When you light a fireplace it immediately becomes the centerpiece of the room and draws you to your favorite chair nestled on a cozy decorative rug. Our collection of 23 traditional living rooms with gorgeous fireplaces is sure to inspire you to create a chic and cozy space in your home this winter.
Apple green walls and cobalt blue chairs and lamps pop against dark woods and a large mirror reflects the glow from the grey stone fireplace in a New York living room designed by Jean-Paul Beaujard. Architectural Digest Image.
A round black and white neoclassical rug adds style to the fireplace seating area of this Paris living room designed by Jean-Louis Deniot. Architectural Digest Image.
Jean-Louis Deniot designed this stylish and cozy living room seating area in a Chicago apartment in tones of gray around the Serge Roche–inspired mirrored fireplace and anchored it with a geometric rug that echoes the ceiling design. Architectural Digest Image.
This 19th century Paris apartment in a Haussmann building was modernized by using white furniture and painting the fireplace, walls and moldings white. A navy contemporary rug with a red band of stitching sits on a dark wood floor adding warmth and contrast.
A red and blue decorative rug anchors a mix of Middle Eastern and Scandinavian styles in the den of Designer Katie Ridder and husband, architect Peter Pennoyer Westchester, New York home. A grey stone fireplace is surrounded by lattice screens and yellow walls and red book cases create a warm atmosphere. Elle Decor Image.
The neoclassical fireplace and walls were painted white to give a contemporary look to this living room in a historic Manhattan townhouse updated by Architect Leroy Street Studio and interior designer Christine Markatos. A beige decorative rug anchors contemporary art, a round green mirror and a grand piano. Architectural Digest Image.
Yellow brocatelle fabric covered walls and red fabrics add warmth to this fireplace seating area in a Manhattan living room designed by Peter Marino. A beige decorative rug provides a warm neutral backdrop for the vivid colors and contemporary art. Architectural Digest Image.
A diagonal coffered ceiling directs the eye towards the warm colors of the wood paneled walls and to the fireplace. Cream contemporary sofas are anchored by a cream decorative rug which lays on a contrasting dark wood floor.
A black stone fireplace surrounded by a white mantel casts a warm glow in this living room seating area. A gold and cream damask Savonnerie rug anchors beige walls and beige and white damask upholstery.
A roaring fire casts a warm glow in this light filled living room seating area with cream sofas anchored by a beige decorative rug. Belclaire House blog Image.
Dark wood ceiling beams add warmth and create contrast with the white walls and furniture in this light and airy rustic living room warmed by a large open hearth fireplace and a cream decorative rug.
A vaulted ceiling and white wood beams and floor to ceiling brick fireplace create a warm and airy living room. Yellow chairs pop against the light gray linen slipcover sofa and dark coffee table all anchored by a neutral decorative rug.
A cozy living room seating area around a traditional fireplace painted white to contrast with the beige walls is anchored by a beige decorative rug in this Toronto home designed by Powell & Bonnell. Sonja Scharf’s “Toronto Photographs” on the far wall add energy and movement to the room. .Architectural Digest Image.
A gold Oushak rug adds luxurious texture and anchors pale green and gold fabrics and an abstract painting with yellow, purple and blues in a New York living room designed by Cullman Kravis. Architectural Digest Image.
Dark taupe walls and white Neoclassical fireplace provide the perfect backdrop for Old Master paintings and drawings in a cozy fireplace living area of fashion designer and art collector Herbert Kasper’s Manhattan apartment. Architectural Digest Image.
Rustic wood ceiling, white painted fieldstone fireplace, white floor and zebra rug bring a sophisticated ambiance to photographer William Waldron’s upstate New York farmhouse. Elle Decor Image.
A two-way daybed provides a place to relax in front of the fireplace and at the same time opens the room to two seating areas anchored by decorative rugs in this Hollywood living room designed by Mark Cutler. Elle Decor Image.
David Easton had a coral, orange and cream Bessarabian rug custom made by Asmara for this cozy fireplace seating area in a Dallas living room. David Easton, Inc. Image.
A cream and grey Oushak rug provides subtle pattern and luxurious texture that anchors white French chairs, white traditional fireplace and delicious pops of red in an Alabama living room designed by Paige Schnell. House Beautiful Image.
Suzanne Kasler designed family room in Walland, Tennesseeis is highlighted by whitewashed cypress beams and a fireplace made of local stone. Architectural Digest Image.
A red oriental rug with blue and gold accents adds warmth to this fireplace seating area around a grey and gold neoclassical fireplace. Grey walls add a contemporary contrast to the antique furniture and portrait.
David Easton’s living room mixes the pure shapes of Neoclassical chairs and tables with the comforting contours of Edwardian upholstery. A gold Oushak rug, red and gold chrysanthemum and the glow in the Regency fireplace bring in the warmth of the sun. Architectural Digest Image.
Large irregular stone lined walls and fireplace give character to this loggia in a Palm Springs, California house designed by John Saladino. Wicker ottoman, chairs and sofa upholstered in aqua fabrics are anchored by an aqua decorative rug with a tonal large scale geometric pattern. “I abstract all the elements—sofas, lamps, tables and chairs—into geometric shapes,” says Saladino, “once I introduce color, it’s as if I’m painting a still life.” Veranda Image.