It’s hot. Or at least warm. Either way, having a fire is the last thing on your mind, and will be the last thing on your mind for some months. You could lean a nice painting or print over the gaping maw of your fireplace, but why not use that empty space to make your living room (or bedroom) a little more awesome? Here are just a few ideas, but there are so many more things one could do.
What can an unused fireplace be? How about a home for your wintergarden, storage for books (my favorite idea) or logs for next winter, a frame for art, a niche for candles, a space for floral arrangements… some people even put their TVs in during the warm-weather season.