20 Jolly Christmas Living Room Décor Ideas

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Don’t stop at decorating the tree. These Christmas living room décor ideas will get your home ready for the season.

Everyone loves decorating for Christmas, even the Grinch. However, let’s all admit it, year after year, you probably do the same Christmas decorating routine. You take out your usual Christmas decoration boxes and hang everything just like what you did last year. Decking out your home with Christmas decorations doesn’t stop at decorating the tree. You can decorate your bookshelvescoffee table, couch, and fireplace (or create one) to fill every inch of your living room with an extra dose of holiday cheer.

Take notes from these creative and festive Christmas living room décor ideas for spaces big and small. Whether you prefer sophisticated decorations or vibrant accents, we guarantee you’ll find something you want from our list of Christmas living room décor ideas.

Accessorize With Figurines & Ornaments

Christmas ornaments don’t have to be limited to your Christmas tree. According to Emily Henderson, give your living room some extra holiday cheer by decking out your fireplace with mini Christmas figurines and ornaments. You can also make an entire mini Christmas village to display, place them in bowls on end tables in your living room, or string any extra Christmas tree ornaments to create an unexpected garland for your mantel.

Choose Colorful Gift Wrap

One of the easiest Christmas living room décor ideas is using graphic paper or special wrapping to turn your bookshelf into a chic holiday display by wrapping books and stacking them on top of each other.

Coffee Table Display

Create a timeless charming living room by adding décor to your coffee table. Trust us, your kids will love it!

Creative Advent Calendar

One of the Christmas living room décor ideas you can do with your kids is to make a DIY Advent calendar by using a ladder or a tree. Hang up craft bags concealed with messages from Santa, toys, and treats.

Decorate the Bar

If you’re entertaining family and guests, don’t forget to prep the bar by adding some greenery and necessary beverage ingredients to celebrate the holiday season.

Decorate With Candles

Adding to our list of Christmas living room décor ideas is to decorate your tree with candles, especially if you want to capture the old-fashioned charm. However, to avoid fire accidents, we suggest that you use candle lights instead.

Decorated Boughs

For our small space dwellers, don’t fret if you don’t have space for a Christmas tree. You can still have a merry holiday season by decorating your home with fresh fir, pine, or spruce branches in oversized clear jars. Don’t forget to hang vibrant ornaments!

Fake a Mantel

Another on our list of Christmas living room décor ideas is to DIY a mantel by placing a garland and hanging stylish stockings. If you want to make it look more interesting, light the fireplace below with LED twinkle light lanterns.

Festive Candle Holders

Create a festive table centerpiece with an easy-to-make candle wreath. You can also decorate your living room with chic candle holders, such as carving a hole in wooden logs for tea lights.

Go Au Naturel

One of the Christmas living room décor ideas we’ll be seeing a lot this season is bringing the winter wonderland indoors, like this Christmas living room designed by Havenly. Add pinecones and snow dust to your tree for a natural look.

Go Subtle

If you’re not the type to cover every inch of your living room with Christmas décor, then this idea is perfect for you. Strategically place the garland on windows or mirror, like this subtle Christmas style from Serena & Lily.

Grab Some Holiday Plants

Aside from adding cheer, color, and life to your home at the chilliest time of the year, holiday plants also add a touch of authenticity and an earthy feel to your place without spending too much. For example, add Christmas Cactus to your collection. It can bloom all holiday season long provided with the proper TLC.

Hang Garlands Everywhere

Adding to our list of Christmas living room décor ideas is to create a nautical Christmas space by hanging plain garlands on your chandelier, fireplace, and windows. You can also tie bows and stockings to give it a charming finishing touch. You can also use fresh citrus, like lemons or oranges, for pops of color.

Hang Up Candy Canes

A sweet idea from Good Housekeeping is to keep treats on display on top of windows with matching ribbon. Kids will definitely love this, but make sure to keep it out of reach.

Hang Your Artwork

Another on our list of Christmas living room décor ideas is to incorporate your artwork by hanging it on your fireplace. Add greenery, ornaments, and velvet ribbons for a pop of color and texture.

Makeshift Fireplace

A makeshift fireplace can easily embody the spirit of the holiday season. Simply hang a cloth mural along with colorful stockings, cozy pillows and throws, and a cute Christmas tree.

Pops of Plaid

One of the Christmas living room décor ideas that will surely make your space look chic and cozy is to add plaid stockings on your luxurious garland and throw pillows. Complete the look with a beautiful floral arrangement.

Shelf-Lined Living Room

Give your shelf a holiday makeover by adding stockings and little Christmas ornaments and trees. You can also add lanterns filled with LED lights.

Small-Space Solution

For city dwellers who are big on holiday decorating but short on square footage, a mini Christmas tree would be perfect for you. It still feels festive without overcrowding your little living space.

Starry Window

Lastly, on our list of Christmas living room décor ideas is to create a three-dimensional gallery wall, like this starry window from Good Housekeeping. Hang a mix of paper, metal, and wood stars in various sizes and designs along a window frame with twine.

There’s no place like home for the holidays, so keep your space merry and bright with these Christmas living room décor ideas! Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. Happy decorating!

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