By Odbart Schwarz. Fireplaces & Accesories. Published at Thursday, August 09th, 2018 - 19:44:05 PM.
Of course it’s not a photo hanging on the wall, but this fireplace almost looks like one! A substantial yet neutral painted “frame” forms the bulk of this fireplace surround, promoting its presence and aesthetic appeal. Flanked between two stand-out dark wood shelving units, the vertical space on this fireplace wall has been used nicely. A low, horizontal fireplace design is a perfect complement to the existing design here, providing balance and visual appeal at each level.
In a living room filled (literally) with natural light and a bright wall color, darker marble tiles on the fireplace surround are stunning. The tiles’ reflective properties enhance the window lighting, and, despite the fact that the tiles are dark, they make the room feel even brighter.
While it’s not a strategy that alters the actual fireplace, this decorating idea is one that makes sense in nearly any fireplace setting. A large, chunky mirror hung directly above the fireplace provides a vertically balancing force to the lower visual weight that is the fireplace itself. It lightens and brightens the overall look particularly when the fireplace insert is black in a light room.
Fireplaces themselves can’t be made of wood for obvious reasons. But that doesn’t mean this warm natural material should be avoided altogether. In this stunning fireplace setting, for example, a chunky wood mantel and equally substantial corbels bring warmth and provide a distinct separation between the mantel face and the upper wall.
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