Creative Ways to Decorate Your Fireplace in the Off-season

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Beautiful summery display for the off-season fireplace
Beautiful summery display for the off-season fireplace (styleathome)

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.

A fresh way to decorate your fireplace off-season
A fresh way to decorate your fireplace off-season (howtodecorate)
Logs help make this off-season fireplace fresh
Logs help make this off-season fireplace fresh (thenester)
Antlers make a statement displayed in this off-season fireplace
Antlers make a statement displayed in this off-season fireplace (meganmorrisblog)

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.

Plants freshen up a fireplace during the off-season
Plants freshen up a fireplace during the off-season (pinterest)
A fern adds a natural touch to this fireplace for off-season
A fern adds a natural touch to this fireplace for off-season (pinterest)
Fresh blooms accent this off-season fireplace
Fresh blooms accent this off-season fireplace (comfortandluxary.blogspot)

Books can be stored in the fireplace to make an artful arrangement by themselves or with other accessories.

Books artfully arranged in the off-season fireplace
Books artfully arranged in the off-season fireplace (hgtvremodels)
Books stored in an unused fireplace
Books stored in an unused fireplace (pinterest)

Install temporary shelves to create a lively display.  Use plants, found objects and decorative pieces for variety and interest.

Shelving creates a charming display in an unused fireplace
Shelving creates a charming display in an unused fireplace (freshome)

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.

Candles add beautiful light to an off-season fireplace
Candles add beautiful light to an off-season fireplace (recreateanddecorate)
A beautiful display of candles accents this off-season fireplace
A beautiful display of candles accents this off-season fireplace (hgtvremodels)
Tall candlesticks accent this off-season fireplace
Tall candlesticks accent this off-season fireplace (howtodecorate)

Decorate the fireplace with artwork.  Simply lean various framed pieces against the hearth walls and the fireplace surround for an impromptu gallery.

Artwork display in fireplace
Artwork display in fireplace (freshome)

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.

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Neatly stacked wood in fireplace off-season
Neatly stacked wood in fireplace off-season
(casasugar)
Logs and candles make romantic display in off-season fireplace
Logs and candles make romantic display in off-season fireplace (room-decorating-ideas)
Glass faux logs add a new dimension to fireplace décor
Glass faux logs add a new dimension to fireplace décor (hearthcabinet.BlogSpot)

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.

Amazing fireplace art by conceptual artist Sebastian Errazuriz
Amazing fireplace art by conceptual artist Sebastian Errazuriz (pinterest)
Favorite collections add character to this off-season fireplace
Favorite collections add character to this off-season fireplace (homedit)
A selection of seashells looks great in the summer fireplace
A selection of seashells looks great in the summer fireplace (BHG)

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.

A nature-inspired fireplace screen
A nature-inspired fireplace screen (Houzz)
An easy DIY screen for an off-season fireplace
An easy DIY screen for an off-season fireplace (casasugar)
A DIY screen idea for the fireplace
A DIY screen idea for the fireplace (pepperdesignblog)
A display of vases spruces up an off-season fireplace
A display of vases spruces up an off-season fireplace (surefitslipcovers.BlogSpot)

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.

 

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