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Christmas living room with black floral wallpaper, grey fireplace, purple chairs and pink footstool

Add Christmas sparkle to your living room

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.

Glam black and fuchsia Christmas living room

A statement wallpaper like this dramatic black and fuchsia floral design sets the theme for this ultra glamorous living room.

Plush velvet sofa and armchairs in shades of fuchsia and damson look sumptuous against the dark backdrop, with metallic accessories and a gilt mirror over the mantel adding an extra touch of luxe.

Keep it glam when it comes to Christmas decorations, with an opulent mix of baubles in shimmering bronze, copper, gold and amethyst.

Albany Catwalk wallpaper
Wallpaper Direct
Grand Dame sofa
Sofa Workshop

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Photograph by Simon Scarboro