Corner fireplaces mantels flummox many people. It’s just not that easy to plan how to lay out your furniture with a corner fireplace. These days, most people wouldn’t deliberately build one into their home. But if you buy or rent a new abode with a corner fireplace, these design tips will help.
TV or No TV
Many rooms with fireplaces also have TVs. These two elements compete as the focal point of your space. If your corner fireplace is at the right height, mount a flat screen TV above it. Otherwise, place the TV on an adjoining wall and position your furniture so it faces both the TV and the fireplace.
If your room is large and your corner fireplace is small, try breaking the room into two parts. Use a TV or striking piece of artwork as the focal point for the main part of the room. Arrange a separate, intimate seating area around the corner fireplace, such as a couple of comfortable armchairs and a table or small bookcase.
For a corner fireplace in a small room, think small for your furniture, too. Instead of a sofa, buy a loveseat. Face the loveseat toward your hearth, and place two or three chairs so that they talk together. Let the angles of your furniture mirror that of the hearth as it extends into the room.
Fill the Corners
Soften your room’s other corners by adding practical or decorative elements. Corner cabinets, a beautiful lamp, a large houseplant, a corner bookshelf or an urn on a pedestal will complement the look of your corner fireplace.
Make Your Corner Fireplace the Star
Or you can go all in with your corner fireplace and reface it with a gorgeous mantel.
You could expand the stone surround to the ceiling, or spotlight your fireplace with special lighting. At Old World Stoneworks, we like the star-making approach for every fireplace – corner or not.
Give us a call today and we’ll help you dress up that corner fireplace.