How to Repurpose Your Wood Fireplace for the Summer


With summer fast approaching, there will be little need to utilize your fireplace. However, the fireplace is still a part of your home that attracts attention even when there is no fire inside.

So what should you do with your fireplace when it’s too warm for log-burning? Well the fireplace can be proposed in many ways from decorative to practical. Here are some ideas.

Candle Cradle

You can have a fire in your fireplace even if it’s summer. Repurpose your fireplace by swapping out the logs for an assortment of candles. Candles will replicate the soft glow and feel that a fireplace gives without a significant increase to your indoor temperature. A well decorated fireplace will add both warmth and appeal to the room and a great way to utilize your fireplace when entertaining guests in the warmer months.

Firewood Storage

Another great way to repurpose your fireplace for the summer is to utilize the space for storage. Not only can your fireplace be a practical storage solution for storing excess firewood in the summer, but it adds to the aesthetic of fireplace without having to light a fire. A fireplace full of neatly stacked logs can draw as much attention as if the fireplace was lit.

Add Greenery

Liven up your fireplace with colors and smells by adding a botanical element. Studies have shown that indoor plants can boost concentration and productivity. Potted flowers and plants will add to the vibrancy of the room and blend seamlessly with the other greenery inside your home.

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