13 Indoor Firewood Storage Ideas
Check out these unique ways to turn a pile of logs into a chic part of your decor.
Having a wood-burning stove or fireplace is a luxury this time of year. If you’re looking to get your hygge on, nothing compares to a cozy wood fire. The one big drawn-back to having a wood fireplace is how messy your home can get with wood chips and dirt falling off the logs and the extra dust that a fireplace leaves behind. Plus, a stack of wood is not always the most attractive thing to look at. Here are a few unique ways to store logs and kindling wood to keep your home looking stylish and chic.
Blue Living Room With Wood Accent Wall
As seen on HGTV's Renovation Raiders, this stunning living room has been transformed into a media-free oasis, which is contemporary with a rustic feel. The deep blue walls evoke relaxation, yet there are plenty of cozy elements, including several throw pillows and a pretty blue and white area rug.
An Element of the Decor
The wood storage in this living area is a big part of the room’s focal wall. The matching towers of firewood complement the natural-wood wall and large timber mantel.
Cozy Transitional Living Room Full of Light
Prior to the renovation, the fireplace brick was a plain, drab color. Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri painted the brick and the mantel in bright white for a stronger visual impact. The firewood holder is a welded steel box with plates attached at the top and mid-point for structural support. An oversized wall clock is made from reclaimed wood, while a five-piece modular sectional sofa makes for a comfy spot to relax.
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Tall Metal Boxes
A set of metal frames are stacked up on one side of the fireplace. The mix of materials – wood, brick and metal – adds a charming, cozy feel to the space.
Pink Eclectic Living Room With Fireplace
Natural light fills this bright, eclectic living room that combines Hollywood Regency elements. The brick wall with fireplace and mirror become a focal point when flanked by custom built in bookcases and space for firewood.
One of the lower cabinets on this built-in unit was retro-fitted with an arched opening to make an attractive log holder.
Make It a Piece of Art
This metal ring provides an artsy industrial vibe with a very practical use. The smaller compartments hold kindling and newspaper while the big section holds a large stash of logs.
Color Coordinate With Your Palette
This fireplace wall makeover done by Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines is so soothing to look at because of its soft hues. If you’re going to make your stockpile of firewood part of your decor, make sure you have other natural wood or wood-color elements to lend continuity to your look.
River rock or tumbled stone fireplaces are popular in country homes. In addition to adding to an overall rustic vibe, the material helps keep costs low as they're easy to find and often sourced locally.
Let Its Natural Patina Emerge
To break up the monotony of the wood and stone surfaces, a metal tub was added to the hearth to hold firewood. As the metal vessel starts to wear, the imperfections help add to its charm.
Look for unusual vessels to hold small logs and kindling. This vintage metal bucket is perfect; it’s charming looking and it’s already a little dinged up so it doesn’t matter if it gets dirty.
If a vintage bucket doesn’t jive with your decor, more sophisticated metal baskets like this one are readily available in many home stores. Look for one with a solid bottom so flakes of wood and dirt aren’t getting all over your floor.
For the Minimalist
This tall, simple wood rack from Crate and Barrel can be used indoors or out. The metal and wood combo is a wonderful addition to a home with a modern industrial decor.
It’s easy to find reproductions of these vintage barrels, but originals like this one can still be found in antique stores and flea markets. To make it personalized, a monogram was burned onto the front of the barrel, take a look at the step-by-step instructions.
The underside of a built-in bench is a great place to tuck away firewood. Not only is it convenient, the logs look good mixed with the room’s wood accents and wall.
If a built-in bench is out of the question, look for a movable bench with a bottom shelf to store firewood.
Log Carrier Combo
Save time and effort with this combination log lugger and storage caddy from Pottery Barn. The handles on the sturdy leather and canvas tote can be hooked over the iron frame so it never has to be emptied.