This year while decorating the house for Christmas, I've been using a lot of natural or natural-like materials. Pine cones, acorns, burlap, twine, and brown craft paper. Here are some of the simple ways I have incorporated these around the house.
I kept the mantel plain this year. Other years I have used a garland to add some Christmas cheer to the mantel but this year I went with a string of pine cones.