Winter is on its way, which means cozy fireside evenings are ahead. Nothing beats a real fire, but many install natural gas logs to avoid unsightly firewood storage. These examples take firewood storage to unusual levels and look far better than a plain basket or small stack on the floor. What’s more, each make the space more unique. Floor to ceiling shelves [top] highlight the vaulted ceiling and inject symmetry. The logs add natural texture to this monochromatic room.
The same idea was used in a winter vacation home. It features a crossbuck design for added architectural interest.
If you like the idea, but don’t want a head-on view of the wood, tuck in storage on the end. This contemporary steel unit has divided shelves that can be used later for decorative display though the firewood (especially on those high top shelves) does double duty.
By extending the mantel across an opening, an accessory shelf tops the firewood niche. Notice the area is lined in the same material as the hearth, making it much easier to keep clean.
An eclectic living room forgoes a shelf, filling in the area between the fireplace and wall. Looks like a place cats would love to nap.
No shelves, no cubbies, no problem! Here is a casual storage method although walls might need repainting after the season.
This circular metal wall storage unit was custom designed for the home. It’s grand scale is in proportion to the room but could be made to any size. With separate areas for newspaper and kindling, it’s by far my favorite. All that’s missing is the hot chocolate… with marshmallows, of course.
(Sources: Style Files, Zillow, Shelterless, Desire to Inspire, Design Sponge, Pair Studio, Apartment Therapy)
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