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5 Ways To Decorate Your Non-Functioning Fireplace

Fireplaces are great pieces of interior design and can mean an amazing feature in your living, dining or bedroom – especially if it’s not being used.

Try some of these trends to bring some life to your fireplace, especially if you have no intention of using it.

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Magazines

If you’re an avid collector of magazines, then you would be familiar with the stress of storing them – especially if they’re different sizes!

Simply pack them all away into a large drawer and move it into the fireplace. You can put some of your favourites at the top, and rotate them on the coffee table.

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Candles

Grab a few of your favourite scented candles and use them in an old fireplace. This way, you won’t have any issues about the hot wax spilling everywhere, and they are really easy to clean up and start over.

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Stacked wood

Another great option if you’re a fan of the rustic look, and like a little DIY. Simply glue each round onto a board, and position it perfectly into the fireplace when you’re done!

5 Ways To Decorate Your Non-Functioning Fireplace

Dog bed

Okay, this one might seem a little weird at first, but it’s perfect if you’re living in a small, terrace house without any extra room.

Lay down a faux fur shrug which is perfect for keeping your pet warm during winter!

5 Ways To Decorate Your Non-Functioning Fireplace

Shelves

Add in a few customised shelves into your non-functioning fireplace for extra storage, or simply to display your beloved trinkets.

5 Ways To Decorate Your Non-Functioning Fireplace

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March 10, 2015

What’s Hot And What’s Not In Home Design This Year

New year, new change! With the start of the new year, you must be thinking of ways on how you can improve the look of your home. There are plenty of design trends that you can follow, but not all of them may be good for you. You also need to learn how to edit in order to create a balance between functionality and style. Here is the dish on what’s hot and what’s not this 2015.

HOT: Glamour

Everybody wants a glamorous home where they can entertain guests and relax when they are alone. To add a bit of glamour to your home, add pops of color in a neutral space or add small jewels, such as lightbulbs, mirrors, or even a chandelier. It can be easy to go overboard when decorating with these types of items, which is why you have to step back and take a look after you are done decorating. Get rid of items that make your room look cluttered.

HOT: Colors

Different colors are hot every years. This year, Pantone announced that the color of the year is Marsala. You don’t have to stick to Marsala. Other colors that are hot this year include navy blue and indigo, as they go well with Marsala. You can use these colors as accent pieces in your home. You can work with paint or wallpaper.

HOT: Mixed metals

Another hot trend this year is metals. It doesn’t matter what type of metal you use, mixing is matching is the key. You can use metals everywhere in your home from bathroom to the kitchen. Work with stainless steel, brass, or gold. You will be surprised at how beautiful mixing and matching metals turn out.

NOT: Old ratty curtains

Throw away those old and ratty curtains and look for another type of window treatment such as elegant drapery. Old and oversized curtains can make your home look outdated. Out with the old and in with the new this season. You can work with patterns and colors that are trendy this season.

NOT: Mason jars

Mason jars were hot last year. They were used in different ways – planters, glasses, cupcake holders, and many more. Leave the mason jar trend behind as it is going to be a thing of the past this year. Shabby chic has gone and elegance is in. Instead of mason jars, use crystal vases and containers.

NOT: Chevron print

If there is a pattern that was overused the past years, it’s chevron. Chevron walls, carpets, and curtains. According to experts, chevron won’t be as hot this year as it was the past years. Out with the chevron. This year, cow patterns are your best bet. Use cow patterns for furniture, curtains, or carpets.

Now that you know what’s hot and what’s not, you can start updating and redecorating your home to welcome your friends this coming year. For more of the latest trends when it comes to design, consult home decoration magazines or get help from an interior design expert!

Image via ceterrainteriordesign.com

January 22, 2015