(Closed) Help with awkward shaped wall above fireplace!

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I would say do a mirror over the fireplace (maybe leaning against the wall on the mantle) and put something with visual interest in the random empty space on the left… like a garland with lights and some baskets or fun colored vases.

And I would recommend a natural stone (slate maybe?) for the fireplace… They can still be the “subway tile” you want, just something with a bit more depth than a flat color…

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Moving the tv will move the focus of the room. I wouldn’t stress about it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You could do a gallery wall that follows the shape of it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d fill it with artwork and put plants/flowers/sculpture along the top of that tiny wall indent if it were me.

I’m not a fan of “rocks on the wall” which is pretty much what tiles are if they aren’t serving a functional purpose. But, that’s just my own two cents.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Hyperventilate:  what would you put around a fireplace then?  (not being rude, genuinely curious) I’ve always thought you put stone/brick or tile around a fireplace so that if embers came out it’s less likely to catch fire…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think paint would make a huge difference and not make it look so off center. It will give it more character. A cool funky shaped mirror would look great too

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@accorn:  what color is your furniture? Do you have any accent colors? You could always do just an accent wall but i think the whole room would look great since you have white molding.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@wandering_gypsy:  

@accorn:  I misread and thought you wanted to put the tiles for decoration. Replacing the current tiles is a good idea, I like the neutral grey.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@accorn:  I really like the subway tiles like you posted, It really looks nice!!

 

I was thinking more like a slate…  something like this:

 

 

You could do slate “subway tiles” like this:

 

ETA: I also think a wall color would help tremendously.  Any colors your working with currently?

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@LMD84:  + 1 I was going to suggest this same thing.  I think a gallery of family pictures that follows the contour of the wall would help.

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