So a while back we talked about filling non-working fireplaces with books and logs, but I still wasn’t sure what to do with our own empty hole in the wall. We’re not going to be in this flat for very long, a few more months at the most, so I’ve been trying not to do too much (an impossible task for a decorator/stylist).
On Saturday when I should have been working on more important things, I came up with a quick fix for our fireplace. I turned it into a little reading nook for my kids, with fairy lights, pillows and a blanket.
I’m not saying it’s particularly sophisticated or elegant and really it would be much better if you had an empty fireplace in a child’s room rather than the living room. But I don’t care. I’ve never been particularly good at being a sophisticated grown-up. It’s just a bit of fun.
When my kids are older I can do grown up things with my fireplace. Much more important to me is the thought that years from now they might say “Do you remember when you made the fireplace my reading nook? I loved that”.
My pre-teen and Gracie the Frenchie even got in on the action. Success!