Post # 1
In our apt, we have a corner fireplace. I always thought maybe it made the room look smaller, so when making plans to build our house, we wanted one in the middle of a wall (that’s how we’ve seen them laid out in the homes we went to look at). However, now I am wondering if a corner fireplace IS the best idea, since there might be more ways to arrange your furniture around it. Which way would you prefer and why?
Please excuse my 2nd grade drawing, LOL
Post # 3
Corner fireplaces are a pain in the neck for furniture arranging. Place it in the middle of the wall.
Post # 4
Middle of the wall. Corner ones can be really pretty, but in the middle of the wall usually gives you more flexibility in furniture arrangement.
Post # 5
Thanks! So I was right to begin with 🙂 I always think too much!
Post # 6
We have a corner now and I hate it. Very difficult to decorate around.
Post # 7
I guess it depends on the layout of the room and where windows/doors are located. In general, though, I think it would be easier to arrange around if it was in the middle of the wall.
Post # 8
I guess I’m in the minority. I like corner fireplaces. We have one in our house now, and hubby’s previous house also had a corner fireplace. The townhouse I had before we were married had a fireplace in the center of the wall and for me it was hard to work around. Although it may depend on the overall floorplan.
Post # 9
I prefer them in the middle of a wall.
Post # 10
I think middle of the wall would be easier to decorate around!
Post # 11
MIDDLE OF THE WALL!! We have a corner fireplace (and a small livingroom) and it’s IMPOSSIBLE to arrange the furniture any decent way. We have a GORGEOUS fireplace but because it’s in the corner we can’t make it the focal point of the room; and because the living room is small we are severely limited on how we can arrange the furniture.
The only exception would be if you have a really large livingroom… Our livingroom setup is my second most hated thing about the house we live in (first being our yellow/orange counter top in our kitchen! lol)
Post # 12
i’m all about symmetry so I would choose a wall
Post # 13
Hmm, I’ve only had one in the middle of the wall and it worked great with our furniture arrangement. I think if your room is really big and it wasn’t the focal point then a corner fireplace could work as a small reading/lounge area, but if it’s where you’re going to put your TV then place it in the middle of the wall.
Post # 14
We just bought a new house that has it in the middle of the wall. While we were house-shopping, we visited builders and they wanted to charge us a premium for middle of wall as it was considered an upgrade! We ended up buying a house less than 2 years old so we didn’t have to deal with a builder, but I guess it’s considered more desirable now if they’re charging more for it.
Post # 15
Middle of the wall! It would give you alot more furniture arranging options.
Post # 16
I don’t have advice on the fireplace, but I have to say, every time I read one of your posts, I want a Cherry Coke! Seriously, you’re killing me! 😉