What to do with brick wall and fireplace
kheighlah
November 30, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi! My first tackle I'd like to make in our new home is the family/living room with a fireplace. The room is pretty small. As you can see, the entire wall is red brick. The other walls are white as of now. The carpet is stained, I guess from the fireplace? You can see where they had a doormat. This room goes out to the deck. I was thinking a ceramic tile floor? Easy to clean? Or would wood be better? A bathroom separates this room from the kitchen so I could tie in the hallway with tile going towards kitchen. (Which will eventually need new floor). The hall around the corner, leading to foyer is already wood. And what about the brick? Should I dare paint it? I like things clean cut and simple. I like whites, creams, not a lot of color... just maybe an accent wall here n there. Any tips appreciated!
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irem_n
Morning! I would paint wall white and go dark wood floors :)
December 1, 2013 at 12:49am   
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I would take up nasty carpet, install floating laminate, whitewash the brick and paint the trim on the face of the firebox flat black. That is a start.... You also need a nice mantle.
December 1, 2013 at 1:23am   
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kheighlah
yeah, we are def taking up the carpet.. but i'd rather do ceramic tile than laminate. Agreeing about whitewashing the brick.. and painting the face of firebox. hmmm now what to do with mantle haha
December 1, 2013 at 1:29am   
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bistodog
Face the mantel like an oak beam, it will add a bit of warmth to the room
December 1, 2013 at 1:36am     
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