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6 Built-in Electric Fireplace Ideas for Your Living Room

Built-in electric fireplaces make a lot of sense. Not only are they affordable over the long term, but they’re easy to install and don’t leave you with any mess or harmful fumes. As a bonus, they add a stylish, homely touch to almost any area of your home.

If you’re considering adding a built-in electric fireplace to your living room, we have a few ideas to inspire you.

Top Built-In Electric Fireplace Ideas for Your Living Room

1. Turn It Into a Feature Wall

The first way that you can add a built-in fireplace to your living room is to make it the focal point of one of your walls. You can even take it one step further and make the wall a different texture or color.

Built-In Electric Fireplace for Living Room Focus Wall

Built In Electric Fireplace for Living Room

2. Add It to a Mantel

If you love the look of a traditional fireplace mantel but would prefer not to deal with wood, coals, smoke, and soot, know that you can replicate this look with a built-in electric fireplace. What’s more, you can enjoy the flames in summer or winter.

Built-In Electric Fireplace with Mantel

3. Create an Unconventional Mantel

If you don’t necessarily want to go the traditional mantel route, you can always modernize it by adding a wooden beam above the fireplace.

Built-In Electric Fireplace with Wooden Beam

Modern Flames Redstone

4. Install It Under Your Television

If your television is already a focal point in your living room, adding an electric fireplace below it can help balance it out. Opt for a more modern look and feel to make this visual work. You don’t need to worry about damaging your television either as most electric fireplaces have front vents.

Built-In Fireplace Under Television

5. Create a Traditional Illusion

If it’s been really difficult for you to choose between an electric and a traditional fireplace, know that there are electric options available that are hyper-realistic. Built-in fireboxes have more depth than other models and when paired with details such as logs, it looks almost identical to a real fireplace.

Built-In Firebox in Living Room

Dimplex Revillusion Firebox

6. Add it to a Corner

There is no rule that says a built-in fireplace needs to be installed vertically along a wall. If you want something a little different, you can always add it to a corner or dividing wall.

Built-In Corner Electric Fireplace in Living Room

Interested in looking at more options? Here is a list of the highest rated electric fireplaces available today