6 Brilliant Ideas for a Non-Working or Unused Fireplace

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So maybe you also have a fireplace you don't use. Or maybe it's a non-working fireplace. And still others of you might simply want to know what to do with a fireplace in the wood-burning off-seasons.

Happy to have come across these 6 simple ideas for a non-working or unused fireplace.


1. (shown above) Stack a pretty display of wood in your fireplace.

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2. Disguise it with a piece of art, a painting, or something far more stunning.

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3. Put a live plant in your non-working fireplace.

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4. Make a fireplace library and stuff it full of books.

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5. Ignore it (or paint a piece of plywood to cover it) and continue to decorate the mantel with things you love.

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6. In a bedroom, use the fireplace as a headboard.

Do you have a fireplace? Do you use it?


Images via A Cup of Jo, Martha McQuade, Mark Lund for Real Simple, Mary Beth Eastman, and Design*Sponge, and Apartment Therapy

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