Whether your fireplace is out of order or you don’t get much use of it, there are plenty of other ways to play up this living space focal point. Candles, greenery, and safety accessories like screens, are all creative ways to enhance a flameless hearth.
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Even if your fireplace is currently nonworking, you can still dress up your hearth with a log grate or tools, such as this set here.
2. Faux Front
Enjoy the rustic look of stacked logs minus the mess with this easy log illusion DIY.
A glamorous screen will elevate the room and maybe give guests the impression that your chimney is in perfectly fine condition.
4. Fill it With Houseplants
Place plants in and around the fireplace and mantel to bring in a natural element. Find more inspo in Alana Langan’s book Plant Style.
5. Paint it White
A coat of white paint instantly puts a fresh spin on a space. Cover ornate detailing in the fireplace and mantel for a uniform look.
Light up your fireplace with a tiered candle stand. The pillars will give off a warm glow, similar to a real fire.
7. Organic Approach
Stacked chopped wood lends a natural, earthy vibe to the room.
(This idea originally appeared on ThisOldHouse.com. Author //Elizabeth Lilly. Photos // Charlie Dean. Morgan Spenla. Tom Merton.)