Monday, June 13, 2011

What to do With a Fireplace in the Summer?

What do you do with your fireplace in the summer? In the warmer months most people do not want to light a fire. There are many interesting things you can do to keep that seasonal spot in your room an interesting focal point.

One popular idea is to place a candle arrangement in the fireplace itself. This can be done with votives, in candleholders of varying heights or a large centerpiece candelabrum. The candles will provide a “fire” glow in the fireplace. It is a nice option to a hot crackling fire in the warmer months. You can still have your fire when you don’t want the heat.

Another idea is to place a flower arrangement or plant in, or in front of the fireplace. This is a nice way to bring beauty to a spot that is not being used. The foliage can be real or artificial. Place in a large ceramic planter or vase to add more interest. Bring out the accent colors in the room with the flowers or container you choose.

It is nice to be able to find another use for underutilized spots in your room. Don’t let the season stop you from using your fireplace. Candles and plants can keep your fireplace as an accent in your room even in the warmer months.

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