I often tell my clients when building a room there are several components that are necessary to create the perfect living space. You have your floor plan, furniture plan, and lighting plan. Around all of those plans, you have to think of the first thing you see when you walk into the space; It’s called the focal point and nine times out of ten it’s the fireplace.
Fireplaces have come a long way and you want the styling to reflect the overall home style and architecture of the home. Most homes have a media or family room on its own, that’s when fireplace décor comes into play.
Most fireplaces have a nice reclaimed wood mantle or a white wood surround about six to eight inches in depth. It’s the perfect depth for stacking art, photo frames, adding candlesticks and lanterns. Above the mantle, I like to add either a large scale piece of art or mirror above. Some clients prefer a large scale art piece. Whatever you do make sure it flows with any open spaces and the color palette represented in the space.
Now every day when you walk into your living space you have a focal point that represents the look and feel of your home.
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