Fireplace Decor Ideas That'll Light Up Your Living Room

Create an Illusion 

Create an Illusion 


An oversized mirror fakes an extra window by establishing a bright focal point. A framed family photo and fluffy cotton stems fill out the rest of the tableau. Candles in different sizes, shapes, and containers create a gentle flickering glow.

Shelve Books

Shelve Books


Stack interesting hardcovers, paperbacks, and magazines inside to create a collected focal point.

Pile Birch Logs

Pile Birch Logs


The silvery bark functions as its own decor even if you have no intention of ever burning it. Empty frames up above add another rustic touch.

Showcase Bud Vases

Showcase Bud Vases


A seasonal assortment of fresh flowers brightens up any space, but you could go the dried or faux route for bouquets that last all year-long. (How cute are those mini pitchers, though?). Arrange an array of mismatched pots, in many shapes and sizes, filled with hearty (and low-maintenance!) succulents or ferns.

Hang Artwork

Hang Artwork


If you don't have enough wall space to show off your favorite pieces, you'll love this trick: Lean framed art within the fireplace. Just make sure it's big enough so it doesn't disappear against the interior.