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Christmas living rooms

Christmas living rooms

Christmas is a time of year when we all want our living rooms to look their best. With thoughts of family huddled around the tree, or guests coming to stay for Christmas, it's little wonder that we start to think about decorating our living rooms ready for the celebrations!

There are plenty of ways to give your Christmas living room scheme a little more individuality.

Go for glamour with black floral wallpaper and a sumptuous velvet sofa or armchairs in rich colours such as fuchsia and damson. This opulent look calls for a tree decorated with baubles in shimmering bronze, copper, gold and amethyst, and silver candlesticks on the mantelpiece.

For a more pared-back take on this colour scheme, you could opt for charcoal-grey walls with a contemporary dark pink sofa - this time keep the berry-coloured decorations more minimal and display a set of three paper wreaths symmetrically above the sofa.

A traditional red, gold and green decorating scheme looks warm and inviting and is timeless look for Christmas. If you're feeling brave, paint a feature wall in rich red and if the rest of your living room is quite neutral add vibrant splashes of colour with scarlet throws, cushions, and of course, Christmas stockings.

Create a snow-white scheme with a shimmering wallpaper design, sparkling white and silver decorations and flickering tealights for your own winter wonderland.

To warm up a neutral living room, introduce ivory and gold. Choose ivory curtains and soft furnishings, old gold decorations and white lights for the tree. This style looks even better if you have the benefit of a cosy open fire or woodburning stove to cast a soft glow.

Take a browse through our pick of the best Christmas living rooms ideas for even more decorating inspiration.

Draw up a chair

Bring in additional seating to make your guests feel at home in the living room. Nothing is more Christmassy than gathering around a roaring fire, surrounded by family and friends. Create a sociable space with a ring of seating centred around a hearth rug and coffee table. Mix-and-match armchairs and sofas create a relaxed rather than a formal feel, perfect for cosy chats. Convert the mantel into a candle display that co-ordinates with your tree decorations. If you have a mirror the flickering will reflect the fire below.

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