How To Decorate And Organize The Space Around A Fireplace

Having a fireplace in the house is a very big thing and many people give a lot of importance to this aspect when going house hunting. But simply having the fireplace is not enough. You also need to know how to make it stand out and how to take advantage of this great feature. So how do you decorate around it?

Well, it’s actually not that difficult. There are a lot of ways to make the area round the fireplace feel cozy and beautiful. One of the most popular strategies is to organize a sitting area around the fireplace. You can either place a couch or small sofa in front of it or a couple of comfortable armchairs.

Another way to draw attention to the fireplace and the wall on which it stands is to hang the TV above it. This way all the eyes will be in that region and the fireplace will be one of the attractions.

You can also design your entertainment center or living room furniture around the fireplace. You can incorporate the fireplace into the unit or design around it. You could frame it with shelves, wall-mounted cabinets, etc.

If the room is not that spacious, instead of creating a separate sitting area in front of the fireplace, bring your whole furniture arrangement there. The sofa can be placed parallel to the fireplace, two chairs on the side and the coffee table in between.

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


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