Christmas Living Room 2015

A Christmas living room tree with plaid and red. | chatfieldcourt.com

I know I’m a little late, as far as the world of blogging goes, but our Christmas living room is all dressed up for the holidays and I’m so excited to share it with you.

Decorating a Christmas living room with plaid and red. | chatfieldcourt.comThe holdup has been the kitchen reno (are you surprised?). We’ve been busy trying to finish it up before the holidays (not likely at this point) and there was still a ton of kitchen stuff all over the dining area that had to be cleaned up. I’m happy to report though that, after almost a year, my table has been pushed back to where it belongs (we had it shoved in the corner to make room for kitchen cabinets) and it’s clean and ready for us to sit down to dinner, which is something we haven’t been able to do since we started last January. Progress!

A Christmas living room and dining area decorated with lots of plaid and red. | chatfieldcourt.comI decided to go with two of my Christmas favorites, plaids and reds, for the decorations this year. Nothing says Christmas more than an explosion of red everywhere, am I right?

A Christmas living room and dining area decorated with lots of plaid, red and fresh greens. | chatfieldcourt.com

A Christmas living room and dining area decorated with lots of plaid, red and pomegranite. | chatfieldcourt.comI try to keep costs down and decorate with what I have but this year I splurged a little and bought a tree. We had the old one for over ten years and it was too wide for our small space, so I finally gave in and ordered a slim profile tree. Talk about scary. Ordering a tree online could have been disastrous, and expensive if we needed to return it, but we lucked out and got a gorgeous tree (and it was on sale!). I also bought this cute reindeer pillow, which was my only Christmas pillow purchase. I know…I can’t believe it either.

A Christmas living room decorated with lots of plaid, red and a reindeer pillow. | chatfieldcourt.comI always decorate our tree with family in mind and with all of our memories from the past 30 years. Our girls would get several ornaments every year as gifts and we always picked up an ornament from the places we visited on vacations, so we have quite a collection. I offered to let the girls take theirs when they moved out, but they both wanted me to keep them so we could continue the family tree tradition.

Christmas living room decorated with lots of plaid and red. | chatfieldcourt.com

Each ornament has a wonderful memory attached to it and it’s so fun to pull them all out and revisit Christmases past as I hang them. The very first ornament that I ever bought after we got married was a Santa. I remember that it cost $25, which seemed so expensive at the time. He always gets a spot front and center on the tree every year and is carefully wrapped when it’s time to put everything away.

A Christmas living room decorated with lots of plaid, red and a Santa Claus ornament on the tree. | chatfieldcourt.comA Christmas living room decorated with lots of plaid, red and a rustic wood ornament on the tree. | chatfieldcourt.comBesides the explosion of red I also used a lot of greenery, mainly preserved boxwood. I love that you can use it year after year and it always looks great.

A Christmas living room decorated with lots of plaid, red and preserved boxwoods. | chatfieldcourt.comI shared my Fall window a while ago and now it’s all spiffed up for Christmas. And I’m crazy about the birch candle holders that I made to hold either tealights or tapers.

A Christmas living room decorated with lots of plaid, red and birch wood candle holders. | chatfieldcourt.comA Christmas living room decorated with lots of plaid, red, candles and greenery. | chatfieldcourt.comI also made a plaid wreath, with a burlap bow, for the front door (I told you I was mad for plaid!). I’ll be sharing tutorials on my projects next week.

A Christmas living room decorated with lots of plaid, red, and a front door wreath with a burlap bow. | chatfieldcourt.comI’m so glad that you stopped by to see my Christmas living room finally decorated, sans the tools and kitchen cabinets.

There’s only 14 days left until Christmas. Have you decorated yet?

Decorating a small and cozy Christmas living room. | chatfieldcourt.com

 

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10 Comments

  1. Brenda, Florida
    Friday,December 11, 2015 / 7:25 am

    Oh, every thing looks so nice! Have a wonderful Christmas. Did you make the ribbon wreath on the front door? I would like to know if that is looped and pinned with fern pins or is it bows? Christmas ribbon is on sale at a good discount now, it would be a good time to pick up several spools to do this.

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 12, 2015 / 2:58 am

      Thank you Brenda! I did make the wreath on the front door and will post a tutorial next week. No pins or bows but I did use pipe cleaners. Thanks for stopping in and hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Friday,December 11, 2015 / 8:58 am

    Everything looks so festive, Kristi! You know how I feel about red! 😉 Enjoy your pretty decor and Merry Christmas!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 12, 2015 / 3:02 am

      Thanks Kim, I’ll enjoy it all while it’s up. Merry Christmas!

  3. Friday,December 11, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Late but worth the wait! Beautiful, cozy and just perfect Kristi!!!!!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 12, 2015 / 3:04 am

      Thanks so much Vel! It’s so much work putting it all out but it’s so worth it in the end. 🙂

  4. Jessica [Havok]
    Saturday,December 12, 2015 / 12:12 am

    Absolutely love it! 😀 And love that your tree is full of great memories, not just ornaments bough to “match” something 😀

    • Kristi
      Saturday,December 12, 2015 / 3:05 am

      Thanks Jessica! Those designer trees are nice but so not my style. Glad you liked it. Merry Christmas to you! 🙂

  5. Nancy
    Tuesday,December 22, 2015 / 10:07 am

    Boxwood and plaid, makes me feel glad. Reindeer and Santa and pinecones, too. Christmas memories hang on the tree. All of it festive and lovely to see. Early or late, it all looks great. Merry Christmas, Kristi! ~ Nancy

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,December 23, 2015 / 12:47 am

      Oooo, pretty good Nancy. I would make a rhyme but I suck at it (pardon my French). 😉 I’m mad for plaid this season, I would use it everywhere if I could.

      Thanks for the lovely comment. Merry Christmas to you!

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