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I went with an asymmetrical look with the garland on the mantel again this year:
Last year I used a bunch of ribbon in the tree and on the mantel, but because our tree is SO full this year, I went a tad simpler with the greenery.
I’m starting to get more comfortable with letting go of symmetry in my decor…it’s been a process over the years. 🙂
I especially love the look at Christmas:
It lets the pretty staircase shine, but also looks just as festive! And it’s way safer, especially if you have little ones (or older ones!) in the house.
I like to add a little something to the stairs every year. This time I placed some ceramic houses (from Target years ago) with battery votives inside:
The soft light is so sweet at night!
Here’s a view of the room from up in the loft:
I love this view!
The little decor touches are what make this room so special. I love the look of rich, velvety ribbon, so I added it here and there around the room.
To hang the bells on the newel post:
Wrapped around some coffee table books:
And tied around a few frames on my DIY picture ledges:
I filled a wood bowl with cinnamon sticks and a few cuts of greenery from outside:
And I’ve added bells wherever I can, without going overboard. I hung them from our stockings:
From my Twas the Night Before Christmas art:
And all over in the tree as well!
We adore this room and love spending time in here, both as a family and entertaining friends. It’s such a wonderful, welcoming space…especially this time of year!
Here are a few more photos of our living room — I hope you enjoyed the tour! I’ll share links to a few projects at the end of the post:
OK, that wide angle makes our family room look massive. It’s not that big, but it’s fun to be able to get it all in one shot!
Now it’s time to tour some more beautiful and festive living rooms!