How to Use Corner Area Above Fireplace?

How to Use Corner Area Above Fireplace?

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Janel Laban
Jan 3, 2011

Q: My husband and I recently moved into an apartment that we love, mainly for location. The apartment itself has some great amenities, but is very plain and has some major design challenges. We have nearly given up on our living room, as it does not function for us at all.

First off, we have this fireplace which we never use (as it is not real!). Above the fireplace is an empty space meant for our television. Our television is too large to fit up there width-wise without looking incredibly odd. So, this spot has basically become a dumping ground for geeky knick-knacks we own. When I have tried to put things there, it just looked dwarfed by the space as it is very deep and a fair distance from the ceiling. Anyone have any ideas of what to do with this relatively useless space? P.S. we rent, so tearing out this fake fireplace is unfortunately not an option.

Thanks for any advice!

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