Hiding a Fireplace in a Rental Apartment?

Hiding a Fireplace in a Rental Apartment?

Aaron Able
Aug 21, 2009

Q: I know this might cause an uproar, but I am trying to find the best way to hide the fireplace in my apartment. I feel that the best layout for my apartment requires that the sofa be placed on the wall containing the fireplace. I do not mind hiding it as I would never use it and it's not the best looking fireplace...

Sent by Louis

I would like some kind piece which has a bold graphic statement to place on this wall. I have considered a very large canvas, wall papered boards, some kind of over sized digital print. I would love something like an in-store display from somewhere like Mac Cosmetics — but that will never happen. The wall is cement/brick so whatever solution I go with would either have to just sit on the floor or be supported by only 1 or 2 screws.

Would be interested if your readers had any suggestions on alternatives or any advice on the best way to execute this. The only thing I am against is curtain panels as there are large windows to the side of it.

Editor: I commend you for admitting that it isn't working for you! (I can't imagine trying to work around a fireplace in NYC.) Who has suggestions?

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