When you’re decorating your home, even a little bit of inspiration can make a big difference. Seeing what someone else did with their design can give you new ideas, and can help you make a room more beautiful than ever before.
While a fireplace is a fantastic addition to any living room, it can also be difficult to decorate around. If you want to take full advantage of this feature, you’ll want to look at pictures of living rooms with fireplaces and see what kind of designs might work for you.
But where can you find these pictures? One easy place to start is with interior design magazines. These magazines will contain a number of gorgeous photos of lavish living rooms. While the designs may be more elaborate than what you’re looking for, you can adapt their ideas and really make them your own.
So what decorating magazines should you read? One of the best is Elle Decor. This magazine features photos from homes all over the world. They also feature product recommendations and buying guides, which make it easy for you to locate the kind of product you’re after.
Attitude is another interior design magazine that has an international flair. The magazine often showcases properties in unexpected places, and its photos can be inspiring in some unique ways. From French design to living rooms in the Caribbean, this magazine has it all.
In contract, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles exclusively features homes in the Atlanta area. But while the scope they cover is small, the variety of photos you’ll find in the magazine is massive. Many Atlanta properties have fireplaces, and you’ll find no shortage of inspiration here.
Boca Design and Architectural Review also focuses on properties in a specific area. While fewer Boca homes have fireplaces, many of them still do, and the way people decorate around them is very interesting. If you’re in a warmer climate, you may want to take the time to pick an issue of this up.
If you want an area-specific magazine with an international flair, you’ll probably want to check out Homes & Interiors Scotland. This magazine features Scottish homes exclusively, and many of the homes found within it feature living rooms with large fireplaces. You’ll get some unconventional, yet beautiful ideas here.
The best known home decorating magazine is probably Better Homes and Gardens. Over the years, this magazine has built up a solid reputation thanks to its beautiful photos of immaculately decorated homes. You’ll be able to draw a great deal of inspiration from its pages, and may also find some practical advice.
While Martha Stewart’s publications tend to focus more on craft products, they do contain a number of beautiful photos, and can be a particularly good source of inspiration. The best magazine to pick up is Martha Stewart Living. Out of all her publications, this one is the most likely to contain interior design advice.
Another magazine you may want to take a look at is House Sampler. This photo-heavy magazine features design from a wide range of design experts, and often focuses on designs that will work in more modest properties. They feature many beautiful living rooms, most of which have fireplaces.
Traditional Home is the perfect magazine for those who have a preference for more traditional design. When you look through its pages, it’ll be easier for you to stage furniture, and for you to choose accessories that compliment the pieces that you have. Nearly all of the living rooms featured in this magazine have fireplaces.
Dwell is a magazine that focuses on modern design. However, while some modern design magazines are inaccessible to the normal audience, Dwell’s designs work for everyone. This magazine will give you all sorts of ideas of how to arrange your living room furniture, and will suggest various home accessories that will really help your fireplace pop.
If you’re a fan of “country” design, you may be more interested in the photos in CountrySampler than in these other magazines. The magazine showcases a number of decorating products, and loves to showcase beautifully decorated country homes. If this is your style, this is the magazine you should read.
You may also find country design inspiration in the pages of Country Living. This magazine is aimed at an audience with a smaller budget, and often features products that are more affordable. If you’d like to see great photos and get recommendations for products you can actually use, you should give it a look.
Interior design magazines can be costly, which is something many people see as limiting. They think that they can’t afford to browse all of the magazines they’d like to browse, and wind up picking up just an issue or two of a time-tested favorite.
However, it’s easy to acquire issues of these magazines for cheap, or to even get them for free. The key is to know where to look. You should start your hunt at your local library. There, you’ll find back issues of a number of magazines. Many libraries won’t let you check out the magazines, but they will let you make copies of its pages.
Many people are more than willing to give old issues of their magazines away. Let people know you’re on the lookout for issues of these magazines, and ask them to spare anything they have. You may wind up with a nice collection.
A number of these magazines also have websites that are packed full of interesting photos. While you may not be able to see everything they have in their print publication, you’ll still be able to see a wide variety of interesting and lovely photos.
There are so many places to see gorgeous photos of living rooms with fireplaces. With the right inspiration, making your home feel special with be easier than ever. Take a look at these magazines, and see if they can help you create the living room you’ve always dreamed of.