The fireplace on the main level of our house should be a beautiful focal point of the living area, but it was…. As the shingles are more of an accent, we put them on the upper dormer, chose a medium blue to paint the brick on the bottom, selected a creamy yellow siding, and kept the trim white so the colors popped. A flat paint would not have done justice to the ceiling and all the hard work we put into re-finishing it.
Now you can’t use regular outlets like the ones in the wall – they have to have a shutter that closes off the holes – this is to keep you from being electrocuted when you spill a beer while dancing on the mantle. You can repaint your living room the same color which will refresh the color and get rid of any scuff marks and dings.
This has to be field cut and fitted to the return trim on the wall. Black adds drama to any space, and your windows are no different—black casements create contrast in a space and will accompany an array of colors beautifully. Originally a painted brick fireplace with original cabinets on the side.
Luckily there are small changes (like switching out light bulbs) and big changes (like installing a new fireplace mantel ) that can give your living room a new look and won’t turn into a major DIY project, or turn your home into a construction site. The original house had small, compartmentalized rooms and we wanted to open up these spaces and take advantage of a more open floor plan and the spectacular view.
They cut the three pieces so the grain and pattern of the stone matched. The only thing that you really need to be concerned about with a contemporary fireplace design is whether it is going to fit into the room for the long term. We got a few paint samples to test out, and ended up choosing a light buttery yellow color called Tea Light Â to paint the walls.