Anytime people enter the living room which has fireplace, there is no doubt that their attention will be caught by the roaring flame inside the fireplace. There is no doubt that fireplace will be focal point in the room so it must be very lucky for people who have on in their house. Although it becomes the focal point, people still have to consider about the decoration of the fireplace surround including the chimney wall, hearth, as well as mantel. Some fireplace surround ideas can be applied for creating the harmony and balance for the room.
No Chimney Walls
People can find the fireplace which is completed with chimney wall but there are also other fireplaces which do not come with this feature. If they have fireplace without chimney wall, they can make the chimney wall visual presence by placing the painting collection symmetrically. Besides the painting collection, people can also use sculptural piece or larger mirror for defining the wall space above the fireplace. If people want to get the dramatic effect, they can just cover the entire wall with the wallpaper which comes with adventurous color.
Different treatment should be done if people have fireplace which is completed with chimney wall. The focus should be brought to the chimney wall especially if it has beautiful finish with textured material for instance. Small decoration can be used such as tea light candles which can be placed on the mantel. Another option which can be used is by adding single candelabra on the platform which can be found below the fireplace. It will be useful for adding interest to the fireplace.
Mantel for Collection Display
The fireplace mantel actually can provide the space for displaying things including the collection. This can be done if people have the room decoration which is more traditional or casual. People can be creative with the method for decorating their fireplace mantel. If they have sensible items as collection with different shapes and sizes, they can just place it on the fireplace mantel. They can mix it as long as there is common thread which connects those items. The items can be placed in layer but people must not forget to place them collectively. It will be useful for avoiding the cluttered look on the fireplace mantel. If people do not have fireplace mantel, they can use shelf above the fireplace which can be the replacement of the fireplace mantel.