Festive Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas

Create a warm and inviting space for the holidays with these red and white Christmas living room decor ideas. Pretty ways to add that Christmas cheer!

Living room dressed up for Christmas with red and white decor.

Christmas Home Tours

Welcome to the last room of our Christmas home tour! I’ve shown you our Christmas dining room, red and white kitchen, and cozy Christmas bedroom, and today I’m sharing our festive Christmas living room!

Winter wonderland Christmas mantel with black arched mirror.

A big thank-you to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for organizing this amazing Christmas home tour! This week, 35 bloggers are opening up their homes and sharing all of their Christmas inspiration and ideas with you. You can find all of the links at the end of the post, so be sure to check them out for more Christmas decor tips. If you’re coming over from Calypso in the Country, I’m so glad you were able to stop by. Shelley always has lots of beautiful budget-friendly decor tips to help you decorate your home for the holidays.

Television stand and Christmas tree in a festive Christmas living room.

Our Festive Christmas Living Room Decor

When it comes to Christmas living room decor, my main goal is to create a cozy and relaxing space for the family to hang out. We’re a big Christmas movie watching family and love snuggling up on the sofa with blankets and pillows (and our dogs!).

Festive living room with red and white pillows and throw blankets.

When I’m working on designing a cozy space, I try to think about appealing to all five senses. This helps to create a more relaxing environment that calms both the body and mind. And who doesn’t need a little more relaxation around the holiday season! 🙂

Flocked small Christmas tree with red gift wrapped presents.

Cozy Christmas Decor Using the 5 Senses

Today, I wanted to share some ideas with you for engaging all of your senses into your holiday decor. Remember that these are just ideas – it’s all about choosing what your own personal favorites are and what appeals best to your senses!

Flocked tree with red berries and a cute Christmas mouse.

Sight: Bring in cozy lighting.

My favorite thing about Christmas decor is always the lights! Tree lights, string lights, tea lights, candles – I love them all!

Red and white festive Christmas living room.

To make your lighting cozier, use wall scones, layer twinkle lights throughout the room, or add candles real or faux to add a softer light. I always look for warm white instead of cool white lights for a prettier glow that isn’t so harsh.

Winter wonderland Christmas mantel with black metal candle sticks.

If you have a fireplace, light it up for extra warmth and glow. You can read more about our winter wonderland Christmas mantel HERE

Winter wonderland Christmas mantel with white stockings.

Sound: Turn on the Christmas tunes.

There’s nothing that puts you in the Christmas spirit more than Christmas music! If you’re relaxing on the sofa, play your favorite Christmas playlist through a hidden blue tooth speaker.

Or wait until the kids are in bed, turn on the Christmas tree lights and turn off the main lights and just relax for a few minutes and listen to the silence!

Winter wonderland Christmas mantel with lights.

Touch: Cozy up with blankets and pillows.

Blankets and pillows are not only comfy and cozy, but they also add texture and color to your space. For Christmas, mix up neutral blankets that you can use all year with more colorful ones to add that festive touch.

Basket filled with blankets in a festive Christmas living room.

Look for a variety of textures to add more interest and, of course, some warm and cozy options that are perfect for snuggling up! You can roll up blankets in a bin or basket, add them to a blanket ladder, or layer them on your sofa.

Blanket ladder and basket of blankets in a festive Christmas living room.

Smell: Layer on the Christmas scents.

There are so many amazing scents associated with Christmas. From spices like cinnamon, gingerbread and vanilla, to more woodsy scents like fresh cut pine or other greenery, there’s definitely something for everyone!

Red and white festive Christmas living room.

Whether you like a lot of scent or just a hint, there are a number of ways that you can add that touch of Christmas to your bedroom. Even if you don’t have a real Christmas tree, you can still add some fresh greenery in other ways. Create a simple DIY Christmas centerpiece, layer in some real greenery to garlands, or fill up a bowl with fresh greens and ornaments.

Beautiful DIY Christmas centerpiece made from a poinsettia and fresh greenery.

Diffusers, DIY linen sprays, or candles are another quick and easy way to add your favorite Christmas scents! Layer them together for your perfect custom scent!

Christmas centerpiece with a Christmas candle.

Taste: Dress up a rolling cart with some seasonal treats.

When it comes to creating a cozy Christmas space, you can’t forget about one of the best parts of the season… the food! Christmas has so many tasty treats associated with it. From shortbread and sugar cookies to hot cocoa and candy canes, there are so many amazing tastes of Christmas.

Hot chocolate bar with gnome mugs.

A couple of years ago, I put together this Christmas movie night cart and wanted to do something similar this year.

Christmas movie night cart with popcorn, hot chocolate and Christmas treats.

I ended up putting together a rolling hot chocolate bar cart using a craft cart that I had from Michaels. It’s stocked with mugs, all of the trimmings for hot chocolate, a cookie jar, candy canes, and a few little bowls to fill with our favorite Christmas chocolates. You can find all of the details of our hot chocolate bar cart HERE.

Gnome cookie jar on a hot chocolate bar cart.

After the holidays, the cart can be switched up for the different seasons or used for alternate storage and organization in other rooms.  There’s always a use for a rolling cart! 😉

Gnome mugs in a hot chocolate bar cart.

More Christmas Room Tours

If you missed the other rooms on our Christmas home tour, here’s a little peek into the spaces. Just click on the links for further details!  Tour our green, white, and amber Christmas dining room HERE.

Beautiful dining room decorated for Christmas in green and white.

Sideboad with twinkling Christmas lights.

Flocked Christmas tree decorated with green, white, and metallics.

You can see our red and white Christmas decor here…

Christmas display in a red and white Christmas kitchen.

Christmas hutch decorated with a raccoon tea pot and mug set.

Hot beverage bar with chai latte and Santa mug.

And, lastly, you can tour cozy Christmas bedroom room here…

Red and white Christmas bedroom decor.

Bedroom decorated for Christmas with Christmas tree.

Thank-you so much for touring around our Christmas living room with me today. I hope you found some Christmas decor ideas that you can use in your own home. If you’re new to the blog and would like to stay in touch, you can always find me here…


Festive living room with red and white pillows and throw blankets.

To continue on with today’s Christmas home tour, head on over to 11 Magnolia Lane. Amy and Christy always have their homes dressed up beautifully for the holidays and I’m sure you’ll love their tour!

Red and white festive Christmas living room.

Christmas Home Tour Line-Up

There are 35 homes on the Christmas home tour this week filled with beautiful Christmas decor inspiration! Each day, there will be 7 new tours for you to check out. You can see a little sneak peek of each of the homes below along with links to the posts.

Monday Dec 6th

A Stroll Thru Life / Up To Date Interiors / Our Southern Home / Southern Hospitality

This Is Our Bliss / Southern State of Mind/ Inspiration for Moms

Tuesday December 7th

Making it in the Mountains / Decor to Adore / Pink Peppermint Design / Thrifty and Chic

Cuckoo4Design / White Arrows Home / Hymns and Verses

Wednesday December 8th

StoneGable / Whispering Pines Homestead / Worthing Court / Grace In My Space

DIY Beautify / Remodelando la Casa / LeCultivateur

 Thursday, December 9th

Designing Vibes / The Stonybrook House / A Pretty Life / Calypso in the Country

Clean and Scentsible / 11 Magnolia Lane / Chalking Up Success

Friday, December 10th

Fox Hollow Cottage / Follow The Yellow Brick Home / Casa Watkins Living / Quarters One

Noting Grace / CitrineLiving / County Road 407


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Diane Garey

Diane Garey

I am a blogger, and I live in Germany, I study at a university in Munich, I love blogging, and I will present to you the most critical useful articles in your life.

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