Unfortunately, there is a chimney in the middle of one of the rooms in our home. When we first moved in, the room was unfinished and didn't get much use other than storage. To make this room functional, we added carpet, chair rail, baseboards, fresh paint, and furniture. The only thing we couldn't do was get rid of the chimney, which is load bearing and does serve a purpose (though not in that room).
On one side, I hung four framed decoupaged prints that I created in frames found in the clearance section at Michaels. (This specific color is apparently no longer being mass produced.) So although it does not conceal the chimney, for $25 it at least appears to have a purpose other than sticking out and being a nuisance to my design.
On the other side, these silver birds (found at a thrift store) fit the width of the chimney perfectly. They also add a little more visual interest to the otherwise imposing structure in the center of the room.
Does anyone else have a chimney stuck in the middle of their room?