26.29% of dining rooms (recent designs and new homes) have a fireplace. That figure based on recent research we did on 13,173 dining rooms surprised me.
It seems quite high; but then thinking about it, today’s popular open-concept living means there’s a fireplace viewable from the main living spaces including the dining room, kitchen, and living room.
See the full gallery below.
A dine-in kitchen features a modern fireplace fixed on the stone accent wall across the black dining set that’s illuminated by a linear chandelier.
The charming dining room is decorated with a round wood wall art mounted on the coral pink wall. It has a round dining table surrounded by white wingback chairs that sit on a gray rug beside the fireplace.
Tropical dining room with a white fireplace facing the dark wood dining table and beige chairs lighted by a wrought iron chandelier.
An open dining area showcases hardwood flooring and a high ceiling with exposed wood beams. It has a long dining table with black chairs that sit on a vintage rug.
Classic dining room with terracotta flooring and full-height windows covered with patterned draperies and valences. It includes a white fireplace and a wooden buffet table with a dining set in between.
Lavender plant.” width=”1000″ height=”667″ />Fabulous dining room clad in gray striped and floral wallpaper. It has a beige dining table with round back chairs and a fireplace topped with an arched mirror and a lavender plant.
The tuscan dining area was illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the wood beam ceiling. It has wooden dining set by the brick fireplace framed with a white mantel that’s topped with vintage candles.
Peach-striped upholstered chairs sit at the wooden rectangular table in this dining room with wainscoting and hardwood flooring topped by an area rug.
White dining room contrasted with a dark wood dining table that’s surrounded with white upholstered chairs over tiled flooring. It is lighted by a classic chandelier that hung from the coffered ceiling.
High-ceiling dining room with moss green walls lined with white moldings. It includes a stone brick fireplace in between open shelving and wingback chairs.
A vintage chandelier illuminates this dining room showcasing a dark wood dining table accompanied by a display cabinet and a stone fireplace.
A dining area with a wooden dining table and white sleek chairs over wide wood plank flooring It includes a double-sided fireplace fixed to the white pillar serving as a divider from the living space.
The fresh dining room was illuminated by a pair of oversized round pendants that hung over a glass-top dining table paired with white contemporary chairs.
The eclectic dining room features a black fireplace fitted on the brick accent wall along with a round clock and floating shelves. It has a wooden dining table and gray upholstered chairs underneath skylights that are fixed to the white drop ceiling.
An eat-in kitchen showcases a white dining table and chairs topped with light blue runners and navy blue cushions.
An airy dining room with a wooden dining set that sits on a vintage rug illuminated by an elegant chandelier. It includes a silver mirror mounted on the yellow wall and over a fireplace.
This dining room offers a dark wood dining set that complements the floating shelves along with a modern fireplace fitted to the red brick pillar.
White dining room furnished with a glass-top dining table and ornate chairs. It is accompanied by a white brick fireplace and a wrought iron wine rack.
Cozy dining room with a modern fireplace across the dining table paired with white skirted chairs. It has hardwood flooring and a wood beam ceiling with a hanging globe pendant light.
Yellow dining room illuminated by a pendant light that hung over a glass-top dining table surrounded with beige skirted chairs. It includes a fireplace fixed to the pillar that’s clad in lovely wallpaper.
Natural light streams through the full-height windows covered in blinds in this living room with open shelving and wooden dining set lighted by a pair of unique white pendants.
The warm dining room is decorated with framed wall art and a mirror that is mounted above the double-sided fireplace fitted to the tan pillar. It has a buffet table that complements the wooden chair and dining table topped with a patterned cover.
This dining room features a wooden dining table and chairs fitted with black leather cushions. It includes a television and fireplace mounted on the stone brick wall.
An open dining area showcases a natural wood dining table surrounded by red-dotted chairs that sit on a huge rug. There’s a fireplace fixed to the yellow wall accented with lovely wall arts and decor.
Modern dining area with wide wood plank flooring and full-height windows covered with translucent roman shade and blush pink curtain. It includes a fireplace with firewood storage across the white dining set.
The dining space situated behind the living area boasts an oval dining table topped with a decorative bowl and white wooden chairs fitted with gray cushions.
crown molding.” width=”1000″ height=”664″ />An eat-in kitchen with wooden dining set complementing with the display cabinet that’s topped with multi-colored bottles. It has a modern fireplace fixed to the beige pillar lined with crown molding.
bowls.” width=”1000″ height=”667″ />A lovely red chandelier that hung over a dark wood dining set illuminates this dining room along with natural light from the full-height glazing. It has white built-in storage cabinets with a fireplace in between and open shelving that’s filled with ceramic plates and bowls.
The cozy dining area offers a rectangular fireplace with firewood storage underneath fixed to the wood-paneled wall complementing the light wood plank flooring and dining table.
Well lit dining room with a round dining set that sits on a floral rug illuminated by a brass chandelier. There’s a brick fireplace next to the glass window that’s covered with a warm roman shade.
crown molding.” width=”1000″ height=”965″ />This dining room features an oval dining table paired with striped cushioned chairs over carpet flooring. It is lighted by a semi-flush light mounted on the white textured wall lined with green patterned crown molding.
Elegant dining room with white marble flooring and full-height glazing covered with sheer curtains. It has a rectangular dining table that’s accented with classy deep blue chairs.
The airy dining room showcases hardwood flooring and white framed glass windows and a french door overlooking a serene outdoor view. It has a wooden black dining set and a modern fireplace fitted on the stone wall next to the white cabinetry.
Bright dining room illuminated by a white drum pendant that hung over a wooden dining table and glass round back chairs. There’s a black fireplace fixed to the stone brick accent wall adjacent to the glass-paneled windows and sliding glass doors.
The contemporary dining room boasts a sleek white dining set illuminated by a pair of glass globe pendants. It includes a black freestanding fireplace over light wood plank flooring.
Lovely wall art is mounted above the brick fireplace in this dining room showcasing a white dining table by the glass windows paired with high back chairs and wooden benches.
An all-wood dining room with a round dining table and wooden chairs in between a fireplace and a built-in bench. It is lighted by a dome pendant hung from the wood beam ceiling.
The dining nook next to the stone fireplace showcases a wooden dining table paired with a gray sofa and round-back chairs. It has hardwood flooring and a wood plank cathedral ceiling with a hanging huge round pendant light.
Modern dining room with a wooden dining table and beige upholstered chairs surrounded with panoramic windows overlooking a scenic outdoor view.
Framed wall art lay on the fireplace in this white dining area with a wooden dining set illuminated by a candle chandelier.
An open brick fireplace fixed to the charcoal wall in this dining area features industrial pendant lights that hung over a wooden dining table and black round-back chairs.
The dining area is situated at the back of the concrete pillar that’s fitted with a modern fireplace. It is decorated with a linear chandelier and lovely wall art mounted on the beige wall.
Magnificent dining room with a black fireplace that complements with the dining chairs surrounding a wooden rectangular table topped with a series of small candles.
The Mint green dining room features hardwood flooring and picture windows covered with patterned draperies. It has a wooden dining set and fireplace blending with the white wainscoting.
View of the dining room through an open doorway clad in stone bricks. It has a wooden dining table and white wingback chairs illuminated by a fancy linear pendant that hung from the tray ceiling.
An open dining area with a fireplace fixed to the white marble pillar serves as a divider to the living space. It is lighted by a crystal chandelier that hung over a wooden dining table and beige upholstered chairs.
Here’s a look at the data in the form of charts and tables.
Percentage of dining rooms with a fireplace
Based on an analysis of 50,114 dining room designs, 26.29% have a fireplace. Here’s a chart:
Types of Fireplaces used in Dining Rooms
Here’s a chart showing the percentage of the different types of fireplaces used in dining rooms. This analysis was restricted to 13,173 dining rooms.
Table: Sets out what types of fireplaces are in dining rooms (%)
Is it worth it?
Absolutely, yes it’s worth having a fireplace in or near or in view of your dining room. Of course, that’s coming from someone who along with my amazing wife, hosts quite a few dinner parties each year.
While we don’t have a fireplace in our dining room, it sure would be nice to have one. Our dinners stretch for hours and we usually stay in the dining room for the duration so the option to have an ambient fireplace in the dimmed light would be terrific.
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