Decorating & Design

December 24, 2015

Updated Classics: Non-Functioning Fireplaces

Discover fresh alternatives to popular design trends in our online series, Updated Classics.
Non-Functioning Fireplace Ideas

Classic Pick: A stack of cut logs. Filling a fireplace that’s no longer in use with a pile of haphazardly stacked logs is a great way to bring natural texture to a room, while also honoring its former function. See a full tour of this home on H&H TV.

Non-Functioning Fireplace Ideas

Fresh Spin: A display of artful objects. Turn found objects, like a treasured vase or piece of pottery, into works of art by displaying them inside a bricked-up fireplace. Whether you choose to display a collection of items or a single statement-making piece, filling the space below the mantle with beautiful things instantly turns it into an oversized frame and draws focus to these special items.

Find more non-functioning fireplace decorating ideas here.

Author: Jen Masseau

1. Michael Graydon 2. Eric Striffler


1. House & Home May 2014 2. House & Home July 2014


1. Landscape designers Magela Bruno and Marcelo Palacios