No Fire? No Problem! 4 Ways to Style Your Unused Fireplace

Make your fireplace the focal point it was intended to be.

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Fireplaces add the ultimate dose of cozy to any space. Sadly, many fireplaces are out of commission and require a lot of money and effort before they are functional. Instead of staring at a sad, empty fireplace, dress it up in one of these quick-and-easy ways.

All Booked Up

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Add texture and depth to a forlorn fireplace by adding books of different sizes and colors. Randomly stack books upright and on their side, organizing by color to create a subtle statement piece.

Foliage Filled

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Dress up an otherwise dreary space by adding a little life. Low-light plants such as snake plants, pothos and ivy, are what indoor-plant dreams are made of. Stagger by size, placing larger plants in the back and smaller ones in the front. If you’re lacking tall plants for the back, use a wooden crate or basket to add a little height.

Keep It Cozy

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

If your space is in need of some cozy charm, place a few baskets in the fireplace and fill with overflowing blankets and pillows. Choose coordinating, complementary colors and textures, and bask in the warmth without the fire.

Faux Fire Made Easy

Keep your options open with a reversible fireplace cover. Start by cutting a piece of thin plywood to the dimensions of your fireplace opening. On one side, line the plywood with your choice of removable wallpaper. On the other, paint the plywood with chalkboard paint and once dry, draw a picturesque fire to instantly create a feeling of warmth.

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