Yes, you did read that correctly – a faux fireplace. What is a faux fireplace and why might you even think about having one in your home? Well, a faux fireplace is basically an imitation of an actual fireplace, except that it is not functional so you won’t be burning logs in it. But why would you want one? Well, first of all, your home might have had a fireplace at some point and now you don’t need it. Instead of demolishing it and rebuilding the wall, you can block it off and give it a new life as a piece of the home décor.
The other reason is purely aesthetic. If you really like how a fireplace seems to tie the room together and you really want to have a mantel in your living room but you don’t need an actual fireplace, you can build a DIY faux fireplace that will look just like the real thing. Take a look at this new compilation of DIY projects in which we’ve featured 15 Brilliant DIY Faux Fireplace Ideas You Never Expected. Enjoy!