Christmas Decor – the Living Room
As I said in my previous post featuring my dining room, I kept things a bit simpler this year. Notice how there is no greenery filling my chandeliers. I love them stuffed with fresh greens but this year I let that little detail go.
My husband cleaned my big chandi for me recently and it sparkles and looks so good on its own, I decided I didn’t need to go to the work of adding the greenery. I certainly won’t miss the mess of clean up next week after Christmas either.
Another thing I kept simpler is the tree.
This tree is a vintage white tree; each branch must be attached to the pole in the center. Trust me, the new trees today are much easier to set up! And the lights. All those lights must be wound through the tree after it is assembled. I only used 300 lights this year because the 4th strand from last year refused to light. I spread them out a bit so the tree isn’t quite as twinkly as last year. Still, I like it and it works for this year.
I didn’t use any of my vintage ornaments either. I added the feather boas and other fluff I fill this tree in with, plopped in the dollar store flowers and called it good.
My ‘O Holy Night’ Scroll has been on the big wall the past two years. This year I decided instead of changing out the entire wall, I’d just leave what was there and add some greenery. So the scroll got a new home for the holidays and I really like it there.
And did you notice the furniture?
My white furniture is gone! We replaced it in the Spring when we found these super comfy, leather pieces on facebook Marketplace for a deal we couldn’t pass up. We got the couch, a big chair, and an ottoman for less than 1k. I didn’t think I wanted brown, or leather, or overstuffed in design. But you know what? I love it. The size of the couch fills the space much nicer than the shorter couch I had slip covered. And did I mention how comfy these are? We all love them!
Here’s a look at the chair – it fits in this corner nicely. It was a bit of a struggle to get myself to really like it with the piano but I love how it all came together for Christmas.
This cute little, mid-century chair I found at one of my markets this year, and convinced my hubby we needed to bring it home with us.
I’m still working on the rest of the furniture for this room – I removed the slip covered wingbacks when we got the new couch as the two styles did not go together at all. I also STILL want that stove removed. We haven’t used it for years now and it really needs to go – real estate is precious in this house with three girls who are approaching adulthood and I want that space back!
Silent Night Scroll found a new spot this year too. And this photo is a bit of the real, behind-the-scenes called Real Life. Pillows, Christmas gifts that need wrapped, and blankets all tossed willy-nilly on the theater seats.
Another mid-century chair I picked up not too long ago.
I love the look of this chair and it’s really pretty comfy too. Not to curl up and read a book, of course, but it’s a nice side chair for when company stops by.
I kept a ‘Merry’ pillow for myself. This pillow design came about by accident. I make all my patchy pillow designs by cutting strips of fabric, sewing the strips together, and then cutting shapes from the ‘new’ fabric. When I cut some Christmas shapes and a couple of the scraps were triangles. They were too cute to just toss with the other tiny scrap,s so I cut another and created this design. They were a hit and sold out at the first show I took them to. Since then I’ve made several more and they sell every time!
These blown glass ornaments have been gracing this wire tree for years now. I put them on a Christmas tree several years ago but I just loved them all together like this so much I went back to this display. I’ve collected these over the years and it’s fun to see this tree finally completely full and overflowing.
I hope you all have a Merry and Bright Christmas and a Happy New Year!