How to make the space around a fireplace?



Very few homeowners give utmost importance to build the space around a fireplace, and only care to have a fireplace installed. However, a fireplace alone does not introduce comfort, luxury and warmth to a room. The room can only be cozy and comfortable if the space around the fireplace is well decorated.

The good thing is that the decorating the space around a fireplace is not all difficult. Some little things with few tools and décor elements can easily spruce up things. One of the easiest ways to make the space around a fireplace appealing is to organize a seating near the fireplace. Organizing a seating around the fireplace shall draw attention to the fireplace and invite one to curl up near the fire to merely laze around or read a book. The other thing is to hang a television above the fireplace or have the entertainment set kept near the fireplace. Hanging a television is one of the efficient ways as it gives one the opportunity to entertain himself as well as snuggle up. On the other hand, placing the entertainment center near the fireplace shall allow one to come near the fireplace for several varied reasons.

When arranging seating around the fireplace, place a sofa parallel to the fireplace and the television. Ensure that the sofa is not placed more than 12 feet away from the fireplace or else the warmth of the fireplace will not be effective. Consider adding few more chairs to the seating space. Try to place some chairs close to the fireplace as they are safe to be placed.

If you already have an organized seating space in the room with the fireplace then the best way to make the space around a fireplace attractive is to organize the dining area. Alternatively, you may also place a coffee table with low lying chairs. This solution shall add to the charm of the fireplace and create a terrific dining area. In addition, one will have the exceptional opportunity to sit near the fireplace every day with his family.

Some other things that can be used to decorate the space around a fireplace are artifacts, book shelves, niches, cabinets on the wall, exquisite chandeliers, decorative large ceramic pots, work station and more. The trick is to think out of the box and play with your creative interior decorating skills.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on February 24th, 2011

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