Christmas Decorating Tips for Your Living Room

Christmas is a time to get together with family and friends. Whether you’re planning a big festive shindig or a quiet affair, your home, and more specifically your living room, will likely be the hub of your festive fun. So you’ll want to make sure the heart of your home looks its best and is filled with festive flair.

To help you create a magical Christmas living room, we’ve put together a few of our favourite Christmas decorating tips. So why not grab a mince pie, pour yourself a Baileys and read our top Christmas decorating tips for your living room?


Bring out the Bling

If you’re someone who adores the festive season and you’ve been listening to Step into Christmas on repeat since September, you know that this time of year is all about bringing out the bling. So go bold and go for gold this Christmas.

Associated with love, magic and passion, using soft bronze tones and vibrant golden shades to decorate your living room will make it feel fabulously festive. Gold also represents success, quality and prosperity, so this shade is sure to make your home feel luxurious and decadent – perfect for those sophisticated Christmas soirees.

Add a splash of gold to your tree, hearth and soft furnishings to add warmth and a touch of glamour to your living room.

Christmas decorating tips

Colour Coordination

If you have bright, bold furniture in your living room, brilliant, you’re bang on trend. Forget the three-piece cream suites; it’s all about colourful mismatched furniture right now.

So if colour is your thing, why not keep your decorations bright and lively, too?

Have an emerald green sofa and a bright orange armchair? Use these two colours to decorate your space.

Whatever the colour of your furniture, choose decorations for your tree and tables in matching colours for a magical and coordinated look.

Christmas decorating tips

Create a Centrepiece

Decorating your living room for Christmas doesn’t have to involve going big with the baubles and twinkling lights. Sometimes less really is more.

If you’d prefer an understated look this festive season, why not create a stunning centrepiece?

Stay simple and give your space an air of sophisticated minimalism with a beautifully decorated coffee table as your room’s focal point. Keeping your room clear of any other decorations and creating a beautiful centrepiece will make a real impact and set the scene for Christmas cosiness.

Create a simple, yet striking, centrepiece with candles, baubles and pretty tea lights.

Christmas decorating tips

Symmetrical Simplicity

Symmetry is just so satisfying for the eye.

A top design tip, symmetry is used in all aspects of interior design. It creates a calming and peaceful effect, and the sense of balance it produces is pleasing. Our brains love it. So why not apply the same principle to your Christmas decorating, too?

Luckily, you don’t need to be Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to achieve beautiful symmetry. Simply keep the areas you’re dressing balanced.


There are so many ways you can decorate your living room this Christmas. But the key is creating a space you love and filling it with your favourite people. Why not set up a drinks station for your guests to enjoy over the festive period? Or upgrade your living room curtains or shades, so they fit with the season?

Visit our Showroom

Whether you need to upgrade your blinds before Christmas or you’re planning new curtains in the new year, at Barnes Blinds we’ve got all your window coverings covered.

Call us on 01782 771117 or click here to arrange your free home appointment, and we’ll help your home look amazing all year round.

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