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I found some prints at art.com that I really like, and I think they would work on the wall above the fireplace. It's hard to see the details of the prints in the mock-up that I did, so here are the prints, followed by how I envision them on the wall. I'm going for natural elements, to give the room a more casual, earthy look.

Here's #1....

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Everyone is giving me lots to think about!! mdesign & RWD, I was contemplating going in the same direction the two of you are thinking about -- a bright & funky room, maybe with some yellow in it. I'm not a big fan of yellow, but we have some friends who have a yellow family room with red accents next to a terra cotta kitchen, and the overall look & feel is so colourful and fun :)

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I totally agree, I think green would look awesome against the red wall :) I'm thinking of putting a planter with some sort of grass on the mantel, and a tall plant in one of the corners by a window. I'd put some bamboo on the mantel, but the problem is that the mantel is so tall, anything tall just looks goofy because it's so high up, you can't see it right.

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....here's Squirt....

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A friend of mine is giving me a couple of Ron Burns prints. Coincidentally, both of them have red in them. I'm not sure of the size of the prints -- I'm assuming two together will take up a decent amount of space.

What do you think of these -- here's Toby.....

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I prefer something assymetrical on the mantel. I have a couple of cream vases I could try out... maybe I'll play around with it a bit tonight and see what I come up with. Right now, I'm off to do some touch ups....

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I actually have an idea for a piece of artwork that I want to create, but I was thinking of putting it on a non-red wall.

I'll probably be putting 2" white faux wood horizontal blinds in the windows, so they don't detract from the fireplace and the red wall. Also, I figure the window trim will stay white no matter what I dio with the room in the future, so white blinds are the safest way to go.

I'll see if I can find that artist you mentioned on the Net....

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I was thinking of one big square piece. The round one might work if you perhaps leaned it to one side and then added a pair of big clunky candelsticks on the other side to balance it off.
Perhaps you might also consider hanging it in the middle and then framing it to give it more presence and dimension.

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After I did the mock-up, I thought it looked a bit too busy. Oh well, back to the drawing board....

Catherine, thanks for the mock-ups. It does look better with one large piece of artwork, as opposed to a group of smaller ones. Now the hard part -- finding just the right piece!!

jem007, a large mirror would probably look really good there. The only thing is, I had a mirrior above the mantel before, and it somehow made the wall look like it sort of kept going and going. I think the problem is that the window above the front door was reflected in the mirror. I'd like to sort of bring the wall forward, so it has more impact.

Elise, I've liked this piece of iron work from Pier 1 for a while -- think it would work, or would it just get lost on the red wall?? I'm not sure if it's big enough either....

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I'm not loving those set of 3 pictures either. How about one big square wrought iron decorative grid or grill, or whatever they're called? I see wrought iron accessories somewhere in that room.

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What do you think -- too high, too low, too busy....??

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