We recently wrote about how to decorate a living room with a fireplace in the middle – one of those very niche guides that if you need, you really need. Anyway, it got us thinking, how many people still actually use their fireplaces? And then, what are people doing with these spare spaces in their most decorated rooms? That’s when we decided to do some research on different ways to decorate a non-working fireplace.
Many homes have fireplaces, but so few use them; it is such a shame to let a wonderful alcove go to waste. So, don’t let it. Read these 9 ways to decorate a non-working fireplace for some inspiration of how to utilise the space in your home. If you have any more ideas, let us know on Facebook!
9 Ways to Decorate a Non-Working Fireplace
The logs hark back to the original use of the space and add a rustic tone to the room; it’s also a decorating idea that’ll be super cheap and easy to execute.
Light it Up
This idea will seem like a contemporary spin on its original purpose. And we all know there’s something homely and comforting about a fire, so if you can’t get it from the fireplace, put the next best thing in its place – candles.
Tip: Make this look even better by grouping your books together in colour groups.
Sounds like a weird one, but looks like a beautiful one. For a rustic look that’s extremely chic and effortlessly cool, just put in an assortment of stuff. You can easily grab some cheap, old suitcases from a charity shop or boot sale – and then fill them with fun things for your living room like board games or blankets for cold winter nights!
Because, really, you can never have too many places to store wine! This isn’t the only way to store wine in an unused fireplace either; you could get hold of some clay piping and cut it into equal measures (the depth of the back wall to the front of the fireplace is a good length), stack them on top of each other in the fireplace cavity and then simply place your bottles of wine inside each pipe. For an even more visual impact paint the pipes before placing them in the fireplace, either the same colour or all different (depending on your colour scheme).
A Pet Bed
A Book Nook
10. Get Creative!Of course, when it comes to decorating, every form requires creativity and personalisation; so, why not take the opportunity to showcase both? You’ll need to deep clean the cavity first to make it ready for painting. Or you could mimic the above image by filling it and getting creative with your favourite colours and patterns!
And that, A Fancy Home readers, are our 9 ways to decorate a non-working fireplace. Stay up-to-date on more interior design news, DIY guides and home improvement tips by liking us on Facebook!