A Classic and Elegant Christmas Family Room

A Family Room with Classic Christmas Decor

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

How To Create An Elegant Christmas Space In Your Family Room

So this just happens to be one of my top 5 favorite posts to do of the year! Christmas has slowly been finding its way around our house and today it has found its way into my favorite room this time of year… Which is our family room! This year I wanted a very cozy, but elegant vibe. Of course I wanted to keep it neutral in nature, but to also have some very subdued pops of color. I wanted things to feel classic as well. And I couldn’t be happier to be joining my sweet friend Kristen at Ella Claire to share it all decorated…

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

You may have heard me mention this earlier this year, but I have chosen to only buy 1-2 pillow cases each season instead of a whole set of festive pillows. I am picking ones that can transition through the seasons and will be quality to last over time as well!

This year the tree was trimmed with candlesticks, plaid ribbon, many ornaments and faux greenery picks.

To make things a bit more special, I put some magnolia flowers organically sprinkled about. I didn’t use many because I wanted it to be just a subtle touch here and there!

Presents are wrapped with easy ribbon…

I used to do big bows (which I still think is beautiful), but now I like the look of ribbon sans bow!

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

I made the garland extra full this time around. I may play with it throughout the season but again, wanted it to be basic while pretty.

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

Little battery operated twinkle lights are woven throughout the faux greens to give some extra sparkle.

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

To keep it in line with the other magnolias on the tree, I put a stem in the garland as well.

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

It makes things feel just a little whimsical!

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

There really is nothing like the glow of Christmas lights and a fire burning (even if it is electric, lol).

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

Here is one of my sweetest thrifted finds to date! I found this while out last week and loved it. I knew it would be the perfect addition to our coffee table.

Since the tree has some gold accents this candle holder was the perfect fit!

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

Knowing I would have the tree, garland and a centerpiece behind the sofa, I chose to keep things quiet on the coffee table.

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

The flickering candlelight was all that the coffee table needed in combination with the bowl of ornaments.

Candlesticks line the fireplace. They are tall and narrow and I enjoy the tiny bit of drama they add with the pop of black.

I have played around with where to place the tree throughout the years. I have decided there is no right or wrong.

A Classic and Elegant  Christmas Family Room

Although I think it is festive to have it in the center of the sunroom with the french doors behind it, there is something cozy about having it next to the fireplace. We can enjoy its view while sitting on our sofas too.

And that is it for now… I hope that this post brings you inspiration and encouragement as you may be getting your home ready for the season! Please don’t forget to go and visit my friends who are sharing their beautiful homes down below. Thanks so much for visiting, it is always an honor to have you take the time!

Ella Claire & Co. | Rooms for Rent | Handmade Farmhouse | Zevy Joy

Kindred Vintage | Home Stories A to Z | French Country Cottage | The Lilypad Cottage

Inspired by Charm | Dear Lillie | Maison de Pax | Nina Hendrick Design Co.

Boxwood Avenue | Craftberry Bush | Jennifer Rizzo | My Sweet Savannah

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  1. Your little thrifted candle tree is adorable and stand alone pretty. I’m jealous of this find. Ha!
    I love your mantel with the gorgeous, thick swag and simple black candlesticks in a row. Simple but impactful!

  2. I’m thinking about my theme already and always come to your Christmas blogposts for inspiration! I love what you did with the candlesticks in this tree- how did you get them to stay straight? Did you use regular window ones or clip on ones?
    Can’t wait to see your 2021 Christmas posts!

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