How to Decorate a Small Living Room for Christmas

Celebrating the Holidays with Frontgate
christmas living room decor

Freshly Fallen Snowcrest Slim Profile Tree | Gold Magnolias | Royal Blush 40-piece collection | Feather Iridescent Accent Ornaments | Royal Blush Garland | Panterre Fireplace Screen | Gold Deer | Willow Stems | Velvet Ribbon | Jacquard Ribbon | Metallic Ribbon

Jennifer Lake Frontgate

A few weeks ago, I shared our holiday home décor plans in partnership with our favorite brand, Frontgate. Today, I’m excited to reveal our Christmas living room decor! 2020 has been a complex and emotional year. Therefore, we wanted to dream up (and set-up) our holiday decorations early. Spark some joy, you know?

Our Living Room Space

By all accounts, our living room is relatively small since it shares the same space as our dining room. Additionally, we don’t have a functioning fireplace for Santa to scale down the chimney with care. For families, couples, and individuals who are in the same boat, I wanted to share some tips for creating Christmas living room decor ideas – especially if you don’t have a fireplace!

frontgate freshly fallen snowcrest

As always, the team at Frontgate really went above and beyond. I’m still pinching myself with how the space turned out! All in all, I hope some of these ideas and photos spark ideas and inspiration for your own home too!

Christmas Living Room Decor

When we bought our home, I was slightly sad it didn’t come with a fireplace. Growing up, our home had a fireplace in the family room that was put to good use. I loved cozy nights at home watching Christmas movies with a crackling fire warming up the space.

While we don’t have one, we’ve found a creative alternative that looks like one (and without the maintenance) – a mantel! God bless faux mantels! We found our vintage mantel through House of Hipsters, and I love how the antique incorporates texture into the space. Best of all, the mantel “centers” and grounds in the room. Love that!

jennifer lake frontgate christmas

To add the perfect holiday touches, we selected this stunning Royal Blush Garland. I love the blush and green hues, and lifelike foliage, ballet-pink delphinium, peonies and succulents. Furthermore, I love the feather and iridescent glass accents, blush glass ornaments, and LED white lights.

frontgate living room holiday decor

We also added this phenomenal Fireplace Screen, which adds a touch of holiday glam near our mantel. It was extremely easy to assemble (I did it myself), and the mirrored glass casts light around the room.

jennifer lake frontgate ornaments

Moreover, we added this gorgeous gold deer statue for an extra dose of holiday/winter. I love how small details really add more personality and seasonality to a space.

jennifer lake frontgate deer statue
Seagrass Woven Christmas Tree Collar

Our Christmas Tree

Christmas puts me in the best mood, and it’s a holiday we very much cherish with friends and family. Since I was little, I wanted a colorful Christmas tree. Growing up, our tree was full of personal ornaments that we’d accumulated over the years.

After measuring the ceilings in our home, we opted for the Freshly Fallen Snowcrest Slim Profile Tree. Wow, it’s stunning in-person! First off, it looks incredibly real. Not to mention, the fraser fir foliage adorned with a fresh dusting of snow creates a warm, inviting space. As I mentioned in my Christmas collar and skirt post, we opted for this beautiful Christmas tree collar.

jennifer lake frontgate christmas tree

In terms of ornaments, we used a mix of the Royal Blush 40-piece collection, Feather Iridescent Accent Ornaments, and these beautiful Icicle Ornaments. Plus, all of sets come perfectly packaged so that none of the glass pieces break.

Holiday Mantel Decor
Jennifer Lake Christmas
frontgate royal blush garland
Christmas Living Room Decor

In Closing

I hope this post puts you in the holiday spirit! It was so fun to put the space together, and I can’t wait to share more of our holiday decor soon!

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  1. A
    Annaliese wrote:

    Oh wow- your Christmas decor is beautiful! It matches the room so well! I won’t be putting my tree up for another couple weeks but this has me excited. 🙂

    xoxo A

    Published 11.2.20 · Leave a Reply
  2. E

    Wow, Jenn, this is stunning. You all did an amazing job! And I love those golden magnolias 😉

    Em @

    Published 11.3.20 · Leave a Reply
  3. S

    I’ve been waiting patiently to see your new house!! I love your cozy new living room!! So glad you’re all settled in, in time for Christmas. I appreciate it. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful post.

    Published 11.11.20 · Leave a Reply
  4. K
    Kirsty wrote:

    Your room looks amazing, and your tree is really nice. I think we’ve nearly finished putting our decorations up now, having said that every time Keith goes up into the loft he seems to bring another box down full of dec’s. Xxx

    Published 11.14.20 · Leave a Reply
  5. A
    Amanda Mccrary wrote:

    Your living room is very beautiful. Can you please tell me the name of the wallpaper you used? Thanks!

    Published 11.19.20 · Leave a Reply
    • J

      Thanks Amanda! The wallpaper is by Cole & Son, and the hummingbird print is available is several colorways. Have a great day!

      Published 11.20.20 · Leave a Reply


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