Need ideas for my fireplace.
October 6, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We can't decide what to do with our fireplace. We're exploring painting, built-ins,'s really tough to make a decision. We don't have a lot of wall space in our living room. Thought about switching the tv to the other side and putting a nice seating arrangement in front of the fp.
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For something different, think about paintable, textured MDF. It comes in large sheets and will be easy to install. Check out installations at It would provide interest and won't be the same "paint the brick".
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I like the mdf idea. Can you put the tv up over the fireplace? Then two chairs in front.
0 Likes   October 6, 2013 at 3:13PM
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We did think about putting the tv over the fireplace but we aren't sure we want it as the focal point. I never considered MDF. Will look into that. Thanks for suggestions!
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Actually had a FP guy NOT recommend putting a TV over an older fireplace that is used, due to heat issues. What if you relocated the TV to another side of the room, did club chairs/ottomans? You could easily change the orientation, depending on whether you were watching TV or enjoying the fire?
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Totally makes sense. Right now it's just a fake electric fire which doesn't really generate heat but eventually if we use this as a real fp should we would have to consider this. I like the idea of having some comfy chairs in front and then using the other side of the room for our tv.
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