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Happy Holidays, friends! Grab a cup of cocoa or make yourself a cocktail and join me as we tour my family room. I have lots of festive and cozy Christmas decoration ideas for you.
Family Room Christmas Decoration Ideas:
In case you missed it, yesterday on the blog I shared the first of my three decorated Christmas trees. I call this one my Cozy Lodge Christmas Tree. You’ll get a peek at it below, but if you want all the details or happened to miss the post, you can click here to check it out.
As promised, today I’m widening the lens of my camera and showing you around the rest of the room. You not only get another glimpse of my tree, but you’ll see how it looks with the rest of the space and (I hope) pick up a few Christmas decoration ideas for your place.
Today I’m joined once again by my Seasons of Home blogger friends. This week we’re sharing a living room space or our Christmas trees. As you might imagine, these posts are loaded with festive inspiration. I will link everyone at the end of this article. Be sure to click through the links to see how these talented bloggers are decking their halls!
(In case you missed any of them, we previously shared our Christmas Kitchen Decorations here and our Christmas Dining Room decor here.)
Also, if you’re curious about sources for things in my space, I’ll do my best to provide a source list at the end of this post. I will inevitably overlook something, so if you have questions, let me know in the comments, and I’ll do my best to update the source list as quickly as possible.
Family Room Christmas Decoration Ideas
In my family room, I decided to incorporate many of my Christmas decorations from last year but do it with a twist. I had thought about totally switching things up, but that didn’t work in my budget or schedule. So, I reused elements from last year in different ways and brought in new things as well.
One of the additions can be found when you come into the family room from the entryway. I recently purchased this vintage wood cabinet with a glass door. My original plan was to create an advent calendar in it (and I still may), but I couldn’t wrap my head around how I wanted it. So, I said to myself, “What do you have a lot of that would fill this cabinet and give it a unique and festive look?” As you can see, the answer was Christmas ribbon!
I confess to having a large tote of Christmas ribbon. (I bet I’m not the only one!) I went through it, picking out some of my favorites, and in no time, my cabinet was full. I’m smitten with the results!
Turning into the room, you’ll see my tree. Again, you can read all about it here. Looking at it, makes me feel all warm inside. (It was inspired by a cozy lodge!)
I highlighted a few of my favorite ornaments yesterday but wanted to point out two more – this Santa in a rocketship and this paintbrush dipped in red paint. Aren’t they fun?
I also styled the base of the tree with wrapped packages. I even included a few vintage elements, such as this red picnic basket, an old scotch tape tin, and a little metal house. I love unexpected touches like these.
Moving to the mantel, I swapped out my old man painting (from my fall family room tour) for a round mirror. I also decorated the mantel with garland. It’s faux but looks real. To tie in the tree, I strung the garland with some coordinating tree ribbon. I also tucked in a few pipe cleaner candy canes and large sugar pinecones.
I decided to try something different this year, so I strung the garland with colored C9 string lights. Although I’m typically a white-light-kinda-guy, I think these colored lights have a vintage vibe in keeping with the lodge/cabin theme. I must admit I adore how they look!
I again hung stockings on the mantel. Last year I did four of the same stocking. This year, I mixed it up with four different stockings but in similar colors and styles.
I added cozy details to the couches with pillows and throws. Given that my TV and fireplace are in this room, it’s where I spend my downtime. It’s always handy to have a few blankets and pillows to get cozy with. (You may have noticed the large bowl of peppermint Hershey kisses. I can’t seem to get enough of them! If you’re a fan of peppermint, give them a try. They are SO delicious.)
On the back wall of my family room, I replaced the mirror above my bar cart with a wreath. To tie things together, I used more of that ribbon.
This past fall, I hung a little paint-by-number collection on this wall. I was fortunate enough to find three winter-themed paintings, so I swapped a few out. I wish they had a bit more red in them, but I think they offer a nice subtle change for the season. You can also see into my powder room, which I recently renovated as part of my kitchen remodel. In case you missed it, you can find out all about it in the reveal post here. I’m still quite taken with the wallpaper.
My bar cart also got the holiday treatment. This included my favorite nutcracker, a candle, and a stocking for good measure. I even swapped out several of my liquors for seasonal favorites. (I usually change them 2 or 3 times a year to coordinate with the season.)
On the wall opposite my fireplace, I hung my vintage glass ornament wreath. I made it last year and couldn’t wait to hang it back up. It’s quickly become one of my favorite holiday decor pieces. You can see how I made it here.
It’s feeling very merry Christmas-y in here, isn’t it?
And that’s it, my friends. I have a few more photos to share with you, and then we’ll wrap up this tour!
I’d say this space is ready for the season. How about you? I will probably still futz with things as the season progresses. When it comes to Christmas decorations, I never stop moving things around until just the week or so before the holiday.
All-in-all I love how this space came together. In addition to my tree, I’m especially enjoying the big colored lights on the mantel. They give a fun and cozy vibe to this entire room. I love seeing them out of the corner of my eye when I’m in the kitchen.
As I’m sure you know, I’ll be back with more Christmas decoration ideas and peeks through my home soon. Until then, be sure to click through all of the fabulous bloggers below. There’s lots of inspiration to be had.
Christmas Living Room Decor Sources:
Sofas: Ravity Sofa in Hailey Linen
Ottoman: Leather Topped Ottoman
Sideboard: Hughes Kelly Sideboard
Fur Lined Pillows: Knit Pillow with Faux Fur Trim
“Snowed Inn” Pillow: Snowed In Pine Trees Hooked Pillow
Round Mirror: Umbra Wall Mirror
Bar Cart: Libations Bar Cart
Gold Coupe Glasses: Pryce Gold Coupe Glasses
Brass and Marble Lamp: Sphere + Stem Table Lamp
Mirrored Tray: Grant Mirror
Wall Sconces: Black Swing Arm Sconce
Rug: Buffalo Plaid Rug
Wall Color: PPG Paints Early Evening
Ornaments Wreath: Handmade – Tutorial Here
Small Trees: Faux Mini Trees
Wreath: Wild Berry Forest Wreath
Garland: Fraser Fir Garland
Stockings: HomeGoods & Target
Nutcracker: Target (no longer sold)
Ribbons: Everywhere and Anywhere
Vintage items: Wall cabinet, picnic basket, scotch tape tin, red roof tin house
Christmas Tree Sources:
Tree: 7ft Sanibel Spruce
Garland: Classic Beaded Garland
Tree Skirt: Arctic Holiday Faux Fur Tree Skirt
Ribbon: Sourced locally. Similar version at Joanns, but smaller in width.
- Plaid Cocoa Mug (or here as a pair)
- Plaid Thermos
- Paint Brush
- Santa Rocket
- Diorama Ornaments
- On the Road Ornaments (campers, trucks, etc.)
- Alpine Ski Ornaments
- BH Essentials Red Ornaments (Medium Matte)
- BH Essentials Burgundy Ornaments (Small Matte)
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Seasons of Home Christmas Decorations Ideas:
Ella Claire & Co. | Rooms for Rent | Handmade Farmhouse | Zevy Joy
Kindred Vintage | Home Stories A to Z | French Country Cottage | The Lilypad Cottage
Inspired by Charm | Dear Lillie | Maison de Pax | Nina Hendrick Design Co.
Boxwood Avenue | Craftberry Bush | Jennifer Rizzo | My Sweet Savannah
Oh my! Such a fun room! I also have an old wood cabinet with a glass front. Usually it’s full of old clocks since that’s what I had a lot of. However, this Christmas season it will be full of ribbon. Thank you for the charming idea. I’m inspired!
This is the perfect room. Your trees are beyond beautiful, and I’m stealing the ribbon cabinet idea! I’m so glad I’ve found your blog!