Having a fireplace in a room can add a touch of appeal not found in many other rooms other than a family or living room in a home. Most of us can appreciate the look and feel of a fireplace however we are left with a what to do situation when it no longer functions as a heat source. Adding paintings over the mantle and placing plants in the former fire area can help to bring back some of that appeal. A creative design can at times even get guests to congregate in front of the former fireplace not to get warm but to get the sense of warmth when designed properly and this article offers up several such ideas.
- You can add some vibrancy to the room your old fireplace is sitting by decorating it with various plants and flowers.
- A non-working fireplace is a great place to store magazines. Not only will it give the place a traditionally chic feel, but it also will store your favorite reads!
- Putting small, vintage pieces of furniture in the fireplace area is a great way to add a contemporary touch to the area and seat more guests.
“There’s no denying the charm a fireplace can bring to a room. The character and warmth of it can be felt, even if said fireplace is non-functioning.”