Asked on Apr 18, 2019

How can I update this fireplace?



I would like to update this fireplace or figure out how to decorate the huge nook

q fireplace update
8 answers
  • Janet
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Hard to tell without seeing the rest of the room.

    1. Paint the entire fireplace and the nook the same color. Add colorful decor.
    2. Paint the fireplace one color and the nook a complimenting color.
    3. Hang a large mirror/picture over the nook.

    So hard to help without seeing your decorating style in the rest of the room.

  • Pat Violette
    on Apr 18, 2019

    I love that fireplace! I'd put shelves and fill it full of plants or one big plant.

  • Nan W.
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Beth: to further Pat's idea... paint the nook in a neutral color of one of the fireplace stones. Then floating shelves! Win!

  • Melissa Raymond
    on Apr 19, 2019

    The stone is great but the nook is an eye sore. Maybe since the stone has a natural and rustic look, a black and white print, the same size as the nook, of a close up of an animal's face. A horse, elk, bear, cow, moose, or any large animal's portrait (not too cute) is always striking and fits with the stone look. Many sites that sell wall hangings sell them.

  • Melissa Raymond
    on Apr 19, 2019

    PS. Replace, or paint, those outlet covers to match the color of the stone.

  • Janice
    on Apr 19, 2019

    My suggestion would be to paint the niche a neutral color that blends as well as possible with the stone. Get a couple of tall elegant vases in a color you love and add bamboo sticks or ting ting to them to draw the eye upwards. Arrange the two vases so they cover the electrical and cable hardware. It could be the focal point of the room and a serene place to focus upon. I think the stone is absolutely beautiful!

  • Carolinagirl
    on Apr 19, 2019

    It is hard to answer your question without knowing what style you like or are looking for.

  • Glenna
    on Apr 25, 2019

    I feel that nook is screaming out for a great little water feature. Love the sound of running water indoors and out.

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