26.29% of dining rooms (recent designs and new homes) have a fireplace. That figure based on recent research we did of 13,173 dining rooms surprised me.
Given the growing popularity of fireplaces in dining rooms, we decided to assemble a photo gallery featuring dining rooms with fireplaces.
See the full gallery below.
A formal dining room with blue walls and framed windows over white wainscoting and the fireplace. It has a woooden dining table and chairs fitted with cream cushions.
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.
Charming dining room decorated with a round wood wall art mounted on the coral pink wall. It has a round dining table surrounded with white wingback chairs that sit on a gray rug and beside the fireplace.
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.
Tuscan dining area 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Warm dining room decorated with framed wall art and mirror that are mounted above the double-sided fireplace fitted to the tan pillar. It has a buffet table that complements with the wooden chair and dining table topped with a patterned cover.
Formal dining room with a dark wooden dining set and white framed windows overlooking the outdoor greenery. It includes a fireplace framed with mosaic surround tiles and white mantel.
An open dining area showcases a natural wood dining table surrounded with red dotted chairs that sit on a huge rug. There’s a fireplace fixed to the yellow wall accented with lovely wall arts and decors.
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.
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.
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.
Airy dining room showcases hardwood flooring and white framed glass windows and 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 built-in bench. It is lighted by a dome pendant that hung from the wood beam ceiling.
Dining nook next to the stone fireplace showcasing a wooden dining table paired with a gray sofa and round back chairs. It has hardwood flooring and 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 arts 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 featuring industrial pendant lights that hung over a wooden dining table and black round back chairs.
Dining area situated at the back of the concrete pillar that’s fitted with a modern fireplace. It is decorated with a linear chandelier and a 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.
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 serving 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.
Gray round back dining chairs sit at a wooden round table in this fresh dining room surrounded with arched glass windows and french door.
Here’s a look at the data in the form of charts and tables.
Percentage of dining rooms with a fireplace
Based on 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. 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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