After sharing the kitchen and dining room this week, I’m excited to show you the Christmas living room! You saw a few pictures of the mantle last week, where I shared tips for using ornaments beyond the Christmas tree. This is the view when you walk the in front door and it’s my favorite!
Here’s a close-up of our Christmas tree. I ended up using the red and white striped ribbon outside and the plaid inside.
I added my normal bow, but since this ribbon isn’t as stiff as last year’s, it wasn’t quite as full as I wanted. I stuck in some various picks I had on hand and it added some more dimension.
Tables & Shelves
On the coffee table, I added some more plaid ribbon to my blue and white, plus ornaments in the milk glass bowl.
By the TV, I used the same planters from last year but instead of poinsettias, I used faux plants. I kind of love the sparkle of the tree on the TV!
The bookcase closest to the front door also got a Christmas makeover, with more ribbon and ornaments.
I wrapped a few books in Christmas paper and placed them on or two sofa side tables, plus Merry Christmas coasters from At Home. The wrapping paper is from Hobby Lobby. I love their wrapping paper! It’s nice and thick, with grid lines so I cut it (somewhat) straight.
I’ve amassed quite the collection of Christmas throw pillows (much to my husband’s dismay!). Bogey wasn’t budging for the photo shoot, but since he looked so cute in his Christmas sweater, I figured he could stay. I think he was upset that I picked up all his toys and bones for the photo shoot.
On the love seat, I didn’t find any plaid pillows I was in love with so instead used… more plaid ribbon.
I also strategically placed a tub with a pillow, blanket and some oversized ornaments to the right of tree to hide the outlet as best I could. Though the dogs keep eyeing these as potential toys …
Not to be outdone, our other dog, Camelot, wanted to show off his Christmas sweater too (he was watching my husband rake leaves!). The plaid blanket is one of my blanket scarves but makes for great holiday decor.
And a few more wide angle shots looking into the dining room and living room from the kitchen. I added garland again to the spiral staircase, but hung it on the outside of the railing instead of wrapping it. Wrapping it last year made it a little to narrow for adults to get comfortably up and down. Whoops!
And an angle from the catwalk that leads to our finished attic (aka man cave).
I still have a few more small spaces to share, like the front porch and our hall bath. Hoping that the weather clears up enough so I can get some decent shots! Thanks for sticking with me on this post – I know it was a long one. Merry Christmas!