A stone fireplace can greatly enhance the style of your Indianapolis home. Custom masonry fireplaces are an excellent way to add a cozy touch to your main living space and serve as a powerful design element. While stone fireplaces are an incredible addition on their own, decorating your stone fireplace will only accentuate its natural beauty and tie in your home design. In this post, we offer some of the most popular stone fireplace design ideas. 


Adding a mantel to your stone fireplace is one of the simplest ways to set your stone fireplace up for design success. Choose a mantel that ties in with the theme of your home. You can use the mantel to hold other decor and to help segment your stone fireplace. Natural wood, stained wood, or painted white wood mantels are some of the most common choices. 

Once you have your mantel, you can put a number of different decor items, and you can switch out items for different seasons or holidays. Some ideas for mantel decor include:

  • Vases
  • Framed photos
  • Trinkets
  • Books
  • Small statues/figurines
  • Wreaths
  • Fake plants

Fireplace Tools 

Showcasing your fireplace tools and supplies is an easy, practical way to dress up your stone fireplace. Use a fire retardant basket that matches your style to hold either real firewood or fake wood. Find an aesthetic cast-iron set of fireplace tools (prongs, poking stick, etc) and place it near the fireplace. Displaying some (real or fake) fireplace essentials will add a rustic feel and bring attention to your fireplace. 

Hanging Decor

Another popular design choice is to hang something above your stone fireplace. If your fireplace is in a commonly used room, hanging a TV above your fireplace is a practical choice. This way, you can enjoy your fireplace and TV at the same time, and both serve as centerpieces to the room. If you do not have a TV or have your fireplace in a room where you do not commonly watch TV, you can hang something else above your fireplace. Consider hanging a large photo, mirror, or gallery wall above your fireplace. 

Design Your Stone Fireplace First 

The first step to decorating a stunning stone fireplace is to design the perfect stone fireplace for your Indianapolis home. For all of your fireplace needs, including design and installation, choose the experts at the Brick + Ember Outfitters of Indianapolis. Our knowledgeable team will help you with every step of the design process, to ensure you get your dream masonry fireplace. Once you have your fireplace, we are happy to help with all of your maintenance and repair needs so you can get many enjoyable years out of your fireplace. To learn more about decorating a stone fireplace or for any fireplace services, contact Brick + Ember Outfitters Indianapolis at 317-500-1250 or OFFICE@BRICKANDEMBER.COM