It’s best that you keep your walls subtle. It’s tasteful, understated & classical. These can be creams, pale yellows & greens, pale melon, or other pastels. Be sure you go for an off-white or cream & definitely avoid extreme stark bleached white (unless you want the antiseptic feel of medical rooms or a hospital).
Display your collectibles in clusters or groupings to create a theme. Think big & display them en masse & make a grand statement. A fireplace & mantel is a perfect place to display your family photos, collectibles, ornaments, a tall vase with willow or dramatic fresh flowers, or holiday decorations. (text link to Christmas decorating).
For all people who missunderstands the title, it’s season 1 episode 4 of the show “The Story Behind” and this episode is about Home Improvement! Inappropriate …
Fireplaces are a fabulous focus for a room & an attractive architectural feature – They add a cozy homey touch with warmth & personality to your room & your home. So if you have a fabulous grand fireplace, make it the focus & anchor of your room around which you arrange other things.
Here are some useful pointers on arranging your furniture for you to follow. Function & Ease - Think of how you & the people who live in your home, or come to visit, use your room & spaces. It’s all about common sense - creating ease of movement, practical & easy function, & heaps of flowing, comfortable & highly user-friendly livable space.