I had big plans to flock my tree this year. It didn’t happen. Once I got it up, I could not possibly wait to flock it before I put the lights up. And I think I will actually get a new tree this year after the Christmas holiday. There are so many really cool artificial trees available. After having our current tree for 11 years, I think it is time for a new tree! So this will probably be the last year you will see this particular tree in our living room. I have a few updates in our living room to share as well. So let me show you our Christmas living room.
I am not going to lie, this room is IMPOSSIBLE to photograph! Either it is too dark or the light of 1,000 suns are shining through the small front windows and there are shadows everywhere. Oh well. Moving past my photography woes, you can see the few updates already.
I switched out the curtains for some white linen curtains. It makes a huge difference! I also took down the candle sconces on either side of the patio door. And lastly and most importantly, new lantern lights! When they say lighting is everything, they are telling the truth!
But lets talk about the Christmas decor. I incorporated some red but tried not to go crazy overboard.
I kept up my Vol 25 canvas antler print that I placed in a frame I bought from a local antique store and added some mini trees and greenery.
Turning around, you will see our sectional. I usually have to keep the accent pillow situation to a minimum or I really hear about it from the hubby.
I took down the basket wall and hung a Vol 25 evergreen print. This can stay up through winter so I won’t have to take it down with all the Christmas decor.
Our coffee table holds a basket full of Legos. I just draped a throw over the Legos so it looks a little better. It can easily be removed when the kids need to access them.
Apparently, we will be collecting winter/Christmas snow globes. My 7 year old is obsessed with having them around the house. It’s fine with me. I think they are adorable.
On the other side of our living room are our built in shelves.
Our Christmas village can be found here. I was tempted to throw the ice rink away because its in pretty rough shape and only works sometimes. One of the lamp posts are burned out and I don’t have a clue how to replace it. But the kids refused to let me so I imagine I will be setting it up years from now. Each year it will look a little more worn until it is just wires sticking out of a piece of plastic. Maybe then the kids will let me throw it away.
I hope you enjoyed our Christmas living room and got a few ideas and inspiration for your own home!