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Keep It Cozy With These 15 Stunning Stucco Fireplace Ideas 

by on Feb 26, 2024

Are you looking for inspiration to elevate the ambiance of your living room? A stucco fireplace might be just what you need. With its eye-catching texture and cozy warmth, it can transform any space into a welcoming retreat. Whether you live in a bustling city or in the tranquil countryside, these 10 stucco fireplace ideas, with a range of design styles, will spark your next home renovation project. 

Sounds pretty awesome, right? Well, what if you’ve never heard of a stucco fireplace (or maybe you’re more familiar with a more traditional fireplace)? No worries, we’ve got you covered.

Photo by Jenna Sue Design

Stuck on Stucco 

A stucco fireplace is a specific type of fireplace – the surround or mantel is made using stucco, a material made out of a mix of cement, sand, and water. The material is applied in layers over wire mesh or other supportive structures to create a textured and durable finish.  

Since the material is so versatile, it can be molded into different shapes and styles. This material works for both indoor and outdoor fireplaces.

Stucco fireplaces also come in a range of finishes, from smooth and sleek to rough and textured. The beauty of stucco is the ability to customize the look to suit your personal taste and home decor style. It’s compatible with a range of architectural styles, from Mediterranean to modern.

Check out some of these options and think about what would work for you! If there are multiple styles you like, we’ve even got an option for an eclectic design mix. 

  1. Mediterranean Marvel
    Take a trip to the gorgeous sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean without leaving your home. These fireplaces are adorned with intricate tile accents and wrought iron details. The warm terra-cotta hues and vibrant textiles create a cozy seating area around the hearth that transports you away.
White stucco fireplace in living room with brown accents
Photo by HGTV
  1. Coastal Retreat: Want the feel of the serenity and calm of the coast right in your living room? Capture this feel with a stucco fireplace accented by driftwood, sea-inspired colors and even sea shells (like the example below!). Consider featuring long white curtains to form a relaxing seating area that invites you to unwind by the hearth after a long day.
Living with stucco fireplace with seashells
Photo by Kelly Elko
  1. Industrial Chic: If you’re more of a fan of a more urban design style, try a modern industrial stucco fireplace. This fireplace features clean lines and exposed concrete and metal. It’s perfect if your home already leans into this style with metal, leather, wood, and brick; a modern industrial stucco fireplace adds the perfect addition. 
  1. Mid-Century Modern: Fresh vibes, retro feel, and minimalism are cornerstones of mid-century modern interior design. With a stucco fireplace that boasts shapes and bold colors, you can channel your love for this style. Pair your fireplace with iconic furniture and abstract art to create a chic and stylish focal point in your living room. 
White stucco fireplace with brown couch, rug and table
Photo by The Citzenry
  1. Spanish Influence: Step into the romance of Spanish architecture by adding vibrant textiles to your stucco fireplace. You can create a cozy seating area with rustic wood furniture and incorporate ornate details (maybe something from your travels or thrifted decor pieces) to create the feel of a Spanish hacienda.  
  1. Cozy Cottage: Cottage core, but for your fireplace? Yep! With a stucco fireplace you can add vintage-inspired details to create a quaint and inviting cozy atmosphere. Be sure to add layers of soft textiles and floral prints, and surround the hearth with cozy armchairs and plush pillows for the ultimate cottage retreat. 
White stucco fireplace with brown mantel and brown and white photo on top
Photo by Toile and Tide
  1. Rustic Elegance: A rustic stucco fireplace adds charm and beauty to your home using natural materials. The distressed wood accents and warm earth tones of this fireplace can be paired with cozy furniture and texture rugs. A rustic stucco fireplace will make the hearth the focal point of your space while amplifying the organic materials in the design elements. 
  1. Eclectic Mix: Not sure which style is your favorite so far? Try mixing it up. An eclectic stucco fireplace blends different elements together for a more customized look. You can mix and match textures, colors, and patterns – like Spanish style with industrial vibes. The sky is the limit!
White stucco fireplace with rattan brown chairs
Photo by Vivir Design
  1. Outdoor Oasis: Take it outdoors! If you have a covered patio area in your backyard, a stucco fireplace could be a great addition for entertaining and relaxing. Consider adding comfortable furniture, plush cushions, and soft lighting to create a cozy setting for the perfect evening under the stars. 
Off white stucco fireplace in outdoor patio with white patio chairs
Photo by Decor Pad
  1. Texture Play: A little texture goes a long way. Try experimenting with different textures and finishes to add depth and visual interest to your stucco fireplace. You can combine smooth stucco with rough stone or sleek tile to create an eye-catching look. Remember that different textures can add a different feel to the design (like rough textures vs. smoother textures).
White stucco fireplace with grey marble and tile inside of fireplace. Cream lounge chair.
Photo by Mantels Direct

A stucco fireplace is the perfect addition to any living space, offering comfort, warmth, and eye-catching design. Whether you prefer the rustic charm of a cottage retreat or the timeless elegance of French Country, there’s a stucco fireplace idea to fit your style.

Let these inspired stucco fireplace ideas ignite your creativity and transform your living space into a cozy oasis.

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