It’s the most wonderful tiiiiime of the yeeeeear!!! Christmas is officially in the house, friends.
I’m super excited to be joining the Come Home for Christmas Room to Room Home Tour hop hosted by the sweet gals at 2 Bees in a Pod. We’re talking 5 days of Christmas inspiration, featuring a different room of the house each day! You don’t want to miss any of the holiday goodness, so be sure to check out each day’s tours at the end of the post.
I’ve linked all of the decor sources throughout the post and also at the end, in case you’re wondering where something is from.
This year I am wanting a relaxed, no-fuss vibe for our decor. I’m taking hints from the beautiful minimal approach of Scandinavian decor, with white and green as the main color palette, and not a lot of extra knick knacks. I want it to feel fresh and clean, but festive.
The first room I tackled is the living room. It’s where we spend most of our time (when we’re not eating), where the main Christmas tree lives, and is obviously where guests hang out when they come over.
I miss our old fireplace so much and wanted a mantel to style throughout the seasons. I was going to have the mister help me make one but then we scored this guy at Goodwill for $10! With a few tweaks from the hubby and a new distressed paint job, it’s ready to shine for the holidays.
I scored the garland for 70% off at Joann during their Black Friday doorbuster deals! Yeah, baby! It’s actually two different styles that I mixed and matched.
The coffee table got some love with a sweet little vignette.
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The console table was dressed up with a little village and a few mini trees.
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Since we’re living in an apartment this Christmas I needed to buy a leaner tree to fit the smaller space. Our tree from last year was about 5.5 feet across and that definitely wasn’t going to work in this room. I wanted something that was sparse but not Charlie Brown’s Christmas sparse.
I originally bought a different tree and didn’t end up liking it once we pulled it out of the box, fluffed it, and spent a couple days stewing on it. Blerg. Not to worry, though. This one ended up being a keeper. I love how real the branches look and how they hold a good amount of weight.
In keeping with the minimal vibe, I only added the flameless candles and gold bells for tree decor. I may add a few more ornaments between now and Christmas but for now I’m loving its current state of simplicity.
The bells are actually wedding favors that I painted using metallic gold paint. They come in gold but unfortunately weren’t in stock when I was looking. No biggie, though. They were super easy to paint and I actually like this more antique color gold better than the ready made ones.
The basket is one I’ve had for a few years that my faux fiddle leaf fig tree usually lives in. The mister rigged up a tree stand inside of it from a Lowe’s bucket, quick-drying cement, and a PVC pipe. That guy is such a problem solver!
I’m obsessed with this rug! It’s so fluffy and pretty and snuggly. The cats are equally as enamored.
Without a doubt, my favorites this year are these beautiful chunky knit stockings. A photo cannot accurately capture their luciousness. They are so long and soft. I love the chunky cable knit pattern. These will definitely be making a return next Christmas. I’m excited to see how I can style them each year.
The blanket ladder is another build by the hubbs. Have I mentioned how amazing he is? 😉
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Thank you so much for stopping by to check out our Christmas living room. On Friday I will be sharing the kitchen with you, and holy cannoli am I excited about it! Until then, you can check out the rest of the Come Home for Christmas tours below.