We love a fireplace accent wall - it can turn a boring room into a cozy, gorgeous space as the focal point of the room. It is the perfect addition to make your home more valuable and beautiful.
LESS CLEANING: A fireplace wall is contained, so you never have to dust or vacuum behind or under it.
ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT: It's also a great way to add an architectural feature to a room that can create interesting spaces and nooks in an otherwise boring room. MAKES ROOM LOOK TALLER: The floor to ceiling design adds a vertical strip to a living room, making your space appear taller. SPACE SAVING DESIGN: Yes, you read that right, because this piece is attached to the wall, it actually takes up less space than a similar sized tv console.
Back in the days of DVDs and big controller boxes, that was a thing. UPDATE: One of our amazing readers built this flip down mantle to add a little storage and we thought it was brilliant!
Electric fireplace inserts are convenient, inexpensive, easy to install, and super beautiful. Gas or wood burning insert can also be expensive, heavy and difficult to install. GRAYS, GREIGES, CREAMS - With a white wall, any of these colors will be beautiful ways to accent your shiplap fireplace. This tutorial uses shiplap because it's easy to work with, inexpensive, and adds texture to the space, and many people love the country farmhouse vibe.
But you can use lots of other materials and methods of installation to achieve just about any look you can envision. Instead of shiplap, cover in Durock or similar, and spread the mortar.
It shows the entire process, and a few tips and tricks along the way to help out. Simple 2x4 back frame, attached to studs in the wall Finish the Shiplap and trim top, bottom and corners Our tv cord barely reached the outlet, and the fireplace insert needs power as well.
The fireplace insert may need a dedicated circuit, depending on the model.