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Add in some paneling and a reading nook and you have a luxurious place to spend an evening. Fireplace bookshelves are classic for a living room; you can install them in bedrooms, offices, and anywhere you need a reading nook. Shiplap and related design features create ways you can integrate fireplace bookshelves into the rest of your house.

Overall, it is amazing to have a fireplace flanked with bookshelves, whether it is your living room or a cozy reading nook.

As people spend more time at home and with family, reading, games, and other quiet hobbies rise in popularity. Casting those shelves against a background or feature of shiplap modernizes an old room and adds the comfort of handmade materials to age a new space.

MagikFlame offers premiere electric fireplaces that can fit on any wall. During that time, these were a way to unify a house’s design by repeating basic motifs in wood throughout the home.

At that time, an architect or home builder often incorporated bookcases into an inglenook or chimney corner, with seating built in around a fireplace. On a winter evening, you wanted to sit as close as possible to the warm flames. When central heating ended the necessity of a fireplace, it was soon added back as a luxury. Often, the shelves would be fronted with glass panes to keep fireplace dirt off of cherished books and valuable display items.

Today, many home decorating styles are incorporating traditional features again, such as shelves around a fireplace, but in a clean and modern way. Shiplap has been having a cultural moment, brought on largely by Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. It creates a modern strong line and clean texture with a vintage, hand-crafted feel of a bespoke object. People in coastal, northern, and other areas with rough weather used it when building because of its ability to expand and contract. It features clean lines, which can add a contemporary update to historical or transitional design. Shiplap has entered the top tongue-and-groove woodcuts for paneling alongside beadboard, and V-groove.

Cut the boards with an offset on each side: the top juts out over the bottom part a half inch in the front, and in the back the bottom juts out under the top a half inch. This gap drives the shiplap look, setting a simple texture on the wall that pulls in interest while remaining understated. Beadboard comprises slim cuts of wood with a rounded “bead” on one side and a beveled routered edge on the other.

Today, you are more likely to buy it in sections already together or MDF inscribed with bead and groove cuts.

This creates a more formal and finished look than shiplap, but is a relaxed alternative to beadboard. Typically, V-groove panels create powerful lines across larger areas than beadboard.

Its lines make trompe l’oeil tricks that fool the eye into thinking the direction they run is bigger. The major complaint of people living with shiplap is that they must dust the thin lines between the panels.

These styles are Contemporary Farmhouse, Mid-Century Modern, Rustic, Coastal, Scandinavian, and Industrial. Finally, we will pair each style with a MagikFlame electric fireplace fitting its aesthetic. From an enormous stone fireplace to a small wall unit in an apartment, here is a set of designs that can fit any space. Shiplap is a natural fit with a focus on clean lines and a cozy feel.

You can expand these neutrals to include natural colors, such as wood, terra cotta, plant green, and pond blue. Against this wall, center your electric fireplace and place white symmetrical bookshelves on each side.

The Athena model has appealing detail that harkens back to an older day. It provides inspiration for styling fireplace built-ins and echoes some of its lines on the shelves creating a planned and finished look. For the classic look, leave the area over the fireplace blank for changing seasonal decorations. Install your wall-mounted flat screen television over the fireplace in a more modern room.

Find a coffee table big enough for games and fold away, making room for charades. In white, the Athena blends traditional design with modern simplicity. You can choose from the 30 unique flames to fit your mood including Sun Beams and Dragon’s Fury.

The technology is the same in every firebox MagikFlame makes and you can manage everything through a touchscreen or smartphone app. Mid-century modern style centers on sleek lines, organic shapes, new materials, and interesting textures. You can build a room in this style, starting with a few inexpensive pieces, like a chair and a coffee table.

You can also buy affordable pieces inspired by Herman Miller and George Nelson. With modern floor plans open to allow for organic flow, wooden panels are a great way to tie a larger room together.

It creates powerful lines that follow the walls from the living to the dining space. Another idea is to raise the paneling onto the ceiling, highlighting an often-ignored part of the room. The Churchill is our corner-model electric fireplace with strong modern lines. A fireplace in the corner shakes things up for small rooms or large homes.

It adds playfulness to the minimalist look, as mid-century modern design appreciates a wink of humor. Its triangular fireplace mantel creates a unique display area.

The corner fireplace enhances the drama of MagikFlame’s unique holographic technique.

It shook the home fireplace industry to its core by completely re-thinking and re-inventing the technology behind the fire with its HoloFlame technology that places the whole innovation of American cinema in your home. MagikFlame uses multiple technologies to layer in place, creating the illusion of real flame. MagikFlame’s founder, Howard Birnbaum, once worked in Hollywood, designing the holographic technology for films such as the Matrix, Starship Troopers, and Harry Potter.

He saw an electric fireplace and remarked how a gorgeous mantel could surround such a lackluster flame. Rustic looks are all about the rugged beauty of natural materials, summoning a feeling of warmth and comfort.

This includes the cabin in the woods, the southern shabby chic, and the western-expanding handmade prairie homes. Think wood, brass, rust, and plaids as living room décor.

An electric fireplace surrounded by bookcases increases your safety and enjoyment. This wood has character built in and the warm woody colors relax the room.

Its simple detail of inset rectangles mirrors the surrounding shapes and provides a relaxing place for you and a loved one in the evening. Place items on the shelves that invite interaction: books, games, old toys, and craft materials. Place a braided rug on the floor before it; stack pillows and warm blankets at the foot of the fire.

Coastal design, inspired by the love of nature, requires an amount of sustainability. It creates light that directly heats whatever it touches instead of using blowers and moving parts. An interior designer can bring in the soft colors and lines of sand dunes.

Its textures are jute and linen while its soft colors and exposed wood ground it to the earthy comforts. A room that takes you immediately to summer needs to use maximum natural light. Sure, coastal design can include the nautical blue and white, but in contemporary style, it is lighter and freer. When building these bookcases, place base cabinets underneath to hide the practical items that clutter the house. The look of built-in cabinets fits with the simplicity of the coastal style You might slip a secret drawer behind or beneath the television to hide messy cables and cords. To age the room gracefully, subtly vary the distances between the lines of shiplap.

Your fireplace is a natural gathering place for family and friends, just like an open fire on the beach. The Morpheus in white add interest to a coastal room with its simple vertical lines. Meanwhile the flames bring a calm comfort to the room, which is the entire point of beachy coastal design.

Place a vase, reeds, or a living plant to the side of the fireplace, completing the look. The clean lines of the Morpheus make it a match for any modern room. This size allows you to put a fireplace in the bedroom or even the kitchen and customize the built-in wall-mounted shelves around it.

As with all MagikFlame’s models, it emits 5200 BTU (British Thermal Units) of heat, enough to warm a 1000 square foot room. There are no moving parts to break down and no risk of actual fire coming from the fireplace. Design is without detail, and every piece of furniture should have no extraneous elements that do not come from material or function. White shiplap is a great way to insert line and texture into the room.

With light wood, the shiplap walls can go unpainted, heightening the organic feel. The hearth is central to the Scandinavian home, and a simply shaped fireplace provides it.

Simple lines, like the well-known Billy shelving units from IKEA, fit well into a room. Wide, tall, or square, you can form any shape you need out of this bookcase style.

Think about closing off some bookcases to be cabinets, and for fun, put the doors on asymmetrically to humanize the strict look.

Its simple, blocky shapes create a muted focal point, directing attention to the fire. The Trinity’s simple fireplace design includes lightly fluted side posts and triangular corbels with a bull-nose edge. A shelf lifts the fireplace insert off the floor to make the hearth look bigger.

For a beautifully finished look, incorporate some details from Trinity into the edges or tops of the shelving unit. And you can find information about cost analyses, guides, and many other questions in the Learning Center. Restoration Hardware and its ilk are famous for lovingly highlighting the attractiveness of the everyday.

The design started in a cost-saving way to convert old industrial spaces into apartments. Shiplap walls and concrete floors stamp an industrial frame onto your home décor. You can create a simple fireplace frame from used materials to set around the MagikFlame 28-inch insert.

The insert is just the guts of the electric fireplace, and you can fit it almost anywhere to add ambiance to the room. If your space is smaller than an old factory, you can raise the height of the room by installing the shiplap vertically. In a high-ceilinged room, panel shiplap up the walls to the height of a “normal” ceiling.

This partial coverage brings a vast space down to human scale. If you are in a fully open space, place the fireplace and bookcases near your bed, so you can fall asleep to a roaring fire set on a timer to turn off. Using shiplap as a wall treatment in a large, multipurpose room has a unifying effect.

This makes it small enough to fit into places you didn’t think were big enough for a fireplace. Another way to add traditional elegance is to put a fireplace in the kitchen, with cookbooks on the shelves. If you want to DIY your own fireplace bookshelves, you can find several straightforward tutorials.

It shows you how to change the measurements, deal with unplanned events, and add and remove doors and other design features.

This set of designs can be minimalist modern or add detail to the molding and capitals to the columns to give it a traditional look. The heat and fire mechanisms have no moving parts or bulbs to burn out.

You do not even have to worry about venting or opening a window because no water vapor is going to build up. Electric fireplaces used to have a bad reputation for releasing toxic gasses or starting fires. That means your dog and child could have a wrestling match in front of the fireplace and not get burned even if they bump into the mechanism itself. Meanwhile, your ongoing costs remain low and you have the best fireplace made today. This article has given you several ideas, centered around several of the top current design styles: contemporary farmhouse, mid-century modern, rustic, coastal, Scandinavian, and industrial.

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