Bedroom fireplaces are an uncommon luxury in homes built after the invention of electric heat. Although they're a romantic addition to almost any room, they can also limit your options for furniture arrangements. If the fireplace is non-working, there's an added question of how to use it. Click below for homes that utilize bedroom mantels in four different ways...
This bedroom has a working fireplace, but no closet. The renter transformed the built-in storage space next to the mantel into an unconvential approach to clothes storage.
This non-working bedroom fireplace from Living Etc becomes a focal point with decorated mantelpiece and a sculptural floor vase.
Fireplace bedrooms are common in homes built before the advent of electric heat - this bedroom is from a traditional cottage in County Donegal, Ireland. The mirror above the fireplace reflects the window and creates the illusion of a larger space.
Leah from AT:DC took an antique mantelpiece and transformed it into a beautiful upholstered headboard. For the step-by-step instructions, click here.
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