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.

plant fireplace

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.

fireplace headboard

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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we don't have one but i love the art idea!


We don't have one.  I have seen some unused ones with ornate floor candle holders,  they look really nice.

tonya... tonyalynn

i want a fireplace!

maine... mainemusicmaker

I had one...I miss it something awful.  But I've seen intricate candle holders (such as KTMOM) that looked really neat....especially when the candles were lit :)

Sultr... SultryLadyBug

I dont have one but the headboard Idea was awesome. Especially for older houses that have one in every room.

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