Come tour my living room all decorated for Christmas! I used neutral Christmas decor, creating an atmosphere of casual elegance for the holiday season.

It’s finally time for this year’s Christmas tour! I started decorating in October, but with the kitchen remodel happening, it was difficult to photograph with all of the dust and moving boxes everywhere!

This year, I decided to go with a simple, neutral Christmas decor. I worked off of last year’s ideas but added bits of rust and brown.

So are you ready for the tour? Be prepared, there are a lot of pictures! And at the end of the post, I’ve linked to the holiday products I used.

neutral christmas living room with gold mirror above fireplace and christmas tree in corner

Let’s start with the tree. I used my Balsam Hill 7.5′ European Fir tree with fairy lights. I really do love the shape of this tree because it flares out more at the bottom for less of a cone-like shape than other trees have.

I stuck with my neutral gold and silver ornaments for the most part, but I did add in a few brown velvet and glass rust-colored ornaments. I used my simple wooden bead garland again just to keep the overall look a bit casual.

closeup of neutral christmas tree with gold and silver and brown ornaments and bead garland

To complement the ornaments, I purchased a few new spools of ribbon this year, including my favorite striped ribbon, and one roll of rust wrapping paper.

closeup of wrapped presents under a christmas tree with rust and brown and gold paper

I always love to add small embellishments to my gifts, like sprigs of greenery, bells, or small ornaments. I think they’re a great alternative to the standard bow and as a bonus, they can be used year after year!

closeup of christmas present wrapped in brown paper with brown striped ribbon and small ornament on the bow

Overall, I was happy with how the tree turned out this year! And I used my favorite smart plugs to set the timer so that the tree was on every morning when I woke up and came on again in the evening! If you haven’t yet tried smart plugs, they really are a better alternative than standard outlet timers.

decorated french christmas tree with fireplace mantel and garland in the background

Over on the coffee table, I used what I call the Long & Linear approach to coffee table styling. I basically created a series of moments that ran down the center of the table.

french christmas living room with neutral christmas decor

Toward the front of the coffee table, I used just a simple stack of leather books topped with a gold metal heart box that I bought on Amazon. It was originally a much brighter gold, but I used some Rub n’ Buff to give it more an an antique look.

The center of the table held my round dough bowl filled with extra ornaments. It’s a simple display but makes a statement!

coffee table with round dough bowl full of gold and copper christmas ornaments with white feather trees in background

I added some white feather boa, which I often use as “snow”, to soften the look a little bit.

closeup of wooden dough bowl full of gold silver white brown and copper christmas ornaments

And of course there was no way of escaping my favorite feather trees this year! These are pretty-much a Christmas staple for me. I did purchase one candle holder from Pottery Barn this year. This is the Austin Reversible Hurricane candle holder and it can be set up two different ways.

hurricane candle holder surrounded by christmas greenery with white feather christmas trees behind

To fill the empty space in the corner, I propped up this amazing antique sled! Full disclosure, it’s not mine. I borrowed it from a friend who found it on Facebook Marketplace. But it was so perfect with my decor this year that she graciously let me borrow it!

living room with antique sled propped up in corner and coffee table decorated for christmas in front

The sled really is amazing, right?! I simply leaned it against the wall next to some framed prints that I found in the Public Domain and had printed.

Okay, should we talk about the fireplace?! My wireless, rechargeable sconces made an appearance again and I added some velvet ribbon to the shades for a festive look.

white french christmas mantel with gold mirror above and asymmetrical garland with bells and ribbon

I used the same general shape to the garland as I did last year, but I added glittery picks this year plus some battery-operated LED lights!

christmas garland on fireplace mantel with copper ornaments lights bells and ribbon

This picture gives you a better look at the fullness that cascades down the right side of the fireplace. I created this look using the Norfolk Pine garland, the Faux Cedar Garland, and some greenery picks from Michael’s.

corner of french living room coffee table decorated for christmas with asymmetrical garland on fireplace mantel

I also included some of my favorite brass bells along with stripes of ribbon that coordinate withe the ribbon I used to decorate presents.

rustic gold french bells and striped ribbon hanging from fireplace mantel garland at Christmas
closeup of french fireplace garland with glitter picks, bells, ribbon and lights with christmas tree in background

And here’s a look at the room at night with the tree and the mantel all lit up!

neutral french christmas tree at night with fireplace in background

So that’s my Christmas living room this year! Next week, I’ll take you on a tour of the dining room.

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