Outside of the Box - Four Takes on Electric Fireplaces >

Let’s think outside of the box when it comes to our fireplace designs! We are accustom to seeing a standard mantle with a tile surround and either a picture or mirror above it. And we typically see fireplaces in traditional settings, like living rooms.

 There are so many places an electric fireplace can be added to give warmth and style to a space! Check out a few of the areas I’ve placed them and how I styled them for a little inspiration for your next project.


Fireplace wall with TV above

I love the ambience that a fire presents in a space. Previously in my space I had a gas fireplace that would heat up the room I was in when it was on, but it would freeze out the rest of the house.  When I worked on my living room renovation I decided to take out my gas unit and I opted for a Dimplex electric fireplace.

The electric fireplace insert allowed me to eliminate the mantel and still have the TV above. The other great part of the electric insert I used was that it slid right into the existing opening from the gas insert, which made it easy to install and kept the cost down on labour.

faux marble fireplace with TV above

In this stunning living room, I used the Dimplex IgniteXL which stands apart as it is more life-like and visually stunning than any other electric fireplace available. It captures the elegance and ambiance of a real flame, with all the benefits of an electric - controlled heat and flame. It also comes with a 5 year warranty which is an industry best.  I used a porcelain slab as the surround and kept it simple by wall mounting a TV above it. The look is very modern and sleek, a huge transformation from their classic builder brick fireplace that was originally there.


Trailer fireplace glamping

Another fun project I took on was the remodel of an old 5th Wheel trailer for my parents. I wanted to add the warmth of an electric fire place to this space. This was an old TV storage unit that had a cavity perfect for a fire box. With the size perfectly fitting a unit, all I had to do was plug it in. I used the Dimplex 23” XHD Fire box. There is nothing better than cozying up on summer a night by a fire, or when it’s raining and damp, playing cards inside beside this beautiful flame.

bedroom with fireplace

electric fireplace wall detailing


I also love adding warmth and ambiance to a bedroom. Dimplex has so many mantels to choose from; there is sure to be one that fits your style and space. This one I selected for this bedroom was unpacked from the box, assembled and plugged-in in less than one hour! It creates a warm, cozy atmosphere for colder nights but what’s great is that you can even turn it on for ambiance only with no heat, so there is no limit to when you can use this Dimplex electric fireplace.

 And one more just for fun! 

fireplace with window seats


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