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How to Decorate a Room With a Fireplace Focal Point

Updated February 21, 2017

Living rooms with fireplaces create a romantic atmosphere. If your fireplace does not draw attention to itself, you need to make it a focal point of the room. However, this does not require you to remodel the entire room. You do not need any special skills or tools to emphasise your fireplace in your room. Allow yourself an afternoon to decorate the room.

Paint the room in a shade to complement the fireplace. For example, if your fireplace has red bricks, consider painting the room a light beige colour. Painting the room this colour will highlight the bricks of the fireplace and will draw the eyes to it.

Arrange the furniture in the room to face the fireplace. For example, if you're decorating a living room, arrange the couch and chairs to face the fireplace instead of a television. This creates a fireplace focal point in the room.

Place a fireplace tool holder to the side of the fireplace on your floor. Select a decorative fireplace tool holder, such as one made of gold or iron. Place your fireplace tools in the tool holder. This allows you to display your fireplace tools and decorates around the fireplace.

Arrange a variety of candles on your fireplace mantel. Select candles in different colours and sizes. During a holiday, display candles with its corresponding theme.

Place an arrangement of flowers--fresh or artificial--on the fireplace mantel. Flowers bring a variety of colours to the fireplace and they add decoration to the room.

Select your favourite framed family photographs and place them on the fireplace mantel between the candles and flowers. Framed family photographs allow you to personalise the room with decorations.

Things You'll Need

  • Interior paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint roller
  • Fireplace tool holder
  • Fireplace tools
  • Candles
  • Flowers
  • Framed photographs
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Stephanie Nolan has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles appear on various websites, where she specializes in topics about home improvement, parenting and interior design. Nolan holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.