A warm fire can be relaxing and cozy on a cold winter night. But if you live in warmer weather or are worried about the upkeep, you can upgrade your fireplace into a stylish storage area. Clean it out and seal everything up before you start, and pick a paint color that complements your room or leave it as is for a more natural look. Display large glass jars of various shapes and sizes or arrange framed artwork to create a layered look. A tray of candles of varying heights provides that classic warm glow without the work or cost of a traditional wood or gas fire. It’s also a great spot for a green plant or your favorite books.