By the time the air turns frosty and the radio starts playing "Jingle Bell Rock" on 24-hour repeat, you've probably already caught that holiday entertaining bug. Your living room is the center of the action, where you while away the hours beside a fire with friends and family. So, when it comes to Christmas decor, it's no surprise that you'll want your living room to be the highlight of the house.
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Subtle and Sophisticated
Check out other gorgeous living rooms decorated for Christmas to get inspired and consider how to deck your halls this year. This living room from Kellynan Blog is simple, elegant and sophisticated. It's subtle and understated, with just the right number of holiday accent pieces to highlight the home's architecture, such as the stone fireplace, built-in bookcases, and wide stairway.Continue to 2 of 21 below.
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Bright and Fun
If you want to break from tradition this year, consider drawing inspiration from this amazing room by Sugar and Cloth. The whimsical decor is fresh and unique because it ditches the standard green and red color scheme. When shopping for Christmas decorations, look for pieces that truly stand out.Continue to 3 of 21 below.
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Rustic and Traditional
At the same time, there's nothing wrong with sticking to tradition when it comes to Christmas decor. This living room from Unskinny Boppy is a cozy and inviting space that invites you to sip hot cocoa over a fire. Incorporate your room's existing elements when decorating for the holidays; in this case, the fireplace fits right in with the rest of the room's decor.Continue to 4 of 21 below.
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Dreaming of a White Christmas
There's a reason monochromatic decor schemes are so popular—they are easy to employ and they look effortlessly classy. Blogger Craftberry Bush channeled freshly fallen snow in this living space. White is a popular color to decorate with for Christmas because it makes the room feel clean, airy, and bright.Continue to 5 of 21 below.
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Keep It Simple
Decorating your living room for the holidays doesn't have to be a massive undertaking. Check out this space from Our Sixth House, which features functional decor that feels festive but doesn't overpower the room. If you aren't interested in creating a winter wonderland, stick to the basics: a Christmas tree, some garland, and maybe a few cozy candles.Continue to 6 of 21 below.
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A Touch of DIY
The holidays can be a great time to show off your crafty side. This cute woven tapestry from Everything Emily easily becomes the centerpiece of any holiday decor—and with a tree this cute, you don't even need a real one. Speaking of, there are many ways to DIY your Christmas tree that both fun and unique.Continue to 7 of 21 below.
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Decorate With Your Living Room's Color Palette
The saying "don't ruin a good thing" is especially true when it comes to home decor. The Christmas decor in this room from A Burst of Beautiful is stunning, but it doesn't feel forced or out of place with the rest of the space's decor. Keep your Christmas decor in line with the rest of your color palette (even if it's not a traditional holiday color) for a more fluid feel.Continue to 8 of 21 below.
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Pick the Right Size
When decorating your living space for Christmas, it's crucial to consider the size of your space. This room from Designing Vibes has high, sloped ceilings, so the decorator picked a Christmas tree that's tall enough to stand proud. Whatever kind of space you have, make sure your Christmas tree is in proportion with the rest of the room, so you don't start to feel like an elf (or a giant) standing next to it.Continue to 9 of 21 below.
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Minimalistic Christmas Decor
It's okay to scale back on your Christmas decor this year. Consider taking a minimalistic Christmas decor approach, such as in this lovely room from Annabode. At first glance, it feels under-decorated, but the beauty is in the small details. The evergreen accents and candle glow are enough to give this room a festive feel.Continue to 10 of 21 below.
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A Decked-Out RV
Can you believe this living room from Mountain Modern Life is actually in an RV? Whether it's an apartment, a house, a dorm room—or yes, even an RV—there's a way to decorate your space for the holidays. Work with the natural elements of the room to come up with a decor scheme. In this case, the decor has an outdoorsy feel.Continue to 11 of 21 below.
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There's never a bad time to play with metallics, but Christmas is definitely a great opportunity. This frosty living room from Driven by Decor uses golds and silvers to add a bit of seasonal glam. If you tend to be reserved when it comes to your decor, the holidays are ideal for pushing your boundaries and add a little extra sparkle.Continue to 12 of 21 below.
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The holidays are a time for joy—so if you can find decor that makes you smile, you're doing it right. This little living room from Hello Little House is incredibly cute, and though it's not overly decorated, the banner adds a whimsical touch that just feels happy.Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Modern Christmas Living Room
If you are drawn to the modern Scandinavian aesthetic, you'll love this living room from Jeanne Oliver. The minimalistic look and neutral color palette draw a stark contrast with traditional bright Christmas colors and wild decor.Continue to 14 of 21 below.
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Vintage Christmas Decor
Christmas is naturally nostalgic, so why not incorporate some vintage elements into your decor? The living room pictured from Deeply Southern Home's home tour is Americana to the core, and the vintage sled and American flag give it a distinct personalized touch.Continue to 15 of 21 below.
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A Christmas Display
One of the best things about Christmas decor is that it can exist simply for its own sake. If you tend to feel like everything in your home should have a purpose, the holidays are the excuse you need to decorate just because. This lovely little Christmas display from Nina Hendrick is the perfect inspiration to create your own little nook in your living room and fill it with your favorite Christmas decor.Continue to 16 of 21 below.
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Who Needs a Fireplace?
No mantel? No problem. Blogger Keys to Inspiration uses a modern wooden ladder to display stockings. It's a great way to use up a little empty space and looks as festive as a fireplace.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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A Rustic Living Room
This rustic living room from Coastal Cham draws upon elements of farmhouse and vintage style to create an incredibly inviting space. The frosted Christmas tree and sprigs of evergreen are purposefully laid around the room to add greenery in unexpected spaces.Continue to 18 of 21 below.
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Scandinavian Christmas Decor
This room from The Wicker House is proof that Christmas decor can be black and white and still look beautifully festive. Understated doesn't mean under-decorated—embrace Scandinavian style and keep your decor look streamlined and simple. Stick to one or two main colors and avoid flooding the space with knickknacks.Continue to 19 of 21 below.
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This living room from Decor Gold Designs screams fancy cocktail party in the best way. The main focal point is the gilded Christmas tree, but it's loud and beautiful enough to carry the whole room.Continue to 20 of 21 below.
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Make It Cozy
You probably spend the most time on your couch, so why not deck it out for the holidays? This look from The Design Twins puts you in that spend-a-whole-day-on-the-couch frame of mind. Become a pro at the art of arranging throw pillows, and your guests may tussle over who gets to sit on the couch during your next Christmas party.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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A Very Beachy Christmas
Though Christmas may bring to mind snow and freezing temperatures, this coastal-inspired living room from The Creativity Exchange feels like a wonderful reprieve from the chilly season. The soft blues feel like a little vacation, but don't detract from the charm of the room.