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Jungfraujoch Wed 22-Mar-17 15:16:46

Just painted chimney breast/new fire/tv but looks a bit bare!

Need some inspiration please as to what else to do?

FauxFox Wed 22-Mar-17 15:31:07

I think I would have put the TV a bit higher up to balance the space better....a decorative clock might work?

indigo13 Wed 22-Mar-17 15:32:03

is there a reason the tv is so low?

Jungfraujoch Wed 22-Mar-17 16:47:09

It used to be higher but was uncomfortable to watch!

Jungfraujoch Wed 22-Mar-17 16:48:23

When you look straight on it doesn't look quite so low I think. Clock might be good - but something 'open' rather than solid?

ohdoadoodoo Wed 22-Mar-17 16:49:09

I like the TV where it is. Nothing worse than having to crane your neck! I think it looks lovely OP. Would get two pictures side by side up there I think.

oleoleoleole Wed 22-Mar-17 16:52:27

Excuse the poor quality of photo but what about some ball lights?

Bluntness100 Wed 22-Mar-17 16:53:00

It does look very low in that pic.

I'd have said a mirror but I think it's going to give you a busy chimney breast whatever as too many contrasting or similar shapes. Usually the tv is basically the main attraction.

Could you take it off the wall and have it on a tv unit or something?

Jungfraujoch Wed 22-Mar-17 16:54:07

Fauxfox I know what you mean about balance but I think we right thing or things above that will be achieved hopefully!

Jungfraujoch Wed 22-Mar-17 16:56:49

Bluntness, we've tried it on a bracket to the side of chimney breast and on a stand in the fireplace. Due to layout of room this is the best option. I'm confident once it has something above it it will look great - at the moment it just looks bare and highlights the low level of the TV!

DevelopingDetritus Wed 22-Mar-17 16:58:42

I think the only thing you could get away with is as PP have suggested a clock. Will you not get problems with heat from the fire on TV?

Jungfraujoch Wed 22-Mar-17 16:59:39

Developing - the fire isn't real!

Jungfraujoch Wed 22-Mar-17 17:00:27

Oleo - ball lights?!

DevelopingDetritus Wed 22-Mar-17 17:03:20

Oh right. Does it have a flame effect? I have an electric fire, never use it for heat just the flame effect.

DevelopingDetritus Wed 22-Mar-17 17:05:30

Oh yes, I agree ball lights. Or metal piece of art or transfers maybe I know they are hated on this site, I like some of them though

DevelopingDetritus Wed 22-Mar-17 17:09:42

Or the likes.

wishingchair1 Wed 22-Mar-17 17:13:23

Could you put a shelf above and put candles on. Or a nice piece of wood, it would break it up and still give it a framed feel.

allthebestplease Wed 22-Mar-17 17:27:00

I think you need to have something textural in the fire place, mood lights, candles, pebbles perhaps.

Above tv have a built out self that goes from the alcove and continues along the chimney breast. Maybe have two shelves going along but of different lengths. And then put vases of flowers on it.

Hard to explain.

Jungfraujoch Wed 22-Mar-17 17:46:49

All the best - I have stuff for in the fireplace just not put them back yet! Quite liking idea of a shelf - maybe one of those picture ledges would look good?

hollyisalovelyname Wed 22-Mar-17 17:57:46

That flower sculpture from Dunelm would be great

Jungfraujoch Wed 22-Mar-17 18:51:59

Flower sculpture not my thing. Sorry.

allthebestplease Wed 22-Mar-17 18:52:20

I have picture shelves and have old black and white photos of family in them, looks great.

Jungfraujoch Wed 22-Mar-17 19:46:56

Thanks allthebest - def think some sort of shelf is the way to go. DH may be busy this weekend 😉

NovaArt3mis Wed 22-Mar-17 19:51:18

I have no advice, but do you remember the name of your green paint? I love it!

LordWontYouBuyMeAMercedesBenz Wed 22-Mar-17 19:56:21

I disagree with suggestions to put pictures or a click there. I think it will look like you just have a load of things stacked on top of each other and won't look good. Ideally the tv needs to be higher up so you don't have such a huge space with nothing on it, but if that's not an option the only thing really that wouldn't look too bad is a long rustic oak shelf- really plain looking and chunky with just a couple of simple jar candles on. I'll try and find a pic off google of what I mean.

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