Decorating Dilemma: Tammy’s Fireplace

Decorating a corner fireplace

Decorating Dilemmas is a weekly column in which our stylists answer your design questions, so you can tackle your home decorating project with complete confidence.

Dear Style Studio Team,

I thoroughly enjoy this column, and I also adore Ballard products. I do, however, have my own decorating dilemma. How do I decorate a corner fireplace that’s on an angle?

I also have dark wood trim. Can you post or show more design ideas with natural wood trim?

Thank you so much in advance,


view towards fireplace

Dear Tammy,

Thank you for your Decorating Dilemma. We love the fireplace and know that it has potential to be a great focal point in your room. Bringing in strategically placed pieces can change the personality of any space!

To turn your fireplace into a striking focal point, consider adding a little punch of color. We have chosen the Blue Reflections GiclĂ©e as great options for this pop of color. The pure hues are supported by warm tones that work well with the existing wall color.

We noticed that you love candles so why not add a little more of your personality into the space and add the Ava Candle Holders to your existing candles … mix it up! These candle holders create variety with the different heights and shapes of each style. To finish off the mantel styling, bring in a Preserved Boxwood Topiary  or two. These great little pieces infuse life into any small space!

Happy Decorating!

The How To Decorate Team

Decorating a corner fireplace

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