Welcome, Christmas! Don’t you love this time of year? I’m so thrilled to share this year’s living room styled with traditional Christmas decor, in plaid and chinoiserie. Last week, I unveiled our Christmas tree, which I’m loving more than any other tree I’ve ever decorated before. It’s a tribute to my beautiful Mama, and so is our entire holiday look this year. She always was, and always will be my style inspiration – no one has influenced my taste and style more than she. She truly was the classiest woman I’ve ever known. I know she would adore our traditional Christmas decor this year as much as we do.
I wanted our home to feel timeless and classic, sophisticated and elegant, and our Christmas color palette of red, blue, green and gold is exactly that. Come on in to our living room and see how I’ve created an elegant holiday look. You can always shop our home and more Christmas decor in both my Amazon Shop, and LTK Shop too! xo
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OUR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS LIVING ROOM
Our Christmas home this year is my favorite ever and the gorgeous plaid ribbon was the jumping off point for my entire holiday theme, everything else fell right into place after I found it.
I mentioned in my Christmas tree post that it’s sadly sold out…but you can still get inspiration from the pattern and colors!
You’ll also find simple, understated greenery on our mantel and in all of the arrangements throughout our home, dressed with red berries, blue berries and gold touches here and there.
You can see a glimpse of our kitchen dressed for Christmas in the shot above – with the same traditional Christmas decor theme, carried through there as well.
I know so many of you are in Thanksgiving mode this week, but it’s so fun to have Christmas cheer spread around throughout too. Easy for me to say, since we always travel to see family and I don’t have to entertain during November for the holidays!
But I hope today’s tour brings you some fresh ideas if you haven’t started decorating yet.
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Sofas | Lamps | Ottoman | Chandeliers | Wall sconces | Rug | Garden Stool | Buffet | Green velvet pillow cover | Green pattern pillow cover | Sapphire chinoiserie pillow cover | Aviary ginger jar | Real touch greenery picks | Ceramic houses | Red berry picks | Ginger jar lamp | White trays | Drapes | Matisse prints | Banana palms ginger jars | Buffalo check throw |
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OUR CHRISTMAS TREE
Traditional in red, blue and and gold with beautiful classic plaid ribbon.
CHRISTMAS DECOR: OUR GORGEOUS, LUXE PILLOWS!
Once again, I’ve partnered with Arianna Belle to bring the most gorgeous pillow covers to our living room this Christmas. I’m always so grateful to be able to showcase these stunning, luxe beauties in our home.
I am completely smitten with this color combination! The colors are perfect for this year’s holiday theme and the pattern mix is divine.
The jewel tones are so rich all together and the chinoiserie print is just so pretty. The soft green pattern tempers the three pillows together, for a chic and preppy look.
I swapped the two green pillows around for a few shots, since I love both looks so much.
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I love how these pillows covers complement my traditional Christmas decor, and the way they play so beautifully off of our Christmas tree.
Isn’t this chinoiserie motif so beautiful against the plaid ribbon? We added contrasting piping to the two patterned pillows for a tailored, crisp look.
Seriously so gorgeous. I’m not sure I’ll be able to part with these when Christmas is over!
OUR BOOKSHELVES AND MANTEL DECOR
I’m usually all about symmetry when styling our bookshelves, and because they’re so massive and take up so much space visually, I like to keep them simply decorated for the holidays.
I found the prettiest little red and white lidded jars at HomeSense and adore them with my traditional Christmas decor this year.
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For balance, I echoed the blue and white vases that always sit on the top shelves, with more blue and white jars on the very bottom shelves – with simple greenery and red berry arrangements.
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The greenery and red berry garland on our mantel is simple, but makes such a gorgeous statement dressed in pretty bows and styled with our green velvet stockings.
I’ve layered different kinds of garland together or a full, lush look – a ten foot faux pine garland, two, six foot Norfolk pine garlands and two red berry garlands intertwined with the greenery. Red berry picks finish the look.
Gold mercury glass tress and gold candlesticks flank our simple and elegant garland.
You’ll find this same ribbon combination all throughout our home as well – on our wreaths, garlands, topiaries, arrangements and vases.
Layering different ribbons together adds a rich, luxe feel for the season. I often love to find a way to elevate our Christmas decor and styling with ribbon is such a great way to do that.
You can add it to just about anything and it doesn’t have to be expensive!
I’ve used our plaid ribbon as the base, a gorgeous two inch, forest green satin ribbon tied in a bow in the center, finished with simple french blue ribbon – both colors are pulled from my plaid ribbon. More of the blue ribbon dress our stockings as well.
SHOP OUR DECOR
Plaid ribbon (similar options, sadly, ours is sold out!) | Green satin ribbon | Blue satin ribbon | Norfolk pine garland | Fraser fir pre-lit garland | Red berry garland | Red berry picks | Gold leaf picks | Greenery picks | Blue chinoiserie ornaments | Red ornaments | Gold ornaments | Gold footed hurricane lanterns | Gold reindeer | Green velvet stockings | Ceramic trees | White ginger jar | Gold mercury glass trees | Red ginger jar | White nesting gift boxes | White and gold gift boxes | Blue and white ginger jar
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DECOR + STYLING
Here is my ribbon combo again – it’s truly beautiful against blue and white, don’t you think? For my arrangement, I used real touch greenery, red berry picks, blue berry picks and gold picks.
TOUR LAST YEAR’S CHRISTMAS LIVING ROOM
LAST YEAR’S CHRISTMAS LIVING ROOM
Simple and elegant Christmas living room in soft green and blue with simple greenery.
I styled our ottoman trays with just a few simple accessories, to keep the look clean and unfussy.
Vintage brass candleholders, pretty ornaments on a vintage silver tray, alongside one of my favorite blue and white ginger jars arranged with greenery and red berries, creates a simple, understated vignette.
Next to that, simple and elegant white Christmas tree candles and a gold hurricane lantern create an easy and elegant look.
I’ve since added a gorgeous red glass candle next to the trees and the added pop of red is really beautiful.
I love to layer when I decorate our home – from layers of color and pattern, to layered accessories and art.
With an open concept home that is not overly large, and my style that is layered with a curated feel, it’s important to try and keep things simple with our decor if I can… otherwise the look gets cluttered.
HAVE YOU SEEN OUR KITCHEN UPDATE REVEAL?
OUR KITCHEN REVEAL
Our kitchen got a mini makeover! New upper cabinets, backsplash, hardware and more!
I love a maximalist look, but I still love clean and simple – finding the balance is key, especially at Christmas when your home can get full of all the stuff!
I hope you’ve found some inspiration in our living room and that our traditional Christmas decor had given you lots of ideas for your holiday home!
Thank you for taking time to tour our Christmas living room with me today, I’m always grateful to have you here. Stay tuned for the rest of our Christmas home coming soon – our kitchen, entryway and dining room. Wishing those of you who celebrate, a very Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas! xo