Our Warm and Welcoming Christmas Family Room Tour!

November 30, 2021

Tour our Christmas family room and many others in our 2021 blogger Holiday Home Tour!  

I'm joining in with some lovely home decor bloggers this week to showcase different rooms in our home. 

Thank you to Jenny of Evolution of Style and the lovely ladies from 11 Magnolia Lane for hosting! 

Today we're sharing family rooms -- hello to those of you visiting from Rachael at This is our Bliss!: 

2021 blogger holiday decor tour

Be sure to continue on the tour by following along at the end of this post! 

Our family room is always one of my favorite spots to decorate for the holidays, and for some reason it's usually the first room I tackle. 

I have tried and true decorating methods for our stair railings, mantel and Christmas tree...and they haven't failed me yet!

Check out the links under the photos to check out some of my best tips! 

I always include the same "ingredients" -- various greenery, berries and ornaments -- but I like to change up the look slightly from year to year. 

I rarely buy new ornaments, but instead use specific colors more than others year to year. This year I wanted to tone things down just a bit and used a combination of green, gold and a few burgundy touches.

Our family room has soaring ceilings and a tall fireplace, so it's not an easy task to make this room feel cozy and warm...but I think I've accomplished it! 

We love this space so very much! I hope you enjoy the family room Christmas tour! 

family room Christmas decor tour

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reindeer feed decor in bowl

Aren't those little reindeer feed bags adorable?? They're ornaments from the Target dollar spot. I snagged the last few just today!

I went with the asymmetrical look for the mantel this year...and if you know me you know how hard that was. ;) 

But I absolutely love it and will definitely try it again in the future: 
dark fireplace white mantel
How I create full and festive Christmas garland 

felt reindeer snowflake coasters

These adorable little brass bells are the perfect accent to Christmas decor: 
twas the night before artwork

It was hard for me to not tie them onto everything this year! 

Our stair railing garland is one of those things that I change up just a bit every year -- sometimes I swag it, sometimes I wrap. 

This year I was feeling the wrap. :) I added some berry picks and simple ribbon: 

Christmas garland ideas
How to hang greenery on stair railings 

ribbon and bells on stair garland

The garland was from the Hearth and Hand line years ago and I haven't seen it since. 

It's a shame because it's really lovely! (And was affordable as well.) 
garland and berries on stair railings

This tall tree is my husband's favorite...every year when we're putting it up I'm begging for a shorter one and he's grinning from ear to ear: 
decorating a 12 foot tall Christmas tree

He's absolutely giddy when we pull it out every year! 

We moved our furniture around just a bit so we were able to put the tree right in the middle of the windows instead of off to the side like the past few years. 

We kept asking each other why it took us so long to figure this out:
huge Christmas tree in front of windows

We LOVE the change...it showcases the tree so much better! 

It feels so much more open this way, even with the added holiday decor:
dark grid molding fireplace
How to decorate Christmas tree

I literally NEVER move furniture around, so it's fun to have a different layout for a bit. 

I may have to move something else now. :) 
gray tile surround white mantel

tall fireplace with DIY bookcases
DIY trim grid on fireplace wall

cyberspace SW fireplace
We just love this layout!
family room layout with Christmas tree

As you can see, I took pics in both daylight and at night. It's hard to pick a favorite!: 
tall tree in large family room

By the way...no, we don't usually put a topper on this tree. I already risk my life decorating the top third of it. 😂

I used a lot of ribbon in our decor this year and LOVE it. 

I tied this velvet burgundy ribbon and this velvet ribbon in a camel color to the Christmas tree branches. 

It turned out so pretty!: 
12 foot tall Christmas tree in front of windows

The ribbon and berry picks filled it in nicely so I didn't hang nearly as many ornaments as usual: 
grid trim on fireplace wall

We love how open this room is, but also love that it still feels warm and cozy. 

The giant tree feels right at home!: 
family room layout with fireplace

Thank you so much for joining me for our Christmas family room tour! 

Now say hello to my friend Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles and check out her family room as well. :) 

These talented bloggers are sharing so much gorgeous inspiration this week! Enjoy the holiday tours!

  Monday, November 29th (Front Porch/Outdoor Spaces) Southern Hospitality | A Blissful NestMost Lovely Things | Cindy Hattersley Design | Shine Your Light   Tuesday, November 30th (Entries/Dining Rooms) 11 Magnolia Lane | Sincerely Marie Designs | The Pink Clutch Blog | Summer Adams | Home by Heidi | Classic Casual Home    Wednesday, December 1st (Living Rooms/Dens) Sincerely Marie Designs | 11 Magnolia Lane | Sincerely Sara D | This is Our Bliss | Thrifty Decor Chick | Dimples and Tangles   Thursday, December 2nd (Kitchens/Laundry Rooms/Misc.) Evolution of Style | Sincerely Marie Designs | A Stroll Thru Life | Pink Peppermint Design | Setting for Four | Citrine Living   Friday, December 3rd (Master Bedroom/Kid's Rooms) Quarters One | Just a Girl | Postcards from the Ridge | Decor Adventures | A Stroll Thru Life | County Road 407         

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  1. It looks wonderful, Sarah! I think the garland is perfect--loved the ribbons on it, too. I also noticed the symmetry of the lights and mirrors on either side of your fireplace--gorgeous! Thanks for touring with us, and Merry (early) Christmas!

  2. Beautiful as always! I love how warm and cozy your home is - even more so now that it's decked out for the holidays! So glad you could join the tour this year!!

  3. This room looks so beautiful Sarah! I love the sparkling tree against the dark fireplace wall, so pretty!

  4. Your blog was the first blog I ever followed. I continue to enjoy seeing all the great decor and inspiration. I absolutely love your Christmas decor. Love the ribbon on the tree. Did you just knot the ribbon on the branch? Also, what kind of ribbon did you use on your mantel? Stunning and so magazine worthy.

  5. Love the mantle…do you have a source for the Christmas balls on the mantle? Love the satin finish and colors…thanks!

  6. Beautiful as always Sarah. Love the reindeer and felt coasters. Not seeing a link for those, but I love them and I'm hoping they are available somewhere??

    Diane Richards

  7. I love your enthusiasm!!! Thanks for the ribbon link, I ordered ribbon from the site, out of stock but I will keep it for next year. Merry Christmas!

  8. So pretty, as usual! I have the same rug as you do and am wondering if your fireplace wall is still painted in Cyberspace and where you found the dark pillows on your sofa? Thanks!


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