A friend is agonizing over which room to use as the baby's room. The room she prefers has big windows and great light, and a good-sized closet. The other room is small and dark. So what's the problem you ask? The better room also has a fireplace and she's not sure whether it's appropriate for a child's room. For some design inspiration for those of you in the same boat, check out these five childrens' rooms with fireplaces.
Like any other room, a fireplace is a great focal point that you dont' have to shy away from. With children you just need to make sure that a working fireplace is childproofed.