I know many of you are already thinking of Christmas decor. So I gathered these images from Better Homes & Gardens to inspire those of us who may need it. (Me!)
In the above photo, there are a bounty of windows to let in natural light, and at the same time visually bring the outdoors in.
For all of you who long for a "white" Christmas, the photo above just about does the trick. The simple accents of nature up on the mantel brings this room an elegant statement.
The eye here is automatically drawn to the mirror over the mantle. A simple yet beautiful wreath made of ornaments is just what the mirror needs without taking away from its prominence.
The above photo evokes an old-fashioned Christmas with the look of ornaments gathered over time. A traditional Christmas setting.
Here is a room that really speaks to me. It has holiday decor all about the room, with a smaller tree not taking the spotlight away from the other holiday vignettes.
This photo is just the opposite. It's all about the tree. The furniture is arranged in a more intimate setting suited for cozy nights of drinking hot chocolate and reminiscing about past Christmases.
You get a more vintage vibe here with the repurposed coffee table, the printed burlap pillows, and the old sign in the background.
Here is a more modern twist, with a hint of Scandinavian style mixed in. The trees on the mantel are very striking and different. The stockings have been given a bit of glam.
For those of you with a corner fireplace, here are some ideas to make the most of this area. The small red trees guide the eye to the fire. And more color is picked up in the large wreath.
This photo is bursting at the seams with color, color, color! From the brightly hued furniture to the wrapped presents under the tree. Love the afghan used as a tree skirt!