A Bedroom Fireplace For a Cozy Retreat

Cozy retreat : a master bedroom & fireplace image credit: Lmphot | Dreamstime.com
Cozy retreat : a master bedroom & fireplace image credit: Lmphot | Dreamstime.com

Your cozy bedroom retreat

Wouldn't it be nice to have a cozy bedroom retreat where you can curl up in a chair reading a good book next to the fireplace while you sense the warmth and flames?

Or create a romantic atmosphere in your bedroom hide-away?

Put a fireplace in your cozy bedroom retreat

It is easy to create your own cozy retreat with an electric fireplace that you can place anywhere there's a wall outlet. No need to hire masons to build a fireplace and chimney. No need to chop firewood. No need to carry messy ashes through your bedroom.

Clean, efficient, realistic electric fireplaces

Clean, efficient, realistic electric fireplaces come in almost any decor you can imagine. The styles range from tradtional white-painted mantels, to sleek black and white contemporary designs. You can place an electric fireplace against a flat wall, in a corner -- even mount it on a wall.

The fire has the realistic look of dancing flames and glowing embers. If you wish you can have the look or dancing flames and embers, but no heat. With a push of a button, you can add heat. Many fireplace units deliver up to about 5000 Btus of heat per hour -- enough to heat up a cold room to a comfortable temperature in a half hour or so.

Nutmeg with Glass Ember Bed Dimplex Montgomery Electric Fireplace | image credit: Amazon
Nutmeg with Glass Ember Bed Dimplex Montgomery Electric Fireplace | image credit: Amazon

HDTV entertainment center and fireplace -- all-in-one

What would today's cozy bedroom retreat be without an HDTV? You can watch your favorite movie or show from the warmth and privacy of your bedroom.

Electric fireplace designs are available that double as entertainment centers. Designers have created these combos in a wide variety of decors and incorporated plenty of space for HDTVs, assorted media devices, and space for storage of DVDs.

Most electric fireplaces heat by convection and a small fan blows warm air into the room through a small grille above the firebox without overheating the electronic equipment.

Dimplex Cheshire Media Console with 25 Inch Self-trimming Electric Firebox, Mocha, DFP25-M1013
Dimplex Cheshire Media Console with 25 Inch Self-trimming Electric Firebox, Mocha, DFP25-M1013

This fireplace presents a classic touch, with cabinet doors for extra storage. I like the added shelf above the cabinets -- for placement of speakers. It comes with remote control.

 
Cartwright Convertible Electric Fireplace - Mission Oak
Cartwright Convertible Electric Fireplace - Mission Oak

If you like that mission look, here's a fireplace with a mission design in oak finish. It's convertible -- use it along a flat wall or in a corner. The mantel will support 85 pounds, enough for a 47 inch flat screen HDTV. Produces 5000 Btus of heat. Control this fireplace remotely from your bed or favorite chair.

 
Narita Media Electric Fireplace - Glazed Pine
Narita Media Electric Fireplace - Glazed Pine

This fireplace features a contemporary look with a hint of Arts and Crafts design. It is designed as a media console with an open shelf to hold devices and a storage cabinet on each side of the firebox. Produces 5000 Btus of heat. Wood finish is glazed pine.

 

HDTV entertainment center and fireplace -- all-in-one

Dimplex Montgomery Electric Fireplace - Nutmeg with Glass Ember Bed
Dimplex Montgomery Electric Fireplace - Nutmeg with Glass Ember Bed

The nutmeg-toned mantel fits nicely in a corner of your bedroom. It is designed as a media fireplace featuring an open storage area for your media devices. The mantel supports a HDTV. Produces 3000 Btus of heat. Great when the bed is placed in the opposite corner.

 
Dimplex Hartford Aged Cherry Electric Fireplace Mantel Package Aged Cherry Electric Fireplace | image credit: amazon
Dimplex Hartford Aged Cherry Electric Fireplace Mantel Package Aged Cherry Electric Fireplace | image credit: amazon

Fireplace stand-alone designs

For those who favor the stand-alone feature of a fireplace with designer surrounds, there are plenty of models to choose from. You can choose a fireplace style in harmony with the decor and style of most any bedroom.

Electric fireplace designs range from art deco, to sleek contemporary white, to traditional wood-sculpted surrounds.

The beauty of purchasing an electric fireplace is that the firebox, the mantel and surround have been integrally designed to save space and cost.

Zen Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
Zen Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

Art deco style inspires the design of this fireplace. Features a real cream Marfil marble and a black granite surround. The frame has the descending tiered look of art deco.

 
Zen Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace
Zen Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

Art deco style inspires the design of this fireplace. Features a real cream Marfil marble and a black granite surround. The frame has the descending tiered look of art deco.

 

Fireplace stand-alone designs

Dimplex CFP3920BW 20-Inch Electric Fireplace, Burnished Walnut
Dimplex CFP3920BW 20-Inch Electric Fireplace, Burnished Walnut

A traditionally designed fireplace with burnished walnut finish. It features embellished molding with a mantel for photos, vases and personal object. Produces 4910 Btus of heat and comes with remote control. Ideal for a traditional-look bedroom.

 
Hartford 30" Medium Cherry Electric Fireplace
Hartford 30" Medium Cherry Electric Fireplace

If your tastes tend toward the ornate polished design of cherry, this fireplace is for you. A medallion and inlays lend a look of elegance to this classic design. Produces 5115 Btus of thermostatically-controlled heat.

 

Electric fireplace controls

Electric fireplaces have a on/off switch hidden in an inconspicuous place. Another switch turns the heat on or off. Some units have two heat selections -- high or low. You can have the flames and embers running for the look of a fire with or without heat.

Some units offer optional remote controls and thermostats. Set the thermostat at your comfort level and the heat with cycle on and off to maintain that temperature.

If you have a fireplace with remote control, you can keep the remote by your bedside and turn it off and on as you desire.

Easy home automation with electric fireplaces

If you have turned your home into a smart house with Insteon easy home automation, you can have several cozy bedroom scenes (a scene is simply a list of lights and appliances are turned on by a command). With a web-enabled Insteon controller you can set your scene from -- anywhere!

Let's say you want your cozy bedroom retreat to automatically dim a couple of table lamps and turn the electric fireplace on. With a couple of touchstrokes on your web-enabled phone, your cozy bedroom retreat scene turns on. It is there ready for you when you retreat to your cozy bedroom ... retreat!

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