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.