The fireplace is an aesthetic addition to your home. It becomes the focal point as you place your furniture around it. The theme of the room blends with the fireplace wall color and its decorative style. However, simple decorating touches to the plain-looking fireplace can make the area look appealing.
- Never ignore the walls
On the mantle of your built in fireplace add decorative items. Hanging an artwork, clock or mirror directly on the wall above the mantel grabs attention as soon as guests enter the room.
- Illuminate with lighting
Decorate the mantel with candles or hang sconce lights on either side above the mantle. It creates a mood and adds coziness to the fireplace.
- Reveal your artistic creativity
Your favorite art piece can be hung on the wall above the fireplace but if they are small then keep them in a standing position at an angle. Place three or four more paintings overlapping one another to get an eclectic look.
- Create a theme
Try to create a theme, if you are besieged in finding the right decorations. To create a vintage theme, choose antique décor or use the same color and keep the décor simple but appealing.
- Play with heights
Use decorative items of varying heights to create more visual interest.
- Choose a balanced look
Split it from the center and see how your fireplace looks. It does not need to be symmetrical but find a balance to make the display look good.
The fireplace can be decorated in plenty of ways. There are no limits to your creation but make sure to consider the room style. If the room has a minimal style, then avoid cluttering the mantel shelf.