Ideas for Decorating with a Corner Fireplace?

Ideas for Decorating with a Corner Fireplace?

Janel Laban
Oct 12, 2010

Q: My fella and I just purchased our first home (!) and will be moving in at the beginning of December. We're loving the bright light from the floor to ceiling windows, and the slightly over-height 9-foot ceilings. We are stumped, however, about how to deal with the corner fireplace in our living room. Attached is a pic of the fireplace as well as the floorplan for the condo. I've blurred out the area above the mantle as it contains photos of the previous owner and kids.

The two things I'd love to address are:

1. the strange corner triangle zone above the mantle. I am not a fan of corner shelving, though, so this isn't really an option (to be honest, I actually have a hate-on for it!). I love the look of stacked firewood, like the Andrew Sidford pic attached, via Design*Sponge, but not sure how to execute this in an angled corner.

2. the lack of a hearth area. The fireplace is electric, so there aren't issues with heat damage to the flooring, but it does seems a bit strange not to have some sort of hearth.

We plan on painting the place white to start, as we cannot live with the builders beige that the previous owner left. We gravitate towards a fairly modern look, and have a danish modern teak couch, two side chairs and a rocking chair for this space. Upholstery TBD, but probably something in the cool colour family as we like greys, greens and blues.

Thanks a bunch!

Sent by Erin

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