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25 Beautiful Christmas Living Rooms

Get tips and ideas for decorating your home for Christmas from this collection of lovely living rooms.

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.

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.

Fun and playful

This 1860s Illinois farmhouse gets decked out for Christmas in a style that's both practical and charming. The homeowner gathers favorite pieces from around her home, such as a pair of red lamps and old painted birdhouses, for the mantel. Old milk bottles and other vintage jars hold poinsettia blooms on the coffee table. Ornaments on the tree include coffee cups tied with a ribbon, dangling silver spoons and vintage crocheted pot holders.

 

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.

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.

Better in blue

This living room incorporates classic cream and metallic colors with splashes of bright aqua. Homemade felt poinsettias dress up store-bought stockings, and strings of plastic beads from a discount store make a pretty—and inexpensive—mantel swag.

Holiday harmony

Holiday greenery complements the rustic palette of this cottage-style living room. Burlap ribbon on the wreath and around a glass container of evergreen boughs echoes the look of burlap pillows and a textured rug.

Pure elegance

A lavishly decorated tree fits in perfectly with the sophisticated decor of this room, where traditional-style furnishings look perfect among 12-foot ceilings, columns and crown molding.

 

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. 

Great room style

A two-story-plus ceiling in the great room of this Chicago-area home allows for a 14-foot-tall Christmas tree. Seasonal flowers and other greenery add festive touches, while animal print fabrics give the room a sophisticated feel.

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