Fireplace and harp makeover - any Ideas?

by Mrs29644741
I just want to change the color. Do something with framing around it. And the harp. Suggestions please
  10 answers
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 12, 2018

    I would remove the framing around it completely and just have drywall.

    Maybe paint it a complementary color to your design aesthetic or consider tiling it if you want a more modern look.

    Perhaps looking on Houzz or Pinterest can show you visual completed fireplace projects might help inspire your remodel.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Mar 12, 2018

    I would paint the brick or the walls a different color to make the fireplace be a focal point in the room, add a mantel and/or pendant lighting over the fireplace. This is a mid-century modern design, so embrace the unique design aspects of it to make it a focal point.

  • Dianne Hughes Dianne Hughes on Mar 12, 2018

    FYI: It's called a "hearth"... fireplace hearth (harth)  (common mistake)

  • 17335038 17335038 on Mar 13, 2018

    Agree with Vimarhonor to remove the framing as right now it is disharmonious with the unique shape of the fireplace brick. If it is not possible to remove it, then paint it the same color as the walls to minimize it. After you have painted out the brick in a color you have chosen then mount an oversized round object such as a clock, or wreath. The round shape will soften the sharp lines and stop the eye from going all the way up to the slanted ceiling. Having an interesting textured shape/object will add some life and character to the area.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 13, 2018

    I think painting the walls a darker color will make the white fireplace pop in a good way

  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on Mar 13, 2018

    To me I would keep everything as it is and do what you suggest by hiding it with a built in artificial wall surround (for the brick area. I would use recycled timber stained or varnished or just go plain sheeting and painting if you think the recycled timber look is to modern for the rest of the home. I would then have a fresh look to see if you could add a big slab of timber for a mantel or similar.

  • Kiturah Humphrey Kiturah Humphrey on Mar 13, 2018

    If you are keeping the slanted long line of the chimney above the fireplace, I might do something with a strong pattern on it, either a picture of big impact or perhaps paint something on it, heraldry? A shield pattern?

  • V Smith V Smith on Mar 13, 2018

    That is a whole lot of in-your-face brick. I think I would try to keep it neutral, as it is now. Let the sloping lines and the texture play their part. It looks like the front wall slants out, if so adding decorative items might not be the best look. Afterall, it's already interesting.

  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 14, 2018

    Thats a nice mid-century fireplace..... just get rid of the funky wood on the wall behind it, and if thats more brick I might plaster that to blend with the wall.

    You could redo the hearth in white to reduce the amount of black at the bottom although I like it and its easier to keep clean. I had one of those once, and instead of screen it was glass around the fire.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 30, 2023

    Do you have another picture, as it looks rather odd! What is behind the Chimney Breast - a Window? I would like to help, but as I am not quite sure exactly what is there, I am not able to offer any suggestions at the moment!