(Image credit: Tara Pearce)

For just a second, picture a venn diagram in your head where the circles are labeled "form" and "function." The best design happens in that little wedge in the middle: When the things in your home that work great also look great, too. So thank heavens for firewood! It's a necessity of the winter months (especially if you love to light up a fire pit like my friends do), but it also looks great stacked up in a basket, on a shelf or even on the floor.

These ten rooms make stacked firewood look good. Take a cue from their cozy winter style and rock this rustic-meets-modern look in your own space.

Above: An Australian home from Est Magazine