Ever wondered “how to decorate my living room for Christmas”?
There are two types of people in December – those who open their Christmas boxes and the whole family knows where everything goes, because they do the same every year. And those who look around and say “now – how to decorate my living room for Christmas?”
If you’re in camp 2 – stick around. We’ve been talking to the folks at Wayfair, and they’ve put together three brilliant inspirational guides for you to pinch a look from. They’re stylish, warm, cosy – and they all definitely shout Christmas.
And if you’re in camp 1? Stick around too. Seriously, mix it up a little. Just a couple of small changes will freshen things up and make it feel like a whole new room this year.
Christmas Living Room 1 – Light but Traditional
Come on now – who doesn’t want to wander into this room on Christmas morning? And yes, admittedly you may not have the grand Georgian fireplace (*swoons*). But look closer and it’s a really simple room.
A traditionally-shaped wingback armchair, a contemporary twist with a faux-cowhide rug and a sneakily clever use of a garden stool. No, you missed that, didn’t you? The little tree is sitting on top of it; pretty and practical, it’s a perfect extra seat for unexpected guests!
The Vilgot Faux Cowhide Rug.
Yes, okay, it’s not really an actual cow – this is just a friendly and inoffensive carpet to lay down and soften your floor whilst warming your toes; but it looks very very cool, right?
It’ll add a touch of sleek modernist design to any room.
In the Wayfair sale for under £110
The Gentoft Circle Stool.
I love this thing! The chic looking lattice is a modern twist on an ancient Chinese classic – and I love the Chinese jar shape too. Happy being used as an extra seat, it looks just as good with a tree on top, or being used as a side table – and it’s super practical because it’s glazed ceramic, so will do well in the garden too!
Currently on sale at £87.
Christmas Living Room 2 – Sleek mid-century Style
It’s bright, it’s crisp – but it’s got that warm mid-century retro feel that harks back to simpler times when film stars were glamorous and lipstick was very very red…
Christmas Living Room 3 – All The Softness
This one’s easy to pull off it’s all about the simple comfort. Scatter colour-themed cushions, throws and candles, and you’ve got an instant cosy makeover that’ll have you watching ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ on repeat.
There y’go – that should get the creative juices flowing. We’ve answered the “how to decorate my living room for Christmas”? question – now you just need to decide on where the tree goes…