Fireplaces are totally hot right now, and not just because they’re filled with burning wood.
If you have one that doesn’t work, consider turning it into the room’s focal point by stacking logs or vintage suitcases inside. Emily Walters filled the fireplace in her Brookside home with glass bottles wrapped with holiday lights. The lights produce a glow that resembles embers, without the fire hazard. Walters also applied black chalkboard paint above the mantel so she could draw on “wallpaper” at whim.
Here are a few more ideas that put the art in hearth.