Any Ideas on how to make the fireplace appear smaller or blend in as a nice focal point?
We just bought an older home and are working on a tight budget. The kitchens fireplace is
the first thing you notice upon entering the room. We have toned down the dark red & cleaned up the fireplace by removing the old doors & mirror.
The fireplace sits right at the kitchen and is large. I have started to tile but stopped, concerned that it may clash with the floor if brought to the bottom.
any Ideas on how to make the fireplace appear smaller or blend in as a nice focal point? or just in general for the room?
Commented on Apr 26, 2012
If you continued to tile the fireplace it would soften the appearence of that area. The white
color of the brick stands out as much as the red did because it pulls out the darkness of the fireplace opening. Do you intend on building fires in it? If not you might want to consider painting it a lighter color as well.