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Megan Wilcop
January 1, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We have a very large space above our fireplace / too large for any tv. Besides a fireplace redo- any other ideas for my awkward space?!
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Noz Nozawa
You could put a large framed mirror in there with some other accent pieces like vessels / candles? It's a great sized space above the fireplace mantel! Show us the before/after when you've decided!!
January 1, 2013 at 2:35pm   
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carolannr
How about adding a couple of custom made doors and shelves for extra storage? Even tho this looks to be a gas fireplace, if you use it alot, it gets really warm in that area - I've seen candles melted up there when the fireplace was left on for a whole day. If you don't want to have a tv there that is. It looks too deep for today's tvs so maybe shelves behind the tv for display items.
January 1, 2013 at 2:49pm   
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lindacolleen
If you can't cover . I would suggest removing trim above fireplace , and paint that area above the fire place the same as walls to make it blend in . The trim now frames it , then mount tv on wall , keep area clutter free . This way you focus on fireplace .
January 1, 2013 at 5:03pm     
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groveraxle
In the picture, it looks like the walls and ceiling are blue and the niche is bright white. I suspect that might not be accurate, but the effect is to make the wood trim look odd and the niche look way too white. I would paint the whole room a warm neutral color and paint the inside of the niche a bit darker. If that doesn't help, I would consider painting the wood the same color as the walls.
January 1, 2013 at 5:36pm   
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Judith Taylor Designs
I would like to see the wood trim from the mantle up painted out or removed altogether if possible. Then paint that entire area the colour of the wall. I think that is pretty much the same idea as lindacolleen had. Will look much nicer.
January 1, 2013 at 5:39pm   
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Lesli Richardson
I would paint inside a darker accent color. Remove tv completely. Add vessels at different heights and or large pillar candles. The wood throws me off would paint that the rooms trim color.
January 1, 2013 at 5:41pm   
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Lesli Richardson
I would paint inside a darker accent color. Remove tv completely. Add vessels at different heights and or large pillar candles. The wood throws me off would paint that the rooms trim color.
January 1, 2013 at 5:41pm   
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