So far in the Seasons of Home holiday series, I’ve shared our winter wonderland Christmas kitchen and a very sweet holiday dessert tablescape in the dining room, but today I’m giving you a tour of probably the most exciting space to decorate for Christmas… our living room! This is the room where the big tree gets put up and we open presents on Christmas morning and curl up and watch Elf and the Grinch together, so it’s safe to say that I probably enjoy decorating this space the most each year since we spend the most time in here.
If there is one childhood memory that stands out the most during the holidays, it is being in the living room with all the lights out except for the lights on the tree and listening to Bob Seger sing Little Drummer Boy, Stevie Nicks croon Silent Night, and Whitney Houston belt Do You Hear What I Hear. I still listen to those songs every year as I put up the tree and turn on the lights for the first time with the boys. It’s simple and magical and memorable, and I hope to share this feeling of home, comfort and happiness with you as I take you on a little tour of our Christmas living room this year.
The focal point of the room is of course the Christmas tree, and I am so excited with how it turned out this year. I decided it was time to retire the old tree and start fresh with a new one, and I have all the details of the tree and trimmings here. I love how the neutral color scheme and elegant, but cozy style fits right in with our farmhouse, and this spot right next my big hutch was perfect so I can see the tree from the living room, dining room and kitchen too!
You all know that I try to keep my holiday decorating as simple as possible, although I used a lot of my favorite Christmas items from over the years like my handmade stockings hung on the ladder I built, I also picked up some new items from HomeGoods recently that I just adore. I am obsessed with these birch log candle holders, and I grabbed one in pretty much every size they had. I nestled three of them on a wood tray with some white trees, which became a perfect centerpiece on my coffee table and makes the room feel so cozy. I love that I can also keep these out all winter long because they’re not strictly Christmas decorations.
I also picked out some new warm blankets, which I do almost every year because it is such an easy way to add coziness for the holidays and winter. I even found a gray one with adorable white moose all over it, and since I’ve always called my youngest son Moose, I had to get it. By the way, am I the only one that feels like it should be moosES in that last sentence? haha
Along with the cozy new blankets, I found some adorable new pillows at HomeGoods… a lush taupe velvet and a wintery white faux fur that look great on our couches and sitting chair by the hutch. I like to decorate our home more with texture and color and mood than with the most obvious Christmas decorations, and velvet and fur instantly gave the feeling of holiday and winter to our living room. It never ceases to amaze me how just a few pillows can completely change our everyday casual style into something special for the season.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing more of our home dressed up for the holidays, and there is more to come next week! Be sure to visit the rest of the bloggers on the Seasons of Home holiday tour for more living room and tree decorating inspiration!
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chesterfield tufted sofa – Wayfair
coffee table – Birch Lane
jute rug – Rugs USA
cream sweater blanket in hutch – Target
white trees in hutch – Gordmans
wooden Noel – HomeGoods
large ceramic pitcher on top of hutch – Wayfair
small ceramic pitcher on top of hutch – Wayfair
round basket on top of hutch – Joann Fabric
tree details – here
driftwood deer – HomeGoods
tufted beige chair by hutch – Target
white lumbar pillow in tufted chair – IKEA
taupe velvet pillow in tufted chair – HomeGoods
chunky cream knit blanket on tufted chair – Birch Lane
blanket ladder – tutorial in my book
gray and white plaid blanket on ladder – Target
white burlap stockings – handmade
wooden lamps – Birch Lane
glass lamp on side table – Target
marble vase – Couleur Nature
round wood tray on coffee table – Joss & Main
birch log candle holders – HomeGoods
fabric wrapped books under coffee table – tutorial in my book
velvet curtains – Target
gray knit pillows – Birch Lane
cream fringe pillows – At Home
velvet and fur pillows – HomeGoods
white and gray blankets – HomeGoods
wall/trim paint color – Du Jour by Valspar
wooden horse – Painted Fox
white pom pom garland – Hobby Lobby
board and batten wall treatment – tutorial here
antique – whitewashed hutch, wire basket in hutch, white buffet, mirror
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