Dramatic Fireplace Living Room

It’s no secret:  I’ve got fireplaces and mantels on my brain this week.  (If you need to catch up, check out the posts about my family room fireplace.) I’m loving the look of stacked stone, so I was very drawn to this beautiful living room designed by Color Drunk Designs that was recently featured at House of Turquoise.

House of Turquoise fireplace living room

Isn’t that dark stone fireplace a gorgeous focal point?  I love the contrast of the white, chunky mantel and nearby bookshelves.  I also think the color choices in this room are absolutely stunning.  Such a large fireplace could be overwhelming, but the lighter, brighter fabrics and paint colors keep things fresh and fun in here.


5 Ways Stone Fireplace

I looked around to find five of the best tutorials for projects that you could do yourself to replicate the look of this room.  If you are up for a little DIYing, you can definitely get this look at bargain prices!  Scroll down to find the five ways I found to decorate a living room with a dramatic fireplace.


1.  Beaded Chandelier

DIY white beaded chandelier

Inspired by Pottery Barn’s wood bead chandelier, My Simple Obsession came up with a knock off, DIY version that looks just as good.  The wood bead chandy in my inspiration photo is a terrific way to add visual interest in a high ceilinged room, while still keeping the mood playful and casual.

2.  Stone Fireplace


If you’ve been following along this week, then you know that I’m totally over the moon with my own fireplace makeover made with AirStone.  I’m here to say that you could definitely achieve the dramatic, tall fireplace in my inspiration photo with this stuff.

3.  Built-In Bookshelves

DIY fireplace built ins

Bookshelves flanking a fireplace have always been the best of form and function in family rooms.  If you are looking to install some of your own, check out the tutorial for bookshelves built from scratch at Hammers and High Heels.  Looking for a not-from-scratch cabinetry option?  Then definitely read my recent post on turning Ikea bookcases into built-ins around my fireplace.

4.  Pillows in Accent Colors

diy envelope pillows

If your key furnishings are in neutrals, then toss pillows are one easy and inexpensive way to add color and pattern into your room.  Here’s a tutorial from Teal & Lime for sewing your own.

5. Rustic Coffee Table

Ana White DIY x coffee table

A sturdy coffee table with a rustic wood finish anchors the seating arrangement in my inspiration photo.  Ana White offers plans so that you can build a similar coffee table yourself.

So, who’s ready for a fireplace makeover, now?  Or a fresh pop of orange and aqua?  Tell me which part of this room you want to have in your house.  Oh, and if you loved the inspiration room in this post, make sure you visit House of Turquoise to see the room from all angles–so much to love!

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  1. What a gorgeous room! I love the dark fireplace mixed with all of the light wood and bright art and pillows. So pretty! xoxo

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