5 Fireplace Tricks to Try Courtney Hayes December 22, 2014 DECOR, HOME, POPULAR Winter is the perfect time to hibernate at home beside the fireplace. But for those of us with purely aesthetic fireplaces, finding a way to make the space functional and attractive is a struggle. Try these 5 tips for making the fireplace a part of your décor. 1. Turn your fireplace into a cozy reading nook by storing books in it. Jason’s Charm and Potential via Apartment Therapy 2. For an interesting glow, place lights and plants in the fireplace. Target Styling Video #2 via Emily Henderson 3. Use it as a home for your furry friend. First Time Renovators Create a Dream Brooklyn Townhome via Design*Sponge 4. Make it pop by tiling the inside. Olympus Digital Camera via An Ordinary Woman 5. Create a faux log look by using pieces of art, like this or this. Faux Stacked Log Fireplace Facade via Pepper Design Blog For more fireplace inspiration, visit us on Pinterest.