How To Create A Faux Fireplace When You Have No Real One

fake fireplace ideas

In the seasonless south it's all about creating that feeling with my own spin on what it means to feel cozy by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate in hand (or in this case, glass of wine:~). It's been gloomy and wet most of the week, so I had a little time to "warm up" the master bedroom mantel today and change it around with a few autumn touches.

fireplace mantel for fall with copper and gold

I'm bringing in some of my favorite metals, which are copper and gold. Some think that it's taboo to mix the two, but I love all metals mixed together in a room setting.

decorating a fake fireplace for fall ideas

A vintage copper bucket that is filled with fall foliage from the "faux department" of my studio. Of course I don't have a department...tongue in cheek if you will be I have several containers of silk flowers and divide them by season and store in plastic containers.

faux fireplace fall copper and gold

The gold mirror is a vintage frame with convex glass that I painted in Krylon Looking Glass Paint (affiliate link) and distressed. I talk more about that technique in THIS post.

How To Create A Faux Fireplace When You Have No Real One

I've been going through some of my Christmas containers to get ready for a yard sale (if it ever cools off enough to do one!) and started thinking about the glow of the upcoming holidays. Out came a strand of twinkle lights and tossed into the large vintage copper bucket filled with firewood.

plum velvet pumpkins

Glass cylinders that I use for so many purposes have been spray painted partially with gold paint and turned upside~down to make pedestals.

fireplace ideas for fall

The glow of the lights is so pretty against the copper and at night it looks like a fire is truly burning!

glowing fireplace at night

The mantel is opposite our bed and it's not a working fireplace, as you would never need one here.

How To Create A Faux Fireplace When You Have No Real One

Details...I use the tall glass painted cylinders as mini cloches, and in this case they cover old lemon tinted chandelier drops. 

Have a wonderful week everyone!