A fireplace can be a focal point of a living room, a feature to build around for setting up seating, side tables and more.
It also can be a great place to display art work, photos or seasonal decorations.
A fireplace draws the eye and interest, and there are many options for fireplaces, they can be understated or a statement piece with a large piece of stone or a more modern design.
With a traditional mantel, a fireplace can be the perfect place to showcase large artwork, drawing the eye up in a room with high, cathedral ceilings.
For example, in a Scarsdale, New York, home remodeling project Holzman Interiors recently completed, the dark fireplace front contrasts with the white mantel. The large artwork is set off by two modern orange glass vases, for a pop of color that continues throughout the room with grey and orange accents.
Holzman Interiors works with clients to achieve their vision for their home. In this grand living room, the oversized stone fireplace works perfectly to create a seating arrangement in an open concept room. Using an area rug and a sectional couch, Holzman Interiors creates a cozy seating area within the larger space.
The stone fireplace compliments the stonework on a feature wall nearby and also the beams in the ceiling and columns throughout the room. These details bring together the design.
The white mantel over cream stone in this room matches the color scheme of blue, white and cream. With a structured look, it is understated and formal. It serves as a perfect spot for artwork, in this case photography framed by two small wall sconces.
Artwork can go with the overall color scheme, such as seen here with the blues reflected in the landscape photo, or can be a stronger statement with bold colors.
A mantel also can be used to change out decorations seasonally, bringing a hint of spring in your home with different candles or decorations. It’s not just a place to hang your stockings, you can use floral arrangements or small sculptures to create a new look.
In a master bedroom, a fireplace can provide a spot to relax and unwind. As seen here, two chairs flank a small fireplace, creating a cozy seating area to read or watch TV at the end of the day.
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