We have a gas fireplace, and although it's eminently practical, sometimes I wish it were a traditional wood-burning fireplace. If for no other reason than to make it over in the off seasons. Here's a few ideas to do just that, all of which would be great options for non-working fireplaces too.
The stacked logs in the white fireplace pictured has an almost sculptural quality about it.
We've all seen the candle option, but these ice cube candles are not only pretty, when displayed in a fireplace, their cheekily ironic too. Who shows us how to make them over at Cut Out and Keep.
Speaking of candles, these Lighthouse Oil Lamps from Horne would be great in a fireplace. However, at $85 to $155, they're pretty expensive. A more budget-friendly alternative might be to use IKEA's Strangnas block candle holders. They range in price from $1.99 to $7.99.
If you'd still like the glow without the conflagration, a Himalayan rock salt lamp could look cool.
A plant tucked on the cusp of the firebox is always a GREAT look.
An unexpected place for a bit of culture, the firebox might be the perfect spot to display a sculpture or bust. Not this bust of Antinous, however, which sold recently at Sotheby's for $23.8 million, but a cheap knock-off that wouldn't mind a little soot!