Built in between two bookshelves, this fireplace features the deep navy accent wall which on strong contrast with the neutral white. But neither the blue nor white ruin the perfect ambience because each color takes its best role.
The most challenging thing about designing this room was the space planning. While we were building my husband and I used cardboard boxes to visualize the sizes of the furniture we were ordering for this room. It also meant ordering two rug sizes to see what worked best once we did finally move in!
The white color brings calm and purity, while navy tells you to balance the monotonous. Your home can contain lighter or more exotic finishes.It can be inspired by the lifestyles and objects that are linked with the different coastal areas found throughout the world. Our fireplace is gas, and although my husband was hoping for wood burning I do love the ease of clicking a button and having a nice cozy fire during the cold Chicago winter! We surrounded the fireplace with a whitewashed brick tile and flanked it with matching builtins full of pretty decor finds.
To further call attention to your fireplace, consider painting the wall around it in a shade that contrasts with the rest of the room to really draw the eye. In some cases, you may have other features in your living room that call for attention in addition to your fireplace. A big screen television may compete with your fireplace, or a picture window with a lovely view may steal some of the room’s focus. Instead of choosing a single feature to serve as the room’s focal point, let the fireplace share the spotlight. Basically select a rendition having an adjusted pipe since it merely requires fitting via an outside divider.