Making Your Fireplace The Focal Point
If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your living room, you will no doubt want to make this a focal point of the space. But with big TV screens and other furniture, it can sometimes be hard to know how to create that impact and make the fireplace stand out.
There are a number of ways to do this. One is to arrange your furniture around the hearth, ensuring that it draws focus to the fireplace rather than other accessories or items in your room.
Choosing a striking antique fireplace can also help with this, as its unusual appearance will make it more of a talking point for guests coming into your home. Surrounding the fireplace with an impressive mantelpiece is also a good tip to make this part of the room really stand out.
Of course, the fireplace won’t take up a whole wall, so you can do other things around it to help bring the focus back to this point in the room.
Hanging a large mirror or piece of artwork above the mantelpiece is one option, as this gives people an added reason to look in the direction of your fireplace and once again draws the focus.
If you have your heart set on a big TV screen, mounting it to the wall over the fireplace is another option, and one that can help you keep the focus on the right part of the room.
This has the added advantage that you’re not taking space away from another part of the room to accommodate a large TV as well.