Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 25th, 2018 - 12:31:03
Ledgestone. This sleek floor-to-ceiling fireplace is constructed from one of the most popular materials currently on the market. Small strips of stone are applied vertically to look like tiny ledges, creating a soft contemporary feel. With no hearth and mantel, the firebox floats inside the stone, almost like artwork.
Side by side. This design works magic, as both elements stand side by side in perfect harmony. The television and the firebox are similar in size, which helps to balance out each other’s weight on the wall. The materials provide contrast while still tying into the rest of the home’s design. If concrete isn’t the right finish for your fireplace surround, try a gray-colored tile to create the same effect.
Putting a television and fireplace on the same wall requires a delicate balance. These two focal points need a precise plan for them to feel warm and welcoming instead of out of balance or out of scale. Be careful to consider the size of each when figuring out which layout works best for your home. Whether you choose to have them over and under or side by side, some of these winning fireplace and television combinations could help you find a truly harmonious look.
Brick with wood. Exposed brick with surrounding millwork looks timeless and can be a great way to update an older brick fireplace. The untouched brick adds a more textural contrast to a freshly painted mantel and surround. Forgo white or off-white; paint your fireplace surround a bold color and watch your room transform from good to great.
Concrete. A favorite of eclectic and industrial styles, raw concrete is durable and different. Aim for this sturdy solution when you want an edgy, outside-the-box look. Using exposed hardware to adhere the concrete panels to the fireplace adds a small detail that makes a big difference.
This living room gets added drama with a white back-painted glass mantel and fireplace surround that replaced a traditional paneled fireplace. The glass-and-metal mantel is kept sleek thanks to minimal accessories. The key here is to vary the height of the accessories to keep the eye moving along the space.