If we had to think of the quintessential winter scene, it would probably entail us being wrapped in the coziest blanket, perched in front of a roaring fire. Now, be it a real or an artificial fire, that part is really up to you—even if said fireplace comes in the form of a digital-based yule log. You get the point.
With this in mind, we set out to find the coziest fireplaces and best-dressed mantels. It should go without saying that considering the season, we're looking to those with a touch of festive flair, decked to the nines with all that is merry and bright. Although it should be noted, it's not all about the decorations—even the most modest of spots, much like this whitewashed scene found in a Tuscan villa
, can emulate the effortless minimalism of a warm winter setting.
From the ultra traditional, where bright greens and luxe ribbons take the scene by storm, to the more subdued spots boasting the ever-so-slightest ode to the season, we compiled a curated list of the dreamiest fireplaces from around the web. Spoiler alert: major interior inspo ahead.