28 Gorgeous Real Life Christmas Living Rooms
Plaid Christmas Living Room
Blogger Lucy Atkins of Craftberry Bush dressed a pair of prelit faux trees with loops of plaid ribbon, jewel-tone ornaments, and pine cones. Fuzzy throws are an elevated take on traditional tree skirts. "I tuck old throw pillows under them to make them fluffy and full and hide the tree stands," she says.
Mini Christmas Trees
Flock the Halls
The white flocking on this gorgeous Christmas tree carries through the rest of the evergreen elements in this farmhouse-inspired living space. And you don't have to go out and buy all new decor pieces to re-create the look: It's easy to flock trees, garland, and wreaths at home, so you can transform your existing faux evergreen pieces into a cohesive set.
With its white walls and green couch, this living room already had enough of the classic Christmas color scheme, so the homeowner decorated with non-traditional colors. Light blue ornaments tie in with the other couch, while the pink and light green decorations add a fun pop of unexpected color. And since wrapped gifts typically sit under the tree for several weeks, you can continue your color scheme by looking for matching papers and ribbons.
Silver Christmas Tree
Bold silver ornaments on this Christmas tree match the subtle silver reindeer leaping over the mantel. Make a simple statement by layering a festive wood sign with a classic faux green garland ($25, Michaels) on the mantel. Of course, you can always use fresh sprigs to get the look too! The greenery pops against this white and gray space without stealing any attention from the gorgeously-decorated tree.
Make a Statement
Holiday decorations can quickly overwhelm a space, so we love the way this homeowner used a large tree as the focal point of the room and used minimal decor pieces in the rest of the space. Making your tree the center of attention means you can add as many ornaments ($30 for a 48-piece set, Wayfair), ribbons, and garlands as you like without cluttering up your living space.
Striking Holiday Decor
Everything about this cheery room —eye-catching stockings, vibrant tree ornaments, and bright holiday figurines—complement the existing orange sofa and pink, blue, and yellow pillows. Even a holiday wreath above the fireplace is adorned with colorful ribbons! To recreate the look, pick up a set of colorblock Christmas stockings ($40, Etsy) and use the colors to influence the rest of your decor.
Decorated in strictly red and white, this oversize tree really makes a statement in this bright corner of the living room. The large flocked tree ($269, Wayfair) is decorated with classic red bulbs and red plaid ribbon that pop against the bright white curtains and furniture, and the wrapped gifts perfectly match the decor scheme.
French Country-Inspired Christmas Decor
Homeowner Lynn Eastin's sophisticated Christmas living room is filled with mirrored surfaces reflecting the soft glow put of the tree's string lights. A vase of tulips, potted paperwhites on the mantel, sequin pillows, and a wreath hung on the fireplace mirror contribute to the understated elegance of the nature-inspired space.
Turquoise Holiday Decorations
A neutral living room becomes playful thanks to an eye-catching candelabra and ornaments. The mantel is accentuated with a fresh evergreen garland along with whimsical trinkets like miniature gnomes and mice.
Make It Yours
You don't have to pile on the ornaments or deck every surface in garland to get a gorgeous look. This simple decorated tree makes a gorgeous statement in this space, and we love the way the gifts wrapped in kraft paper tie in to the wood ornaments on the tree and the pretty woven basket ($34, Target) that the homeowner used in lieu of a tree skirt.
Eclectic Christmas Living Room
Artwork made by homeowner Way Way Allen’s friends and family add life to a crisp white wall while red and blue ikat pillows have the same effect on the sofa. A vase full of striped 'Popov' amaryllis flaunt more traditional holiday hues along with the classic red, white, and gold tree ornaments.
Gorgeous Christmas Greenery
Wreath and Ribbon Garland
Old-Fashion Holiday Accents
Coordinating with the existing antique theme, the homeowner sought after old-world stockings, pillows, and decorations to boost the cozy nature of this Christmas living room. Festive poinsettias dazzle in an enamelware pitcher on the neutral coffee table.
Festive Bar Cart Idea
Keep a gold bar cart stocked and ready for seasonal entertaining in a Christmas living room full of warm and inviting accents. A large red banner spells out the mood while fleece and flannel fabrics in embroidery hoops ($2, Michaels) on the mantel reinforce the cozy atmosphere.
All-White Christmas Color Scheme
Gold and Green Christmas Decorations
Nautical Christmas Decorations
Red, white, and blue aren't just for summertime! We love the nautical stockings and throws in this beachy home. The addition of stockings and a simple wreath make this space holiday-ready without compromising the look and feel of the room.
Classic Christmas Color Palette
Choose a pop of red for festive and traditional decor. Bright poinsettias and a classic tree take this white-walled room to Christmastime stardom. In addition to the classic Christmas tree, a faux evergreen garland ($13, Walmart) and a few fresh poinsettias are all you need to totally transform a room for the holidays.
A rustic-looking home calls for outdoorsy Christmas decor. Drape greenery (real or faux) along ledges for a subtle but festive look that you won't want to take down.
Gray Christmas Decorations
Pretty Pom-Pom Garland Idea
A Christmas living room with clean lines and patterns craves a tree with some spontaneity. In addition to the classic Christmas tree, add texture with a pretty pom-pom garland and mis-matched patterned stockings.
Gold Holiday Decorations
Gold curtains look like they were made for Christmastime when accented with a simple wreath and tree. Cozy blankets complete the scene and make warming up by the fireplace super comfy.
Vintage-Inspired Christmas Decor
Holiday decorating doesn't need to be overdone. Michigan-born Maria Marcusse adds hints of red and green to her already weathered-looking living room to give it a classic Christmas feel.
Bright Holiday Color Scheme
Diane Henkler chooses bright, uncoventional colors instead of a traditional look for her home. Lime green, bright pink, and turquoise accents match the bright turquoise credenza, and faux wreaths hung with pink ribbon tie the whole space together.
Non-Traditional Christmas Color Scheme
Red and green are beautiful but we love how this family created a chic winter wonderland in shades of blue. Using Christmas decorations in unexpected colors like turquoise, green, and silver adds a sophisticated touch to your holiday decor. We love how the metallic accents add a pop of holiday glam to this pretty Christmast living room.
Traditional Christmas Living Room
This look is traditional with a twist! Deck your living room in classic red and green but add a playful theme. Here we decorated with ribbons, a dog motif, and pops of red. Finish the look with packages topped with classic red bows.