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Hello!
I have this blank living room wall I could use help with. We just moved our TV over so now our room has really opened up but now we are looking at this awful plain white brick wall. I'm at a loss on what to do. As you'll see the rest of the room is painted in a sea foam green with the trim in white. When we moved into our house it was painted this way. We like the green but we are open to any and all ideas. Thank you!!!!

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Welcome. The pic is super dark tho I see the area that bothers you. Would it be possible to place a tall piece of furniture to the right of the tv/fireplace? Perhaps some shelving merchandised or an entertainment armoire?
 
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A potted faux tree is another option. With an up light, interesting shadows would bathe the white brick wall.
 
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thank you
 
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You're very welcome.
 
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Could you build a surround for the fireplace? Possibly make it more of a focal point?
 
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I'm clearly on the side of Froo's suggestion for a really, really stunning and impressive looking tree -- a real one! It's just the touch that's needed.
 
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I would think a new fireplace screen and maybe some metal wall art to balance the tv? I bought a cool modern piece from http://buymetalwallartsculptures.com and really love it! Plus it is really not that expensive.

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Thank you all so much!
 
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The actual fireplace box creates a dark rectangular visual which is then repeated by the T.V. You really shouldn't add pictures/paintings because you'll end up with a collection of rectanglar design elements that will not compliment each other.
The pic is kind of dark, but it looks like there is a raised hearth.There also looks like there is a doorway perpendicular to the brick wall on the right side (?) It's hard to tell. Maybe a tall palm in a rustic basket sitting on the hearth all the way to the right.That would create some organic movement to break up the rectangular bricks with the rectangular T.V. over the rectangular firebox. If not a plant a tall piece of sculpture or even tall iron candlesticks of different heights. You need to add something that moves the eye in a more circuitous pattern to break up the geometry.
 
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Thank you!
 
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That's an awesome wall with great potential. Unfortunately the fireplace is understated. I might even make it more understated by not using a screen when not in use...or even something "smaller" when in use. In the summer stack some drift wood in there and leave the screen off...BUT the fact that it's not symmetrical gives you the great opportunity to hang a large long piece of saaaaay abstract art on the right. Or two large pieces. I'd go for a contemporary frame...the art could even be done by you. Take the colors of your surroundings and add an extra that's not there...just go to town on it.
 
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Something like this but hung vertically. You put to much knick knack cra* on there and it's going to get so over whelming cluttered.

 
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Thank you so much good idea
 
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