If you have a fireplace in your home, but do not use it all of the time, why not give it a new life. Fireplaces are not just for winter evenings – suitably decorated they can enhance your home throughout each season.
Once, we had to use fireplaces to keep our living rooms warm during the winter. They make our homes cozy, but the convenience of inexpensive modern furnaces allows us make our homes warmer than a standard fireplace can — which leaves us with a gaping hole in the living room. But we can use that to our decorative advantage! Here are some ideas for giving an empty fireplace new life.
Love For Literature
Book lovers have an unreasonable attachment to their books. Even when they’ve finished reading them, they don’t want to part with the books. But don’t use discount books as decor. If you’re one of those readers and you’re having trouble letting go of your books, fuse them with the fireplace. If you have impressive-looking books you can’t bear to part with, stack them inside the fireplace like bricks to create a literary hearth that allows you to show off your library.
Logs and flames are what come to mind when we talk about fireplaces. But you don’t have to set the lumber on fire to make it an element of your overall living room design; you just have to use your imagination. With the ends of the logs facing out, you can pack and stack the logs to create a little barrier between the drafty chimney and your home. It makes the gaping hole a little more eclectic and adds some rustic texture to the room.