We have a gas fireplace – I wish it were wood burning but hey we can’t have everything and not why I started this post – anyway, it’s built in to a nook in the living room wall next to a window seat/cabinet unit and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with it. (Sorry for the teeny photo.)
The main problem is that the fireplace is not centered so hanging anything over it looks awkward to me because I’m into symmetry.
Then I saw this photo of a similar setup but for some reason, it doesn’t feel awkward here:
I guess sometimes we just need to see another take on something. And I suppose if ever got rid of the tv, it could look like this (but we all know that’s never going to happen):
I also saw these photos and I like how the whole fireplace/tv area was turned into a display and seating area:
(via Apartment Therapy)
The area I’m working with isn’t as long but I’m encouraged by this and want to try to do something similar. Do you have any awkward spaces you’re trying to figure out?