40+ Black Shiplap Fireplace Ideas That Blend Warmth and Style

When it comes to creating warmth in and adding dramatic flair to a living area, there’s nothing quite like a black shiplap fireplace! 

Placed at the heart of a modern home, it invites you to curl up with a good book or gather with loved ones, all while the gentle crackle of flames and sleek wood panels create a soothing backdrop with unparalleled sophistication.

a living area with a black shiplap fireplace with black mantel containing a monochrome painting and a live plant in an antique vase

If you want to add a fireplace with this unique paneling option to your home, you’re in the right place! 

We’ve got 48 stylish ideas for a black shiplap fireplace that will inspire you to think beyond the traditional hearth and level up the style of your living room!

48 Ideas for a Stunning Black Shiplap Fireplace

1. Modern Flames

a living room with black shiplap gas fireplace providing a stark contrast to the soft, homey textures of surrounding items like a plush rug and a comfy gray couch

The smooth, dark surface of this black shiplap gas fireplace provides a stark contrast to the soft, homey textures of surrounding items, like a jute rug and a comfy gray couch. 

Meanwhile, clay jars on the hearth extension offer a subtle, rustic touch that complements the fireplace’s contemporary feel and goes with the space’s neutral color scheme.

2. Rustic Edge

a living room with black shiplap panels featuring wood mantel showcasing clay jars, a green plant, and vintage map art in a round frame

Providing a textural counterpoint to this fireplace’s polished black shiplap panels, the distressed wood mantel showcases an array of decorations that marry the old with the new, including clay jars, a green plant, and vintage map art in a round frame.

The addition of taupe tiles on the fireplace surround also enhances the textured look.

3. Natural Textures

a living room featuring a black shiplap fireplace a  with a distressed wood mantel

For a simple yet impactful update, give your black shiplap fireplace a homey vibe with a thick distressed wood mantel. 

You can make the most of the space by going for a hearth extension and adorning it with a stylish rattan basket. This idea not only adds storage but also introduces a natural element to the sleek fireplace design.

4. Luminous Contrast

a black shiplap fireplace with handcrafted pottery on the hearth and black hanging lamps overhead

Select a glass-front black shiplap fireplace for a modern and clean aesthetic in your living area. 

Then keep the decor minimal yet striking by placing handcrafted pottery on the hearth and adding black hanging lamps overhead. This creates a cozy ambiance with chic minimalist flair that’s perfect for relaxing evenings at home.

5. Dynamic Monochrome

a living area featuring a black fireplace surrounding a black shiplap wall interrupted by a marble frame

In this gorgeous living area, the monochrome palette of a black fireplace corbel and jambs against a black shiplap wall is interrupted by a greige marble surround, creating a dynamic interplay of textures and colors. 

The built-in open shelving on each side — filled with rattan baskets and well-loved books — also adds warmth and character to the space, offering a contrasting backdrop that enhances the visual interest of the black theme.

6. Pops of Color

a living room with an all-black fireplace set against a black shiplap wall and an abstract painting with vibrant colors on the mantel

Revitalize your living room with an all-black fireplace set against a black shiplap wall for a dramatic effect, then place an abstract painting with vibrant colors on the mantel for an instant splash of brightness. 

Make sure to scatter colorful accents like a vase of cheerful sunflowers on a tufted coffee table, a colorfully striped throw pillow, and a yellow throw blanket to tie the modern look together with playful bursts of color.

7. Golden Touch

a black shiplap fireplace design with a gold frame around the brick firebox

Sometimes all it takes to glam up your fireplace is a touch of gold. This black shiplap fireplace design proves that with a gold firebox frame around the gold brick firebox. 

If you want the gold accent to truly shine, keep the mantel simple with a framed photo and a sleek ceramic bottle.

8. Chevron Chic

a black shiplap panels arranged in a herringbone pattern on the fireplace

Choosing polished black shiplap panels arranged in a chevron pattern for your fireplace is an excellent way to combine rustic farmhouse style with contemporary sleekness.

Top the black mantel with an array of plants, jars, and books, which introduce organic shapes and personal touches that soften the fireplace’s defined lines.

9. Vertical Elegance

a living are with a fireplace with vertical shiplap panels in black

This simple fireplace exudes refined sophistication with vertical shiplap panels in black. 

A tall, lush green plant, a matte black lantern, and a crisp white pillow on the hearth extension serve as carefully curated accessories that add texture and contrast and enhance the fireplace’s stately, minimalist appeal.

10. Marble Border

a black shiplap fireplace with intricate millwork and a marble border

One of the most stylish ways to enhance a black shiplap fireplace is by adorning it with simple millwork and a marble surround. 

And to dress it up for the holidays, go with a simple green wreath and a matching garland to celebrate the season with understated elegance.

11. Structured Harmony

a living area with vertical shiplap panels below the mantel and horizontal ones above

With a clever mix of vertical shiplap panels below the mantel and horizontal ones above, this black floor-to-ceiling fireplace offers a subtle contrast while preserving the space’s sleek design. 

The thick dark wood mantel and matching floating built-in shelves on each side serve as a stage for an eclectic collection of potted plants, clay vases, and books, making the fireplace both a functional storage solution and a beautiful centerpiece.

12. Winter Scene

a living area with a black fireplace and a monochrome art piece sitting prominently above the black fireplace, with a small and charming clay vase beside it

A grayscale art piece depicting a serene winter woodland scene sits prominently above this black fireplace, with a small and charming clay vase beside it.

The narrow vertical black shiplap panels of the wall provide a textured backdrop that enhances the art piece’s visual impact. 

13. Stark Sophistication

a living room with all-black fireplace boasting a herringbone firebox, a surround with clean, geometric lines, and black shiplap panels

Here’s an all-black fireplace boasting a herringbone firebox, a surround with clean, geometric lines, and black shiplap panels, around which this contemporary-style living area centers. 

It’s contrasted by the round white vases and the green plant on the mantel, creating a striking visual statement. 

14. Seasonal Accents

a living area with black shiplap fireplace and its mantel is adorned with green eucalyptus in glass vases and faux Christmas trees

Set against a contrasting backdrop of wood shiplap walls, this fireplace accent wall with black shiplap panels brings a touch of modernity to the space. 

Its mantel is adorned with green eucalyptus in glass vases and faux Christmas trees to evoke a festive atmosphere that’s both fresh and traditional.

15. Candlelit Charm

a living are with a black fireplace amplified by its ornate millwork and narrow shiplap panels

The traditional elegance of this black fireplace is amplified by its ornate millwork and narrow shiplap panels. 

And a display of candles in different sizes — some placed in antique candlesticks — flickers against a backdrop of a lush pine garland on the mantel. Together, they offer a warm and inviting ambiance. 

16. Natural Fusion

a living area with a black shiplap fireplace accent wall against the airy feel of glass windows framed in white

Introduce an eye-catching contrast in your space by setting a black shiplap fireplace accent wall against the airy feel of tall glass windows framed in white.

Top the mantel with a wooden surface and decorate it with wood-textured candles to blend the sleek black background with the rich, inviting tones of natural wood elements.

17. Refined Reflection

a living area with a black fireplace with a crisp white surround stands out against an accent wall clad in black shiplap panel

This black fireplace with a crisp white surround stands out against an accent wall clad in black shiplap panels. 

Above, a gold-framed mirror reflects the room’s elegance, along with an antique vase filled with verdant greenery and an array of candles, blending classic beauty with a touch of opulence.

18. Chic Cohesion

a living area with a shiplap wood fireplace black with a distressed wood mantel and hearth

To create a timeless look, paint your shiplap wood fireplace black and pair it with a thick distressed wood mantel and hearth extension.

Decorate the mantel with white vases filled with petite plants and a neat stack of books for a tidy but dynamic appearance.

19. Artistic Whimsy

a living area with a hand-painted vibrant yellow and peach circles infusing the black shiplap fireplace

Hand-painted vibrant yellow and peach circles on this black shiplap fireplace infuse it with playfulness. 

This creative design is complemented by the wooden mantel, which displays a colorful floral painting on a vaulted canvas and plants housed in eye-catching vases. The color scheme continues to the living room’s pouf, pillows, and throw blanket.

20. Unmatched Luxury

a living area with black shiplap wall and a black fireplace illuminated by a majestic crystal chandelier above and matching crystal sconces on either side of the wall

Placed against glamorous black shiplap walls, this black shiplap fireplace with a traditional white surround is the epitome of classic grandeur. 

The space is illuminated by a majestic crystal chandelier above and matching crystal wall sconces flanking the fireplace.

21. Seafarer’s Sanctuary

a living area with a black fireplace with a black shiplap walls with decors such as wooden ship and a wicker tray, along with a plant in an old-fashioned ceramic planter and a candle in an antique-style holder

Even a black fireplace against black shiplap walls can give off maritime charm with the right decor! 

For instance, this fireplace’s mantel flaunts nautical-themed treasures such as a decorative wooden ship and a wicker tray, along with vintage items like a plant in an old-fashioned ceramic planter and a candle in an antique-style holder.

22. Coastal Serenity

a black shiplap fireplace with a white mantel featuring an array candles in glass jars on a rustic wooden tray, a hardy succulent, and a clay jar perched on a wooden box

Atop the white mantel of this black shiplap fireplace sits an array of decorations: candles in glass bottles on a rustic wooden tray, a hardy succulent, and a clay jar perched on a wooden box. 

Above, a painting of the sea complements the nautical theme and brings a tranquil touch to the room.

23. Rustic Warmth

a fireplace featuring a surround made with matte black tiles and black shiplap panels above the wooden mantel

This fireplace features a surround made with matte black embossed tiles and black shiplap panels above the wooden mantel, creating cohesion with a hint of texture. 

Lined with firewood and a wicker basket, the hearth extension contributes to the rustic style and welcoming atmosphere. The same is true for the mantel, which is adorned with pampas grass and black-and-white candles for a chic and natural look.

24. Lounging Area

a living room with a black shiplap fireplace made with distressed wood and a large hearth with a plant and a vase as decor

If you want a cozy corner in your living room, install a black shiplap fireplace made with distressed wood for a slightly rugged and welcoming aesthetic. A large hearth extension with a plant and a black vase can also add to the relaxing feel. 

Pair the fireplace with built-in open wooden shelves beside it and fill the shelves with books. Meanwhile, a gray couch encourages a leisurely read. 

25. Coordinated Contrast

a living area with a wood shiplap walls and a black shiplap fireplace with a wood hearth

Nestled against wood shiplap walls, this black shiplap fireplace with a wood hearth extension offers a harmonious design with unmatched warmth. 

Black shelves beside the fireplace display an assortment of decor and books, creating an inviting focal point that draws guests in.

26. Golden Vista

a living area adorned with books, lush plants, and exquisite gold decorations

Found a dreamy landscape painting for your living room? Make it the focal point of your space by placing it on a black shiplap accent wall above a black fireplace. 

Built-in shelves adorned with books, lush plants, and exquisite gold decorations — such as a bird sculpture and a decorative bowl — beside the fireplace can complete the enchanting aesthetic of your room.

27. Radiant Glow

a living room with glass lamps with LED lights and gold accents bring a warm glow to the mantel of the black shiplap fireplace, complementing the gold-framed abstract painting

Glass lamps with LED lights and gold accents bring a warm glow to the mantel of this black shiplap fireplace, complementing the gold-framed abstract painting on the mantel. 

The ensemble is rounded off by wooden built-in shelves that play host to an eclectic mix of plants and golden jars, balancing the modern vibe with touches of glam.

28. Entertainment Hub

a living area with refined black shiplap panels including built-in shelves and lower cabinets with gold handles

No need to sacrifice style for function with a fireplace design like this! It features refined black shiplap panels for modern allure, and it includes built-in shelves to display decor and lower cabinets with gold handles to stash away essentials. 

Plus, the TV is mounted above the fireplace to give you a stylish entertainment hub that’s perfect for cozy movie nights.

29. Stone and Shiplap

a living area with black shiplap fireplace against a stone wall backdrop and the the black mantel has small plants in white and beige vases

Achieve a harmonious blend of textures by going for a black shiplap fireplace against a stone wall backdrop. 

Dress the black mantel with small plants in white and beige vases for a touch of natural beauty, then arrange light-colored wicker baskets and candles on the hearth extension to add an element of rustic charm.

30. Weathered Harmony

a living area with weathered shiplap panels backdrop and a  black fireplace with clean shiplap patterns

The contrast of a stone brick backdrop, a white wall, and this sleek black fireplace with clean shiplap patterns create a breathtaking visual effect. 

Brass pots cradling dried plants and assorted ceramic pieces grace the mantel, while nearby wooden shelves against the stone brick wall showcase a well-curated book collection.

31. Sky-High Shiplap

a living area with a black shiplap fireplace against a white shiplap walls and the black hearth is styled with a selection of books

Reaching all the way up to the vaulted ceiling, the black shiplap fireplace stands as a dramatic counterpoint to the contrasting white shiplap walls. The black hearth extension is simply styled with a selection of books, offering a grounding presence. 

32. Vintage Reflections

a living area with a white fireplace surrounding against black shiplap panels

A white fireplace surround against black shiplap panels can serve as a canvas for any decorative items of your choice. 

It’s best to choose metallic accents for a hint of a gleam against the monochromatic backdrop, including a metal vase filled with artificial pine and an antique gold-framed mirror.

33. Sleek and Warm

a living area with black shiplap fireplace with white walls surrounding it

Embrace minimalism with a modern black shiplap fireplace that’s completely unadorned, save for a TV mounted above. 

The large windows and white walls surrounding it help keep the space welcoming, while recessed lighting overhead enhances the contemporary feel of the space.

34. Bohemian Blaze

a living room with a black fireplace against black shiplap and a boho-style tapestry above

Add depth to your living room by going for a black fireplace with an ornately designed surround against black shiplap walls. 

Place a Boho-style tapestry above for a splash of vibrance, and complement it with live plants in blue and terracotta pots on the mantel for a vibrant atmosphere and a mix of colors and textures.

35. Rustic Artistry

a living area featuring a black shiplap fireplace and a wood mantle  with candles in distressed holders, a green plant in an antique pitcher, and rattan accents

Are you looking to soften your black shiplap fireplace? Well, adding a thick wooden mantel is your best bet. 

Decorate it with candles on distressed candlesticks, a green plant in an antique pitcher, and rattan accents for added warmth. And for the perfect finishing touch, choose an abstract painting in neutral tones to draw the eye.

36. Refined Creativity

a living area with a black shiplap fireplace with black mantel containing a monochrome painting and a live plant in an antique vase

Atop the black mantel of this black shiplap fireplace, a monochrome painting offers a contemplative aesthetic, complemented by the organic beauty of a live plant in an antique vase.

The hearth below is thoughtfully adorned with antique pottery and a tall plant encased in a jute planter, adding layers of texture.

37. Minimalist Repose

a living area with a black shiplap fireplace stretching from floor to ceiling and a black rocking chair with a snug throw nearby

For those who revel in simplicity, a sleek black shiplap fireplace stretching from floor to ceiling offers a clean and uncluttered focal point. Place a black rocking chair with a snug throw nearby to create an inviting nook for relaxation and contemplation.

38. Timeless Greenery

a living area with a traditional-style mantel displaying an antique quartz clock  on a black shiplap fireplace

Green plants in brass pots bring a burst of life to the classic-style black mantel of this black shiplap fireplace. 

It also proudly displays an antique quartz clock as its centerpiece above the mantel — the perfect way to incorporate a nod to the past into your cozy modern fireside setting.

39. Distinctive Depth 

a small living area with a white fireplace against black shiplap walls

Only have a small living area? You can make it feel open by installing a white fireplace with simple millwork against black shiplap walls. The juxtaposition provides depth and dimension that creates an illusion of spaciousness. 

Vintage distressed jars and rattan wall decor can bring a touch of rustic charm to this dual-tone backdrop.

40. Colorful Display

a living area with black shiplap fireplace along with its large mantel, mounted TV, and built-in shelves and cabinets

A lighter shade of black distinguishes this shiplap fireplace from other designs, along with its wide mantel that crosses over each side of built-in shelves. A mounted TV and built-in cabinets complete this entertainment space.

Colorful vases of varying sizes and an assortment of plants decorate the shelves and create captivating visual interest in the room.

41. Botanical Beauty

a living area with a black fireplace with the crisp contrast of a white mantel surround, decorated with a eucalyptus plant in a matching white vase

Accentuate the boldness of your black fireplace with the crisp contrast of a white mantel and surround, decorated with empty vases and a eucalyptus plant in a matching white vase. 

A vibrant painting of flowers above captures everyone’s attention and gives the space’s serene palette a burst of brightness.

42. Cozy Retreat

a living area with black fireplace against black shiplap walls, along a built-in shelf flaunting a  green plant, a rustic wood slice, and a stack of books

Above this black fireplace against black shiplap walls, a black built-in shelf flaunts a verdant green plant, vases, a rustic wood slice, and a stack of books. 

The raised hearth extension offers a lovely spot for large plants in wicker containers and more books to indulge avid readers and invite them to savor the warmth.

43. Eclectic Shelf

a living area with open shelves above the firebox and a black shiplap fireplace to blend storage and style

Open shelves above the firebox allow this black shiplap fireplace to blend storage and style. 

More open built-in shelves on each side of the hearth hold an array of plants, books, and metal vases, offering a lived-in feel and showing off your prized possessions. 

44. Nautical Notes

a living area with black shiplap accent wall on a white fireplace with minimal decorations like rattan pieces, white vases, and fabric-wrapped vases

Navy blue tiles for the surround add a splash of the deep sea’s hue to this fireplace, complemented by the crisp white mantel surround. 

The black shiplap accent wall offers a dramatic backdrop, with minimal decorations like rattan pieces, white vases, and fabric-wrapped vases on the mantel, lending a subtle seaside-inspired vibe to the space.

45. Time-Honored Hearth

a living area with a black shiplap fireplace and wooden mantel  adorned with antique pottery and ceramic treasures, alongside a green plant

The robust thick wooden mantel of the black shiplap fireplace is adorned with a collection of antique pottery, earthy decor, and ceramic treasures, alongside a touch of green from a humble plant. 

Plus, a round frame with a subtle gold outline completes the living area’s blend of rustic and refined.

46. Abstract Appeal

a living area with a black-and-white abstract painting on the mantel of a black shiplap fireplace

Accented with a gold frame and gold vignette smudges, the black-and-white abstract painting on the mantel of this black shiplap fireplace instantly commands attention.

The hearth extension features a sleek black marble slab with plants in gray ceramic vases, adding a layer of texture, while the built-in shelving on each side offers more space for more decor.

47. Rattan Reflection

a living area with black shiplap fireplace and a black mantel with a single gold vase paired with a rattan mirror

Want a blend of simplicity and luxury? Top your black shiplap fireplace’s black mantel with a single gold vase and pair it with a rattan mirror. 

Beside the fireplace, place a wooden chair adorned with black cushions, a gray pillow, and a gold side table to echo the mantel’s metallic accent in this cozy and elegant corner.

48. Rustic Contrast

a living area with a black shiplap fireplace and plants and a ceramic vase completing the mantel's rustic tableau

A wooden frame and round wood tray bring nature’s beauty to this black shiplap fireplace, with plants and a ceramic vase completing the mantel’s rustic tableau. 

White built-in shelves on each side contrast sharply with the black wall, displaying vintage pieces that offset the dark, structured lines of the shiplap and balance the overall aesthetic of the space.

Create a Bold, Dramatic Focal Point in Your Space With a Black Shiplap Fireplace!

Now you’ve seen how versatile and impactful a black shiplap fireplace can be! So why not take the plunge and incorporate this design into your space? 

Whether you want it to provide a bold contrast in a light-colored room or use it for a darker, moodier aesthetic, a fireplace like this can transform your living area into a space full of enticing warmth and sophisticated flair.

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