Literally warm this fire place would be a nice dramatic touch. Two sided also means the heat can be felt throughout more than one room which makes it economically convenient as well as aesthetically intriguing.
This faux fireplace is very effective because it effectively uses layering to add to the fool the eye arrangement. On first glance, the iron headboard appears to be a fire screen. Attention then moves to the arrangement on the mantle and the mirrors above it. The flower arrangement further distracts from the faux.