Minimally decorated walls provide the perfect canvas for this comfortable living room with beautiful views of the surrounding outdoors. The natural light which flows into the space enhances the warm wooden details in this minimalist space.
Modern furniture with clean lines balance the rusticity in this cottage located on a Connecticut horse farm. Bare windows and open passages between rooms let ample natural light flow throughout the home, keeping it bright and airy in spite of the darker walls.
Bronzed faucets, white-washed cabinets and steel sink create a classic traditional look in this bright, airy kitchen. Bare windows allow an abundance of natural light into the space and offer an outdoor view that makes dish washing less of a chore.
What was once a dark and cramped living room is now bright and airy after designer Kelly Mittleman bumped the ceiling up, taking advantage of empty attic space above. Bare windows on both sides of the room fill the space with daylight.
Highlight windows and balance negative space with bare garland and round wreaths. Keeping greenery bare adds just the right amount of texture and color. Don't worry — you'll pull in those classic holiday hues on the porch.
Large windows offer a glimpse of the outdoors, creating a soothing backdrop for this stylish bedroom. The design is sleek and spare with only the bare necessities: a low-slung platform bed, shapely armchair and a few colorful accessories.
The bright red cords on a cluster of globe pendants stand out starkly against the white planes of this modern, minimalist kitchen. Construction details are laid bare on the exposed edge of a cantilevered island. Clerestory windows above the cabinetry bring in loads of natural light.
Double glass doors open up to a tiny balcony over Paris, offering a postcard-worthy view of the Eiffel Tower. Streamlined furniture and bare, white walls keep the focus on the incredible view out the skylight window.
Classic marble flooring and an antique side table blend beautifully with a freestanding soaker tub in this Victorian-meets-contemporary master bath. A cafe curtain-inspired window treatment adds privacy and casual flair. Keeping the upper part of the window bare means the homeowners are able to show off the Victorian home's original curved millwork.
The downstairs bedroom was essentially a bare-bones cinderblock box with exposed rafters with ZERO cozy going on. Embracing the room's low ceiling and the lack of large windows the homeowner's designer created a cocoon-like oasis by painting it a lovely spruce green to complement the warm wood tones found throughout the space.
Elaborate window decor is often dreamy but can also take a lot of time to complete. Keep it simple with an extra long strand of garland draped from the top of your windows along with a bare wreath in the center. To keep it all lit up, stick with a strand of frosted globe lights tacked up around the outside edge of the window trim.
Sometimes holiday decor seems like a lot of fun. That is until you factor in time consuming things like adding twinkle lights, untangling ornament hangers and strands of garland, or assembling larger elements. Keep things simple and stylish with bare wreaths hung in the center of your windows. This adds texture and a pop of rich holiday green.