Traditional Christmas in the Living Room


Welcome to my traditional Christmas living room tour.

This year I went traditional in the living room, or as we call it the great room, with some red and green in the accessories. After buying a cute new pillow I started grabbing some of my older pillows to work with it and ended up with traditional Christmas colors. Sometimes it just takes one thing to spark my creative juices. I had no idea what direction I was going in for this room so I'm glad the pillow helped me out. Over the last couple of years I have been weeding out a lot of the red and now I have added some back, but mainly just for Christmas.

Today I'm joining some fellow blog friends from bHome. What is bHome? It's a free app where you can find all kinds of inspiration for your home along with tips and tricks all in one app.
You can find it here.
At the end of the post you will find links to some fellow bHome gals and a very generous giveaway from Lidy of FrenchGardenHouse!

It is so hard to take pictures this time of year as the sun is so bright all day until about 3:30 and then it is much darker inside and not good for picture taking at all so please excuse the overexposed windows.

I cleared the coffee table of all the books and brought out my giant dough bowl. I filled it with various types of pine cones and some greenery.

The confit pot over on the bookcase is filled with some Christmas picks.

More pine picks were added to the concrete urn behind the sofa. That urn is solid concrete and very heavy so it stays put and I just change out what is in it seasonally.

On this side of the room I added a pretty centerpiece from Lynch Creek Farm to the top of the chest. I shared the mantel on Monday with their fresh garland and there is a giveaway going all week if you haven't entered it yet and all the info is in Monday's post.

This is the Hunter's Hollow Centerpiece and I love the cute little chickadee on it and it goes so well with the pillows I already had on hand placed in the chairs beside the chest.

My tree was next to the fireplace last year, but it moved back to where we have always placed the tree before.

Another old pillow was placed in this chair. It's nice to shop my stash. 😉

And another pillow from last year sits on this bench.

As usual my assistant is napping on the job.

Here is a nighttime shot. That's when it all comes alive.

Thanks for taking the time to tour my Christmas living room. I hope you will take some time to visit some friends' homes in the links below for much more inspiration and the giveaway info is below.

Now for the GIVEAWAY!

Enter to win a $250.00 Gift Certificate to just in time for the holidays.  It's easy!  

All you have to do to enter is visit and tell us what antique has captured your heart in the comments. You can get extra entries for following @FrenchGardenHouse on Instagram,
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Just tell us in the comments, we trust you!  The give-away is open to readers in the USA and Canada. Good luck!  

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  1. How great that the pillow gave you the inspiration for the living room as the room is so beautiful. I so love the Traditional look of Christmas. The room looks amazing and the tree is spectacular!. Looking forward to more of your Holiday rooms!!! Have a great day!!!

  2. Everything looks so beautiful !!!!

  3. I am always drawn to more traditional colors. Love the room and the night time shot is magical! Great giveaway...I love all the bowls, accessories and those bread boards. Followed them on IG and Facebook. Have a great day, Kim!

  4. Beautifully done Kim...but I'd expect nothing less from you my friend!

  5. Love, love Christmas in your home as usual, especially all the greenery this year! The Antique French Repousse Figural Binoculars Birds and Pipe Player is something I would love to have! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  6. Kim, I love your traditional decor in this room! It’s quite beautiful and still has a lighter updated look to it. Love the pillows!!

  7. Kim, your living room is beautiful dressed in traditional red and green, I never tire of the Christmas colors! Your tree is gorgeous and of course, your pillows are always perfect!

  8. The French Country Hens pillow cover or the antique linens, from Frenchgarden and all are exquisite. Your Santa pillow mixed with all your other pillows are GORGEOUS!!!!

  9. Your holiday home looks beautiful! The Antique Repousse Figural Binoculars are my favorite, but I really love the Large Victorian Shell Art Picture Frame too!

  10. Kim, how do you keep the live greenery from drying up?

    1. I'm spraying it every other day with water. So far so good, but I have ordered another one to arrive later so it will be nice and fresh for Christmas.

  11. Your great room looks so stunning and very festive! The mantel is gorgeous and I LOVE your stockings. The touch of red you added is just right too!
    Sooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Beautiful Kim. Love all the light you get in this room. I know it is hard to take a good pic but it is so nice to have all that light. Your decor is very pretty this year. Love seeing your little assistant taking a nap! Adorable.

  13. Everything look so beautiful!! I love the french linens from FrenchGarden! So pretty! I am following on Instagram. Thanks for a great give away!

  14. I love your Christmas decorations. Your house is absolutely beautiful. I love the french hen pillow cover and the french linens from French Garden. I signed up to follow on instagram and facebook. Thank you so much!

  15. I love my red and green year round. I love the way your great room is decorated this year. I love the French Linens in Lidy's shop. I follow her on Facebook.

  16. Kim, your decorating is perfect every time! Thank you for all the inspiration. And for the amazing give away! I was already following French Garden House on Insta and added FB today. I have such a hard time choosing a favorite antique, as I have things I love, but I know would never work in my home with 4 littles. I thought the Antique Pink Biscuit Jar With Hand Painted Birds was so precious, and I'm trying to add a smidge of pink into my dining room, so would be perfect! Joyeaux Noel! If I'm lucky enough to win, you can reach me at

  17. It looks beautiful Kim! I love your plaid pillows and your assistant, especially. The nighttime picture is my favorite.

  18. My assistant - now assistants - nap on the job too! Beautiful Kim! I love the red pops. I was a red girl for a long time & also weeded it out, but am now also bringing it back in to my decor. For me pops of red on the porch as you can see in my post. Pinning!!

  19. The PomPom at Home Linen voile lily napkins caught my eye on the French Gardenhouse website. I am following on Instagram and Facebook.
    You're Christmas living room is very warm and inviting.

  20. Kim, your dough bowl filled with greenery and pine cones is simply beautiful! French Garden Home has so many beautiful items! I especially love the blue transferware. Thank you for the chance to win. I have followed on IG and fb.

  21. Funny comment about the red returning in your decor. The Reed &Barton silver napkin rings on the FrenchGardenHouse site are my personal favorite.

  22. Kim, love, love your living room decor...I fell for the Antique Terrier Dogs Chromolithograph Framed Print over at the French Garden House site..I am following on IG and FB. Thanks for another great giveaway

  23. Lovely Kim! I bet that tree looks fabulous from the front door too:-)

  24. Oh my your living room is beautiful

  25. I love everything from the French Country section of their website.

  26. Kim- your living room is gorgeous- I absolutely love your traditional Christmas decor- both elegant and inviting. I always love visiting your blog because your home is so lovely, but it really shines at Christmas! Wishing you a wonderful fun being on the tour with you! Kristy Seibert from

  27. Funny how those assistants can nap through anything! Great giveaway! I was already following Lidy on IG but liked her FB page just now. I love the collection of antique bread boards that she has in her shop as well as brown transferware pieces. Love your new Santa pillow!

  28. What don't I love at FGH? So much lovely. The Quimper or Shears or Delft or transfer ware. I've long drooled over the urn/vase with the hare on it. I'll be following on Facebook as well...
    Seeing your toile stag pillow makes me regret not scooping it up. Lovely decor.
    Cassandra E casshess at the aol.

  29. Love the mermaid shell tiara!

  30. Oh those assistants... mine turns the bin over all the time. She really needs to learn some manners.
    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of your traditional living room Kim. So many lovely bits and pieces to admire, like your lovely collection of pillows!!

  31. The house looks so festive Kim, and I'm loving the touches of red that you brought back! I'm especially fond of plaid at Christmas and the plaid pillow looks so good with all your greens and red berries. And of course, a dough bowl looks good with anything in it!

    I always enjoy your posts Kim, and wanted to say thank you for all the inspiration over the year. And for hosting your Wednesday link party, too - I love linking up there!

    Happy Holidays to you!


  32. Everything in your room looks splendid!! I'm particularly drawn to the pillow with the script and the birdies. Wish I could locate that fabric!
    I am in love with red and white transferware, so that would be my choice in the French Country shop. However....if it's red, I'm in love :^)
    Have a blessed Christmas season,

  33. I am so into breadboards and bread bowls. The Vintage French Boulangerie Breadboard Large Rectangle drew my eye. I loved how you decorated with one for Christmas as a backdrop. Merry Christmas!

  34. I liked and I am following French Garden House on FaceBook. Thank you for sharing about them. I grew up with antiques and our home is full of them handed down from both sides of our family.

  35. Your place looks amazing, Kim and that Santa pillow is just darling!