How to Design a Fireplace to Embrace the Winter Season
Minnesota is no stranger to cold weather. Yet, even though the months after the holidays can sometimes feel endless, there’s also so much to enjoy during this season.
Enter in the fireplace feature wall. While a fireplace is commonplace in many Minnesota homes, too often it’s just that – a fireplace with nothing else. Perhaps a mantel is added to the mix, or a piece of beautiful artwork. But the importance of transforming this area of your home into something that is both stylish and functional cannot be overstated. In today’s post, we’ve gathered together our favorite ways to create a fireplace feature wall to get your inspiration wheels turning. We guarantee that with the right design, the winter won’t feel nearly as long.
Shelves for Display
A simple display of artwork can be stunning, but why not incorporate an array of shelves to display all of your favorite things? From travel mementos to wedding photos, sculptures to a beloved book collection, having a space to showcase your most loved tchotchkes above your fireplace will instantly make this space a favorite in the house. Plus, when you have guests over, it’s bound to encourage plenty of conversation.
Who says that fireplace seating has to be contained to a sofa and armchairs? Why not let your fireplace hearth double up as additional seating? By building a raised hearth that stretches in front of the fire, you not only create interest in the space, but people can easily gather around together and the overall design and layout of your living area stays exactly how you intended.
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Off-Center Fireplace Warmth (TV Focus)
The TV usually gets the focus in today’s lifestyle. But, while it’s definitely possible to place it directly above the fireplace, it’s usually not recommended due to the height. We love placing the fireplace off-center. It makes room for a large Tv or full-scale TV projection area to showcase the big game or host a movie night.
Cabinets for Storage Solutions
When it comes to function, incorporating storage solutions into a fireplace TV wall design is essential. Built-in cabinets provide both an overall polished look and a space where you can store components, extra remotes, kids’ toys, and books. An organized space to contain it all makes it so much easier to keep your home feeling clean and organized on a daily basis.
By customizing this area to exactly what you and your family need, it will become a place of entertainment and refuge that matches perfectly to your lifestyle. Love curling up with a book and some quiet background music? Focus on the storage and display elements of this wall. Prefer a weekend movie marathon? Make a TV a major piece of your design.
Whatever your dream space looks like, a fireplace feature wall can fulfill it. So, gather those ideas together and give us a call. We’d love to help you create a room that makes winter fly by in a flash.
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