The Living Room- Dressed for the Holidays!

It’s the beginning of the holiday season! I’m still on a cloud from yesterday’s One Room Challenge reveal! You can see my dining room transformation HERE. Today, I’m excited to move on to holiday content and share our living room tree as part of the Christmas Tree Blog Hop hosted by Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living! If you’re coming from Yuni’s blog over at Love Your Abode, welcome! Be sure to check out the full list of bloggers sharing their trees at the bottom of this post!

Our living room’s black walls provide the perfect backdrop to classic holiday decor. The burnt orange chairs definitely read more Autumn, so I like to keep things neutral in here around Christmas. I love the way this turned out!

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know I love finding unique ways to use books around my house. I made a tree skirt out of thrifted black books last year and couldn’t help but bring it back this year.

The striped round ornaments are current from Hobby Lobby. The plaid round ornaments with leather details and the furry ones are old from Kirklands, and the large wooden stars are current from At Home. The stars are my favorite! But I gotta say, I had a little fun adding in some dry wheat grass? Is the what that is? Pampas grass? Lol. It grows on the side of the road everywhere around here. So I took it upon myself to pull over and cut a bunch:) I initially was going to use them in the dining room, but somehow I just started sticking them in the living room tree and stepping back to admire with a smile. It’s just different for me! I like it!

My favorite thing to do is style shelves/cabinets! Thought it’d be fun to fill it with wrapped “gifts!”

If you find holiday decorating a bit overwhelming, there’s nothing easier than throwing ornaments in a bowl on the coffee table 🙂

And here it is at night. This time I scattered the boxes in a zig zag pattern in the cabinets…

That’s it, friends! Next stop is Carmel’s tree over at Our Fifth House, and you can find the rest of the list below! Lots of inspiration to see!


Casa Watkins Living // Up To Date Interiors // Mocha Girl Place // Kate Decorates // House of Hipsters // Monica Wants It


The Happy Housie // SKG Designs // Delineate Your Dwelling // Cuckoo 4 Design // Room Bloom Design // My Sweet Savannah


Iris Nacole // PMQ For Two // Stacies Spaces // Rebecca Propes // Liz Morrow Studios


Au Petite Salon // Taryn Whiteaker Designs // The Honeycomb Home // Daly Digs // T Moore Home // Love Your Abode


Haneens Haven // Our Fifth House // Seeking Lavender Lane // Two Twenty One // Amber Oliver // Zig and Company

Shop this room…

Cheers and Happy Holidays!


This Article Has 10 Comments
  1. Haneen, your tree is beatuiful. I love the use of books as a tree skirt. Brilliant idea!

  2. Gorgeous Haneen!!!! Your living room looks amazing and your tree is so beautiful! Love the book tree skirt you did! So creative!

  3. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    Oh my gosh, I am obsessed. The tree is so pretty and the presents on display in your cabinet are genius! Love it so much.

  4. What a beautiful tree! And I love the packages! Perfect!

  5. Gracious, so beautiful! I love the book tree skirt, too. Off to pin!

  6. Kathy says:

    Love the book tree skirt, decorated shelves, and that you cut grass from the side of the road! It’s all so lovely.

  7. Melissa Ryther says:

    May i ask where you got the black bookshelves with the glass fronts?

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