Thanksgiving is over and now winter is on it’s way, and that means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. Whether you’re hosting a big holiday event, or just want to add a little Christmas cheer to your home during the season, here are 7 clever, crafty or just Christmas-y ideas to get you inspired:

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Want to welcome the holidays into your home, but not quite ready to commit to a full sized tree? Check out this sweet and simple trio of mini trees, or…

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Craft your own adorable felt trees!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
These little fir tree ornaments also make for a subtle but seasonal decoration.

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Feeling crafty but want to keep things simple? Try this cute, rustic stick ornament DIY!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Or, for a more involved rustic look, use an old door to create a makeshift mantel!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
Adorable AND edible? Impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with these deliciously wintery snowy pine cone snacks!

Christmas Inspiration via Abbey Carpet of SF
For a more sustainable celebration,  wrap gifts with a reusable cloth and gathering flowers, herbs, or leaves to embellish with! You can find more zero-waste holiday ideas here.

It’s the tasty time of year again, when hosts and hostesses all over are looking for the perfect dishes and decor ideas for their Thanksgiving feasts. Make your Thanksgiving table stand out with these creative and crafty ideas we’ve collected for you:

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Want to create warm welcome? We’ve found you a free printable banner that will do the trick!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love this layered tablecloth look! It’s easy to recreate with fabric, and the rustic feel means no hemming is needed!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
Butcher paper and crayons make the dining experience fun for little ones. But if we’re being totally honest, it looks great, and would be a perfectly acceptable last minute solution for the grown up table, too!

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Here’s another fun way to make your table interactive — more free printables!

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For easy seasonal decorations, paint some empty cans (we know you’ll have some after you’re done baking that pie!) and fill them with feathers!

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also create a beautiful centerpiece using some rosy red apples. The white candles and greenery give it such a cozy, inviting feel.

Make Your Thanksgiving Memorable via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also keep your table looking and smelling great by making some simple bouquets from fresh herbs! Talk about appetizing!

I don’t know about you, but we are really starting to feel those Fall vibes and get into the coziness of the season. And really, what is cozier than curling up with your favorite book in one of these perfect nooks?

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Perfect window lighting? Check. Adorable potted plants? Check. This window seat is the perfect mix of well-lit and soft and comfy.

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
We love how the dark walls keep this space cozy, with enough contrast and light to keep it from being gloomy. Not to mentioned layered rugs and the fluffy swing…

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Looking for something cozy and classic? This weathered leather chair is so inviting with it’s folded blanket! The little burst of color on the rug keeps things from getting stuffy, and keeps toes from getting cold.

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Talk about dreamy — this sweet illuminated canopy is the perfect place to sip a cup of tea and read your favorite fairy tale.

November is for nooks! via Abbey Carpet of SF
Want to take things outside? This adorable little patio nook will let you enjoy the crisp Autumn air while snuggled up with a blanket and a little candle light.

Most pet owners consider their animals to be a part of their families, and if you caught our last blog, we gave you some ideas for making your home more pooch-friendly. But what about our feline friends? Here are some fun ideas for cat friendly decor and DIY:

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Let’s get right to the kitty gritty — litter boxes are a part of every cat owners life. Trying to find the right place to put it to keep it out of sight (and smell) is always a challenge, but this incognito cat box is the perfect solution!

Feline-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
How cool is this vintage suitcase bunk bed? An awesome idea for kitties, or even a small dog. You can buy one here, or get crafty and make it yourself!


Feline-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF

This cat tunnel sofa is a piece of furniture both you and your cat can enjoy!

Feline-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
Shelves aren’t just for books anymore! These awesome sloped shelves make for excellent kitty ramps, and allow cats to explore and perch up high.

Most pet owners consider their animals to be a part of their families. But do their pets get taken into consideration when designing homes? Not all the time, but if you’re an animal lover you may want to consider sprucing up your space so your pooch feels stylish and included. Here are some fun dog-friendly design ideas from around the web:

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Move over, Harry Potter, the extra space under the stairs is now home to a four-legged friend name Max. This is a great idea to give your dog a cozy retreat without taking up more floor space!

Dog-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
No space under the stairs? No problem! You can turn your pup’s crate into a stylish little hang out with a cool crate cover like this nautical themed canopy!

Dog-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
Let your dog dine like royalty —  PLUS, keep those doggy dishes out from underfoot with this fun island idea.

Dog-Friendly Design via Abbey Carpet of SF
You can also turn an old wine crate into a food and water dish holder, which is also nice for large breeds so they don’t have to bend down to get their grub. DIY by stenciling your dishes and cutting holes in the crate yourself, or if you’re short on time, purchase one here. (DIY version pictured.)

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Last but not least — how fun are these dog windows? We’re not sure how safe letting your dog stick their head out of the fence is — for them or for passersby — but it’s a neat concept that could be modified for safety with a little window pane or some wire!

Labor Day weekend is over, and if you’re anything like us, you’re squeezing the last drop out of summer! For those warm summer evenings turned chilly autumn nights, we’ve collected some wonderful outdoor fire pits to inspire your next DIY project or backyard renovation:

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This simple brick DIY has a classic look and will hold up for many cozy nights to come!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
Looking for something a bit more modern? Put together this sleek DIY concrete pit!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
For a more industrial up-cycled look, try this washer drum fire pit DIY!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
These wine barrel fire pits have a homey rustic feel, and if you’re not feeling too crafty, you can purchase one here!

5 Fabulous Fire Pits via Abbey Carpet SF
Does your family love to grill? This awesome multipurpose grill/fire pit/table may be just what you need! Order one here.

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Father’s Day is coming up, and we’ve been getting inspired by dad-friendly designs, spaces with rustic touches, DIY enhancements, and no-nonsense color palettes . Here are a few examples of masculine design done right from around the web:

 

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
Talk about no-nonsense — we love the sleek lines of this bedroom, combined with the gorgeous flooring and bedding textures.

 

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
We love the clean, rustic look of this living room, with its crisp palette, and wonderful textures.

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
We love this clever little hack to turn bar a bar and sofa into living-room stadium seating! Perfect for the dad with a no-food-on-the-couch rule!

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
It’s impossible not to love this bright, artistic music room! How cool is that framed guitar display?

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
Any outdoorsy dad would love this repurposed tractor table!

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
Talk about the ultimate man cave! This in-home bar combines some beautiful wood with some a great, warm rug.

 

Bonus man cave:

Father's Day Round Up: Masculine Spaces
Ok, this is obviously photoshopped, but it’s a pretty cool idea, right? Who wouldn’t be stoked about a man cave featuring some Star Wars taxidermy?

Let’s celebrate spring with beautiful floral additions to beautiful spaces! Flowers and floral prints can be incorporated into interior design and home decor in tons of different ways, here are some of our favorites:

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Floral prints can make an great springtime addition to any living room! These framed prints work wonderfully against the neutral colors of the walls and sofa, and would be super easy to swap out if you ever needed a change!

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These floral curtains add some bright, cheerful flair to this colorful living room. The somewhat translucent material still allows for plenty of light to enter the space, too!

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Floral prints can look wonderful on darker fabrics, too! This sofa adds some subtle floral flair to this eclectic living room.

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POW! This floral wallpaper, combined with some framed flower art AND a flowery chair makes for a bold little workspace.

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We love this cheerful little DIY kitchen addition! What a great project to spruce up your shelves.

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Bring spring into your bedroom! This colorful duvet from Urban Outfitters could transform your bedroom into a cheerful spring haven.

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Have April showers brought you May babies? This floral nursery is a warm and cozy way to welcome a new baby home!

We hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day weekend! It’s always a good idea to give your mom some love and a thoughtful gift, but this blog is for all the new mamas and mothers-to-be. In the name of nesting, here are some adorable nurseries to get you inspired:

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF

We love this clean,  modern approach. It’s bright and cheerful, and appropriate for any gender!

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF
Talk about bright! Here’s another wonderful gender-neutral nursery with a minimal Scandinavian look.

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF
This nursery combines a classic look with twinge of the rustic, for a cozy, woodsy feel.

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF
We love the mixture of gray and pink in this sweet, feminine nursery. The polka dots keep it from feeling too serious!

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF
This nursery has a midcentury/bohemian feel to it. The subtle pink in the carpet feels bright and fresh, without making this space feel distinctly gendered.

Nursery Inspiration for New Mothers via Abbey Carpet SF
This space is playful and full of whimsy! Who wouldn’t want to grow up reading books in a cozy little tent nook?

Tell us, what does your dream nursery look like?