Need help in Family Room
January 14, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Help! We've lived in our house for 3 years and still don't know what to do around our fireplace in our living room.The large brick wall that only covers half the room... and a fireplace that isn't centered on the wall are challenges we are stuck on. We took out the old floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that surrounded it... but now can't decide if we want mantel-height bookshelves or some other type of storage or bench on either side. Do we try to incoprorate/connect what would be around the fireplace with the TV/Entertainment stand on the adjacent wall and have custom/built-in TV/storage stand?How do you work the corner without losing function/storage? Also, in parts of the house (including the connecting kitchen and entryway) we have arch details in the ceiling. Can we somehow incorporate an arch in the mantel or fireplace? I thought maybe it would tie the rooms together. We also will be adding crown molding to this room, as we have done in other rooms. Thoughts? Help! Thank you sooooo much! Our hope is to not go another year without finishing this room.