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5 Ways to Decorate a Non-Working Fireplace

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There are a lot of fireplaces out there that have been closed up and cautious landlords who don't permit using working ones. Even for those of us who can use our fireplaces, they sit untouched at least six months of the year. Well, after you've taken my
  • Tami Davis

    I like this for our living room fireplace... but without the TV over the mantle

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5 Ways to Decorate a Non-Working Fireplace: Last but not least, my favorite way to dress up your fireplace is by storing logs in it. It will give your room the same cozy, rustic vibe as a crackling fireplace would, without the heat, of course.Source

IDEA: make a faux fireplace cover. Use a black velvet background, affix pieces of trimmed-off logs, hang to cover fireplace space, probably store candles and other entertainment items in a tote behind it. This avoids making it a space for spiders and other bugs to hide.

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3 Ways To Keep A Room From Feeling Flat: #2 is a good one - MIX WOODS. When your headboard, dresser, side tables, and arm chair legs are all the same wood and finish, a room will likely feel sterile and lifeless. The key to keeping the mix from looking like the furniture corner of Goodwill is mixing finishes (as in glossy, raw, distressed, etc.) as well as wood type, and having at least two pieces in the same tone.

There is nothing like a real fireplace :)