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12 Cozy & Portable Fireplace Ideas for the Modern Home

I know, I know. It’s only the end of August. But where I’m from, it’s never too early to look into fall and winter trends — in this case, modern fireplace ideas that are somewhat compact and portable. Of course, there are all sorts of great electric fireplaces you can get to recreate the look and feel of a real one, but they don’t always work in super small spaces. If you’re searching for ideas to stay warm when the cold weather returns, try looking for inspiration from these eye-catching fireplace pieces that are completely portable!

Fiery Accents

How great would it be to use a tiny fireplace as an accent piece? Although some probably wouldn’t call these fireplaces (they’re more like flame pieces), they still bring a touch of warmth to any modern room. This glass cylinder piece from Touch of Modern is small enough to go on a dining room table.

Small portable fireplace in modern glass cylinder
Small portable fireplace in modern glass cylinder from Touch of Modern

Ecosmart fire has a similar fireplace piece called the Cyl, which is sizeable enough to even look good on the floor.

The Cyl tea light fireplace from Ecosmart Fire
The Cyl tea light fireplace from Ecosmart Fire

Not a fan of cylindrical design, but still love the glass? The round look isn’t for everyone. You can alternatively get the look of a square glass fireplace piece with the Nu-flame Lampada from Modern Blaze.

Nu-flame Lampada tabletop fireplace
Nu-flame Lampada tabletop fireplace

Hayneedle has a stunning modern fireplace that retains the shape of a real one. It’s still surrounded by glass and is small enough to fit on a table.

Anywhere fireplace Metropolitan Indoor from Hay Needle
Anywhere fireplace Metropolitan Indoor from Hay Needle

If you love the idea of adding a seriously hot accent to a hallway table or a coffee table, then you need to check out the Anywhere Lexington from Modern Blaze. It’s quite literally a miniature fireplace for your coffee table.

Anywhere Fireplace Lexington from Modern Blaze
Anywhere Fireplace Lexington from Modern Blaze

Freestanding Fireplaces

We’ve covered┬ásome┬áreally small fireplace pieces that belong on tables or other pieces of furniture, but if you’ve got room for something a little bigger, you may want to look into a freestanding one. The Ghost fireplace from Ecosmart Fire is meant to be almost invisible, yet still strikingly elegant for even small rooms.

Invisible glass fireplace from Ecosmart Fire
Invisible glass fireplace from Ecosmart Fire

Looking for something with a little more sparkle? The Piet Indoor Stove is a reinvented fireplace with brass reflectors on the inside. Simply light it up and watch the flames dance in their reflections!

Piet Indoor Stove fireplace
Piet Indoor Stove fireplace
Piet Indoor Stove with brass reflectors
Piet Indoor Stove with brass reflectors

If you liked the Piet, you’ll love the freestanding fireplace collection by Vauni. You can get these modern globe-like fireplaces that stand low or high above the ground, and they come in various colors too.

Black globe fireplace from Vauni
Black globe fireplace from Vauni

Wall-Mounted Warmth

Vauni also makes these gorgeously unique wall-mounted fireplaces, similar to the freestanding ones above. Called Cupolas, they also come in different colors, so you can find one that matches your decor.

Wall mounted fireplace from Vauni

The Cupola wall-mounted fireplace from Vauni

For those of you who aren’t exactly fond of the round look, there are still lots of other great wall-mounted fireplace options out there! The Tate wall-mounted fireplace from Overstock, for example, is more of a square and hangs easily like a picture.

Tate Stainless Steel:Glass Wall-mount Fireplace from Overstock
Tate Stainless Steel:Glass Wall-mount Fireplace from Overstock

A Real Fireside Look

If you can’t get over the fact that you just love the look of a real fireplace, then you’re in luck — because portable ones do exist! The Fire Aspect Indoor fireplace from Ecosmart Fire can be leaned against a wall or possibly even used to divide two rooms up.

Fire Aspect Indoor Fireplace from Ecosmart Fire

Aspect Modern Ventless Designer Fireplace from Ecosmart Fire

Smaller fireplaces that give off the look of a real one are also available, and may look nice even standing freely away from a wall in any room. Check out the Southern Enterprises Portable fireplace from Hayneedle for this type of option!

Southern Enterprises portable fireplace from Hay Needle

Is it getting hot in here or is it just me? With so many portable fireplace options, it’s almost impossible to feel left out in the cold!

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