Nothing gets me in a festive mood more than Christmas living room decor. (Well, Michael Buble’s Christmas album is a close second.) But seriously, the living room is where the magic happens! Special deliveries from Santa. Elf on the Shelf shenanigans. It’s our favorite gathering space this time of year, and I’m excited to share it with you as part of a special tour.
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Celebrating Christmas Home Tours
Christmas is always more fun with friends! Today I’m joining 14 other bloggers to share tours of our homes all decked out for the holidays. You’re gonna love the variety we have in store.
This collaboration wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of Leen from Sand Dollar Lane. She’s our wonderful hostess kicking things off with a beautiful dining room tour.
If you’re clicking over from Kippi at Home (or even if you’re not), thanks for joining me! Kippi and I are close blogging pals. Her home decor and craft skills are always top-notch.
Now, let me get some Buble music playing so we can begin the tour of my living room.
Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas
Let’s first address a question that may have crossed your mind and definitely has crossed mine:
How in the world do you create fresh decor every year without spending more money?
I decided on this tour, I’d share ways I’ve moved decor around my house to switch things up without reinventing the wheel.
So if you find yourself feeling challenged to come up with something “new” (like me), perhaps you’ll walk away with a bit of inspiration.
Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree Decor
I’ll be sharing more details about my Christmas tree decor in an upcoming post. The thing you should know is that the tartan plaid ribbon that set the theme for my tree actually came from my Christmas dining room decor last year.
For the past three years, I’ve managed to use the same set of ornaments that have a mix of red, gold, and green. (I guess I’m a traditional girl at heart.)
Classic Christmas Mantel Decor
After using real cedar garland last year, I decided that I’m in the faux garland camp now! (The cedar wreaked havoc on hubby’s allergies.)
Enter the fabulous and real “looking” pre-lit Christmas garland.
If you haven’t yet seen my roundup of 25 Christmas mantel decor ideas, you’ll find more inspiration than you can imagine there. Like many of those mantels, my garland has a mix of Christmas ornaments, berries, and pinecones.
Since I was intent on repurposing items around the house, I grabbed my favorite candlesticks and reindeer for one side of the mantel. The bell swag came as a gift, and I couldn’t be more pleased. They are HEAVY!
Command strips come in handy for hanging garlands. You can also secure heavy items by installing a screw on the top of the mantel and wrapping wire or cord around it.
The cable knit stockings were an addition last year, and I made DIY tassels and pom-poms to add a little more pizazz. DIY stocking tags will be coming soon!
I’ll admit, I will add a new item to my Christmas decor when I find something unique…
These twin angel statues caught my eye at a local shop recently. (Maybe because I have twin boys?) They’ll make rotations around the house in the coming years, I’m sure.
My little lantern might still test different spots around the house depending on how the mood strikes me. For now, it has a happy home by the fireplace.
I have a tutorial on this Christmas lantern decor that shows you exactly how to take a plain red lantern and add some real and faux accents, including DIY frosted pinecones. (It takes only 10 minutes!)
Christmas Living Area
I’ve used the same Christmas throw pillows for a few years now, and they never get old. I’ll link to a few similar options at the end of this post.
Last year, I wrote a post on Christmas coffee table decor. I decided to keep the runner I used for that project since it still worked well with my decor this year.
Do you love a good dough bowl? I purchased mine earlier this fall, and it’s the piece that keeps on giving. It’s ginormous and holds a lot of goodies!
You can see how it looked in my fall table decor as another example.
Little Wooden Village Decor
Speaking of wooden houses, I decided to transplant some other wooden houses I made to a side table in our living room. They were part of my Christmas mantel last year.
Having this basket underneath comes in handy for stowing a throw blanket or even Christmas wrapping paper.
The cute little reindeer was something my husband carved for me. The way to a girl’s heart is through handmade items! At least for this girl!
Christmas Living Room Decor: Final Look
My favorite time of the day is when the lights go down and I can enjoy the glow and sparkle of the Christmas lights…and some Michael Buble, of course.
I hope you enjoyed walking through my Christmas living room decor with me. Don’t forget to visit my friends below for more great decor ideas.
Next on your tour is my sweet friend Rebecca from Zucchini Sisters who is sharing ideas for Christmas kitchen decor. I know she’ll have something good cooking in there!