Living rooms typically take center stage for holiday decor since this is where the Christmas tree, stockings and gifts are placed. Christmas living room decor is easy to achieve by simply hanging holiday garland, decking the Christmas tree, and adding a few pieces of holiday decor.
Even though the Christmas tree usually takes center stage, I still like to add in other holiday decor touches. While you’ll see garland, stockings, and Christmas living room decor, I also like to embrace the season with pieces that will carry us through the holidays and into the winter months as well. Once the Christmas tree and stockings are put away; I like the other touches to embrace the rest of winter.
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Christmas Living Room Tree
Most living rooms have a Christmas tree and my popular blue velvet bow Christmas tree is back this year as it’s truly been my favorite tree design. A few small changes but pretty much the same. Keep your tree simple with ornaments and bows for a timeless look if you aren’t sure what else to do. I still love the less-is-more approach to decor in general and Christmas is no exception.
My tree usually comes down pretty quickly after Christmas but my greenery remains through the end of January or up until Valentine’s Day time frame. Winter greenery is an easy way to keep your home decorated during those cold, drabby months and it’s easy to find The Best Faux Garland for Christmas Decorating.
Last year we purchased the ever-popular Norfolk Pine garland and only got my hands on three before they sold out. I totally get what all the hype is about surrounding this garland – vibrant, rich color and so realistic to the touch. This year I purchased seven more back in August when they were on sale for $30 and glad I grabbed it early because it sells out really quickly. Now I have a total of ten between the house and the barn.
I add greenery to the vintage buffet, mirrors and the top of the cabinet in the living room as well as on our coffee table and little sprigs on our entry way dresser. Our home is rather an open concept so I like everything to tie together cohesively. Our Easy DIY Coffee Table holds just a touch of greenery and some brass cow bells.
Even though we don’t have a fireplace in this house (which I terribly miss), we still hang our stockings with care on our vintage painted buffet. If you don’t have a fireplace there are ways to get creative with your stockings. Last year I displayed them on a wooden ladder propped on the wall and it was perfect. I do miss a fireplace but I have two down at the barn so I think we will be fine without one at the main house.
It is easy to change some of your artwork out for the season and make things more festive. We display winter art on our frame television and some of my artwork is replaced with winter prints. There is a huge variety of Free Printable Art Sources where you can select your own or I provide 35 Free Vintage Art Downloads and Free Winter Downloads for you to use as well.
I usually select and print art with a more winter vibe instead of it being too Christmasy so I can keep it up after the holidays are over before changing things for early spring.
You can learn how to download, How to Print and Frame Vintage Art (+ Free Downloads) by following this easy tutorial anytime you need to add art to your home.
Christmas Living Room Decor
While our beautiful Christmas tree and the holiday “mantle” with greenery and stockings really speak to the season, I add a few other subtle pieces to embrace the Christmas season.
I also like to incorporate pieces that aren’t specific to the Christmas season. Subtle details, like vintage bells, a white ceramic village, candlesticks, pillows and throws in a warm color palette and cozy materials. Neutrals, like brown, blue, stripes and plaids are beautiful during the holiday season and well into the winter months. It’s these little details that will help your home feel less bare once all of the Christmas decor is packed away again.
Final Thoughts on Christmas Living Room Decor
I enjoy keeping this simple. Our home here in Tennessee is about half the size of our home in Virginia; adding too much decor would feel overwhelming. I tend to be more of a partial minimalist anyway by not overdoing.
Trust this gave you some ideas on how to decorate your living room for Christmas and have you ready for the holidays and all the joy they bring.
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