Mökillä - Finnish carpets - traditionally woven from scraps of left-over material called 'trasmattor'. My grandmother and some of her Finnish neighbors had a loom in a garage and they used to make rugs like these.
I like the way they did this harth and the color painted behind the stove. I also like the wood beams framing the stove in. Maybe have similar framing and the make a gate around the stove out of the same wood.