Happy Tuesday, Friends! The countdown to Christmas is definitely on now…only six days left! How is that even possible??
Thank you for all the wonderful feedback on one of my most treasured Christmas tradtions that I shared on Friday. You can visit it HERE if you missed it.
We’ve been in our house for almost five months now and I have yet to share my living room! I have only shared peeks, but not the whole space. Well today is the day! And of course it is decorated for Christmas.
Here is a reminder of how this room looked before we moved in in August:
And here it is not long after we moved in:
I painted and installed new hardwood floors in here before moving day.
And here is what this view looks like today!
So much better!
It was very daunting at first when I started decorating this house, but I am pleased with how it has come together over the last few months.
Throughout this post I have linked to several projects I’ve done in this space if you’d like to revisit any of them.
This room gets a ton of light thanks to these huge windows…
After a very long search, I finally found these drapery panels at my local JC Penney store, and saw that I could order them in the super long size I needed online. They ended up being on clearance for 60% off, and I found a coupon to use so they only cost me $25 per panel! They only have a couple of sizes left here.
I stuck with my favorite color pallet in here…soft aqua blue and white. I love the pops of red for Christmas.
You might remember these pillows from my previous Christmas tours…
I’ve had fun playing around with the built-ins…
I found this old world Santa after Christmas on clearance last year at Michael’s…
Remember this sweet caddy I redid a few months ago? I just added some of my Pier One greenery that I also found on clearance after the Holidays last year:
See that caddy redo HERE if you missed…it looks nothing like how it started!
This was our Christmas card a couple of years ago. Instead of putting it in this old Holiday frame I had, and since the opening was too small anyway, I just glued a clothes pin to the top and clipped this on. It covers the opening in the frame and provides a festive backdrop for it…
We don’t really have a mantel, but some greenery and my favorite red velvet poinsettias from Walmart brighten up the fireplace for the holidays.
Remember how I was trying so hard to keep the TV off of the mantel? It ended up really being the only place for it, and it has worked out just fine.
And to the right of the fireplace are more built-ins and our family tree!
This corner usually holds this chair that I redid a couple of months ago.
It’s hard to photograph a tree in a brightly lit room, but you get the idea. This is our real tree, and the one that holds all of our treasured family ornaments.
We collect them from all the places we visit, and love being able to revisit those fun memories each year.
Here it is at night all aglow…
Remember my coffee table I redid recently? Visit that makeover HERE.
You might remember that when we first moved in I was considering not using the whole sectional in here, but as you can see that idea went out the window. It has worked out very nicely in here.
See my sectional slip-cover tutorial HERE.
See that mirror makeover HERE.
Here’s our eat-in area with a little Christmas added…
More of that Pier One greenery makes a simple arrangement for the table with these elf feet from Michael’s and another poinsettia.
And back to where this tour started!
I hope you enjoyed the tour!
I love how these spaces have come together so far. The wall to the right in the living room is still a big blank wall so I didn’t share that…still need to figure out what to put there, and then this space will be officially complete!
I’ll meet y’all back here on Thursday…I’ll be resharing a fun idea for your table setting!
UPDATE: No need to come back…see it now HERE!
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