Art Decor

Our Festive Christmas Living Room {2022 Holiday Home Tours!}

If I forget to link to a project or item you’re wondering about, please let me know in the comments. 

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. 

Instead of ribbons I hung a few of those pretty spiral ornaments that are also in the tree. I love the little delicate detail! 
I shared how I layer my mantel greenery years back — I literally just stack them on top of each other to make it as full as possible, and then work them together a bit. 
After the garland is right, I add picks and pine cones to include some color and texture. This year I tucked in some of this pretty metal leaf garland from Target as well: 
asymmetrical garland on mantel

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: 

dark blue cyberspace tall fireplace
picture ledges on staircase wall

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. 

open stairs and loft to living room

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:

open stairs wood and white

The soft light is so sweet at night! 

Here’s a view of the room from up in the loft:

great room two sofa layout

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: 

bells and ribbon on newel post

Wrapped around some coffee table books: 

coffee table books wrapped in ribbon

And tied around a few frames on my DIY picture ledges: 

Frames wrapped in holiday ribbon

I filled a wood bowl with cinnamon sticks and a few cuts of greenery from outside: 

wood bowl filled with cinnamon sticks

And I’ve added bells wherever I can, without going overboard. I hung them from our stockings:

red and white stockings on mantel

From my Twas the Night Before Christmas art: 

Twas Night Before Christmas print art

And all over in the tree as well! 

wide base Christmas tree

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: 

realistic 10 foot Christmas tree
tall dark blue fireplace family room

open living room layout with tall fireplace

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! 

Next on the tour is the lovely Summer Adams. You can check out all of the bloggers at the links below. I hope you find inspiration for your own holiday decor! 

More about our living room: