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!
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!
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.
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!).
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! 🙂
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!
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!
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.
If you have a fireplace, light it up for extra warmth and glow. You can read more about our winter wonderland Christmas mantel HERE
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
A couple of years ago, I put together this Christmas movie night cart and wanted to do something similar this year.
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.
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! 😉
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.
You can see our red and white Christmas decor here…
And, lastly, you can tour cozy Christmas bedroom room here…
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…
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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!
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