25 Beautiful Christmas Living Rooms | Midwest Living

25 Beautiful Christmas Living Rooms

Get tips and ideas for decorating your home for Christmas from this collection of lovely living rooms and dens.
  • Chalk it up

    In an Eau Claire, Wisconsin home, blackboard gift tags inspire the holiday scheme, which includes a small slate atop the living room's tree. The family cuts the tree at a local farm, trims it with kid-made and store-bought ornaments, then tosses a blanket underneath. 

  • Michigan A-Frame

    Cheery A-Frame

    Forgoing trendy hardwood floors, the owners of this Michigan A-frame kept the cabin's wall-to-wall carpet for warmth, layering it with a cheery red area rug. See more photos from this home.

  • Sparkling sophistication

    In the living room of this Missouri home, a mirror above the fireplace, wall sconces, coffee table and mercury glass vase all reflect pretty light, day or night. Sequined and beaded pillows add holiday style to seating. The color palette is cool and sophisticated.

  • Calm and cool decorating

    Calm and cool

    Holiday decor doesn’t need to shout. Keep calm and carry on with burlap, fresh greenery and the sweet surprise of sculptural sheep. Solid-color ornaments eliminate the “noise” of zany motifs.

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  • Decorating blizzard

    Freshen your living room decor with a festive storm of snowflakes. On the tree, snowflake ornaments mix easily with colored balls, heirloom ornaments and glass icicles. A snowflake-theme tree skirt and mantel decoration add to the sparkle. Look for inexpensive packets of ornaments to bring on a flurry in your home.

  • Woodsy feel

    Pine cones and magnolia sprigs tucked between the branches of a Christmas tree create a lush, full look. A wreath of greens, pine cones and pheasant feathers coordinates with the natural tone of the knotty pine walls.

  • Easy and elegant

    Rosemary plants and a bouquet of pheasant feathers fill vintage ice buckets and a silver trophy cup for easy but elegant mantel decor. On the coffee table, a bowl with apples and evergreens adds just the right finishing touch.

  • For pet lovers

    An Indiana homeowner celebrates her love of Labradors with pet-centric (and pet-friendly) holiday decorating. Show ribbons on the tree make fun reference to the holiday and hobbies.

  • Snow-white

    A flocked Fraser fir highlights the white-filled, French-cottage interior of this renovated Kansas schoolhouse. Fresh greens, silver baubles and vintage accessories complement the snow-white decor.

  • Trio of trees holiday decorating

    We three trees

    A trio of pines in baskets gives the feel of a mini forest. Minimal trimmings let the natural beauty shine. Place tree stands inside large baskets dipped in white paint to mimic snow. Line baskets with burlap and encircle with twinkling lights.

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  • Family heritage

    Gaily painted Dala horses, red tulips, straw ornaments and wooden shoes filled with imported candy speak to this family's Dutch-Scandinavian heritage.

  • Festive but soft

    White hand-knitted stockings suit this Minnesota homeowner's festive but soft Christmas color choices. Boxwood trees and hypericum berries tucked into garland dress the mantel. Natural materials take center stage against the calming colors for the holidays. Pomegranates and pinecones fill bowls, vases show off branches with berries, and burlap ribbons dance across the mantel. 

  • Holiday bliss

    Natural colors and textures create an elegant, sparkling scene in this living room. Oversize stockings made of vintage textiles hang from a mantel decorated with pinecones and magnolia leaves. Gifts wrapped in brown and lime green echo the room's color scheme.

  • Scandinavian style

    Lots of white, wood and deer motifs lend Nordic style to this living room. Pops of red in the wool felt pillows and stockings brighten the look.

  • Colonial touches

    Built-in shutters, elegant English reproduction furniture and navy blue walls give this Chicago-area living room a formal look. Holiday decorations are suitably simple: a vase of tulips and a tree with sparkling white lights.

  • Sparkly bright

    This homeowner adds extra strings of lights to her living room tree to make sure it sparkles as much as possible. Glass and glitter ornaments add even more shine. Candles on the coffee table offer a cozy glow at night. 

  • Aim high

    A tree in an urn on a table adds drama, especially in a high-ceilinged room.

  • Golden glow

    Rusty reds and tawny coppers mixed into a golden scheme foster a warm, glowing ambience in this living room. Tie ribbons around glass canisters of ornaments, hang shiny terra-cotta-color decorations on your tree, and toss silk and sequined pillows onto furnishings to introduce shimmering style.

  • Simple symmetry

    A symmetrical mantel arrangement offers a clean look in this mostly white living room. Pinecones and branches in faux snow adorn the mantel.

  • Family connection

    Family photos printed on textured cardstock hang from both a wreath and the tree. The ruffled cotton fabric of the wreath and the muted colors on the tree reflect the calm, natural tones of this living room.

  • Naturally inspired

    This homeowner pokes sticks gathered from her yard into her Christmas tree to give it an even more woodsy feel. Green stockings pick up the tones of the sofa and pillows.

  • Cottage Christmas

    Holiday living room accents, including old-fashioned stockings, poinsettias and gifts placed in the fireplace, reflect the simple style of this 1950 cottage.

  • Metallic shine

    Silver accents lend a glamorous look to this living room. Ornate frames above the sofa set off messages written on chalkboards. Metallic-finish trees suggest the bare branches of winter.

  • Embellished collections

    This homeowner adds Christmas trimmings to her year-round collections for holiday living room cheer. Greenery spills from a rustic basket on the wall and winds behind ironstone pitchers and platters on the mantel. Hand-stitched stockings hang at one end for a jaunty look. Family heirloom ornaments sparkle on the tree. Seasonal greenery and ornaments crown an urn by a comfy chair.

  • Musical influence

    This living room reflects the homeowner's love of vintage style and her musical theater background. She transformed a box of vintage sheet music into a topper and garland for her tree. 

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