Do or Don't: Stacked Firewood

It's not exactly news that keeping stacks of firewood inside your home is something of a trend these days. But is it a do or a don't?

From all the images popping up in the blogosphere (and trust me, they aren't hard to find) there seem to be two distinct approaches: the functional stacks of wood that will actually be used to burn fires, and the purely aesthetic stacks of wood, usually located within a non-working fireplace.

Of course, problems can arise. Firewood brings with it bugs, mold, spiders, and dirt. And in some cases these stacks upon stacks of wood, while creating an undeniably dramatic statement, can present serious fire hazards. That said, it sure looks amazing, in that Scandinavian, minimal, bringing-the-outdoors-in, sort of way.

So my question is: what do you think? Is intentionally stacking firewood a design do or don't? Is this a fad, or is this trend here to stay?

FIRST ROW
1. A Stylist Life
2. Strong Sense of Style
3. Delight by Design
4. Lost in Decoration
5. A Cup of Jo

SECOND ROW
1. CR Decoration
2. Houzz
3. Emmas Design Blog
4. Arianna Belle
5. Elle Decor

MORE FIREWOOD POSTS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
Organizing Firewood
Keeping Firewood Clean
Inspiration: Stacks of Firewood

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