Stage a little drama by painting a fireplace surround, mantel, or chimney a color that moves your hearth to center stage. Glossy dark paint highlights this chimney's textural imperfections, emphasizes the chimney's shape, and supplies high-impact contrast to the white-painted brick outlining the firebox. The paint color picks up on hues seen in the tiled hearth and provides a theatrical backdrop for showcasing a faux taxidermy trophy. /

Simple Upgrades for Your Fireplace

I love the design of this, for a bathroom or master suite fireplace.building a copper overlay would be cool, and would help radiate heat.

More Rustic, Art becomes center focal point.. wooden mantle and unique accessories lend a very different look

Creative Ideas for Your Mantel

A large, graphic painting transforms this timeworn mantel. Neutral objects such as a brown jug, a small basket, and found objects let the painting be the center of attention while still making the mantel feel complete.

A white-painted finish, decorative molding, centrally placed embellishments, and an iron-door fire screen allow this formally formed fireplace to advance off industrial-looking brick walls. Ceramic tiles in varying shades of aquamarine energize the fireplace surround and pull the fireplace into the room's jewel-tone scheme./

Simple Upgrades for Your Fireplace

A white-painted finish, decorative molding, centrally placed embellishments, and an iron-door fire screen allow this formally formed fireplace to advance off industrial-looking brick walls. Ceramic tiles in varying shades of aquamarine energize the fireplace surround and pull the fireplace into the room's jewel-tone scheme./

Give a Small Room Big Style | A pair of oval mirrors bounces more light around the bright white room and draws the eye up, underscoring the lofty ceiling height. | SouthernLiving.com

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Give a Small Room Big Style - 108 Living Room Decorating Ideas - Southernliving. A pair of oval mirrors bounces more light around the bright white room and draws the eye up, underscoring the lofty ceiling height. See more of this Cottage Style Home

Elegant European inspired living room with limestone fireplace, cream sofa, and patina style from Giannetti Home and Brooke Giannetti.

28 Decorating Ideas for Rustic and Romantic Farmhouse Style {Farmhouse Style}

Although the design skews masculine, all are welcome in the library—including the family's German shepherd. - Photo: Paige Rumore / Design: Rachel Halvorson

Chic Tennessee Farmhouse

Leather chairs with nailhead trim from Hickory Chair and a large-scale coffee table lend a masculine appeal to the library.

Style: Modern  The TV has space to breathe, as the wall above the fireplace extends across the firebox as well as an adjacent built-in bookcase. Shelves frame the TV, adding visual interetest around the screen so it isn't just a floating black box.  Informality and simplicity!

Fireplace Styles and Design Ideas

Add an element of warmth and a focal point to any room with a fireplace. Picking the right design, materials, and mantel will ensure your fireplace commands attention while complementing the space.

Country Club— Interior design, remodel, and expansion of a classic french tudor style home on country club. | Interior by Summer Thornton Design

Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton Part 1 of this French Tudor house tour with its eclectic, classic, masculine, and neutral…

Moving the sofa against the wall freed up walkway space. Introducing larger chairs visually balances the bulky sofa and touches of chocolate brown throughout the space helps the existing piece blend into the room's new nature-inspired palette, which also stars sky blue and shades of green.

Must-See Living Room Makeovers

Bright Outlook:Moving the brown leather sofa from the middle of the room to the wall minimizes its size and dominance in the room and leaves space for extra seating. Sky blue walls and shades of green blend with neutrals for a nature-inspired space.

No matter if your rooms are big or small, having the right furniture arrangement will make them more enjoyable.

How to Arrange Furniture: No-Fail Tricks

Get expert tips for arranging furniture in your living room, family room, bedroom, and dining room. Furniture arrangement tips living room

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