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Create a magical Christmas living room

Christmas might look a little different this year, but we’re here to make sure 2020 is your most stylish festive season yet. However you’re celebrating, everyone needs a beautiful setting to enjoy this special time – and more importantly, somewhere to snuggle up with a glass of mulled wine and mince pie. We’ve curated three lovely looks with Helena Hill, our interior stylist, to bring you comfort and joy this Christmas.
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Winter Wonderland - Contemporary Christmas living room décor

Dreaming of a white Christmas? The festive season is the perfect excuse to bring a touch of winter magic to your living room. And there’s no better way to do it than with a contemporary décor theme. If you love clean, pared-back design and wintry colour palettes, you’ll love this look’s cool beauty.

Start with dark blues, icy whites and slate greys, and build your look from there. A modern leather sofa or corner sofa welcomes you and your guests home in style, plus it’s the perfect place to enjoy that Christmas movie you watch every year. A sofa bed is always a good idea and makes having guests to stay a breeze.

Next up, decorations. Spruce up your interior with natural touches like branches, holly and ivy to contrast with the monochrome palette. Don’t forget to add warmth with real solid wood furniture and orange accents here and there. “If you find your interior is looking more glacial show home than cosy cabin, terracotta ornaments or a tangerine rug can give your look a lift”, says interior designer Helena Hill.

“A real Christmas tree adorned with a minimal selection of simple white or clear glass baubles will give an avant-garde edge to your setting”, says Helena. You can also bring in a Nordic feel with pine decorations on the mantlepiece and add some seasonal warmth to your sofa (and spoil your winter guests) with faux fur and velvet accent cushions. Complete the luxurious scene with a metal coffee table with a chic floor lamp and white poinsettias.

Looking for more contemporary living room inspiration? Shop even more looks with our new Home in One gallery.

Shop leather sofas

Nothing beats the luxe comfort and sleek good looks of a leather sofa at Christmas. Unwrapping presents on Christmas Day has never been so stylish.

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All Things Festive - Relax in a classic Christmas living room

Christmas is all about tradition. From the time you open your presents (at 6 AM, obviously) to the decorations you put on your tree, everyone’s Christmas is unique. But one thing always stays the same – red, green and gold. “It’s the classic Christmas combo”, says Helena Hill.

A great choice for those with little ones, it creates that picture-perfect Christmas setting – and Santa is sure to be impressed by all that festive red and green when he drops by. “We’ve pared down the look slightly, but it’s so easy to add red and green elements. A big red bow on top of your tree with green lights or lots of red and green scatter cushions make this look extra festive in seconds.”

First things first, opt for a sofa with timeless details like scroll arms and turned legs, or a stately Chesterfield sofa, and pile on the luxury with pillow back cushions or sumptuous chenille fabric. Extra seating is a must, especially if you’re expecting guests. Accent chairs, footstools or pouffes are ideal for this.

Finishing touches are key with this look, but be careful not to go overboard. Use simple decorations and accessories for a timeless look that won’t date. Choose a real Christmas tree (nothing beats the fragrance of the real deal) and decorate with gold glass baubles with brightly wrapped gifts underneath. There’s something special about much-loved Christmas decorations carefully packed away, that your family bring out and enjoy year after year.

If you have a fireplace, make it a focal point, dressing it with garlands of fresh foliage for an ultra-stylish finish. Set an intimate mood with low-level lighting, such as table lamps and twinkling fairy lights around the fireplace, and light some Christmas-scented candles for a cosy, festive feel.

Shop classic sofas

A classic sofa is the heart of any home, especially at Christmas. Timeless, sophisticated and with room for the whole family, it’s the ultimate choice for this time of year.

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Frosty Glam - Glamorous Christmas living room décor

If you can’t go all out at Christmas, when can you? It’s the perfect time to bring the glitz, the glam and the glitter. We’re talking luxe velvet, silver and gold, and sparkly baubles galore. There are simply no limits with this look.

“The star of the show has to be a sumptuous velvet sofa”, Helena Hill tells us. “Classic or contemporary, nothing beats the comfort and lustre of quality velvet.” Pair with a mirrored coffee table and thick, shaggy rug for cosy underfoot comfort and you have a Christmas setup to remember. For more inspiration, visit our velvet living room Home in One gallery.

Feel free to choose any colour for your glam Christmas living room scheme, but grey is a real favourite here at Furniture Village. “Grey works so well at Christmas. It’s a base colour that complements so many different design schemes and makes metallics really shine.”

Speaking of, there’s no such thing as a glam Christmas without glitter. Don’t worry – this doesn’t have to be messy. Helena Hill advises, “Sparkly details like metal lamps and ornate silver mirrors, or even chrome studding detail on a sofa or chair, can bring that shimmer effect you’re looking for.” Dazzle with statement tree decorations like glittering bows or forgo tinsel for more elegant drapes of silver and gold ribbons. You can even bring a sense of occasion to the festivities with a showstopping chandelier or pendant ceiling light and bask in its cheery glow.

The beauty of decorating your living room for Christmas is you can be as individual as you want.

Shop glamorous sofas

Spend the Christmas season in luxurious comfort on the seriously sumptuous folds of a velvet sofa. A real treat, especially after one mince pie too many…

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We hope this Christmas living room guide has inspired you to deck the halls and have some festive fun with your décor. Don’t forget to share your creations on Instagram with #MYFVHOME – we’d love to see them. Enjoy getting your home Christmas ready and have yourself a very stylish Christmas!

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