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    35+ Gorgeous Christmas Living Room Decorating Ideas Packed with Holiday Cheer

    These ideas are nothing short of a Christmas miracle.

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    Bunny Williams; Chrissy Marie Blog

    Your living room is the heart of your home all year long, but it feels extra important once the holidays roll around. Not only is it the best backdrop for intimate gatherings, but also the go-to location for your Christmas tree. (And, if you’re lucky to have a fireplace, it’ll triple as Santa Claus’s primary entrance.) For these reasons, it’s a good idea to fill your space with an extra dose of holiday cheer.

    Fortunately, when it comes to decorating your living room, there is no shortage of inspiration—the creative Christmas living room decor ideas here will be all you need. To help you celebrate the holidays in style, we’ve gathered 36 fashionably festive living rooms—from marvelous mantels to cheerful coffee tables and everything in between, the following ideas are sure to keep your space merry and bright.

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    Kylie Fitts
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    A Wintry Mix

    Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to cover your home in snowflakes and mini-Santas for it to feel festive. Havenly strikes a balance between stylish and seasonal with a mix of buffalo check and Fair Isle patterns.

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    Bunny Williams
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    Accessorize With Ornaments

    According to Bunny Williams, ornaments don’t have to be confined to your Christmas tree. The interior designer gave her living room some extra holiday cheer by strategically placing these festive baubles along her mantel.

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    Janis Nicolay
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    A Marvelous Mantel

    Interior designer Gillian Segal made a statement by dressing up her fireplace to give Santa a warm welcome. While the larger-than-life assortment commands plenty of attention, its cool, neutral palette keeps it from feeling over-the-top.

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    Serena and Lily
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    Subtle Style

    You don’t need to cover your entire living space in decorations. The strategically placed garland in this shot from Serena & Lily draws the eye upward and offers just the right touch of holiday magic.

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    A Coastal Christmas

    Remember that decorating for the holidays does not require sacrificing your design aesthetic. Waterleaf Interiors’s Jill Johnson gave this living room a coastal edge by adorning the bar nook with garland and a silver wreath.

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    John McClain
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    Christmas-Inspired Centerpiece

    Come holiday time, trade in the coffee table art books for a bunch of miniature Christmas trees. John McClain offers plenty of visual intrigue with a set of textured figurines.

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    Add an Arrangement

    Small personal touches have the power to transform an entire room. The Heath Ceramics decorations in this vignette are sophisticated and add plenty of personality.

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    Kylie Fitts
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    Au Naturel

    Want to bring the winter wonderland indoors? Take a cue from Havenly and add natural elements to your tree like pinecones and snow dust. This is one setup that deserves Mother Nature’s seal of approval.

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    Jennifer Griffin
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    Color Me Happy

    Why settle for just green and red when you can use every color of the rainbow? Jennifer Griffin of Dimples and Tangles exudes a bold sense of style with a bunch of vibrant hues. From the the bright miniature Christmas trees to the Technicolor garland, this setup proves there’s no such thing as too much color.

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    Monika Hibbs
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    Blue Christmas

    Or if you prefer to make a statement with one color, try cooler blues. As this room from Monika Hibbs proves, a touch of teal can be a refreshing alternative to the traditional Christmas palette.

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    Windows That Wow

    As this living room from Chatfield Court proves, there’s more to Christmas decor than dressing up your mantel. Here, blogger Kristi Haight adorned each window with a lush wreath. The result? Christmas decorations that are elegant and unexpected.

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    Chrissy Marie Blog
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    Tied With a Bow

    Want to give your mantel a charming finishing touch? Transform your hearth into a classy present by tying a bow at the end. This one from Chrissy Marie Blog gives this mantel a tactile edge with a velvet ribbon.

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    Layers of Lights

    You can never go wrong with lights to dress up your garland or Christmas tree.

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    Douglas Friedman
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    Holiday Florals

    Add holiday cheer to a coffee table with a festive arrangement of red and white blooms. Incorporate touches of greenery to complement your tree.

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    Snowflake Accents

    Of course, all eyes will be on your tree for Christmas, but bringing attention to your windows is also a good idea. A simple trio of snowflake wall accents is all that's needed to complete your Christmas living room look.

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    Chic Curtains

    Get into the holiday spirit by upgrading your curtains for the season. A classic plaid is perfect for a sophisticated look.

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    Kacey Gilpin
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    Elevated Neutrals

    This living room is grounded in timeless neutrals, which are perfect for layering Christmas decor. From hurricanes that are filled with silver ornaments and topped with white floral arrangements to the mantel that's dressed in stockings and white garland, there's so much to love about this festive living room. Design by Mel Bean Interiors and architecture by Bailey Austin Design.

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    Mixed Metallics

    Decorating around one metallic is chic, but mixing two—like silver and gold—is just as sophisticated. Test the trend with both gift wrapping and ornaments for a cohesive look.

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    Symmetrical Beauty

    Symmetry is a go-to decorating trick for top designers. Make this design principle work for you this holiday season by dressing your windows up with a trio of an eye-catching wreath design.

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    Dress Up the Mantel

    Spending time with family and friends by the fireplace is what the holidays are all about. Since all eyes will be on it for Christmas, dress up your mantel with everything from garland to red candlesticks. Just don't forget to incorporate some of your favorite accessories as well. In this living room, a clock and a glass hurricane add charm to the mantel.

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    Douglas Friedman
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    Embrace Green

    The combination of a large wreath and lush garland add visual interest to these living room windows.

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    Cross-Seasonal

    Whether you lack the weather for a white Christmas or simply love that summer look, there are ways to achieve a sunshine-inspired room that is also festive. The grassy green wreaths, bare garland, and white candle holders in this room are Christmas-appropriate with summery undertones.

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    Go Romantic with Red

    This living room features sultry red accents that embrace a holiday palette while exuding a romantic vibe. This holiday, try a Christmas color scheme with non-traditional decor, like warm throw pillows and red roses.

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    Arboreal Accents

    While the decorated tree and sweeping garland are undoubtedly festive, a basket filled with real branches and fresh pinecones brings the charm of winter woods indoors.

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    The Small-Space Solution

    If you’re big on holiday decorating, but short on square footage, a mini tree allows you to get festive without overwhelming your home.

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    Coordinated Design

    This glowing living room features a tree and garland with matching adornments, making the space feel cozy and cohesive.

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    Mantel-less Stockings

    Your home may lack a mantel, but that shouldn’t mean stockings are a no-go this year. This modern living room features Christmas stockings hung from hooks, which not only solves a common holiday crisis, but also serves as cute wall decor.

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    Festive Furniture

    The holidays are the perfect excuse to make use of vintage furniture that's been tucked away in your attic. An antique rocking chair reminds us of the nights we stayed up listening to Christmas stories, cozied up by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa.

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    Color Blocking

    This room is proof that a festive look is possible without cascading silver ribbons or twinkling Christmas lights. The simple paper stars and matte black tree lend a festive energy without the traditional glam.

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    Statement Garland

    A fuller, untamed garland swept just above the fireplace creates a more natural, forest-inspired feel.

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