5 Trends in Contemporary Living Room Design

Living room design has evolved over the decades from formal sitting rooms to a nexus of family entertainment to casual multipurpose rooms. One common thread throughout this evolution is that living room design is centered around creating spaces for people to gather. The elements in the space, finishes, and style of furniture all influence the look and feel of a living room. Whether the intent of the design is to create a strong first impression, to provide a cozy study space for the kids, to entertain guests, or all of the above, consider incorporating some of these five contemporary living room design ideas into your home.

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Renovate Your Non-Functional Fireplace with an Eye-Catching, Ultra-Modern Gas Fireplace by Ortal

The fall season is upon us. The leaves are changing. There’s a chill in the air. It’s the perfect time to replace the inoperable fireplace that’s taking up precious wall space, or the outdated unit that long ago lost its luster.

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Modern Fireplaces for the Modern Architect and Builder

Architects and builders have trusted Ortal fireplaces for over three decades. That’s because we manufacture modern gas fireplaces that meet modern needs—fireplaces known throughout the world for their beauty, efficiency, and safety. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of an Ortal fireplace.

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How to Survive the Canadian Winter

Canadian winters are famous for being frigid. Unless you head west to the B.C. coast, you’re in for some bone-chilling temperatures. So, how do you keep the chill (and the boredom) at bay? How do you survive the winter with your toes and your sanity intact? It’s simple. You light a fire (or, at the very least, you find one). Here’s how to do it the right way.

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The Future of Fireplaces: What Will the Next 5 Years Bring?

Interior design trends come and go, but the fireplace remains an eternal fixture of any gathering space. Of course, like all design elements, fireplaces evolve. Over the past few years, modern gas fireplaces have replaced traditional wood-burning models, and superior technology continues to break down design obstacles. So, what will the next five years bring? Here are a few up-and-coming trends in fireplace design.

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