There is nothing that screams comfy like a fireplace. Man I wish I had a fireplace. A little piece of me dies inside whenever I'm freezing my bottom off on the couch and I smell the smoke from my neighbours place. Sigh. Enough of my moaning. Fireplaces can instantly add luxury to any space. They are easy to use, cheap to run and extremely versatile. They can be used in a variety of interior styles and I don't think I've ever met anyone (especially in Melbourne) that said they hated a fireplace.