Now that summer is here you might be wondering what to do with your chimney. After you’ve gotten your annual chimney sweep and inspection, a great way to keep your chimney alive during the off-season is by decorating it. Here are some ways to decorate your chimney this summer in Eugene.
Fill the firebox with candles
As we mentioned in our last blog, a common decorating idea for fireplaces is to use candles. Choose seasonal-scented candles and enjoy watching flames without the heat. A candle filled firebox will create a cozy ambiance and make your house smell great!
Stack leftover firewood
Put that leftover firewood to good use and fill the firebox with evenly cut pieces. This will give your house a rustic look and will match easily with any home décor. When fall comes rolling back around, you’ll already have firewood waiting for you!
Add some plants
A great way to liven up your chimney and give it a splash of color is to put plants on your hearth. If you don’t have the green thumb, not to worry! Try using fake pants or here’s a list of easy houseplants that require little maintenance.
Store vases or books
During the summer an unused chimney can be a great place for storage. Take all of your colorful vases and display them in the firebox. Or you can add a shelf and stack all of your old dictionaries and textbooks. This can free up some space on your bookshelf for more summer reads!
Get a decorative fireplace screen
Give your chimney some value and function this summer with these decorating tips. There’s no reason why your fireplace shouldn’t continue to be the focal point of your living room when it’s not in use. Before you decorate, make sure to take care of any chimney repairs by calling the Oregon Chimney Guys today!