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DESIGN DETAIL: Fireplace Furnishings

DESIGN DETAIL: Fireplace Furnishings

BY MARTIN AMADO ON JUNE 4TH, 2019

Fireplaces are a beautiful focal point in any room, but often times it can be tricky coming up with a furniture layout that works when there’s still a lot of empty space in front of it. 

It really depends on the size of the room and how far or close it is located to the main seating area. It can appear disconnected from the grouping the farther away it is.  The good news is there are a few options that will complete the visual balance of the space.  Creating a secondary seating area next to the fireplace with two accent chairs is one way to achieve a cozy nook.  I’ve also used oversized floor cushions, so that you can lounge next to a warm fire wrapped in a soft blanket. Yet, another option is a set of ottomans or stools, which are low profile, so it won’t block the view or beauty of the fireplace. The last two ideas work great in small spaces, too.