We have a family room for TV and computer use, plus a smaller TV room in our basement so our living room is a quiet spot for visiting with family and friends. You will often find me here reading, crocheting or knitting.
Our living room has a very neutral base with lots of white, wood tones, and black and grey accents. This year we switched out the leather sofa for the white slipcovered one and more grey. For Christmas I added red, plaids and buffalo check, and lots of sparkle with shiny Christmas balls, bells, mercury glass and glittery ornaments. My favourite, and least expensive, Christmas additions are pine cones and greenery.
We live in southern Ontario, Canada so it was really cool to find a pair with a northern town, Sault Ste. Marie, as part of the logo.
I bought this metal olive bucket from Meg at Oliver and Rust's Vintage Fall Sale to use for my knitting projects. For Christmas I filled it with white globe lights (summer clearance at Target), greenery sprays, birch logs (free from the curb), pine cones and red wood berry sticks (salvaged from a broken strand that was 20 years old.) The cream infinity scarf in progress is a present for one of my nieces.
It looks so nice at night.
More red, white, greenery, pine cones and mercury glass on the vintage dresser.
I have a hard time doing minimal but the decor is a bit more restrained this year.
Still loving the large mercury glass balls, this time on an ironstone platter with wood berry garland and pinecone spray.
Love the reflection of decor in the mirrors.
White on white and chippy. I sewed the little sacks last year.
Our family tree is in the family room but I always enjoy decorating this one differently each year, while still not buying many new items.
Red and black buffalo check and red wood berry garland wrap the tree. Large snowy pine cones, glittery deer and snowflakes, felt moose, bells, silver and clear glass balls, wood candy canes, plaid mini boxes and white sweater trees fill the tree.
I painted the JOY and Canada flag pillows last year, and also sewed the plaid, red and black check and moose pillows.
The tray on the coffee table is filled with mini balls, pinecones, red berry garland, and large mercury glass ornaments.
Lots of cozy fleece, wool and suede/sherpa throws for snuggling on cool winter nights. More mercury glass and ironstone with red votive candles.
Our living room tree at night by white Christmas lights. After weeks of overcast days (and very little light by the time I get home from work in the afternoons) I was thrilled this Sunday morning to wake to sunshine. Better too much sun than not enough! Thanks for visiting! I will be back tomorrow with a Christmas home tour.
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