Living Room Built Ins-Phase 2 Wood Accent Wall

Remember Phase 1 of our living room project? I scored oak bookshelves off Craiglist, and made this upgrade in our living room.

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Well, Match finished off Phase 2 yesterday, and I am so, so, so happy with the results.

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It ties the whole house together, and matches our closet mud room, and even the shutters outside.

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Here is the progression of the living room.

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We may do a mantel as well, but I worry that we’ll end up ruining the look. What are your thoughts? Would you add a mantel, or leave it as it is?