In our new home, the study now boasts our first ever fireplace!
Although we can’t afford it right now, we’re going to paint this room white and the middle bit where the electric fireplace is will be either wallpapered yellow (and white) or painted a deep yellow… or something along those lines.
But it got me thinking about what to put above the fireplace and I found heaps of ideas from my inspiration files.
Loads of images so please be patient until it all loads.
Install a wooden feature above the fireplace
My brothers in law love this idea being very “woody” men. Apparently getting a piece of rotted trunk with branches etc (holes) with that pattern is as rare as hen’s teeth and very valuable!
But you can get a slice of a burl which is a tumour on a tree. They appear like big black hard growths on the side of a tree. They can resemble a big beehive.
A collection of small pieces of glass, china and art
I love the idea of displaying a few of your favourite pieces on mantelpieces… like a vignette of your self.
Obviously there are issues with this. Obviously some will not approve. And I’ll admit, this isn’t one of my favourites but gotta admit it adds drama and glamour (when thoughtfully planned, i.e. not in a room filled with other heads).
A large mirror
Means that you have extra floor space for that oh-so-needed chaise or pet bed.
One large artwork piece
Y’know, this is popular, but you need to have wow-worthy art.. or something that speaks. Like maybe a blow up of my daughter’s first colour pencil portrayal of the family. But that’s going to be a while more a wait. At the moment, she can colour in a circle in wide jagged lines hehehe so cute.
Multiple artwork pieces
Collage of artwork/plaques
I have long been a fan of Sid Dicken‘s plaques. I would love to line this area with 4 x 4 of his creations. Will have to start a collection of these anyway… soon. Slowly.
Nothing. A purposeful nothing, not the neglected nothing)
Off centred artwork
Would drive my husband and his whole family berserk but in this example of Frank Roop’s, symmetry is wonderfully achieved elsewhere (i.e. chaise longues):
My favourite option, the Sunburst-type mirror
I would really love any found in these photos below.
I am veering towards a mirror. One option is my yellow and white cane mirror.
(I’ve attempted to state source of photos for most, if you know where the others are from, please let me know, thanks! I have to really get the source in my photo files too…. another project for another week…)