Here’s how to create a focal point without fire.

1. Disguise a faux fireplace by filling it up with backward books.

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2. Add a punch of pattern with vintage-inspired ceramic tile.

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3. Arrange twinkle lights over a bundle of wood logs.

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4. Display a plethora of plants in mismatched pots.

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5. Create a cozy ambiance with large pillar candles.

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6. Make a statement with a ceramic sculpture.

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7. Elicit tropical vibes with a curated collection of coral.

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8. Zhuzh up the space with a decorative screen.

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9. Stack up logs with the ends facing outwards.

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10. Paint a faux fireplace in a single, solid color for dramatic effect.

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11. Achieve a minimalist aesthetic with a cluster of painted stumps.

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12. Lean and layer framed photographs or artwork.

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13. Inject warmth into the space with texture-rich blankets and pillows stored in a decorative basket.

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