What can I do with the niches beside the fireplace?


Reader's question:

"Can I do something with the two niches beside the fireplace? Create some shelves for example.Currently, I have placed a light fixture and a small table in each of the wall niches. I would also need advice on the colors and on the furniture arrangement"

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Our answer:

A good idea would be to lower the ceiling with gypsum boards and to create a step. In each on the recesses you could place a spotlight. 

The step (40cm high) can be used as a seat with pillows, or as a storage place for woods. You can also consider constructing shelves for books and decorative items. 

In relation to the color choices, we suggest to paint the two recesses white and the fireplace a darker and warm color. 

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