You are here: Home Homestead Living Electric Fireplaces Electric Fireplaces by Jessica Barrett Halcom November 29, 2017, 9:00 am There’s no denying that the ambiance of a fireplace has almost no equal. There’s something special about sitting in front of a fireplace that invites us to linger a little longer. However, having the maintenance of a real fireplace, along with it not being terribly environmentally friendly, makes some people reconsider having one at all. Electric fireplaces may be the perfect way for you to have your cake and eat it too. Because a traditional fireplace requires raw wood to fuel them, it obviously means contributing to deforestation while also contributing to the rise in carbon dioxide being released into the air. With these serious issues on the rise, it’s nice to look at eco-friendly heat source alternatives. Consider using renewable energy like wind, solar, tidal or biomass, which has zero greenhouse gas emissions, to make your electric fireplace even more efficient. Mum and Dad got me a fireplace. I get to lay in front if it all winter. #electricfireplace #heater #ourapartment #winterincanada #cozy #familytime #dogsofinstagram #shelovestheheater A post shared by I'm Checkers! (@theadventuresofcheckers) on Nov 4, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT Another great feature of an electric fireplace is the fact that they produce no fumes or toxic greenhouse gases, and they’re surprisingly safe. Some electric fireplaces even come with air filters designed to improve the quality of the ambient air. You can’t beat the installation of an electric fireplace; in many cases, you only need to plug them in and turn them on. For some wall-mounted options, having them installed is similar to that of a flat-screen television set. Another bonus is that when in use, many are still cool to the touch. During cooler months, it can be tempting to turn up the heat, causing our bills to go sky high. An electric fireplace can be a smart, energy-efficient alternative to heating up an entire home. Many of them are able to heat about 400 square feet of living space. With so many styles to choose from, you’re bound to be able to find one that blends easily and beautifully with your existing décor. Farmhouse Inspired Electric Fireplace Television Stand If your style gravitates toward a more farmhouse inspired look, check out this fireplace and television stand combination. Find it at Amazon Rustic Wood Electric Fireplace Make the most of your corner space, while providing warmth and an entertainment space, with this rustic corner fireplace. Find it at Wayfair Barnwood Electric Fireplace If you’re in the market for something extra special, take a look at this exquisitely hand-carved electric fireplace, crafted from high-quality barn wood. Find it at Jaren N Cece on Etsy Wall-Mounted Eco-Friendly Electric Fireplace Made from recycled wood, this wall-mounted electric fireplace can warm a room or simply provide ambiance if you’d prefer to turn the heating element off. Control the heat in up to 400 square feet of living space with a remote control. Find it at Wood Waves, Inc. on Etsy Floating Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplace Take up almost no room with this floating, wall-mounted fireplace with an attached media console. Find it at Wood Waves, Inc. on Etsy Mid-Century Modern Electric Fireplace Not only an easy alternative to a wood fireplace, this mid-century modern electric fireplace is also most certainly going to become a conversation piece. Find it at LeShoppe05 on Etsy Vertical Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplace This small, modern, wall-mounted electric fireplace doubles as a modern piece of art while warming the space it hangs in. Find it at Napoleon Fireplaces Narrow Brown Electric Wall Fireplace Ideal for a more narrow space, such as a bedroom, this option not only heats up about 400 square feet of space but at a little more than 100 dollars, it’s an economical choice as well. Find it at Amazon Portable Vintage Electric Fireplace Modern meets vintage with this portable fireplace, fashioned to look like a vintage stove and complete with realistic looking logs. Find it at Amazon Wall-Mounted LED Fireplace With Remote Bring a sleek, modern look to any room with this wall-mounted LED fireplace. Position it just below your wall-mounted television and try to remember which remote is for which! Find it at Amazon White Electric Fireplace With Bookcase A fireplace built into a bookcase is only a comfy chair, a great novel and a cup of tea away from a lovely evening in. Find it at Amazon Espresso Television Stand Electric Fireplace Easy to set up, this electric fireplace doubles as a television stand. Turn on your favorite movie and grab some popcorn! Find it at Amazon Corner Shelf Electric Fireplace This corner fireplace not only fits nicely into a room without taking up too much space, but it’s also pulling triple duty by providing shelving space, television space, and of course, the fire. Find it at Amazon Small Electric Fireplace For a small electric fireplace, at 1500 watts, this unit packs quite the punch. Doubles as a nightstand should you choose. Find it at Amazon Large Ivory Electric Fireplace Instantly turn a room into a classy den space without having to hire a contractor. Find it at Amazon Stacked Stone Electric Fireplace If you love the look of stacked stone, this electric fireplace definitely provides quite a “wow” factor. Between the 3D flames and the crackling sound, it’ll feel almost real. Find it at Amazon Mission Oak Electric Fireplace All this mission oak fireplace needs is you in a leather chair with some bourbon and a cigar. Find it at Amazon Small White Freestanding Electric Stove This adorable small, white electric fireplace is portable, making it easy to move it throughout your home and adding charm to whichever room it’s in. Find it at Amazon Corner Electric Fireplace in Mahogany Covered in mahogany, this elegant corner electric fireplace also provides shelving and doubles as a television stand. Find it at Amazon Small Stacked Stone Fireplace At only 40-inches wide, this small, stacked-stone electric fireplace adds a warm, earthy touch to your spaces without taking up too much room. Find it at Amazon Modern Farmhouse Electric Fireplace Finished in a rich, dark brown wood, this warm farmhouse styled electric fireplace uses LED technology and also holds a television of up to 55 inches. Find it at Wayfair White Stacked Stone Electric Fireplace Fancy the beach? Consider an electric fireplace adorned in faux white stones and white wood trim to help you reminisce about beach trips of the past or inspire you to plan your next one. Find it at Wayfair White Television Stand Electric Fireplace Make a statement with this white television stand with electric fireplace. The clean finish and modern lines, along with glass-front cabinets, create a minimalist effect. Find it at Wayfair Blue-Lighted Electric Fireplace Modern meets the Jetsons in this futuristic fireplace. You control the color of the flames, and the side cabinets are illuminated in blue. Find it at Wayfair Black Painted Electric Fireplace Modern yet warm, this electric fireplace is surrounded by black cabinetry with doors, providing storage and a clean space, while also doubling as a television stand. Find it at Wayfair Fieldstone Electric Fireplace Combine the modern convenience of electric with the warmth and charm of fieldstone in this fireplace. Find it at Wayfair Curio Electric Fireplace Create a charming space in your home by combining a fireplace with your treasured curio items. Find it at Wayfair See more Previous article Gardening Gifts Next article Chicken Hatcheries Written by Jessica Barrett Halcom Jessica is an outdoor enthusiast who can be found dreaming up any excuse to make her way to the woods, the mountains, or the beach. Growing up in the country in a small town in Wisconsin, she had aspirations of one day moving to a big city to make her living as a writer. Her love of the country won out over the city, and though she makes her living writing, she has chosen the hills of Tennessee as her home where she lives with her family. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.