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2 Dec, 2021
9 Ways to Make your Living Room Festive This Christmas
Isn’t the sound of jingle bells becoming louder as Christmas is approaching? We all look forward to family, friends and presents with a festive and merry vibe in the air. With so much love under one roof, a living room with Christmas decorations can elevate the warmth in our hearts. Who doesn’t wish to be welcomed into the holiday embrace of a home?
Keep reading to find out our 9 ways to make your living room festive this Christmas.
1. Let there be light – Christmas Lights!
The first step to acing a festive vibe is to surround yourself with twinkling lights & warm colours, such as fairy lights. Yellow lighting that matches with the theme of your living room in the form of rustic lamps or LEDs could do wonders in giving a warm welcome!
2. A large rug for extra comfort and a joyous mood
A great way to create a festive & inviting living room is to introduce soft furnishings such as a super soft rug. A rug over hard flooring can create the right comfort and texture to transform your living room. Choosing a plush rug with soft knit wool can take your comfort levels to the fullest as the family snuggles (or naps) after a large meal. You can always add in textured pillows or throw blankets to bring a Christmas glow to your living room.
3. Scented candles
The Christmas tree, candles and festive ornaments are some of the most festive Christmas décor to bring out the holiday spirit.
Nothing sets the mood for a Christmas night like the aroma of essential oils and the flickering glow of candle flame on top of your coffee table. Scented soy candles not only increase the aesthetics of your living room but studies have found that it accompanies many health benefits such as boosting energy to relieve stress too. Cinnamon and ginger scents are very popular during Christmas!
Here are the top 3 scents that smell just like the holidays:
Cinnamon is Christmas in a scent! Setting that warm and spicy cinnamon fragrance around your home will give a glorious festive feel for your Christmas living room.
The distinct aromas of ginger, nutmeg and clove will make your home smell exactly like freshly baked gingerbread biscuits.
Celebrating Christmas in summer also allows for fruity aromas like pineapple, orange and passionfruit to shine through. Dessert-inspired scents are just perfect for this festive season!
4. A pop of colour
Inviting fresh greenery right into your home will not only fill the space with a rejuvenating and festive look but is also full of benefits such as aromatherapy and air purification. Try to go for a minimalist look by investing in mini trees and placing them in the corners to reduce the sense of emptiness and let the spotlight shine on the Christmas tree.
You can also follow the traditional red theme by bringing in red festive accessories or finish your gifts with a red ribbon. If you’re feeling creative, embrace white across your décor! A white Christmas tree, tree skirt, wall art and twinkling Christmas lights can set the feeling of a winter wonderland. Because not many Australian’s will have the chance to experience a White Christmas for real!
5. Create a warm welcome with spiced tones
Make your living room holiday-ready by decorating with spiced tones. Warming shades of seasonal clove, nutmeg and cinnamon help to enrich the look and bring a touch of holiday cheer to your family room.
Embracing these tones to your Christmas tree decorations and throughout your home, will be like giving your family a warm hug as they walk through the door.
6. Match your holiday décor to your furniture
Mismatched colourful sofas are all the rage right now. If you have them at home, try dressing your Christmas tree in the same shades as your living space to bring the entire room together. From metallics and whites that match your coffee table to pastel blue throw pillows that go great with the white tree, these decorating ideas are sure to keep your space merry and bright.
7. Corner your hobby
Dedicate a corner of your Christmas living room to your personal interests. It could be a wall filled with your paintings, a bookshelf or a disco music corner to make you feel festive this holiday season. You can also make it yourself for a crafty Christmas by adding craft rag garlands, natural elements and card strings to decorate your living room. Paper crafts are a great way to involve the whole family, by making your own paper decorating ideas.
8. Include a snack or bar station
For intimate gatherings let guests help themselves. It will give you a break if you are a fan of hosting a festive gathering by allowing everyone to mix their own drinks and/or get their own snack. Plus, champagne glasses & a nice bottle of bubbly will look great to show on your side tables too!
9. Don’t forget your front door
Wreaths will add festive cheer to your front door and make your friends or family members impressed before they even enter your Christmas living room. You can always add in fairy lights, fresh greenery, bells and more. It will make the perfect entrance to your living space.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to whether your Christmas living room makes you feel at home. Every individual is unique and no one will decorate the same as you would! You might be a maximalist and fill up your room with festive accessories or you want to keep your Christmas living room décor simple and discrete. Whatever it is, let your living room speak for you. By giving profound meaning to your space and thinking carefully about what aesthetics you want to surround yourself in, you can tailor an interior that speaks for you.
Feeling comfortable in your own space is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. If you are comfortable, everyone around you would feel at ease too. Use these Christmas living room décor tips to celebrate Christmas this year in your own haven. After all, that is how we show our loved ones that we are welcoming them with open arms.
However, there could be many reasons why you might be hesitant to change your living room for Christmas, ranging from not having a sense of freedom to make changes in rentals to just needing a clean slate for fresh ideas.
Are you looking for a place of your own? A clean slate for Christmas?
If you are looking for a forever home, somewhere you can freely style your living room to your taste and portray your personality, speak to our team at St Trinity and we’ll guide you on your property journey.
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