Hi ronmarg77,Personally, I'd take that lovely fireplace and turn it into a feature of the room! It already has that lovely brickwork around in that gives it a theatrical feel. I would suggest moving that armchair away from the fireplace to open up the wall, and mounting the TV on the wall as well.The colour palette of the room is quite neutral, so adding a splash of colour via a rug or some cushions would elevate the appeal.Depending on what the other side of the room is like, you could add a potted plant to throw a splash of greenery and colour to the room.You could then fill the emptiness on the wall that's either side of the fireplace with some lovely art pieces. These would keep the room cosy, but not clutter up the floor space, thus allowing the fireplace to still be the main feature. To really maximise the warmth that a fire brings, I'd recommend some warm toned pieces, such as this dyptich, Rock and Trees, by popular artist, Penelope Oates. These two pieces would sit nicely next to the fireplacehttps://bluethumb.com.au/penelopeoatesart/Artwork/rocks-and-trees-diptychSome other warm artworks I'd suggest are:https://bluethumb.com.au/ric-burkitt/Artwork/january-landscape-richard-burkitthttps://bluethumb.com.au/emily-lauro/Artwork/an-autumn-walkhttps://bluethumb.com.au/tjukupati-james/Artwork/17-450-alpihttps://bluethumb.com.au/penelopeoatesart/Artwork/stratasphereIf you mounted the TV on the wall on one side of the fireplace, then an artwork would balance out the other side.
I hope this helps!
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