Living room design Friday, December 29th 2017.
Whether it’s old and needs repair or just doesn’t fit your decor style, you may not be enamored with your fireplace. If you don’t have the budget to repair or replace it, use your room design to downplay its presence in your living room. Start by painting the fireplace and surround the same color as the wall around it. Leave its mantel bare and don’t hang artwork or decorative objects above it. When you arrange your living room furniture so it faces away from the fireplace, you’ll completely turn attention away from it. To really pull off the look, however, you should have another element to serve as a focal point in place of the fireplace. If your room doesn’t have a built-in feature like a window with a view, look for a dramatic piece of artwork to display or paint the wall opposite the fireplace in a vivid shade to create an accent wall.
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