Welcome! I’m excited to give you a tour of my family room, all decked out for Christmas. I hope you’ll like these simple Christmas family room decor ideas as much as I do!
AnnMarie and I began our holiday House Tours last week with AnnMarie’s classic front porch and my kitchen featuring red berry wreaths. You can check out AnnMarie’s dining room too!
My home has a semi-open floor plan with the kitchen and family room open to each other. Because the rooms are visible to each other, I like to keep a similar feel with my decor. I’m not sure what to call my decorating style? It doesn’t feel like it’s farmhouse, or traditional, or country, or French country. What would you call it? I’d love to know so I can give it a name! LOL
The Christmas Tree is the Focal Point
I’m allergic to pine trees, and so is my son, so we switched to a fake tree about 14 years ago. Sometimes I miss the tradition of going out and picking out a tree. But I don’t miss spending that money each year! And I really don’t miss having an itchy, runny nose throughout the holidays. I LOVE that the lights are already perfectly spaced. And it’s nice to not have any worries about the tree drying out. Thanks to candles and plugins, my home still has a Christmas tree smell. Sort of. And I can always pop over to AnnMarie’s house to enjoy a fresh tree! <3
Our tree is filled with sentimental ornaments. Decorating the tree is always a trip down memory lane! We buy a new ornament each year to symbolize something special about that year. For instance,
One ornament in particular is really special to me. Do you see that shiny red ball that looks like Santa Claus? My grandmother gave that to me for my very first Christmas. Let’s just say that it’s definitely an antique… 😉 She died when I was 6 years old so I don’t have many memories of her. However, she is still with me every Christmas thanks to that ornament.
The Fireplace Mantel
My family doesn’t hang stockings on our mantel until Christmas Eve. I’ve placed them in a copper bucket beside the fireplace. Don’t you love hearing how other families do things during the holidays? This is how we did it when I was growing up. What about you? When do you hang stockings?
I hung a red berry wreath like the ones in my kitchen on top of the mirror. I like the way it helps tie the two rooms together. This year I lined the mantel with a boxwood garland.
I really like the simplicity of the boxwood, plus it’s WAY cheaper than Christmas garland! I added some of the plaid ribbon that I used to hang the berry wreaths in the kitchen for a little bit of color. Some jute-wrapped stars from Hobby Lobby complete the look.
My mom gave me that cute grapevine reindeer one of our first Christmases after we were married. It’s another decoration I enjoy using each year because it reminds me of her and how much she loves decorating for Christmas.
The candlesticks are used year-round in different parts of my home. And the pounded copper angel is another gift from my mom!
Simple Christmas Family Room Decor
I like to sprinkle little bits of Christmas decor throughout the family room. Here’s a pullback from a different angle. You can see how the room is connected to the kitchen.
Quick side note! What do you think about our coffered ceiling?! It’s one of my favorite features in this room! I have to brag on my handy hubby: he designed and built it all by himself. I may have some pictures from the project to share at a later date.
On top of the bookcase in the corner, I added a silk poinsettia bush. I’ve got a legendary black thumb, so silk plants are my friend… I like how the red helps draw your eye from the fireplace.
Next to the bookcase is a set of nesting tables my father-in-law made for us before he passed away. On top is an antique pewter bowl from my mom with a kissing ball inside (see the mistletoe on top!). My husband and brother-in-law always hit their heads on this ball when it hung from a low doorway in my parent’s house! I don’t have anywhere to hang it easily in my home. But, sometimes I do pull out that sprig of mistletoe and hold it over my head. 😉
The Coffee Table and Couches
Sitting on the coffee table (another heirloom made for us by my husband’s dad) is an antique dough bowl (from my mom!). Some textured balls, a little greenery, and a few pomander balls that I made a few years ago help to make it look festive.
The Merry Merry pillow on the chair in the background was from Dirty Santa a few years ago at AnnMarie’s Christmas party!
I added a few Christmas-y pillows to our couch and a red crocheted throw blanket. I love adding those little pops of red during the holidays! You’re also getting a peek into our foyer. I’ll show you more pictures of the front part of our home later this week.
Adding Christmas Decor to Book Shelves
As we circle around the family room, we return to bookcases that stand on either side of our TV. I added just a little more Christmas decor to our family room on these shelves.
This little nativity set was one of the first Christmas decorations we bought after getting married. We got it before my husband’s mom gave us his set that I have in the kitchen.
I popped a little burlap-wrapped tree on top of one of the bookcases. There’s another one of my Zs! I collect them and they are everywhere in our home.
The other bookcase has a Christmas pyramid from when I was growing up. My parents bought a new one for their anniversary a few years ago and gave me this one. They were married the day after Christmas, almost 54 years ago! Wish them a happy anniversary with me!
Just like my kitchen, my family room is a mix of older Christmas decorations with a few new pieces thrown in. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your Christmas family room decor!
AnnMarie’s Christmas Dining Room
AnnMarie’s 2018 Christmas Home Tour
Anne’s 2018 Christmas Home Tour
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