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Size of art above fireplace?
July 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I won the battle to not have our TV mounted above the fireplace and our built in bookcases/entertainment center is now complete. The dilemma is I need to buy a piece of art to hang above the fireplace to help keep the fireplace as the focal point. The size of that area above the mantel is approximately 79 inches across the mantel and 38 inches to the top of the molding on built ins. The ceiling in that room is about 13 ft. What would be an appropriate painting size? I am thinking a painting of birch trees.....then the question becomes framed or just stretched on canvas. Also, should I keep the mantel free of candles etc if I am able to get a significant piece of art. Appreciate all thoughts and suggestions