13 Indoor Firewood Storage Ideas

Check out these unique ways to turn a pile of logs into a chic part of your decor.

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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. 

Contemporary Living Room With Rustic Wood Wall

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.

From: Renovation Raiders

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. 

Transitional Gray Living Room With White Brick Fireplace

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.

From: America's Most Desperate Kitchens

Photo by: Gilles Mingasson / Getty Images

Gilles Mingasson / Getty Images

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. 

Eclectic Living Room With Pink Accents

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.

Cabinet Replacement
One of the lower cabinets on this built-in unit was retro-fitted with an arched opening to make an attractive log holder.



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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. 

Stained Wood-Beam Mantel

Living Room Wood Mantel

The new fireplace blends into the built-ins with white paint providing a neutral palette for decor to pop, as seen on Fixer Upper.

From: Fixer Upper

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.

Bait Bucket
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. 

Next to the resurfaced fireplace in the livingroom is a black wire basket to hold extra firewood, as seen on Fixer Upper. (After)

Photo by: Jennifer Boomer/Getty Images

Jennifer Boomer/Getty Images

Metal Baskets
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. 

Photo by: Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel

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. 

Wood Barrel
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

How to Wood-Burn a Monogram

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Photo By: Dylan Eastman

Photo By: Dylan Eastman

Photo By: Dylan Eastman

After shot of Williams family kitchen designed by Chip Wade as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. In this shot we see wood storage area for the fireplace to the right. Above that is a bench seat with pillows and coat hooks with a shelf above the seating.

Photo by: Jeff Herr - AP Images

Jeff Herr - AP Images

Below Seating
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.  

As seen on Vacation House For Free, custom bench seating in the living room doubles as firewood storage, making maximum use of the space. (interior)

Photo by: Natasha Lee

Natasha Lee

Standard Bench
If a built-in bench is out of the question, look for a movable bench with a bottom shelf to store firewood. 

©Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

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. 

How to Make a Log Lugger 05:23

Learn how to make a practical, easy-to-sew log tote.

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