Who needs a roaring fire? These are just as show-stopping.
Go the classic route and pile logs in your fireplace to give it a rustic and homey look, like in this Atlanta house decorated by Kay Douglass.
If you think the empty fireplace is an eyesore, cover it up with a graphic screen. It will add a pop of pattern to the space.
For fans of coastal style, adding a large piece of coral is a subtle design trick, like in Gregory Shano's Long Island retreat.
A fun way to add color to an otherwise neutral room is by placing colorful vases in the empty fireplace, like in this . If you prefer a monochromatic look, all-white jars or even classic blue-and-white ginger jars would look elegant, too.
Bookworms, rejoice. You finally have another place to store your beloved tomes.
Why not use this empty space to add even more storage? And you can take it to the next level by painting the back wall a bright and bold color.
Cover up the blank space with some art, like in this New Orleans living room designed by Hal Williamson. You can even prop up different-sized frames against the fireplace for a layered, gallery wall-inspired look.
A smart and easy way to decorate a non-working fireplace is by simply saturating it one color, like in .
Just because your fireplace doesn't work, doesn't mean it should be in the dark. Placing candles in the space will give it an inviting glow. In a California house designed by Myra Hoefer, white candles in various sizes sit in the fireplace.
Turn a flea market find into your next genius decor idea. Stack trunks in the empty spot for a vintage feel.
Yes, you can use your non-working fireplace as a home bar. Hang up a wine rack and place a cocktail shaker, tumblers, and other bar accessories on the mantel.