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Christmas in your living room

This Christmas, start planning a little earlier and decide on a look that will completely transform your living room and wow your guests.
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Christmas Living Room

Whether your taste is contemporary, classic or alternative, we have a Christmas look for you, so get creative and create the Christmas living room of your dreams this year.

The contemporary Christmas living room

In modern homes, sometimes traditional Christmas decorations can look odd or out of place as they contrast too starkly with the whites, monochromes or greys that contemporary interiors often feature. Therefore, by opting for a subtler and contemporary Christmas display this year, you can perfectly compliment your modern look.

Stick to pale shades and simple decorations in the living room. A real Christmas tree adorned with a minimal selection of simple white or clear glass baubles can be a stylish way to add a festive feel with an avant-garde edge.

If you want to avoid a tree altogether, then try a tree motif stencilled onto one feature wall, which can be a fun alternative, without the added mess of falling pine leaves.

Adding texture to your modern living room can help to warm it and make it feel cosier when your festive guests arrive. Choose faux fur, silk or velvet accent cushions to accessorise a pale grey sofa, and use soft geometric-patterned rugs over wooden floors to create that Nordic winter-wonderland vibe. Complete the luxurious scene with a chrome-finished coffee table, stark white candles and white orchids or white poinsettias.

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The classic Christmas living room

In more traditional homes, opting for a more classic Christmas living room will be more appropriate and allows you to create a space that is sleek, yet snug for your winter guests. Classic Christmas living rooms don’t need to be overcrowded or fussy – an elegant and stylish room can be created using a handful of colours, decorations and accessories for a timeless look that won’t date.

Opt for a classic leather sofa, a Chesterfield perhaps, and bring in extra seating, such asaccent chairs, footstools or pouffes or bean bags, which don’t take up much room. Be sure totidy away any non-essential items such as magazine racks to create some extra space for those extra guests.

Go for the tallest tree you can fit into your living room, so that it almost brushes the ceiling and decorate it with gold glass baubles and brightly wrapped gifts using paper that matches your colour scheme. If you have a fireplace, then dress it with 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 hearty, festival feel for when your friends arrive.

The alternative Christmas living room

Although traditional colour schemes associated with the Christmas period are often green, red, gold and silver, this doesn’t mean that you are restricted to using these colours, so why not go a bit off-ball this December and opt for something a little different?

If your interior taste is a little more eclectic, then chances are your living room will already consist of bright fabrics, prints and textures, so carry this on into Christmas with a colour scheme that has no limits. Byzantine tree jewels in majestic colours, hand-painted mirrored baubles and vintage fabric garlands are all decorations that would work beautifully when creating your festive emporium.

Complement a Bohemian colour scheme, for example using oranges, purples and yellows, and consider an alternative Christmas tree – an arrangement of stylish branches, minimally adorned. Complete the look by wrapping up your gifts in ornate paper with draping ribbons and glittering bows. A large glass-topped coffee table makes a great surface for displaying fashionable festive treasures.

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Grey and brown is one of the best colour combinations you can choose for your living room.
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It’s easy to see why grey continues to be such a popular shade in interior décor.
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Whether you love the contemporary look or prefer something a little more classic, you’re sure to want to keep your colour scheme fresh and up-to-date.