Shelving Either Side Of Fireplace: 7 Ideas To Get Started
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Shelving either side of fireplace can offer a very impressive decoration solution — especially if you take some time to carefully consider the position of shelves, as well as production materials that would be in tune with your room style. And here are some suggestions on both:
Play along to your architectural theme
If there are any conspicuous architectural elements in the room, play along to its theme. It really does not matter if you have a fireplace in a living room, in a dining room, or in a bedroom —you should still match your shelf material to the elements that are already conspicuous in the room. In most of the cases, it is gong to be the combination of wooden beams and shelves; yet, sometimes, metal shelves can compliment protruding pipes or other engineering elements.
Explore low standing ideas
Apart from playing along to the architectural elements, it is also crucial to play along to your room shape. If the room is long and narrow, you might have to explore the same long and narrow designs — both when it comes to fireplace shape and shelving on either side of fireplace. Low standing furniture designs — whether TV stands or coffee tables — are astonishing examples of furniture units that will match this decoration pattern.
Make it invisible
In a modern decoration setting with plenty of glass and chrome, you can as well make your shelves invisible — that is, transparent. Both clear glass and acryl will work fine for this decoration setting, giving your room interior a light, compact — almost flowing, in fact — look. Plus, glass shelving on either side of fireplace is one of the most neutral modern materials.
Invest into warm shades
In a room where neither glass, nor genuine wood shades dominate in the interior, you can as well get a little creative with shelves colours. Next to a fireplace, warm shades will act as a logical addition. This idea is especially useful for a bedroom, having exactly what it takes to cheer up your interior.
Use shelves as accents
It is also possible to use shelving on either side of fireplace as a bright accent in your interior. For example, shelves shades can match your picture frames, rugs and carpets — curtains even. All in all, any accessorising element can feature an identical shade — this will make your accents logical and memorable.
Integrate a TV into the picture
In a living room — or in any other room with a TV — placing the piece on either side of a relatively low fireplace can be an amazing idea. Differently from a more common position above the fireplace, a TV on one of the fireplace sides offers a more functional placement solution — do not forget that perfect TV height is just a little above your eye level.
Give symmetry a chance
And finally, do not forget that shelving both sides of fireplace in a symmetric manner is the kind of idea that will give a neat and geometrical look to your entire room, so you might want to give symmetry a chance.