Our Festive Christmas Living Room {2022 Holiday Home Tours!}

November 29, 2022

2022 Holiday Tour of 22 Decor and DIY Blogger's Homes!

It's that wonderful time of year again! I'm joining in on a huge holiday home tour that my friend Jenny at Evolution of Style hosts. 

(She's my brilliant friend who taught me exactly how to paint my kitchen cabinets!)

If you're visiting for the first time from Northern California Style, welcome!! I'll share the next stop in the tour and links to all of the participants at the end of this post:
2022 Blogger Holiday Home Tour

I always seem to share our family room in these tours, probably because it's the first room I decorate for the season...and my favorite. It's definitely our favorite place to be this time of year. 

We LOVE the tall ceilings and open layout in this space, but of course I want it to feel as cozy as possible. Lucky for me, a big fat Christmas tree and all the trimmings definitely helps to warm up this room even more! 

Earlier this week I showed you our new tree with it's jewel tones, metallic sparkle and rustic touches. Those may not sound like they all work together, but it came together beautifully!:
most realistic artificial 10 foot tree

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As always, I took a TON of photos and tried to whittle it down to under 50. 😂 I'll try keep the talking to a minimum and let the photos do the talking!

If I forget to link to a project or item you're wondering about, please let me know in the comments. 

I went with an asymmetrical look with the garland on the mantel again this year: 
tall fireplace and tree layout living room
See how to add this grid trim here!

Last year I used a bunch of ribbon in the tree and on the mantel, but because our tree is SO full this year, I went a tad simpler with the greenery. 

Instead of ribbons I hung a few of those pretty spiral ornaments that are also in the tree. I love the little delicate detail! 

I shared how I layer my mantel greenery years back -- I literally just stack them on top of each other to make it as full as possible, and then work them together a bit. 

After the garland is right, I add picks and pine cones to include some color and texture. This year I tucked in some of this pretty metal leaf garland from Target as well: 
asymmetrical garland on mantel

I'm starting to get more comfortable with letting go of symmetry in my decor...it's been a process over the years. :)

I especially love the look at Christmas: 
dark blue cyberspace tall fireplace

I shared my twist on the stair garland a couple weeks ago -- this year I attached the greenery at the bottom of the spindles instead of on the handrail:
picture ledges on staircase wall

It lets the pretty staircase shine, but also looks just as festive! And it's way safer, especially if you have little ones (or older ones!) in the house. 
open stairs and loft to living room

I like to add a little something to the stairs every year. This time I placed some ceramic houses (from Target years ago) with battery votives inside:
open stairs wood and white

The soft light is so sweet at night! 

Here's a view of the room from up in the loft:
great room two sofa layout

I love this view!

The little decor touches are what make this room so special. I love the look of rich, velvety ribbon, so I added it here and there around the room. 

To hang the bells on the newel post: 
bells and ribbon on newel post

Wrapped around some coffee table books: 
coffee table books wrapped in ribbon

And tied around a few frames on my DIY picture ledges: 
Frames wrapped in holiday ribbon

I filled a wood bowl with cinnamon sticks and a few cuts of greenery from outside: 
wood bowl filled with cinnamon sticks

And I've added bells wherever I can, without going overboard. I hung them from our stockings:
red and white stockings on mantel

From my Twas the Night Before Christmas art: 
Twas Night Before Christmas print art

And all over in the tree as well! 
wide base Christmas tree

We adore this room and love spending time in here, both as a family and entertaining friends. It's such a wonderful, welcoming space...especially this time of year!

Here are a few more photos of our living room -- I hope you enjoyed the tour! I'll share links to a few projects at the end of the post: 
realistic 10 foot Christmas tree

tall dark blue fireplace family room

open living room layout with tall fireplace

OK, that wide angle makes our family room look massive. It's not that big, but it's fun to be able to get it all in one shot! 

Now it's time to tour some more beautiful and festive living rooms! 

Next on the tour is the lovely Summer Adams. You can check out all of the bloggers at the links below. I hope you find inspiration for your own holiday decor! 

More about our living room: 

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  1. Oh, your tree is just so gorgeous!! Pinned!

  2. That is the most beautiful tree I have ever seen! Love your family room always at Christmas!

  3. The tree is beautiful, but the other touches of Christmas all around is truly a feast for the eyes and looks so inviting!

  4. Love your family room, it is so pretty and that tree is stunning. I love how you've used the garland this year, especially on the stairs, that is genius.

  5. Absolutely beautiful!! Love your tree and the colors. Thank you!

  6. I LOVE your Joy to the World leaner sign by your fireplace!! Can you tell me where you got it from??? Thank you.

    1. It was a gift but I believe it was from HomeGoods! :)

  7. so beautiful! I love the paint color above your mantel!!

    1. Thank you! It's my favorite moody blue. (Cyberspace by SW.)

  8. I've not seen a large tree like yours with the perfect amount of ornaments and rustic touches that looks so beautiful! What an amazing statement! I love the colors you chose and all the other details around the room. The garland at the bottom is genius. Like you, we've never done garland on the rails for safety but this is a game changer. So glad I got to see your living room and can see why it's your favorite place to be. Merry Christmas!

  9. Ooooooh, Sarah, I'm in love with a family room and it's yours! Your tree is lovely von lovely, and the garland on the stairs - I am taking notes. Thanks for opening up your home to us - this is my first holiday tour rodeo, and it's an honor to be with y'all. Peace to you and yours this Christmas.

    1. To you as well! Thank you so much, I'm off to check out your tour! :)

  10. Sarah your tree is stunning! I just love this room. The space is large, but still feels cozy. Love the bar area too. So many beautiful touches for Christmas like the little houses on the stairs..Love it! So fun doing this with you all! Kim

  11. Your tree and garlands are amazing. I love the tree color combination, so inspiring. I'm also a huge fan of your gallery shelf wall ... Pinning and saving for a future project. Such a fun tour. Happy Holidays! xo

  12. Sarah, where do I begin? That tree is gorgeous. I love the height of it and how you decorated it for the holidays. It's stopped me in my tracks. The tree is the show stopper. Those white houses on the steps look beautiful and such a great idea.

  13. For some reason I can't sign in to comment, so it's Jenny from Evolution of Style. I *love* your family room - so warm and cozy and welcoming. And your TV is bonus decor! Thanks so much for joining the tour again this year - I always love the ideas you pull together.

  14. Your tree with the deep colors is stunning. It's the perfect size for that space. And I love the asymmetrical garland and stockings on your mantel. I can see why it's your favorite room!

  15. Oh goodness this is gorgeous, Sarah! Love the contrast of your built-ins against the white fireplace and then add all that gorgeous garland and the tree and decor....just stunning! I really love that evening view as well with the lights. Just magical! So fun to find you and follow along. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  16. The tree is gorgeous! Love the colors you used. So many pretty touches throughout your home. Would you please share where you found the 4 gold tone bells handing on the post? So cool!

  17. I cannot believe I waited so long to come by! Busy week! I adore your tree. Love the amber tones. What a great idea to fill a bowl with cinnamon sticks too! I think I am going to steal that one. Your room must smell heavenly.

  18. Beautiful (as always!)! Can you tell us how you "attach" your greenery to your mantle? Command hooks? What do you use? My mantle is my Achille's heel of Christmas decorating! Thank you for sharing your home!

    1. Yes, Command hooks are my go-to this time of year! I use them everywhere. :)


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