Our 2014 Christmas Living Room

I have always loved the look of a cozy northern cabin and this year it inspired our Christmas decor theme. Today I am sharing our Canadian suburban home's living room where farmhouse style meets cozy cabin.

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.

 Above is our 2013 Christmas living room with lots of naturals. I loved this look but was looking for a change this year. This year our family room has more of the neutral look since the leather sofa is in there.

The pair of new slipcoverd chairs are so comfy. I brought out my vintage wooden Superior Skis (that I scored for $10 at a recycling place a few years ago.)

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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  1. Everything looks so festive and pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I love your white couch!! Your holiday touches look wonderful :)

  3. Everything looks fantastic and yay for some sun so you could get the photos taken. I love the lighter, whiter look this year. It is a look I"m going for too and it is a struggle as I always look at the white as a nice backdrop for some pops of colour, but I"m really trying to channel my inner Scandinavian and keep to whites and neutrals. I like that Christmas decorating is a great time to try out a new look and you don't have to embrace it forever. You living room has come along so nicely and looks cozy and charming for Christmas.

  4. I went and bought some plastic storage containers to sort my decorations so thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Elizabeth, love your LR with the black, white & grey and the pops of holiday red. I have a similar olive sieve arrangement in my sunroom and I love it. The last photo showing the house across the street makes for a great shot! Have a great week.

  6. So pretty and cozy Elizabeth! I love your tree! Merry Christmass! Sarah

  7. LOVE this room! your new sofa with all the fun pillows is gorgeous. Your Canada pillow and the JOY pillow are great!

  8. What a cozy, festive room. I love all the pops of red and the rustic touches . . . oh and the ski's in the corner - such a nice touch.

  9. I ADORE this room! Very beautiful job. I'm saving it for inspiration. Love it all.


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