25 Beautiful Christmas Living Rooms
Get tips and ideas for decorating your home for Christmas from this collection of lovely living rooms and dens.
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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.
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.
Almost no surface goes undecorated in the living room of this North Dakota home. A swag—made of two fresh garlands wired together with white ribbon and iron bells—drapes to one side off the mantel. In the blue-painted shelves, tea lights glow inside ceramic houses, and glass cloches hold string lights.
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
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. More on this room
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.
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.
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.
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. More on this room
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A tree in an urn on a table adds drama, especially in a high-ceilinged room.
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.
A symmetrical mantel arrangement offers a clean look in this mostly white living room. Pinecones and branches in faux snow adorn the mantel.
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.
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.
Holiday living room accents, including old-fashioned stockings, poinsettias and gifts placed in the fireplace, reflect the simple style of this 1950 cottage.
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.
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.