Of all the rooms in every home, living rooms get hold of greater exposure. It is where the family gathers and spends most of the time bonding with each other, relaxing or plainly conversing with each other. It is also where the family accepts guests and spends time catching up with friends, relatives, and even neighbors. That is why it is the best part to decorate for holidays, and it serves as the main showcase of the house.
Decorating for the holidays is a fun family tradition that often indicates the start of the season. While some of us love using the same decorations year after year, others like to mix it up a bit and decorate with a fresh design every season. For those of you who fall into the latter group, we’ll be sharing some terrific festive holiday décor ideas for your home’s interior.
Whether you’re relaxing or entertaining, we carefully selected the best Christmas decorating ideas that will create a warm and inviting living room, year-round. Bring cheer to your house this holiday season with these 20 strikingly beautiful decorating designs for your living room.
Traditional Christmas Colors
Choose a pop of red for joyful and traditional decor. Bold poinsettias and a classic tree to a white-walled room can bring the Christmas ambiance. Red and silver or gold ornaments on the tree combined with red bows, throw pillows and stockings will also make your home warm and inviting for the holiday season.
Simple, Single Color
Your home doesn’t have to literally scream Christmas – a single-color flourish can be a great way to emphasize the season. An all-white room is the decorator’s perfect gift at Christmas: add color, play with a white-on-white palette and keep it monotone, simple and natural. Sometimes, less is more if you want to avoid turning your living room into a greenhouse.
Unique, Bright or Citrus Colors
Have a break on classic colors and use the rainbow to inspire your Christmas decorations. Bright blue, pink, green, purple and gold ornament, hang from the tree, giving new meaning to the term “merry and bright. Introduce the color in small doses: a throw on the couch, ribbon on a wreath, trim around a lampshade, or even gift wrap on the packages. Oranges are also great for decorating during the holidays. Decorate the tree with oranges, apples, and cranberries and add homemade paper ornaments to give your tree a completely rustic look that is fun and festive.
For a look that’s jolly but calm, you can as well try an array of metallic decorations. A great option for neutral homes, as if it was handpicked for your Christmas living room.
Decorate Using Candles
Candles and Christmas go hand in hand. Add more festive ambiance with a scented candle – something with a note of incense or smoky tones lifted with a hint of exotic patchouli, perhaps. If you are planning to decorate the mantel or tables in the living room, think about adding candles of all shapes and sizes. You can even put them on the tree or buy battery operated ones for the tree and for the window sills.
Use Fabric Accent
By nature, a living room is meant to be a special place to relax and spend time with family and friends. Get the look by layering a collection of old and new fabric-wrapped details – things like soft upholstered seating, linen drapes, and pillows. Finish with framed holiday family photos, greenery tucked into vases, and a decked out Christmas tree arranged in a place of honor.
Wreaths and Ribbons
Wreaths don’t have to be just for the front door. A couple of smaller wreaths behind the couch are the perfect touch for bringing the room into the holiday spirit Year-round red ribbon accents in the living room can also make decorating for Christmas super easy!
Christmas Tree as Focal Point
Let the Christmas tree do the talking in a large open-plan space, especially if you have high ceilings. Positioning is the key since the tree will be a focal point when you open the presents on Christmas Day; A candy themed Christmas tree is a great idea especially if you have children or grandchildren. Just decorate the tree, mantel and other areas with candy.
Spruce Up Your Windows
Even if it doesn’t snow outside for Christmas, you can make it look like it is if you take the time to dress up your windows for the holidays. Snowflake curtains, green wreaths, and garland with red bows and small plastic ornaments are the perfect way to make your windows seem a bit more festive no matter what the weather outside is doing.