Any ideas for a budget friendly update on this brick fireplace?

going for beachy look
floor will be light wood look laminate
gray paint
was thinking medium gray stacked stone
any ideas on hearth materials?
should I try to add something to the right or accessorize to balance?
q fireplace update
boring living room brick fireplace
  10 answers
  • Carol Hougaboom Holman Carol Hougaboom Holman on Apr 30, 2017
    Driftwood, Netting or large rope wrapped on a tall post like on a pier, find large ot all items. you have a lot of wall space. I could see a large piece of fish net draped down the wall from the opening. And large drift wood along with the net. Hang "stuff " on the net or leave empty. I think rope covers posts would look great on the hearth. Good luck . Post after pictures.

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    • Carol Hougaboom Holman Carol Hougaboom Holman on May 04, 2017
      Ok I'll look up a new style.

  • Claire naish Claire naish on May 01, 2017
    Gold / silver mirror. Large enough to look opulent and reflect other Hamptons items in the room?

  • Dana Dana on May 01, 2017
    shiplap the wall? Get rid of that fake plant too. Dusty up there close up that hole. Then you can hang a nice painting of the shore. Just my idea.

  • Jo Jo on May 01, 2017
    shiplap is a great choice.
    We're in process of demo right now. Former owners left that lonely plant. Also thinkinking of closing the opening off.

  • Adluv41 Adluv41 on May 01, 2017
    yes ship lap in white, close up opening and a lovely watercolor of the beach

  • Kathy Kathy on May 01, 2017
    I think perhaps shiplap removable wallpaper. Easy to use and remove. And perhaps a large round starburst mirror with driftwood. Some candles with shells. I would fill in the opening in the upper right hand corner and paper over it with the ship lap paper

  • Jo Jo on May 01, 2017
    I'll check out the wallpaper 😀

  • Mvw22684674 Mvw22684674 on May 01, 2017
    I would repaint the brick in a milk type paint that you can sand off and make distressed. A new mantle is sort of a must. I would also close in that hole and do multi- family pictures above it with some eclectic frames.

  • Jo Jo on May 01, 2017
     Thanks. I'm flipping this home with my 34 year old son. I dont think he's going to go for milk paint. I love the idea.

  • Delaine Corley Delaine Corley on May 02, 2017
    Maybe a mosaic of shells/beach glass framed above...