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5 Contemporary wood storage ideas for this winter

It’s not sunny and hot outside anymore and this means it’s time to put your fireplace to good use. Fireplaces that use wood are the best for one simple reason: nothing compares to a nice, quiet evening when you sit in your favorite armchair and watch the flames and listen to the wood crackle. But with a wood-burning fireplace also comes an important problem: storing the wood. Instead of making this an inconvenient and try to hide the wood, you could turn it into an interesting display element.

Space dividing wall with integrated fireplace and wood storage space

You can devote a wall solely to the fireplace and wood storage space. It would be like a warm, cozy space for lounging and relaxing. Depending on the type of décor you have chosen for your home, the room the fireplace is in, the shape of the room and the storage possibilities, you can adopt multiple options. For example, if the fireplace is integrated into a space dividing wall and it’s visible from both sides, you can either integrate a storage space above the fireplace or on the side which would also be visible and usable from both sides of the wall.

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Contemporary living room with fireplace and open wood storage space on one side
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Contemporary fireplace wall with clever a niche for the wood
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Modern media room with fireplace and hidden wood storage with door
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Elegant family room with symmetrical log storage niches

You could also create a symmetrical design by having tall and narrow storage niches for the wood on either side of the fireplace. If you still prefer to keep the wood hidden somewhere, you could have a secret storage space inside your wall unit or somewhere near the fireplace. Most contemporary décor, however, focus on functionality and on turning useful into beautiful. Here are a few contemporary wood storage ideas that we think you might enjoy.

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Posted in Interiors on November 12, 2012

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