How can I improve my huge fake rock fireplace surround?

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My husband does not want to change it so was looking for some ideas to improve its look!

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  • Carole Carole on Apr 26, 2019

    Would you consider painting it a neutral color so it would not call attention to itself so much? For example, you could paint it the same shade as your walls, perhaps, if they are done in a soft, neutral color. Then you could add color to the room by placing some bright-colored accessories, such as throw pillows, on furniture that is opposite or a bit of a distance from the fireplace.






  • William William on Apr 26, 2019

    You can whitewash it to tone it down or paint it.


    Whitewash

    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=whitewash%20fireplace


    Paint

    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=paint%20fireplace

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 26, 2019

    Without a picture it a guess. What about whitewashing it. I watched a video where they diluted white paint with water (using different amounts of water for different areas) so the final effect was a white washed stone but different degrees so it looking more natural. Takes a little long but very nice effect.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 26, 2019

    Change the color and add decor to minimize. Can you change your mantle? That might help as well.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 26, 2019

    Do you have some pictures so we can see what you have, then we can get more specific?

  • Fritas Fritas on Apr 27, 2019

    Well not today, I’m in hospital and discovered there’s not one on my phone. So I’ll wait. Sorry !