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How to Incorporate Elegance and Utility with Fireplace Room Dividers

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Megan Walden

Managing Director

Fireplace room dividers offer the perfect solution for homeowners who want to both divide up their living spaces and add a touch of elegance to their homes. Not only do these dividers provide a stylish and modern look to any room, but they also provide a functional way to separate areas without blocking out natural light. With the right design and materials, you can achieve a stylish and functional aesthetic that will be the envy of all your friends and family.

What Is a Fireplace Room Divider?

As the name suggests, a fireplace room divider is quite literally a fireplace that segments different areas. If you have an open plan kitchen and living area, for example, a fireplace room divider can be a savvy way to separate these areas while retaining the feel of an expansive multi-purpose space. 

Many fireplace room dividers take the form of fireplace walls, rising from floor to ceiling. These can be a fantastic way to add elegance and utility to a home and they offer flexible functionality too. When you choose a fireplace wall that runs from floor to ceiling, for example, the flue can be routed to an appropriate exterior location, thus giving you a greater choice of fuel sources.

However, this isn’t the only type of fireplace room divider that can enhance your home. A standalone feature fireplace can also act as a fireplace room divider, for example, and will add style and charm to any room.  

Integrating Fireplace Room Dividers

A fireplace room divider has a significant impact on the feel, visual impact and functionality of a space, so it’s important to get it right. With guidance and assistance from our in-house experts, we can provide inspiration and help bring your ideas to life. In the meantime, take a look at our top tips for integrating fireplace room dividers:

1. Floor-to-Ceiling vs Custom Height

Before you start considering which designer fireplaces are perfect for your new interior design feature, think about the size and scale of your dividing wall. An expansive floor to ceiling wall will create more of a distinction between the two spaces, which is ideal if you’re aiming to segment the open plan space into disparate zones. 

Alternatively, a narrow floor to ceiling wall or a mid-height dividing wall can differentiate between different areas within an open plan space while still allowing the room to feel interconnected and cohesive. 

Once you’ve got an idea of the scale of your dividing wall, you’ll be a step closer to focusing on the size and style of your new feature fireplace. 

2. Materials and Colours

There are no limits when it comes to creating a statement dividing wall, so be as creative as you like as you design your own custom fireplace wall. An all-glass chimney stack above a modern fireplace can offer a sleek and contemporary design, and glass can be personalised like a tinted glass fireplace

If you’re installing a fireplace wall as part of a renovation, you may want to update the entire interior and embrace a new colour palette or design. Alternatively, our custom designs make it easy to integrate a luxury fireplace wall into your existing interior. 

3. Fireplace Style and Size

When you’re designing a fireplace room divider, it’s important to get the main feature right! While the scale of the wall will have an impact on the size of the fireplace, you’ll still need to consider what style to opt for. 

Tunnel fireplaces are extremely popular with room dividing walls as they offer a two-way fireplace that can be enjoyed from both sides of the wall. As well as maximising the impact of your designer fireplace, this adds a feeling of cohesion to the space and prevents each area from feeling too separated. 

A dividing wall also presents some great ideas for open fireplaces, particularly if you want your fire to be a statement feature within the room. A rectangular suspended fireplace with a glass canopy atop a custom plinth can act as a contemporary fireplace room divider, for example. By using glass as a canopy, you minimise the impact of the dividing wall while still creating a distinction between separate areas of the open plan space. 

Whatever style of fireplace you choose, you’ll also need to consider which interior lining and fuel bed you prefer. This has a huge impact on the overall visual effect and there are plenty of options to consider. A black ribbed interior lining with grey stones is a great choice for contemporary fireplace wall dividers, for example, while our exclusive ceramic logs recreate the appearance of a traditional wood fire and offer an unmistakable visual impact and ambience. 

4. Functionality and Décor 

You’ll want your fireplace room divider to complement your décor but what about its functionality? In some instances, you may simply want to relax and enjoy the flickering flames and extra warmth, but you may decide that your dividing wall should serve additional purposes. 

A dividing wall can feature a stunning designer fireplace and be home to a widescreen television, games consoles and/or music systems, for example. If you want to turn one area of the room into an entertainment zone or TV media wall, for example, this is a great way to do so using lifestyle fireplaces. 

Alternatively, you may be eager to create more storage space with a fireplace room divider. If so, the wall can be crafted to feature in-built storage solutions that maximise functionality while enriching the surrounding décor. 

Creating a Custom Fireplace Room Divider

With so many ideas, styles and design choices to consider, it can be tricky to decide what type of fireplace room divider will work best in your home. Fortunately, assistance and guidance from architects and fireplace experts can help you to create the perfect fireplace room divider. 

To find out more or to view our range of luxury fireplaces, arrange an in-person or virtual appointment at our exclusive fireplace studio now.