Have you already prepared your home for one of the best times of the year? If you are still finalizing details or you are not very convinced about what to put and what to avoid so as not to overload your home or you do not know very well which elements are the ones that work best according to your base decoration style, here we propose a list of examples on how to invade your living room with the purest Christmas without losing its basic essence. Go for it!
TRADITIONAL STYLE LIVING ROOM
In most homes, the living room is the center of the action when it comes to Christmas decorating. It’s where the tree goes, where the gifts are opened, and where you meet family and friends throughout the season. And if your style is traditional, modern, or something in between, the living room always lends itself very well to Christmas decorations.
Christmas is a time steeped in tradition, and no room is more suitable for holiday décor than one that is traditional in style. In this living room, paneled walls, oversized fireplace, and antique furniture provide the perfect setting for a Christmas tree and garland in the classic colors of red, green, and gold.
There is a certain power in simplicity. Although it is true that Christmas is a time of year when it is okay to go overboard with decorations, it is also more than correct to keep a somewhat simpler line. A Christmas tree, a roaring fire, and a few candles are all you need for a sophisticated and elegant Christmas.
SCANDINAVIAN STYLE LIVING ROOM
The Scandinavian style is known for being light and airy, but this room shows how well the style is applied to Christmas decorations. With a few natural additions in a palette of red, green, and white, a simple Nordic-inspired room turns into a Christmas paradise.
If you have been dreaming of a white Christmas look, here we leave you something that you will love. While all-white rooms may not be for everyone, this one sparkles and lights up with the help of numerous candles and twinkling light strips, which manage to warm the room and give it a truly cozy feel. This shows that you don’t need to overload with colors to get into the Christmas spirit. A couple of bright red pillows are all that is needed to add a pop of color to this neutral space.
CONTEMPORARY STYLE LIVING ROOM
Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. If your living room is already spectacular, compliment and enhance it by adding equally dramatic Christmas decorations. A fully ornate tree, lighted screens above the bookshelves, and a mantel surrounded by green, red, and gold decorations are the perfect way to make the most of this stunning family room.
If you don’t want to fill table surfaces or give up the space available for many decorations, just lookup. Architectural details like ceiling beams are perfect for hanging Christmas decorations and creating a festive look in a room with no decorations (except for the Christmas tree, of course).
Is your style not found in any of the above? No problem. You can still make a big impact using just one item. In this modern space, a white Christmas tree manages to give that unique Christmas look. There is no other Christmas paraphernalia accessory in sight, which means that all eyes are drawn to this one mainstay of the season. Sometimes, less is more!
MID-CENTURY-MODERN STYLE LIVING ROOM
This room with its large Christmas tree, stone walls, and old-world charm is the perfect place to relax on a cold winter night. Or as the trees outside the windows indicate, maybe a warm winter’s night! Either way, it’s the perfect room to snuggle up with some chocolate and your favorite Christmas movie and settle in for the night.
This floral living room is ready for a night of card games, eggnog, and casual conversation. While there is a certain formality to the décor style, soft fabrics and comfortable furnishings give a sense of elegance. The holiday décor only adds to the feel, with the orange and purple playing off the pink hues in the room in an unexpected but highly successful way.
RUSTIC STYLE LIVING ROOM
Tablecloths always take center stage during Christmas, and this case is no exception. While traditional tablecloths are often decorated with garlands and ornaments, this one is full of rustic elements, and not necessarily Christmas-themed. But, combined with some Christmas decorations, they evoke the pastoral sentiments of the Christmas past and help give this family room a cozy and relaxed atmosphere.
For some people, Christmas decorating is about tradition and formality, while for others it is about fun and frivolity. This room has a bit of both. Traditional elements are combined with rustic accessories and smart displays to create a sense of casual fun. Do you notice the hats that hang in the shape of a tree with a star on top? It’s this kind of smart display idea that adds a sense of playfulness to the season.
COLORFUL LIVING ROOM
A vibrant, summery color palette adds a touch of Palm Beach to this fun and festive room. The key to making a non-traditional Christmas color palette work is to make sure that whatever colors you choose, they all stay in the same shades – in this case, for example, a bright citrus undertone foundation is used.
There are no rules that you should stick to a particular color palette during the holidays. In fact, it’s a great time to play with color! A tree decorated in lime green, bright pink, and deep yellow puts a cheery twist on the traditional. Although it may be a bit out of the ordinary, it is impossible not to be happy in a room like this!
Wreaths are often reserved for hanging on doors and occasionally on shelves, but these little ornaments can look really good when used in unexpected places. If you’re trying an ornament like this and hanging multiple wreaths in a room, vary the sizes to create balance and not make them compete. In this case, the large crown above the mantel is complemented by the miniature versions that dot the top of the windows.
INDUSTRIAL STYLE ROOM
In general, whatever the style of your living room, none is at odds with Christmas, it is more about choosing the appropriate decoration elements so that everything flows in harmony. For those who have opted for industrial decoration in their homes, here is an example of how a traditional tree works perfectly in this environment. To add a couple of details, simply choose ornaments in silver or bronze tones so that they do not clash with the rest of the decoration. Some socks on the mantel and some garlands hanging over the window and voila, you will have your living room ready for this Christmas without losing its industrial spirit.