What options do you have if you’d like to include a fireplace in your remodeling efforts for the living and dining areas, but the available space involves an L-shaped corner? Even if one wall is longer than the other, several decorating schemes can assist you in designing an attractive fireplace alcove with confidence.
Wall Mirrors | Enhancing the visual effect of an L-shaped fireplace is easily accomplished by mounting floor-to-ceiling mirrors across from the fireplace, adding depth and beauty to its appearance. Alternatively, you can arrange a grouping of mirrors, choosing different sizes, shapes, and heights for each of the walls of the fireplace.
Accent Pieces | Accent pieces are favorite choices for interior designer and with good reason. An accent piece can be used to draw attention to a focal point or to enhance the existing appearance of any design element. Place large floor vases, narrow chairs, or statues to place at either end of the fireplace for an added touch of drama and color.
Faux Mantels | If your fireplace design doesn’t include a mantel, you can use decorative shelves over each side of it. Choose materials that blend well with other design elements of the room. This option provides an excellent opportunity to choose decorative accents to place along your faux mantels.
Custom-Made Fireplace Doors | Offering necessary functionality and attractive styling, custom-made doors for the fireplace allow you to infuse a sense of your personality into the room. Speak with your interior designer about the options that you have when dealing with an L-shaped setting. Together, the two of you can come up with something clever that does exactly what you need it to do.
Creating Contrast | Since the fireplace already has its own sense of drama, you might just want to add a touch more. Consider contrasting color schemes for the walls above the fireplace or perhaps a textured treatment that makes use of bright colors in varying patterns of dark and light. Alternatively, if the room has limited access to natural light consider adding a glazed wall treatment to catch rays of light for a reflective sensation.