Our cozy family room Christmas tour!

Glass Christmas tree candle holders
Hello hello! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week! Ours was a perfect mix of having fun (Disney World and plenty of family and friend time) and relaxing (barely got off my butt a couple days). 
In between sitting on my butt, I finished up our tree in the family room, so I thought I’d share this great room Christmas tour today! If you missed it, I shared the main staples I use when decorating for  the holidays here. I stick to those pretty much everywhere! 
This year, instead of stressing and trying to decorate every room to the hilt, I decided to focus on certain areas instead. Focal points I guess you could say, like the mantel and the stairs. And of course the tree! I’m learning over the years that a little bit of Christmas decor goes a long way.
It’s taken a lot of the stress out of holiday decorating and I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit this year! (I always enjoy it…but when it’s your job it can get a little more stressful than it should be.) 
Take a look at our tour below!
Great room with tall fireplace open stairs
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For the first year in a long time I used faux greenery on the stair railings. I love the real stuff but it gets messy at the end of the season. This faux cedar greenery is the best I’ve found for the price! (I’ll link all of the items in this room at the bottom of the post. 🙂 
I’m a lover of red at Christmas — I don’t use it anywhere else any other time of year! But now…it’s my favorite. It looks great with the moody blues in this room: 
Easy way to decorate mantel for Christmas

Cyberspace fireplace wall

Decorating with red for Christmas
Our tree is 12 feet tall and we got it from At Home a few years ago. It’s prelit and lights up as you put it together — that makes things so much easier! 
I tell you every year I have a love/hate relationship with this tree. It’s a BEAST to decorate and takes forever. But my husband loves it SO MUCH. And I always enjoy it when it’s done…so I’ll keep the beast alive: 

Christmas family room decor ideas
I’m SO glad I decided to tackle that trim work on the fireplace wall this year! I’ve been wanting to do it since we moved in and I absolutely love it: 
Inexpensive grid trim work on fireplace wall
The materials for that project are SO inexpensive. You can make a big impact for so little! 
The mantel decor this year is literally garland I piled on…I do this every year and love how it comes together: 
Simple way to decorate mantel

I stick in bits and pieces to add fullness and some color. The vintage brass candlesticks are the perfect finishing touch. 
The eucalyptus I use is from here and also IKEA. It’s a faux plant that works ALL year round beautifully: 
Using eucalyptus in Christmas decor
Mantel decorating at Christmas

Using garland on Christmas fireplace

Remember my DIY Christmas boxes craft? I found the perfect spot for them on our wood picture ledges
DIY Christmas present art craft
I think they are the cutest! 
I saw that metal art online at Decor Steals months ago and grabbed it up. I was going to put it outside but liked it even more here: 
White and wood open stairs
White balusters wood steps
The lanterns on the stairs were IKEA finds years ago, and the little houses were from the Target dollar spot a year or two ago.
Here’s one a look at our giant tree:
Decorating 12 foot Christmas tree
You can see how I find seasonal pillows for way less here — and I’ll link the green ones below. 
There you go! It’s been a long time since I’ve been done decorating this early. I only have a few more things to do and I’m done! I absolutely love our home at Christmas! 
Do you do a lot of holiday decorating or just the minimum? I’ve known the joy of both! 😉 You can see most of the items in our family room by clicking on the photos below: 


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