3 Seasonal Uses for Non-Working Fireplaces

So, your apartment has a decorative fireplace. But what good is it when the cold weather comes around and you can't build a fire? Well, the fireplace can still keep things looking warm and cozy during the fall and winter seasons...

1 Use it as a cornucopia of seasonal decor, as with these Halloween pumpkins from Good Housekeeping
2 Fill it with firewood, which is readily available this time of year and hearkens back to the fireplace's original function. Image: Country Homes & Interiors via House to Home
3 Make it glow with a strand of twinkle lights or candles, as in this example from Sunset.


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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.