SOPHISTICATED CHRISTMAS LIVING ROOM DECOR IN BLUE + RED

Christmas Eve is exactly two weeks from today – how did it come so fast? With the holidays in full swing in our home, today I’m sharing our Christmas living room decor, and the rich, bold colors you’ll find this season. It feels festive and traditional, sophisticated and elegant in our home! I hope you love it as much as we do.

Today, I’m joining a wonderful group of very talented bloggers for this year’s Christmas Home Tour, hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru LifeThirty bloggers are sharing their homes this week – I’m always so grateful to be included! If you’re coming over from Alicia of Thrifty and Chic and her beautiful dining room and home, welcome to my Christmas living room! Alicia’s style is gorgeous!

I’m sharing a lot of pictures today! Grab a coffee, relax, and enjoy the tour!

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OUR SOPHISTICATED CHRISTMAS LIVING ROOM DECOR
Christmas decorating ideas with blue and white and red accents.

Last week, I shared our Christmas kitchen, also dressed up in blue and red for the season.

We just love these colors in our home so much, it’s such a huge departure from last year’s look.
Christmas living room decor with blue and white and red accents.These rich hues bring so much warmth into our living room. I always love my blues around our home, but adding layers of red and greenery touches to our flocked tree and garland is making me very happy right now!Sophisticated Christmas living room decor in blue, red white, gold and silver.

I think it’s the feeling of nostalgia it brings (I talk a bit about my mom and her love for these colors in my recent Christmas tree post), and the traditional feeling it gives our home.

Even though I was nervous about using this much bold color at first, I’m so glad I went with this palette.Christmas living room with blue and white chinoiserie accented with red.



CHRISTMAS LIVING ROOM DECOR: BOOKSHELVES AND MANTELBookshelves styled for Christmas with a gorgeous garland, blue and white ginger jars and red berries.

I keep our bookshelves pretty simple each season, mainly because they’re the full, eleven-foot height of our living room.

I love a layered look when I decorate, but I don’t want these shelves to look cluttered or overdone, so I usually try to pare back a little.Red and blue Christmas tree with gold accents. Bookshelves decorated with blue and white ginger jars and vases.

Our gorgeous new navy and gold monogrammed ginger jars from Lauren Haskell Designs are soooo stunning, don’t you think? 

I love how the red ornaments and simple greenery help to compliment them.

The laurel design is sophisticated and elegant and is the perfect addition to my Christmas living room decor and color palette.Christmas decorated shelves with ginger jars, vases red berries, pine and ornaments.

I dressed up my pale blue ginger jars with beautiful ribbons (and also added ornaments to them in our kitchen) – it’s such a pretty, festive touch.

Lauren’s shop has so many ginger jars, accessories and furniture to choose from, even custom colors. Make sure to hop over!Bookshelves styled for Christmas with blue and white ginger jars and red berries.

In my blue and white chinoiserie vases, I gathered bunches of red berry picks to create a simple, beautiful arrangement.

I LOVE the red with our blue and white ginger jars and vases, it is a gorgeous color combination.Bookshelf styling for Christmas - ginger jars dressed in ribbon, blue and white vase with red berries.Ornaments styled in a blue and white bowl. Pretty silver and mercury glass ornaments gathered in bowls and scattered on the shelves is always simple and beautiful.Christmas bookshelves styled with blue and white chinoiserie, beaded stockings and garland.

Christmas mantel with decorated garland and beaded stockings.Our stockings were a very lucky find from HomeSense!

I’d been searching for simple, ivory velvet stockings that I could dress up with tassels, ornaments and ribbon, but couldn’t find any in time. Beautifully embellished beaded Christmas stockings.

Luckily, I found these embellished, beaded stockings at the last minute and love this look so much more.

They truly are beautiful and add so much to our mantel and garland.
Christmas mantel styled with garland, ginger jar and beaded stockings.Living room bookshelves styled for Christmas with blue and white chinoiserie and red accents.

I often love to use a layered, maximalist look when I decorate. For me, it tells a story, and makes our home more personal.Builtin bookshelves and mantel with Christmas garland and stockings. When I decorated our flocked garland this year, I added greenery picks to create a new look. I shared more about this in my Christmas sneak peeks post.

I did the same with our flocked tree – I added greenery picks for an added natural element, and to have a base for all the color that wasn’t mainly white.

Plus, the feeling is more traditional and I love it! It takes me back to our days of having a real tree…
Bookshelves and mantel styled with decorated Christmas garland and stockings.


WHAT I USED TO CREATE OUR GARLAND:

  • Two, nine-foot flocked garlands
  • Large, greenery stems from previous years, tied to the ends of each garland
  • Small greenery picks, added throughout
  • Red berry picks in various sizes, also scattered throughout
  • Fairy lights
  • Ornaments tied with ribbon to dress it up

Beautiful Christmas garland decorated with ornaments and ribbon, red berries and lights.



OUR GORGEOUS CHINOISERIE PILLOWSChristmas living room with white sofas and beautiful blue chinoiserie pillows.

If you remember my fall living room tour, then you remember our stunning pillows from Arianna Belle

I kept the midnight blue velvet pillows for our Christmas living room decor, and added these absolutely beautiful patterned pillows.
Gorgeous throw pillows styled with mercury glass Christmas trees behind sofa.

I knew I wanted a pretty, chinoiserie collection of rich, luxe pillows for my Christmas decorating, to make a chic and bold statement.

I was so excited to find these gorgeous chinoiserie floral and navy blue greek key pillows to coordinate together with our midnight velvet pillows.

Don’t worry, they don’t stop us from flopping in here every night!Beautiful throw pillows in blue and white floral, greek key and solid navy velvet. Luxe Chinoiserie floral throw pillow in blue and white. I love this gorgeous pattern combination – the juxtaposition of a bold geometric and a feminine floral paired with a solid to ground them. So pretty.

Don’t be afraid to try something new and mix things up! Playing with pattern can be so much fun. Contrast your patterns so it’s not too much of the same thing competing visually.Christmas living room decor in blue and white with red accents.

Arianna’s shop has the most beautiful, luxe pillow assortment, with so many colors, patterns and textures, as well as custom pillows and inserts.

 You can find all of my fall and holiday pillow covers, plus so many more on Arianna Belle, you’ll love perusing her site!
Christmas living room with beautiful blue and white throw pillows, gold and silver accents.



CLOSEUP CHRISTMAS DECORATING DETAILSChristmas tree decorated in blue, red, gold and silver.

Pretty ornaments, little moments on display, pretty packages tied up with bows, sparkly mercury glass…just a few things I love in here.
Christmas gift wrapped in red and white scroll printed paper and navy satin ribbon. Blue and white ginger jar, Christmas ornament and scented candle.

By the way, if you’re looking for the perfect salty/sweet smelling candle, Caramel Drizzle from Bath and Body Works is the best scented candle ever – you need some, trust me on this! Christmas ornaments styled with blue and white balls.Glitter mini house styled on a tray with Christmas ornaments.

Mercury glass Christmas trees and candles.



A LAST LOOK AT OUR CHRISTMAS LIVING ROOM!
Christmas living room decorated in red, white, blue and gold.

I forgot to mention that I brought our blue rug from season’s past back in here to compliment our holiday color palette. 

I wasn’t sure what to do at first, but I’m so happy I rotated our rugs – something I often do each season!
Christmas living room decor with blue and white chinoiserie and red accents.We love our sofas rearranged in an L-shape so we can see the full view of our tree.

It can be a little bit tight in here, but it makes it so cozy…perfect for lounging and watching Christmas movies, of course.Living room decorated for Christmas with blue, white, red and gold.

I also love the view from our kitchen into our living room arranged this way, you can take it all in from here.Christmas home decor in blue, white, red and gold.



Christmas tree decorated in blue, red, white and gold.That wraps up my tour, thank you for visiting our home, I hope you loved this year’s Christmas living room decor and all of the rich colors! If you can believe it, I’m already thinking of next year and what new color scheme I can come up with. Don’t worry, I’ll still be enjoying our festive home for the next few weeks.

Next on our tour is Christie of Our Southern Home, you’ll love her stunning home – it’s so inspiring! Please make sure to visit all of the amazing talent on our tour this week. Click on any of the links below to head over. I’ll be back soon with more Christmas decorating on our front porch and in our entryway and dining room, stay tuned! xo


Monday December 7th

A Stroll Thru LifeWorthington Court Clean and Scentsible StoneGablePink Peppermint DesignDecor To Adore 

Tuesday December 8th

Modern GlamIt All Started With PaintTown and Country LivingHymns and VersesMaking It In The MountainsLife On Cedar Lane 

Wednesday December 9th

Designing VibesInspiration For MomsGrace In My SpaceThe Wood Grain CottageWhispering Pines Homestead Remodelando la Casa

Thursday December 10th

CitrineLivingOur Southern Home – Southern State Of MindDuke Manor Farm White Arrows HomeThrifty and Chic 

Friday December 11th

11 Magnolia Lane Follow The Yellow Brick Home Delightful OrderSouthern HospitalityCassie Bustamante

18 Comments on SOPHISTICATED CHRISTMAS LIVING ROOM DECOR IN BLUE + RED

  1. Sue P.
    December 10, 2020 at 7:46 AM (8 months ago)

    I love your use of darker colors. The deep reds and blues really make it a unique, beautiful look. Then seeing how it looks with your kitchen cabinet colors makes it even nicer! Thank you for sharing your home and your ideas. Merry Christmas.

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      December 10, 2020 at 10:39 AM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much, Sue! I truly appreciate it so much! This was such a departure for us but we really love it! So happy you do too. Merry Christmas to you as well! xo

      Reply
  2. Cassie Bustamante
    December 10, 2020 at 9:41 AM (8 months ago)

    Oh that tree! I am so in love with it! Those ribbons are absolutely gorgeous, Tamara! Beautiful home!

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      December 10, 2020 at 10:38 AM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much Cassie! You’re so sweet! Merry Christmas! xo

      Reply
  3. Marty
    December 10, 2020 at 9:45 AM (8 months ago)

    I love your home and adding the red totally gives it a new feel, perfect for Christmas. You always create the most amazing vignettes full of fabulous tips and inspiration for all of us. Loved seeing all the details on this year’s tour. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this year, your home is always such a treat.

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      December 10, 2020 at 10:38 AM (8 months ago)

      Marty, thank you so much for your very kind words! I alwyas love to tour with you, I’m honored to be a part of it! Thank you for having me. Merry Christmas! xox

      Reply
  4. Laura Ingalls Gunn
    December 10, 2020 at 9:50 AM (8 months ago)

    Tamara your home is so lovely and elegant. I adore all of the blue and white. So happy to be on tour with you!

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      December 10, 2020 at 10:37 AM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much Laura! I’m so happy you like it all, that means so much! Merry Christmas!! xo

      Reply
  5. Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane
    December 10, 2020 at 11:03 AM (8 months ago)

    It’s just stunning, Tam! I love the red touches, too. After enjoying your tours last week and this week, I officially have ginger jar envy. ;)

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      December 10, 2020 at 12:35 PM (8 months ago)

      Christy thank you so much! So fun to tour with you two weeks in a row! And you have the best blue and white!! Merry Christmas! xox

      Reply
  6. Cristina
    December 10, 2020 at 11:36 AM (8 months ago)

    Your home is beautiful! Love the striking color palette you gave it this year. I couldn’t keep my eyes off those pretty ginger jars and throw pillows! 💙💙

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      December 10, 2020 at 12:36 PM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much Cristina! Your’e so kind, I’m so happy you like it! Merry Christmas! xo

      Reply
  7. laura janning
    December 10, 2020 at 12:41 PM (8 months ago)

    Tamara, Your tree had me at Hello! :) Just gorgeous. The red, blue and gold combination is absolutely stunning. Happy Holidays!

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      December 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much Laura, I’m thrilled you like it!! Merry Christmas! xo

      Reply
  8. Linda
    December 10, 2020 at 1:02 PM (8 months ago)

    This is absolutely gorgeous. Perfection!

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    • tamaraanka
      December 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM (8 months ago)

      Thank you Linda!! That means so much to me, I am very grateful! xo

      Reply
  9. Christy @ Our Southern Home
    December 10, 2020 at 2:27 PM (8 months ago)

    Oh, my goodness! Your home is stunning as always! I love your collection of blue and white. It’s perfect for Christmas.

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      December 14, 2020 at 7:16 AM (7 months ago)

      Thank you so much Christy, I’m so happy you like it! Merry Christmas!

      Reply

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