Thursday, February 4, 2010
Inspiring Ways to Dress up Your Fireplace
Fireplaces are an important focal point in a space - visually and physically. They are what draw people together for comfort and warmth in addition to being the center of a room, which can have a huge visual impact (good and bad). When it comes to what to do above a fireplace, the options are endless! You can hang a beautiful mirror, horizontally or vertically, a large painting, a series of small pieces of art, photographs, or a combination of art and wallpaper...there really are so many possibilities, as you'll see in today's round-up of inspiring spaces. And dressing up your fireplace doesn't just have to be about what goes on the wall, you can also add interest and impact with decorative objects placed on the mantle. Take a close look at each of these spaces and notice the accents and details (or the absence of) that make them so spectacular. I can't wait for the day I have a fireplace! What about you - do you have a fireplace (or wish you did) and if so, what have you done above or around it? Please share!