Stacked stone is a great way to create a natural stone look on walls, chimneys, and columns, and one of the best places to use this construction technique is on a stacked stone fireplace. For hundreds, even thousands, of years, fireplaces have been constructed with stone because of its fire resistance and natural beauty.
What Is a Stacked Stone Fireplace?
A stacked stone fireplace creates the look of thin, rectangular stones stacked on top of one another with little to no grout in between the stones. This creates a layered look that can be monochromatic or include a variety of colors.
Today, these looks are commonly created with natural veneer stone panels that are thinner and lighter than the full stones would be, making it easier to install while capturing the same look of a natural stone fireplace.
Stacked stone panels are made of stones that are cut, fit, and glued together, so while they should still be handled carefully to avoid breakage, they are easier and faster to install than individual stones.
10 Stacked Stone Fireplace Ideas
1. Make the Entire Wall a Focal Point
Often, fireplaces are a smaller focal point in a room, but to create an impressive feature, the entire fireplace wall can be finished with stacked stone panels. The panels fit together seamlessly for easier installation than whole stone, which makes them ideal for covering large areas and bringing your stacked stone fireplace wall ideas to life.
2. Create a Wide Hearth for Cozy Seating
This Boston Blend™ Ledgestone Thin Veneer stacked stone fireplace features an extra wide hearth for cozy seating while the fire blazes. The natural stone hearth is enhanced by the colors of the stacked stone to create a cohesive look.
3. Choose the Same Stone for Multiple Features
This fireplace uses the Boston Blend™ Ledgestone that contains a wide range of colors including gray, white, tan, pink, and black. The patio’s surrounding Wallstone mirrors the look of the stacked stone fireplace, an idea that creates cohesion throughout the space and ties the design elements together.
4. Create a Subtle Accent
In this bright white space, the fireplace creates a subtle accent that ties the room together. Alaska Gray stacked stone panels weave together tones of dark gray, light gray, white, and blue that adds texture and dimension to the space.
5. Add a Pop of Color
This Arctic White fireplace is the perfect backdrop for a red vintage wood stove. With a minimalist mantle and colorful inlays, this stacked stone fireplace wall idea will be a conversation piece for years to come.
6. Create Modern Luxury with Timeless Materials
Far from traditional, this Boston Blend Thin Veneer fireplace stacked stone idea incorporates a modern fireplace and flat screen TV for the best combination of relaxation and entertainment. Strategic lighting makes it even more of a focal point in the room.
7. Extend the Fireplace to the Ceiling
Extending the fireplace to the ceiling and creating a low hearth allows the Alaska Gray stacked stone to really have its moment as a statement feature in the room. A floating white mantel enhances the white stones throughout and nicely accents the darker stones.
8. Eliminate the Mantle
Mantels are a traditional part of a fireplace meant to help the fireplace retain heat. In some cases, eliminating the mantel can be a design decision that enhances a streamlined look and feel. The stacked stone panels add depth and dimension, and you can still achieve a dimensional look without the mantle.
9. Use a Mix of Natural Materials
Combining natural materials like a wood floor and a stone fireplace increases the level of warmth in a space, and makes it more comfortable and welcoming. In this design, the lineal look of the stacked stone draws the eye up from the wood floor, but without taking over the space. Installed in a tight-fitting pattern, Diamond Peak Stacked Stone Veneer showcases its sawn edge and hues of gray with occasional rusty brown accents.
10. Go Soft and Subtle
This muted tone design creates a soothing environment in which to gather and relax. A white accent wall and mantel sit above the Oyster Bay Ashlar Face Veneer that features deep gray, blue, black, and white hues. The small amount of grout draws attention to the shape of each individual stone to highlight its natural textures and color variations.
Stoneyard’s Variety of Options Can Help You Bring Your Stacked Stone Fireplace Ideas to Life
Stoneyard® offers a variety of different stacked stone panels which feature stones that are cut, fit, and glued together into an interlocking panel with no mesh backing in order to make installation quicker and more efficient. It also eliminates much of the need for cutting to ensure the stones fit together. Our seamless interlocking design means that you won’t see seams throughout and can achieve a cohesive look.
Contact the experts at Stoneyard® today to design the perfect stacked stone fireplace for your project!
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