‘Tis the season to bundle up, savor peppermint mochas, and turn car rides into Christmas carol jam sessions! Christmas brings family and friends together in love and celebration, and festive decor helps make your home just as merry and bright.

Creating a cozy living room to gather in is an essential part of most Christmas decorating plans, and Ashley HomeStore is here to help you every jolly step of the way.

Whether you’re going all out with every festive detail or simply channeling your minimalistic side, we’re here to give you practical and stylish holiday living room decor ideas you’ll want to use year after year.

Dress up the mantel.

As you pull out the boxes of holiday decor, you’re probably imagining piecing together the perfect space to stage festive photos. Making the fireplace mantel the center of attention in a cozy Christmas living room creates that picturesque space you seek.

But before you begin decorating, you’ll want to choose your favorite holiday theme. Traditional, rustic, winter white, and modern farmhouse are all great holiday theme choices. Ashley curates holiday trimmings in every theme to help you create your mantel masterpiece.

Once you’ve decided on your theme it’s time to decorate your mantel. You can hang ornaments and Christmas lights, string rows of glittering garland, and even add natural elements such as pinecones and faux snow. Don’t forget to hang a stocking for everyone (and every pet!) in the family. Whether you stick with traditional red and green decor or send a chill with a frozen wonderland of blue and white, you can’t go wrong with a festive theme and beautiful Ashley decor.

Don’t have a mantel but still want to set the holiday stage? A decorated accent cabinet or dining server is a perfect substitute. Arrange Christmas figurines or a small tree with faux gifts to add cheer to the tabletop. You can also hang stockings on your accent cabinet for added texture and color.

Deck out your coffee table.

The coffee table is a natural focal point of your living room furniture, so a few simple additions can have a huge impact on the coziness of your space.

Adorn your coffee table with textured figurines, woodsy nutcrackers, and glistening ornaments and greenery that complement your Christmas tree. A tray to arrange Christmas collectibles can also create a subtle but eye-catching display.

If you’re the designated holiday host, use the coffee table to assemble the ultimate treat platter. This will make gatherings even sweeter during this joyful season. Entice your guests with the aroma of your favorite Christmas scents. Whether you’re a scented candle fan or would rather lay out tasty holiday snacks for guests, your coffee table will be the perfect place to gather and reconnect. For a refined look, create a beautiful holiday snack charcuterie board that your guests will love!

Pair your coffee table with a bar cart that doubles as a hot chocolate station for the ultimate in fun festivity. Adorn it with marshmallows, themed mugs, wafers, cocoa powder, and your choice of milk. Place the cart near your coffee table for the perfect hosting combo.

Bring bold details to your ho-ho-home.

Is it even Christmas without buffalo plaid accents? People who love a traditional Christmas look will adore decor details like buffalo plaid and red and green.

For those that prefer a contemporary take on Christmas decor, add your favorite bright colors to your holiday color palette. With vivid colors, you’ll feel all the glitz and glamour of the season as you trim the tree.

And of course, don’t forget the blankets! Blankets are the perfect finishing touch to your decor, as they provide both warmth and visual appeal. Buffalo plaid cotton, chunky knit, and velvet throw blankets are a great way to add a pop of Christmas color without any extra effort. Instead of a traditional tree skirt, texturize your tree with an oversized knit blanket. Give yourself full creative license to design the living room of your Christmas dreams.

Love and joy fill the room when we’re gathered with family, and beautiful living room decor emphasizes that warm spirit within. Prep your home this season to celebrate all the magic of home and create everlasting memories with those you love.

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