designers no longer need to have a freestanding fireplace sitting on legs. Instead, they can be placed at eye-level, sitting on a ledge.
Trend: the multi-sided fireplace
There are now wood and gas fireplaces with two or three glass sides, so you can see the fire from different angles or even separate rooms. They can be used to divide a large open plan living area – some new gas options are up to 2m long – or connect two spaces.
Trend: the dramatic wall
Bold is beautiful. This trend makes a feature of the whole wall from floor to ceiling using colour, highly decorative feature wallpaper, artwork, or a feature mirror.
Trend: the hanging fire
This floating style has been coming back on-trend for a couple of years. One French company has a model that can turn 360°.
Trend: tiles and brick
Tiles or bricks around a fireplace aren’t new, but may not be your first thought in terms of a style statement. Feature tiles are a way to add a pop – or even a loud bang – of colour. With brick, the trend is toward warmer colours instead of the traditional red, and contemporary geometric patterns.