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Christmas Family Room

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Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

{chunky wool jute rug/rattan-wrapped stool/wooden dough bowl/sectional}

Happy December to you and your family!  December always sneaks up so quickly doesn’t it!?  I remember thinking in March when everything shut down for the first time if we all have to stay home for two weeks why couldn’t it be for two weeks during December when it gets dark early and we are surrounded by cozy Christmas lights!?  I never would have guessed that we would still be in this situation, but my feelings on that haven’t changed.  If I need to spend more time at home, let it be during December!  Bring on the Christmas pjs, twinkle lights, popcorn and Rudolph!  And ALL of the cozy Christmas decor.  Speaking of cozy decor.. it’s time to tour my Christmas family room!  Grab some hot chocolate and come on over.  Aside from my pink Christmas bedroom my entire home is decked in traditional red and green for the holidays and I am one happy girl. :)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Let’s start with the tree!  I have Christmas trees throughout my home, but because this tree is in my family room where we all hang out it’s the tree that we spend time around and enjoy the most!  There are so many fun ways to decorate a Christmas tree (and no right or wrong way to do it!) but I am personally always drawn to trees with just enough ornaments to sparkle, but not so many that you can’t still see the tree/branches.  Which is why I kept our family room tree pretty simple this year. :)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Red and natural wooden beads for the garland, red berries (a staple for me because I love pops of red!), large sparkly balls, these gold mercury glass ornaments, and my favorite.. these radiant glitter gold stars (they are even more beautiful in person!).


Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

I added candles to my top shelves (a mix of these and these) and kept the rest of my shelf decor simple with white demijohn vases, my favorite large cutting boards (back in stock!), a few gold items and a couple of my favorite reindeer friends. :)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

I ordered a gold star for the top of this tree two weeks ago and it kept saying online that it was coming.  I just got an email yesterday that it isn’t coming and that it sold out!  What!?  So I still need to get something for the top, but other than that our tree is done and I love it this year!  Last year’s tree was beautiful (really I think ALL Christmas trees are beautiful!) but it just wasn’t me.  I’m so happy to have my red back. :)  It was also fun bringing more gold into this space!  I found some beautiful wrapping paper (here and here) that coordinates for a few special presents too.  And by special presents I mean the only few I’ve had time to buy and wrap. ;)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

{similar faux fur tree skirt/green velvet pillow/gold votive holders/candles}

I didn’t take a close up of my coffee table display, but I kept it simple too.  I’m always tempted to style this rustic coffee table with all sorts of books and vases and fun decor, but we really USE this coffee table!  Every night our family hangs out in this room and our coffee table ends up covered in DVD’s and laptops and mail and Algebra books and toys and snacks and water bottles and Coke Zero cans.. ha.  So I just added a round gold tray in the corner with these simple mercury votive holders  (I ordered these candles to put in them) and some greenery.  (I linked several beautiful round gold trays at the end of this post!)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

I added my faux cedar garland all across my entertainment center and it’s much more secure this year!  Last year I woke up several times in the middle of the night and ran in this room to check on it.  It was hanging on by a thread and I seriously kept dreaming it was crashing down.  That’s what happens when you have garland and Christmas decor in your head all day.  I also added a small wreath in the middle – just tied a piece of garland around it!

Because I’m tricky like that. ;)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Similar decor on this shelf and a lot of it was from Target!  I love this gold bowl and beloved books are always easy decor.  (One of my favorite books, Platters & Boards, makes a great gift!)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

{striped chair/floor lamp/similar throw/similar basket}

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

{gold lanterns/flamless candles/pre-lit hanging branch/candle holders/green pillow – still available in tan}

Moving around the room to the fireplace!  I shared more details and night shots in this post.  Still obsessed with my hanging branch!  Both of the garlands I used sold out, but below are some really good similar faux options if you’re looking.

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

For my console table I added some red faux flowers in a favorite white vase, a few leftover Christmas tree ornaments inside my dough bowl (sprinkled a few stars on the table!) and then candles and this beautiful winter tree wall hanging.  It came in a set of two and I’ll share where the other scroll is hanging soon!  Love them. :)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

I have this gorgeous faux fur pillow in the corner of my couch (same pillows I used in my master bedroom).  They are HUGE and the softest!  And then my long time favorite red Merry lumbar pillow.  I’ve had this pillow over 5 years and it’s still a Christmas favorite!

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Then I used red plaid and green velvet pillows for the rest of the couch and on my fireplace hearth.  And here’s a peek of my Christmas kitchen!  More on that space coming soon. :)


Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Views from the kitchen.

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Of course the real magic of Christmas decor happens at night.  Nothing like the cozy lights of a Christmas tree.  They just seem to say it’s all going to be ok.

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

My 3 reindeer have been enjoying this space immensely too. ;)  I alway give my kids Christmas pjs around Thanksgiving so they have something fun to wear through December and this year my girls begged me for these cozy onesie reindeer costumes!  Of course I couldn’t leave Kole out so he got one too.  They are for adults but run on the small size.  (For size reference El is wearing a medium (she’s usually a woman’s small) and Ad and Kole are both in a small.)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

{reindeer costume pjs/my snowflake sweatshirt/tie waist pj pants/scuffette slippers}

They really are so soft and comfy and my girls have been living in them!  One advantage to at home school.. the reindeer pjs never have to come off. ;)  I love that even though my kids are getting older this time of year is still so magic and special to them.  They get so excited for all of our family traditions and LOVE all things Christmas.  The four of us have been having so much fun decorating and watching Christmas movies and playing/singing Christmas songs and planning gifts for friends.  Kenny keeps shaking his head telling them that they are all too much like their mom.

I keep reminding him that’s not such a bad thing. ;)

Christmas Family Room (Sunny Side Up)

That’s a wrap on my 2020 Christmas family room tour!  I so hope you enjoyed it. :)  I’ll share a tour in IG stories soon too if you hang with me there.  Enjoy your day and happy holiday decorating!

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xoxo, Erin
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19 thoughts on “Christmas Family Room

  1. Beautiful room, Erin! Oh to have your magical touch when decorating. You’ve created a warm and cozy space that looks magical in the evening. Lots of fun things to look at and textures, but it doesn’t feel overwhelming. Magical touch,! Thank you for sharing your beautiful room and your sweet kiddos. Those pjs do look comfy cozy. I’m sure your holiday season will be beautiful.. :)

    1. Thank you so much sweet Jeanne! You are always too good to me. :) I’m so happy you like it and wish I could have you and your sweet girls over. I hope you’re doing well this week and that everyone is staying healthy and happy through the crazy situation we are all in! Thinking of you! xo

  2. Such a beautiful family. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season. 🎄Can’t wait to see more of your beautiful home.

  3. Erin,
    OHMYGOSH, I am BACK! You can go a good part of the year w/no comments from me. THEN it is Christmas!
    You MAY be hearing quite a bit from me! ;-D
    Just love your decorating this year! From the UNEXPECTED pink in the master(LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!) to the more traditional in the other rooms. Erin, you know what sets YOU aside from OTHER blogs w/Christmas decorating??? It is that yours can be executed
    in many ways(user friendly) at many, different price points, with similar results. Of course the BEST is IF you CAN just order up the SAME items. This way you can be Very, very sure of the look, however, a very nice result can be had, with, for example, some slightly less Luxe garlands, etc. You can go as Luxe as you want, or as budget friendly as needed, still using your instructions and wonderful advice! Also, so many EVERYDAY items can be, and are incorporated, which many of us ALREADY have, like dough bowls (I have actual antique, family ones!) and white candles on shelves, and Berry Pics in the tree for fullness and color! Easy to order/find if you do not already have, and again-available at DIFFERENT price points!
    Erin, Keep up the fine work this Christmas! We all need that little spot of happiness coming to our email, when so many confusing and sad issues are going on.
    Take care

    1. Sharon your opening sentences made me laugh out loud this morning! Sounds like you are just as Christmas crazy as I am! ;) I LOVE hearing from you and honestly your kind words about my blog/decorating made me so incredibly happy! I truly do hope that my ideas are helpful and budget friendly so I’m thrilled you feel that way. And oh my word.. antique family dough bowls! I can’t think of anything better. :) Thank you for making me feel loved today.. it is appreciated more than you’ll ever know! xo

  4. Just found your site, love your decorating! Kept hoping you would say were you got your family room tree. Have been looking for a slim tree exactly like that! Love it…please tell me. 😊 Happy Valentines Day, 💕

  5. I’m already look ahead to next year and realize I need to invest is some great garland. I love the one you have across the entertainment center and above your kitchen window. All the links don’t seem to look the same and you mentioned your actual one being sold out. Can you send me the link so I can keep my eye on it for next year? Thank you for all the suggestions, links and hard work. Merry Christmas and blessings to you and your family.

    1. Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much. That garland is so beautiful! It always comes back in different stores each year. If you sign up for my blog e-mail list below to get my posts you won’t miss it! I always let my readers know when and where it’s back in stock the second it comes! I hope that’s helpful! :) Happy New Year to you and your family! xo

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