With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas decorations ideas for your living room.
You’ll start feeling festive by bringing the holiday spirit into your entire room with fresh greenery and Christmas decor. And by choosing a suitable Christmas deco-scheme, your friends and family will be sure of a warm welcome.
On this page, we’ll give you 28 specific ideas for all the different furniture you might have in your living room. By focusing on individual pieces, you can achieve a truly unique look.
Here’s how to get started.
Draw inspiration from the following tips for living room decor ideas that will transform a neutral living room into your personal style cozy Christmas living room.
Most living rooms have a sofa, so take this as your starting point for creating a festive living room.
Start with pillows with Christmas holiday decor. For a modern living room, consider a winter wonderland design. Your kids will love them.
But for a traditional living room, the design should have traditional elements. Add some plaid pillows in festive colors like traditional red and green.
Place a Christmas tree next to the living room sofa and trim it with white garland, then decorate it with red, white, and green ribbons.
Or, for a rustic living room, use festive ribbons to trim plain pillows to place on the sofa.
Metallic ornaments are perfect for holiday decor if you have a classic-style sofa. Think of gold and silver ornaments positioned strategically around the room. Or place one or two gold or silver vases filled with fresh greenery near your sofa.
A traditional Christmas tree is the focal point of any living space and should be placed near the sofa to enjoy the twinkling lights.
If you like colorful Christmas trees, decorate yours with colorful metallic decorations. Then match the tree skirt to the design of your sofa. Read on to find more Christmas decorating ideas for your living room.
If you have a sectional, it could well be the center point of your living room, so try decorating around it.
Think about hanging a wreath made from evergreen on the wall space above your living room sectional. Or, if you have mirrors, decorate them by placing some greenery on the frame. Then add some sparkling lights to emphasize them.
A Christmas tree is a must for any festive living room. Decorate it with colorful ornaments and Christmas lights. Metallic ornaments come in a variety of colors. So try mixing silver and gold ornaments with bright colors like hot pink and red for a stunning effect.
Think about decorating with white ornaments if you plan to decorate a modern space.
A miniature white tree could be just the thing to tone down any color you may have in your Christmas living room decor.
You’ll want to feel cozy during the holiday season, and there’s nothing better than some accent pieces to provide this atmosphere. So consider adding some plaid pillows or some other Christmas theme pillows to your sectional.
As an accent chair is eye-catching, don’t forget to consider it when planning a traditional Christmas decor.
A traditional living room conjures up the picture of an accent chair next to a roaring fire and a hearth where you can hang your Christmas stockings.
For a homey feel, hang traditional red plaid stockings at the hearth and plan other Christmas decorations around them.
Consider gift-wrapping boxes in a similar color scheme to your Christmas tree and placing them at the side of your accent chair or beside the fireplace. Or maybe hang some smaller gift-wrapped boxes on your Christmas tree.
Your Christmas living room decor should complement your existing color scheme. It doesn’t have to match, but it definitely shouldn’t clash with it.
Gold and Silver ornaments are a good choice as they blend in with any color.
If you have kids, your living room’s Christmas tree won’t be complete without candy canes hanging from it. Also, place a bowl of ribbon candy next to your accent chair or make an edible Christmas wreath by sticking candy to a cardboard backing.
No living room is complete without a coffee table, which can help transform your space into a Christmas living room.
Don’t overdo it by placing too many Christmas decorations on your coffee table. It’s enough to decorate with a lush garland around the edges that will complement and match your holiday decor. You could even add some LED lights to it for effect.
Whether you have a traditional or modern style table, any Christmas decorations you place on it should match in style. Vintage ornaments are perfect for traditional decor, whereas white ornaments would suit modern decor better.
Evergreen twigs and pine cones are cozy natural details you can place in a dish on your coffee table. Or place an evergreen wreath there and add some safety candles. Another attractive idea is to fill a vase with twigs and decorate them.
If you decide on a traditional tree with green or strong red plaid ribbons and silver ornaments, add a plaid tree skirt to match. Then concentrate mainly on these colors for your room decor.
Consider decorating your side tables as a focal point for your room if you don’t have space for a large Christmas tree.
Add some holiday cheer to a side table by placing a miniature Christmas village in a winter wonderland design there. This scene will add charm to your Christmas living room furniture during the holiday season and be an attractive addition throughout the winter months.
Metallic gold ornaments are perfect for Christmas decorations, so arrange a couple of metallic gold mini-Christmas trees on your side table. Or kids would love to see some metallic reindeer figurines together with a Santa figure.
Gift wrapping is excellent for personalizing your living room decor. Apart from paper-wrapped gift boxes, you could cover a tray with colorful Christmas wrapping paper and place it on the side table with bowls of Christmas candies or cookies.
You may have some family heirlooms or mementos made by family members that will give a unique touch to your Christmas decorating scheme.
Or personalize your tree baubles by decorating plain ones and adding the names of everyone in your family. They’re great for passing down the generations.
Shelves and bookcases are an ideal place to show off your Christmas living room decor.
Ornaments come in all shapes and sizes, so depending on how much shelf space you have, arrange some colorful ones into a winter wonderland theme. Or add some colorful metallic ornaments and strategically place sparkling lights around them to show them off.
Miniature Christmas trees of varying sizes could be an attractive addition to your shelves. Place mini trees in a variety of colors on them, or, if you prefer, add a collection of decorated mini-trees that will complement your decor.
Use holiday decorations such as a colorful beaded garland to trim your bookcases. Or a classic pine garland with Christmas baubles attached also looks great. Try pepping it up by adding some LED mini-lights to make your room sparkle.
Coordinate your Christmas decor so that each piece complements the other decor pieces in your living room. By matching your window frame decor to your living room bookcase decor, you’ll add continuity to your decoration.
A farmhouse Christmas living room wouldn’t be complete without cabinets.
If an evergreen Christmas tree is not for you, stand a flocked white tree decked with colorful metallic ornaments next to your living room cabinet. Then place some paper-wrapped gifts under the tree for the final effect.
Strategically placing colorful lights near a cabinet will accentuate the beauty of your furniture and give your living room a cozy Christmas atmosphere. But for an ambient glow, choose some warm copper-colored lights that will help you feel festive.
You don’t need to cover every surface with Christmas decorations. An attractive evergreen garland is enough to draw the eye to your living room or dining room cabinets. Or you could brighten up the garland with a string of LED lights that will give a warm glow.
Ribbons and bows are a great way of decorating Christmas trees. Your local craft store will definitely have an excellent selection for you to choose from. You can either purchase ready-made bows or buy ribbons and make them to your personal design.
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