Making the Most Out From Your Fireplace

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Fireplaces are a common feature in many homes, especially older buildings. They can be a grand feature that is the main focal point in a room, and although many are no longer in use following advances in heating technology, the frames and fireplace areas can be used for a number of alternative purposes.

Traditional log burners are popular because of their warmth and efficiency, but they don’t make as much of an impact on a room as a traditional grand fireplace. People are finding the best of both worlds by adding a log burner to their unused fireplace, giving a frame and more impact to the log burner.

Traditional log burner with log storage in a disused fireplace (pinterest.com)
Traditional log burner with log storage in a disused fireplace (pinterest.com)

With more modern options available for heating our homes, it’s a growing trend to use our fireplaces as a source of light instead of heat. Candles are available in an endless amount of colours, sizes, and even scents, so it has generated a trend to replace log fires with pretty candles.

An adorable corner fireplace with oversized candles for effect (pinterest.com)
An adorable corner fireplace with oversized candles for effect (pinterest.com)
These log candle holders maintain a traditional style with a modern twist (pinterest.com)
These log candle holders maintain a traditional style with a modern twist (pinterest.com)

If your fireplace has been updated for a modern alternative, the frame can still be used as a feature of any room, from living rooms to bedrooms. They can be used as storage, decoration, or both.

This disused fireplace in a child’s bedroom is now a cool feature wall and storage space (pinterest.com)
This disused fireplace in a child’s bedroom is now a cool feature wall and storage space (pinterest.com)
Painting the frame of this fireplace turns it into a frame and key feature (pinterest.com)
Painting the frame of this fireplace turns it into a frame and key feature (pinterest.com)

Today, fireplaces don’t have to be the traditional ornate frames we previously saw them as. With clever and more contemporary design, we can include unique fireplaces in the home, even in the centre of a room.

Turn a central fireplace into a wall divider in a modern open plan home (pinterest.com)
Turn a central fireplace into a wall divider in a modern open plan home (pinterest.com)
This central cut out fire place is contemporary, fun, and unique (pinterest.com)
This central cut out fire place is contemporary, fun, and unique (pinterest.com)

Whether they are in use or not, or have been completely rebuilt, a fireplace can be an interesting focal point in a home and an opportunity to add uniqueness and creativity into your living room or bedroom.

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