Nothing says Christmas more than the traditional red and white Christmas decorations. Here is how we styled our living room this holiday season.
I am so excited, the 2021 Christmas Home Tours are here!
There are 35 homes over 5 days sharing beautiful Christmas Decor that I know you’ll enjoy!
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Red and White Christmas Decorations
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I stepped away from a traditional color palette in our family room with a bit of a modern feel.
And it works perfectly for this room, but I am missing those red and white Christmas decorations that always get me in the Christmas spirit.
So I knew I wanted to create the classic color combination for our living room space this holiday season.
I’ve mentioned before about my obsession with Christmas tree placement. Whenever we have moved and have shopped houses, the one question that I ask again and again is ‘where do I put the tree?’
So in this room, this one corner truly is the only space, which doesn’t give us a lot of room for a big tree.
And the corner gives the best view of the tree when sitting in front of the fireplace.
So I set up an old tree that we’ve used many times in previous years.
It’s a slim tree that works perfectly in this corner.
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to decorate your own tree, then re-use old decor year after year. The past couple of years, I have slowly added to our red decorations.
Last year, I decorated our white Christmas tree in our sunroom with red ornaments and a festive red knit ribbon, so I was able to reuse those again this season.
And see those fuzzy ornaments? Those are some fun yarn holiday decorations that I made last year.
Next, I added some white ornaments and small touches of white ribbon here and there.
I want the tree to look festive and fun, so I added sparkly holiday picks to use as the tree topper.
I always hit the after Christmas sales and stock of up wrapping paper. And I like to stick with a simple pattern and color scheme and add fun red ribbon to the gift wrap.
These gift boxes are just wrapped for this photo shoot. I’m late to the game with shopping so you’ll notice there aren’t any a gift tag on the presents yet.
For the rest of the decoration for this room, I kept with the same theme.
I wanted a classic Christmas feel for my mantel decor. A simple, green garland rests on top of our mantel.
I added some berries to the greenery to tie in the bright red stockings.
This cute wood and white tree is actually a serving board from Mud Pie.
My mother in law gave it to me for my birthday and I thought it looked perfect on my mantel.
One of my favorite things to do each Christmas season is find ways to reuse decor that was purchased in previous years, like these Christmas Stockings.
The rest of the room got a few holiday touches as well.
Our DIY TV cabinet was topped with some faux greenery.
A collection of green and red books sit under the TV cabinet with an old, tin snowman I’ve had for many many years.
Our sofa got some fun new pillows from Walmart.
I love this winter scene throw pillow!
And last week, I shared how I updated an old nativity scene that my boys used to play with.
It’s amazing what a few red ribbons can do for a simple wreath.
And this will be the first time we can use our new gas fireplace logs during the season!
I can’t wait – it will be the perfect cozy atmosphere!
I hope you enjoyed our Christmas décor! Next on this blog hop is Citrine Living. Tamara has such amazing style and I know you will love her home!
And, of course, be sure to check out all the other Christmas tours below.
There is a lot of inspiration that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Christmas Home Tours
Monday Dec 6th
Tuesday December 7th
Wednesday December 8th
Thursday December 9th
Friday December 10th