As much as I love Christmas – I’m the first one to sing Christmas songs, and I don’t even get a tiny bit annoyed with festive decor just after Halloween – I also believe that Christmas is more than just a big Christmas tree and gift shopping. I believe that it’s simply about being close with the ones you love, making your own traditions and celebrating the season.
So for me, decorating for Christmas, is simply about adding comfort. It’s about a comfy chair for my guests, it’s about a sofa big enough for me, my hubby, our daughters, my cats and my daughters dolls and toys. It’s about feeling cozy and warm.
This year I was all about the white and red color scheme, simple Christmas tree and layering textures. I guess I’m equally inspired by Scandinavian simplicity as French elegance!
And Christmas is my favorite time, and as a homebody that I am, my home is my favorite gathering place! So making the room as inviting, cozy and comfortable as possible, is all that I wished for.
That’s why while decorating for Christmas with the help of Leon’s furniture I opted for two small Xmas trees rather then one big. And since our space is rather small all I wanted for it, is t make it as cozy as possible.
And now, our living room is the real epicenter of our Christmas traditions. This is where we check on our DIY advent calendar in the morning. This is where we talk on Skype with our extended family that is back in Europe. This is where we entertain friends and family, where we unwrap gifts and sip hot chocolate.
You can see more of my Christmas Living room , along other great Christmas decorating and hosting ideas, in our Hello Holiday Guide here!
<em>First 2 photos in this post where captured by <a href=”http://www.donnagriffith.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>Donna Griffith</a>.</em>