Vestigial Structures: Fireplaces in the Bedroom

Vestigial Structures: Fireplaces in the Bedroom

Annie Werbler
Jan 27, 2010

In many older apartments, fireplaces remain attached to walls long past the time when their original heat-making functions are deactivated. If this situation sounds familiar, fear not! A fireplace can easily gain new purpose as a beautiful focal point.

The inverted space at floor level can be used to store objects, or a faux fireplace can be created using candles. You can even wallpaper or use fake logs to comment on the non-functionality of the structure. Mantles can hold decorative accessories, or be a perfect foil to a hanging TV above. Whatever offbeat ideas you may have for your own unused fireplaces, don't be afraid to create your own heat in the bedroom.

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First Row:
1. Chinoiserie Chic: The Chinoiserie Fireplace
2. Best Interior Home Design
3. Work In Progress
4. Country Living
5. The Lennoxx

Second Row:
6. Design Evolution
7. Unclutterer
8. The Goods Design
9. Hooked On Houses
10. Design*Sponge

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