Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas
Your living room is the heart of your home all year long, but it feels extra important once the holidays roll around. Getting out your favorite holiday decorations can be a lovely and overwhelming experience all at the same time. You can decorate your bookshelves, coffee table, couch, and fireplace (or create one) to fill every inch of your living room with an extra dose of holiday cheer. There are options for every type of decorator to take advantage of old, new, and even handmade decor.
A Marvelous Mantel
Interior designer Gillian Segal made a statement by dressing up her fireplace to give Santa a warm welcome. While the larger-than-life assortment commands plenty of attention, its cool, neutral palette keeps it from feeling over-the-top.
Use a Planter as a Stand
"More is more," says Matthew Bees, decorator behind this eclectic room. "The holidays are meant to be extravagant! Instead of a tree skirt, try a vintage fishbowl or planter. It heightens the tree and gives you more room for Santa's surprises," he adds.
A Coastal Christmas
Remember that decorating for the holidays does not require sacrificing your design aesthetic. Waterleaf Interiors’s Jill Johnson gave this living room a coastal edge by adorning the bar nook with garland and a silver wreath.
For our small space dwellers, don’t fret if you don’t have space for a Christmas tree. You can still have a merry holiday season by decorating your home with fresh fir, pine, or spruce branches in oversized clear jars. Don’t forget to hang vibrant ornaments!
Or if you prefer to make a statement with one color, try cooler blues. As this room from Monika Hibbs proves, a touch of teal can be a refreshing alternative to the traditional Christmas palette.
String Up Bells
Banisters can be tricky to decorate. For a light, airy, and cheerful look, try stringing red and white paper bells together with fishing line.
Pops of Plaid
One of the Christmas living room décor ideas that will surely make your space look chic and cozy is to add plaid stockings on your luxurious garland and throw pillows. Complete the look with a beautiful floral arrangement.