Your fireplace is where you can emphasize the distinct look and feel of your room. If you’re aiming for modern style, focus on simplicity and clean, straight lines. Materials that work well in contemporary design include marble, black granite and porcelain. For a rustic feel, wood-look tile or natural stone with a slate or pebble texture can establish a comfortable atmosphere. Tile & stone fireplaces are huge this year, and you can make this look work for your home, regardless of your style.