Turning Your Fireplace Into Your Living Room’s Focal Point



Whether you want to curl up with a good book or host your friends for a dinner party, a well-design fireplace can become the focal point of a stylish living room. In this blog post, trusted home remodeling contractor DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of St. Louis Park shares tips to transform this part of your home with the fireplace as the main attraction.

How a Fireplace Can Change Your Living Room

A beautifully designed fireplace can dramatically change the aesthetics of your living room. Its warmth and charm can add an air of sophistication, making your living area the ultimate inviting space for family and friends. With the right design ideas in place, the fireplace can be a reflection of your own unique style and taste.

Tips to Keep in Mind

Strategic planning and a touch of creativity can work wonders in making your fireplace the focal point of your living room. Here are some interior remodeling tips to ensure your fireplace takes center stage:

  • Furniture Placement. The way you arrange your furniture can significantly impact your living room’s atmosphere. Arrange your seating, such as sofas and chairs, in a way that directs the eye naturally toward the fireplace. This creates a cozy and inviting seating area where this design element becomes the central focus. A large, comfortable sofa facing the fireplace can become an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the warmth.
  • Captivating Colors. Don’t underestimate the power of color in emphasizing your fireplace. Choosing a contrasting color for the fireplace wall can make it stand out beautifully. For instance, if your walls are a neutral shade, a bold and contrasting color for your fireplace, like deep charcoal or rich maroon, can make it a striking centerpiece. Additionally, painting the mantel and trim in a complementary color can further enhance the fireplace’s visual appeal.
  • Thoughtful Accessorizing. Accessories play a pivotal role in elevating your fireplace’s charm. Try adding a statement piece of artwork or an oversized mirror above the mantel. Artwork can bring personality and style to your space, while a mirror can create an illusion of more space and reflect the beauty of the fireplace. Don’t forget to incorporate decorative items like candles, vases or sculptures on the mantel to infuse your unique taste into the design.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

Undeniably, a fireplace has the power to redefine the aesthetics of your living space, creating a warm, alluring atmosphere. Partner with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of St. Louis Park, your trusted name in general contracting, to bring your dream home closer to reality. We serve the residents of Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Robbinsdale and the surrounding areas. Call us at (952) 522-3008, or fill out the form on our contact page.

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