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Easy Ways to Decorate a Fireplace for Summer

Imitate the Forest Floor or Set Up a Candle Display to Create an Intimate Atmosphere

© 2010 by Jessica Ackerman; All rights reserved; content may not be copied, rewritten, or republished without written permission.

Decorate the fireplace with candles for living room ambiance

When the cold days of winter end, the fireplace becomes a dark and empty niche. It no longer holds glowing logs and flaming embers that once brought matchless beauty and warmth to the home. Instead of allowing the fireplace to remain dark and empty, take advantage of the chance to decorate it for the warm summer months.

Here you will find a number of creative ways to decorate a fireplace for summer. These easy ways to decorate a fireplace will breathe new life into the decorating scheme while turning an empty fireplace into a beautiful display in celebration of the warmer months to summer.

Create a Log Display

Just because winter is over the logs do not have to go. Clean out the fireplace and fill the grate with well-arranged logs. Tuck dried moss in between the layers, and add a ceramic or cast resin toad or two.

Think of items typically found on the forest floor, and create a summer log display for an impressive arrangement that will add beauty and creative style to the room.

Once summer is over and the cool fall winds begin to blow, the logs and the moss can be burned, and the other decorations can be used elsewhere in the home.

Decorate with a Candle Display

The dancing flames of candles can be mesmerizing, and they provide a great deal of beauty without significantly raising the temperature in the room. Choose a beautiful iron candelabra or an array of pillar candles and a simple candle tray.

Arrange candles of varying heights, and when you long for the beauty of flames in the fireplace, light the candles for an impressive lighted display. They will look beautiful even if they are never lit.

Basket Displays

Another easy way to decorate a fireplace for summer is with a beautiful basket display. Choose an attractive basket, and fill it with colorful dried flowers, an array of seashells and beach glass, or anything else that catches your eye while matching room decor.

A beautiful basket filled with interesting items will add beauty and naturally brighten a dark space void of color.

Faux Flowers

Flowers are a symbol of summer, and a great way to decorate a fireplace for summer is with the addition of beautiful summer flowers. Place something flat such as a candle tray or a plate on the fireplace grate, and top it with an attractive vase filled with high-quality faux flowers and fill-ins.

Choose baby’s breath, eucalyptus, pussy willow branches, fern leaves, or straw flowers to go with the blooms and foliage. Surround the vase with dried moss to cover the grate and the tray. This lovely display will add considerable color and beauty all summer long.

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Artist, Jessica Ackerman, is a consultant with and describes how to decorate with large wall cross and metal fish wall hanging.

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