With the seasons changing and winter coming to a head, it’s time to start thinking of ways to stay warm and cosy in your home. A roaring fire is the perfect thing to curl up in front of on a chilly day, but that means having firewood ready to go.
You don’t want to just leave it lying around, though. This can take up room, look unorganised and generally ruin the feel of your home. Take a look at some of the below ideas to incorporate the firewood into your home space and have it look natural or even have multiple uses out of the wood while you’re waiting to burn it.
Invest in shelving units
If you’re the kind of person that always have a stock of firewood ready to just toss in, a nice shelving unit to match your décor can do wonders. It’ll look classy and the brimming shelves of neat wooden logs will give it a real warm, homely feel without you having to spend much money. It can even be re-purposed during the summer months if you don’t have a need for firewood.
A small log holder can sit perfectly next to your fire.
There are many different designs available so it won’t be hard to find one that fits your current home and they’re not too expensive, either. Make sure that you buy a metal one, to reduce the risk of dangers from straying embers and you can place it near the fire to make sure you always have a supply of wood near to hand in case the temperature drops.
Turn it into a table
If you’re good with your hands, you won’t have any problems crafting a table. It doesn’t need to be big, just make sure there’s room in between it to store your wood. It can give off a lovely feel, have multiple purposes and gives you a nice project to pass the time with while you’re waiting for summer.
A rolling storage shelf keeps everything neat and easy to transport.
Another neat idea if you find that you have a lot is to stack it up nicely in a storage unit on wheels. Not only does it look wonderful if all the pieces are laid down properly, but it also means that when you no longer need the wood quite so close to the fire, it’s easy to move it all at once and store it for future use without having to make multiple trips back and forth.
A nice end table can tie up a room
Either an open storage container or an end table without the drawers can give a wonderful presentation of firewood, be cost effective and give you an additional surface to use in the house. They also don’t take up a lot of room and can be placed relatively close to the fireplace to be even more of ease. You can get them to match the feel of the room, too, to stop it from looking out of place and make it look like it was designed to be in your personal space.
- Simple can be best
Of course, if you don’t want new furniture, you can also go minimalist. A bucket in the corner of the room, neatly ladled with wood doesn’t have to look out of place and can actually give the room a lovely characteristic. You can find one that matches the rest of the room’s feel and fits in naturally in a corner like it was there all along.