You love a roaring fire in the winter but once the air turns warm and the flowers begin to bloom, the fireplace is forgotten until next season. There are creative ways to decorate your fireplace in the off-season so you aren’t staring into a blank void in the wall when there is no fire at the hearth.
Decorate the fireplace with plants and flower arrangements for a touch of spring or summer freshness. Use the grating to place pots at various heights for interest and variety.
Books can be stored in the fireplace to make an artful arrangement by themselves or with other accessories.
Install temporary shelves to create a lively display. Use plants, found objects and decorative pieces for variety and interest.
Candles are a beautiful addition to the fireplace any time of year and they are safely contained in the fireplace as well. Create a dramatic display by using different sizes of candles.
Decorate the fireplace with artwork. Simply lean various framed pieces against the hearth walls and the fireplace surround for an impromptu gallery.
Neatly stack wood logs in the fireplace and you’re all set for next year. Put some greenery in with the logs to brighten them up for spring and summer. Add votive candles among the logs for a romantic scene. You can use faux logs as well, which look great without the mess. White birch are a favorite.
Create your own fireplace art with a sculpture or handmade installation that represents a hobby or favorite craft. Display favorite collections to add character to the room.
For the gas fireplace, use decorative screens, mirrors or even make your own screen. Place a painting, vases, plants and other items in front of the fireplace until you need access to it again in the colder months.
These are just some of the creative ways to decorate your fireplace in the off-season. Think of your fireplace as a blank canvas and paint it with your most creative ideas. The fireplace can become the focal point of your room when embellished with flowers, books, art, candles and other decorative touches.