The Most Ingenious Things To Do With A Non-Working Fireplace

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Just because your fireplace doesn't work doesn't mean it's totally useless. You can't light a roaring fire, but you can use the opportunity to get creative with decor. Whether you want something purely decorative, or something a little more functional, we've got some beyond brilliant ideas for how to use your non-working fireplace. Trust us—there's a bar involved.

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Simon Upton
Stacks on Stacks

Go the classic route and pile logs in your fireplace to give it a rustic and homey feel. If you've got reclaimed wood furniture, it'll accent it perfectly.

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Be A Bookworm

Bookworms, rejoice. You finally have another place to store your latest reads.

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Have A Seat

Stick a small accent chair in your fireplace. It'll function as decor and extra seating when you need it.

See more at Amber Interiors.

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Fake It Til You Make It

No fire? No problem. This creative styling is so adorbs, we don't even care that the fire is fake.

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Set Up A Bar

Yes, you can use your non-working fireplace as a home bar. Hang up a wine rack and place a cocktail shaker, tumblers, and other bar accessories on the mantel.

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Go Graphic, Or Go Home

If you think the empty fireplace is an eyesore, cover it up with a graphic screen. It will add a pop of pattern to the space.

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Jonny Valiant
Under The Sea

If coastal style is your jam, try adding a large piece of coral inside your fireplace. You'll feel like you're by the sea, no matter where you actually live.

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Francesco Lagnese
Flower Power

When in doubt, blooms are usually the answer. Liven up the drab space with a pretty flower arrangement.

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Get Lit

Just because your fireplace doesn't work, doesn't mean it should be in the dark. Placing candles in the space will give it an inviting glow.

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Junk In The Trunk

Turn a flea market find into your next genius decor idea. Stack trunks in the empty spot for a vintage feel.

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White Out

A smart and easy way to decorate a non-working fireplace is by simply saturating it one color. To make the space feel lighter and airier, white should be your go-to.

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Add Strategic Storage

Use the empty space to your advantage and add storage. Take it to the next level by painting the back wall a bright and bold color.

See more at Fudge Banana Swirl.

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