Christmas in our living room & entryway

in , , , by Julie Nichols, December 16, 2019
Hi friends, where does the time go?  I can't believe Christmas day will be here in a week. Yesterday it snowed for the first time this season and just like a little kid I had to go outside and play!  Playing in the snow for me means snapping pictures and sharing them with you.  Just behind this door is our living room so come on in and warm up, I'll show you around.


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Hi, sweet friends thank you for stopping by for a little tour of our living room & entryway decorated for Christmas!  Each year I decorate a little differently but one common theme throughout the years remains the same and that is fresh greenery.  I am fortunate to have plenty of it in our yard and use it to decorate for Christmas in the kitchen, living room, and entryway.

 During the snowfall, I went outside with my clippers and gathered a bunch of winter greens to make a swag to hang on the coat closet in our tiny entryway.  It isn't fancy but I love the freshness.

A  couple of presents wrapped with Christmas tree print craft paper and red and white twine sit on top of a velvet-covered antique bench.

This year I decided to hang faux wreaths on the banister instead of the usual garland that I do every year.  I used a silk ribbon to attach the wreaths to the banister and tied a simple bow.   

This is our dog B we adopted her from an animal shelter a few years ago.  She doesn't really care much about decorating, she rather watch me work from her favorite comfortable spots.

This year our tree is decorated with new and antique ornaments that complement each other well.  If you're like us and you have what seems like countless boxes of ornaments, just pick a color scheme and choose your favorites.

I like to keep the coffee table top uncluttered so we have room to place our snacks and drinks when we are hanging out watching TV.  A tray placed in the middle of the coffee table holds a pine-scented candle, a pinecone, and winter greens.   

I use the extra ornaments that I can't fit on the tree as added decor in the rest of the room. Here I hung an antique ornament on a juniper branch.  I love how it is simple yet elegant.  

Use strands of beads meant for the tree in a bowl draped over books or hung across doorways. Even extra lights or Christmas ball ornaments can be displayed in a bowl on the console or coffee table for a colorful & textural element.

The throw pillow on the antique bench is from my line of coastal-style throw pillow covers and can be purchased HERE.  The gorgeous boxwood wreath is from One Kings Lane.

The three Christmas trees I made with FloraCraft foam cones and white yarn.  I varied the height of the trees for more visual appeal.  The one with the red base is musical and plays Silent Night.  You can read the tutorial on how I made it HERE.  The toppers on the trees are antique lights that were on my family Christmas tree as a child.

I hope you are ignoring any stress the holidays can bring and are enjoying simple and peaceful days.


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