We recently moved into a new home, and while we plan to slowly renovate the house using quality, timeless materials, there are some spaces where that rule becomes an exception. The lower level sunroom-turned-playroom would be that exception.
The fireplace mantle and surrounding area were in good condition, but the proportions felt completely off. Plus, the whole thing became incredibly drab once the room was meant for play. After picking up a red velvet sofa for the space, I knew I needed something equally as strong on the opposite wall. Paint was my budget-friendly choice. Behr's "Lemon Zest" was the perfect color.
Once I decided to go bold, I had to determine how much I wanted to devote to this project. I didn't want to spend the money to replace the tile, so I knew that would be getting a few coats of paint.
Because the surround's proportions were so strange, we took the color all the way to the ceiling (even on the crown), in order to bring attention to the height of the room. This was also a good technique for masking the ill-fitting size of the mantle. In only a few hours (and about $40!), we created new proportions and incredible impact that is bold yet playful. See more of the space here.