The living room could be considered the heart of the home, which is why during the festive season it takes centre stage for most of the Christmas decorating. If you prefer a more subdued look, here are our top 10 simple decorating ideas for styling your living room this Christmas.
If you have a mantle in your living room, pull out all the Christmassy stops and add loads of different decorations. Placing an oversized Christmas garland around the top and draping down the side, so it spills onto the hearth below will give a dramatic focal point. Embellishing with fresh or faux eucalyptus only adds to the wow factor. Adding ribbons and baubles brings this into a frame in more ways than one. Plus, the addition of candles is always a welcome touch.
Coordinating your festive colour pallette with existing furnishings in your lounge will achieve a super professional and sophisticated look. If your lounge features grey and white furnishing; choose a similar colour palette for your decorations.
Festive Ornaments are perfect for creating a Christmassy kitchen as they are small and discreet. Small trees, figurines, wooden reindeer, and bowls of baubles can all be dotted on worktops or shelves to create a stylish a cohesive Christmas look throughout your home.
Wreaths are not limited to just the front door. Hanging a wreath in your lounge will add instant Christmas charm to the room. For a super cute twist on a traditional wreath uses different sized wreaths throughout your lounge; this creates a more unique and exciting look.
For rooms that have limited space, use a slim or half-wall tree. These slimmer trees are a great alternative, especially in hallways, apartments or tiny homes. They still look fantastic and will inject some festive spirit into your home.
Adding Christmas bunting to the front door is a fun and festive way to welcome guests to your home. You can use a tone of different items to create Christmas bunting, including Garlands, fabric, floristry, or decorations.
If you do not have a fireplace or mantel to hang your stockings, a great alternative is to hang stockings on your stairwell! The possibilities are endless; you could use striped stockings to add a fun holiday vibe to the living room or create a cosy atmosphere using traditional red stockings.
A Christmas’ must-have’ is using natural Holly. Attach holly leaves to napkin rings. Add a garland as a runner, and you have got a super easy, but festive, table.
One of the most effortless finishing touches you can do is use scents to enhance the opulent Christmas atmosphere – for example, try studding oranges with whole cloves, or placing cinnamon sticks and dried citrus fruits in a decorative bowl. If you want something even more straightforward, using scented candles or diffusers is an excellent alternative.
Decorate using objects of different height. Start by hanging oversized snowflakes and building up the table with tall candlesticks. For the mantel, hang a garland made with olive branches.