10 Stylish Ideas for Your Non-Working Fireplace

updated Jan 12, 2022
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If you currently live in a place with a vestigial fireplace that you can’t actually make a cozy fire in, we have you covered. That charming little nook in your living room that once served an important purpose way back when can do so much more than collect dust or store overflow from cabinets and drawers today. There are lots of creative ways to dress it up and turn it into a chic addition to your space. Below, we hand-picked a selection of artful decor, innovative lighting, and other pieces that will transform your non-working fireplace into an inspirational style statement.  

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The BONNYCO cinema lightbox is a fun way to draw all eyes to your fireplace. Personalize the message for holidays and parties, change it depending on your mood, pass messages back and forth — the possibilities are endless. The battery- and USB-operated kit comes with markers, transparent cards, black letters, color letters, and emojis.

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West Elm
was $192.00

To add (literal) fire to your fireplace aesthetic, fill the space with round pillar candles. This six-piece set includes a variety of sizes for a dramatic, moody effect. They'll look beautiful, cozy, and oh-so-romantic in your living space.

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Pottery Barn

Flameless candles in your fireplace is a very pet- and child-friendly option if you still want to have a moody, fireplace-like vibe in your home without the open flames. This Pottery Barn set comes with six pieces that have all of the glow and none of the hazard.

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For plant lovers and enthusiasts with empty fireplaces, the growframe is a smart and unique way to spruce up that space. It's a wonderful solution for adding live greenery to a room that doesn't get much sunlight. All you have to do is mount the frame, add plants, and connect to the Modern Sprout app.

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An easy, low-maintenance decorative solution for your fireplace is a faux plant, and this incredible faux bois round riser (crafted using cement) is an ideal choice to elevate it. Snag a bunch and top them all with life-like decor for a maximalist look.

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was $46.90

A classic and go-to way to decorate your unused fireplace area is with decorative flameless lanterns. You can mix these lanterns with other decor items such as plants and candles for a cozy effect. They look extra beautiful at night when the lights are low.

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Urban Outfitters

This piece from Urban Outfitters is a modern solution to styling your fireplace with hanging wall art. Place crystals, Himalayan salt lamps, or even plants nearby for a spa-like vibe at home.

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Pottery Barn

Another eye-catching way to showcase candles in your fireplace area is with a unique piece like this to display them. The Pottery Barn candlelight holder elevates candles of various sizes and will add dimension and drama to your space.

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If you’re a bookworm and love to decorate your space with your growing collection, consider the BOOKNITURE Wisdom Tree the ultimate showpiece. You can rest your books on separate shelves with ease and pick up right where you left off when you're ready.

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was $399.95

This steel fireplace screen by Wayfair is a gorgeous way to update your living room decor. It will keep other items hidden from pets and kids, and reviewers say that it adds a touch of luxury to their homes.