Do you have a fireplace that is condemned or that you do not use at home? What if instead of removing it or leaving it abandoned, you give it a new function? Transformed into a piece of furniture, a bookcase or garnished with a few objects, there are many ways to divert a decorative version fireplace! Here are 10 excellent ideas to give new life to an unused fireplace.
Items to put on a decorative fireplace
1. Candles on a decorative fireplace
If there is no fire in the fireplace, the mantel of a decorative fireplace can be set alight . Figuratively, of course, with a string of candles lined up! Real candles or LED candles, on or off, everyone has their own thing as long as we play with accumulation. Needless to say that when you choose to insert leaves or branches, it is fake candles or only extinguished candles.
2. A decorative fireplace adorned with frames
The trick of trendy decorative fireplaces ? A mix & match of mixed frames, between framed photos, inspirational quotes and playful illustrations. We add a few plants, one or two knickknacks, we finish with a vintage frame hanging above… and above all, we harmonize everything with one or two colors recalled by touches!
3. A clock on a decorative fireplace
Here is a vintage decorative object which makes its small effect on a fireplace. Old alarm clock or retro clock, anything is possible, as long as the accessory displays a beautiful patina, a screen and hands. On a white decorative fireplace , we play the contrast with a touch of color or a designer black, we add a few books, a plant and we admire!
4. A vase on a decorative fireplace
A simple idea to adorn a decorative stucco fireplace ? A vase, preferably old, to respect the traditional spirit of the fireplace. With delicate patterns and contrasting colors to wake it up, the decor gains in chic as much as in character, especially with designer wall lights next to it.
5. A decorative fireplace with a colorful collection
Simple and downright stunning, a pretty collection of trinkets, vases and colored bottles offers a real arty bonus to a decorative fireplace . You just have to collect a series of objects or containers in the same colored shades, place them on top, the effect works with or without flowers in the vases!
6. A mirror on a decorative fireplace
Boost the brightness while adding charm to a decorative fireplace ? Easy. Choose a large mirror with character, put it on the coat, you’re done. And depending on the decor, you can opt for a vintage mirror in classic style as for a modern mirror with a contemporary spirit, as you wish!
7. Decorated with a painting
What could be simpler than a beautiful work of art on a decorative fireplace ? Photo or painting, we install our favorite painting directly on the mantle. An arty touch that gives style to the whole room without a fireplace, especially on a white coating with a green plant nearby!
8. Flowers to soften a decorative fireplace
With a series of soliflores aligned on the mantel of a decorative fireplace , or even in the fireplace, the decor turns into a romantic fairyland with a touch of shabby chic. An atmosphere that is both retro and timeless, to be simplified by opting for artificial flowers or dried flowers!
9. A chic decorative fireplace with books
Too classic, the flowers? We work on the decor with stacks of books on a decorative fireplace . Perfect for adding cachet to the room, whether it’s rows of contemporary books sorted by color or stacks of antique books embedded in a real still life of flowers, fruits and candles.
10. A decorative Christmas fireplace
Okay, that’s once a year. But at Christmas, we did not find better than the top of a decorative fireplace to welcome a real festive decor, with light garlands, fir branches and candle holders. Moreover, lit or not, we will not hesitate to hang traditional socks on the edge of the fireplace!
Ideas to enhance an unused fireplace
11. A fireplace diverted into storage space
With a little elbow grease and very little material, the fireplace can turn into a nice storage space! The principle is simple: block the fireplace with, for example, a medium plate, then install wooden planks to store your books, your shoes or present your trinkets.
12. A fireplace decoration with logs
Basically, in a fireplace, we put … wood! Why not keep its primary function by filling your fireplace with logs, raw or painted? Aesthetic and authentic, wood is a material that always has its effect in a room … Ideal for a natural fireplace decoration!
13. Candles in the fireplace
Put some colorful candles in the empty fireplace which will give you a warm experiance and as well as a good decoration.
14. A fireplace in wall decor version
Scoop: in decoration, it is not only on the walls or shelves that you can put decorative objects! You can indeed make a pretty fireplace decoration by garnishing it with garlands, frames, photos, candles, tealights, small plants, statues and other small objects that will make this fireplace a work of art in its own right.
And in addition, it allows you to declutter a little your walls, buffets and tables … or to make room for other decorative objects!
15. A fireplace that becomes a creative space
It is not because a fireplace is condemned that it can no longer be of use; so do not hesitate to paint part of the fireplace mantel with slate paint to write sweet words in chalk on it. An original concept perfect for creating a “wow effect” in a living room!
16. Repaint a fireplace in the color of your choice
Painting a fireplace in an original or pop color, this will brighten up the room despite the onset of winter and make it an essential part of the decoration of your living room. You can then place books or lights on the fireplace to create a cozy reading corner with a very comfortable armchair. All you have to do is choose a work and bundle yourself up in a plaid …
17. Make a decorative fireplace
Do you miss the smell of the wood fire and the light of the fire in the fireplace? Recreate a fake home! To do this, all you need to do is place logs in front of your old fireplace and cover them with a light garland. Once night has fallen, you will find a warm atmosphere in the living room. Spray a “wood fire” scent and the illusion will be perfect!
18. Place a screen in front of an old fireplace
If you no longer use your fireplace but you do not want it to remain as it is to collect dust on a daily basis, you can place a nice screen in front of the entrance to the fireplace. This will also prevent your children from injuring themselves while playing near your old fireplace whose access will be closed. And if you ever want to re-fire one day, it is possible, since you will not have condemned your fireplace.