How to Dress your Living Room for the Holidays

Living Room Christmas Designs

Considered as the heart of every home, the living room is a communal space where we gather around the Christmas tree with our closest family and friends to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, share wonderful stories, unwrap gifts, and celebrate the holiday season filled with love and joy.  

Create a little Christmas magic in your folks’ favorite hangout spot at home by adorning it with glitter and lights that are guaranteed to bring festive cheer to everybody. The spirit of Christmas will surely come to life by incorporating the timeless reds and greens into your color scheme, but you can always go bold with the decorations and accessories – so don’t be afraid to experiment and veer away from the classic choices.

The tree is the centerpiece of your holiday decor so dress it up in style—with twinkling lights, tinsel, and beautiful ornaments—and don’t forget to deck every corner of your sala with some festive flair. Spruce up the couch with Christmassy throw pillows, or add candles to your coffee table to make the whole place cozier. Get ready to hang those evergreen garlands, wreaths, and stockings!

Are your relatives coming over to spend the holidays with you? Or are you going to enjoy an intimate moment with your dearest and nearest? It is important to make your living room a warm and welcoming place for your loved ones by transforming it into a Christmas haven. Whether you choose to stick with the traditional designs, or you’re excited to try something modern this year, it’s your chance to show your creative side by giving your home a seasonal charm.

So now it’s time to turn on your go-to Christmas playlist, and belt out “Jingle Bell Rock” or “Feliz Navidad” with the kids while putting up your best Yuletide decorations! Searching for inspiration? We listed down some gorgeous Christmas decor ideas to make your living room look festive and fun during the holidays. 

Let it Snow

Snow themed Christmas in the Living Room
Snow themed Christmas in the Living Room | Photo from Unsplash

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Even if you live in a country that does not experience snow like the Philippines, you can still recreate a magical winter wonderland feel indoors. An artificial flocked or frosted tree (with its icy coating that looks like real freshly fallen snow) will set the perfect snowy scene in your living room.

Aside from your snow-kissed tree, you can also include faux fur rugs and blankets to make your place super cozy and warm — ideal for snuggling up with your family on a cold Christmas Eve. Integrate hues of white, silver, and gold, add some bronze pine cones and snow dust, and turn your dream winter aesthetic into reality. 

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Red-y for Christmas

Red Living Room for the Holidays
Red Living Room for the Holidays | Photo from Unsplash

Like a traditional Christmas color, red brings a festive and bright mood to the holiday decor of your living room. Vivid red berries with matching glossy ball ornaments add an eye-catching twist to the Christmas tree and garland, and they also work well with the fairy lights. These cheerful pops of red in your holiday palette give a charmingly romantic ambiance to your home. Nicely wrapped presents in red and brown paper with either white or plaid ribbons also exude vibrance in the area. How about playing with some more Christmas plaids?

Display the red tartan bows, furniture, and throw pillows. Feel free to add red and white Christmas candles, blankets, and other decorations to keep the vibe warm and cozy. And yes, a cute rocking reindeer painted in red is always welcome! 

Keeping it Simple

Simple Living Room for the Holidays
Simple Living Room for the Holidays | Photo from Unsplash

While there are people who love to fill every corner of their home with glamorous holiday adornments, others are not so crazy about going heavy on the decorations. Perhaps you just prefer a minimalist approach, or you may want to cut down on Christmas expenses by opting for a more subtle style this year. If you don’t have much space at home, you can put up mini trees with nothing but twinkle lights and hang a bare wreath on the mirror.

Cozy throws and pillows will complete that simple yet elegant look. If your living room is spacious enough, but you still don’t want to go overboard with the decor, install a full-size Christmas tree and dress it up with a few ornaments. Place a simple display on the coffee table like candles and small accents. Love neutrals? Complement the living room interior with muted shades, and add a bit of texture with the comfy, color-coordinated pillows, and throw blankets on the sofa. 

Pops of Seasonal Color

Seasonal Colors for the Living Room this Holidays
Seasonal Colors for the Living Room this Holidays | Photo from Unsplash

Now if you want to have a living room that screams Christmas, you can’t go wrong with the trio of green, red, and gold. This classic holiday color palette never gets out of style because it brings warmth and oh-so-festive cheer to our home. Natural greens combined with pops of timeless red and touches of gold are a sight to behold in your Christmas-themed living room. Almost all the traditional Christmas elements are present here: tinsel, tree, lights, Santa Claus, red stockings, gifts, garland, pine cones, wreath, golden balls, and the lovely fireplace.

The nook is so inviting and comforting to look at; it makes you want to listen to Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song while sipping a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. A reindeer stuffed toy sitting on the chair, along with a Christmas plaid throw blanket with tassels, makes the whole corner very photogenic. This pretty little spot in the house also looks great for holiday family portraits!

Play with Metallic

Metallic Christmas Theme for the Holidays
Metallic Christmas Theme for the Holidays | Photo from Unsplash

Christmas is the best time to add some extra holiday sparkle to your home. You know it – this festive season calls for tons of lustrous shine, that’s why metallic glow is the way to go! Why not go for a metallic theme this year, and use silvers or golds in your Christmas decor. Better yet, mix and match them for a more glamorous finish.

Trust us, these two are a match made in heaven. From the Christmas balls, ribbons, and other dazzling ornaments on the tree, a little shimmer—or plenty of it—will make your living room look chic and sophisticated. This trend blends well with beautifully wrapped gifts in metallic colors. What better way to show your holiday spirit than with a touch of glitz and glam? 

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Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright Theme for the Holidays
Merry and Bright Theme for the Holidays | Photo from Unsplash

Twinkling Christmas lights are a wonderful addition to the tree and garland in our living room. Aside from these two areas, you can also hang them in other places you see fit. These lights will give your home an extra glow and a hint of magic, so don’t hesitate to integrate them into your decor.

This holiday season, be bold, and don’t be afraid to flaunt different festive colors in your decorations, whether you’re dolling up the Christmas tree or the mantelpiece. Lighting candles will also bring warmth and radiance to your place. You can opt to use the ones with Christmas scents to make your home smell amazing, and fill it with coziness as well. 

Natural Greens

Natural Greens in the Living Room for the Holidays
Natural Greens in the Living Room for the Holidays | Photo from Unsplash

For those who like to preserve the natural vibe of their space during the holiday season, you may choose to do so by embracing lush greens in your style. A mini Christmas tree on a pot, a small wreath, and subtle greenery accents will do the trick. You can keep them bare for a more organic look, but you may also add a few little trimmings.

You can even include some natural elements like ornamental plants if you like, or fill a bowl with pine cones. The white candles, metallic balls in a glass container, and some presents under the tree give the place a simple yet festive touch without overdoing it.

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Celebrate Christmas in a Pine Estate Condo Village

RFO Condo in Davao - Northpoint Davao - Camella Manors - Building Perspective in a pine-filled community
RFO Condo in Davao – Northpoint Davao – Camella Manors – Building Perspective in a pine-filled community

After turning the interior of your home into a festive holiday haven, imagine if you can easily have that Yuletide feels outside with the sweet smell of pine trees reminiscent of magical Christmas mornings. Find respite in a resort-themed condo hugged by hundreds of Caribbean pines imported from New Zealand. Revel in a Christmassy atmosphere any day of the year in the King City of the South with Northpoint by Camella Manors.

Nestled in the heart of Metro Davao’s central business district is the first and only vertical pine community in Mindanao. This charming slice of paradise will get you in the holiday mood with its relaxing green visuals and lifestyle amenities in the center of a bustling city. 

How about enjoying a convenient city lifestyle in a lovely suburban setting? Living in this 3-hectare condo village comes with a mix of modern comforts and a calm ambiance. 

Northpoint, an RFO condo in Davao, is only a 2-hour flight away from Manila and a 15-minute ride from Davao International Airport. This resort-style property is also considered as a “10-minute community,” where business hubs, places of worship, health centers, universities, malls, and an upcoming commercial strip of its own can be easily accessed. 

From the top floors, let the breathtaking view of Samal Island be your morning backdrop. Here you’ll also catch a glimpse of the pine tree-filled community. The tall pines give off an average volume of 78,000 pounds of oxygen per year, providing fresh air for the residents. 

Aside from waking up to the aesthetically beautiful and aromatic trees that have plenty of health and environmental benefits, you can also go for a swim in the salinated pool, meditate outdoors, or jog around the area. Make the most of your condo living experience by using the other amenities of Northpoint such as the kiddie pool, fitness gym, sky courts, atriums, kids’ playground, clubhouse terrace, and function area. 

For your safety and peace of mind, 24/7 security is provided. It is also worth noting that Northpoint has a solid bedrock foundation – its soil structure has a foundation resistant to a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Northpoint is a British-themed condo development that features five residential towers: Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham, and Bradford. The community’s posh British architecture is complemented by the Caribbean pine trees, giving it a natural Kiwi touch. 

This famous landmark in Davao City is located at JP. Laurel Avenue, Bajada. Because of its strategic location in Southern Mindanao’s regional center, this condo for sale has the advantage of high potential returns on investments. Northpoint was also honored as the Best Residential Development in Davao during the Philippine Property Awards 2016. 

Ready to invest in a pine estate condo village this holiday season?

Embrace a Topnotch Frontier Living in Davao

Condo Living in Davao at Camella Manors Frontera
Condo Living in Davao at Camella Manors Frontera

If you are looking to buy an affordable condo in Davao, another option worth considering is Camella Manors Frontera, a pre-selling condo located at the heart of an emerging business district in Tigatto Road, Buhangin, Davao City.

True to its Spanish name that means “border,” Frontera offers a prime frontier living where the residents can savor the best of both worlds – nature-inspired surroundings and the convenience of a condo lifestyle. Here you can also enjoy a picture-perfect view of Mount Apo, the highest peak in the country. 

Frontera is very accessible for both domestic and foreign visitors as it is just a 2-hour flight away from Manila. Leisure hubs, lifestyle centers, and other business establishments are also within reach. This resort-themed condo in Davao is ideal for travelers, young professionals, students, families, and investors who want to experience a nice medley of city and suburban living.

Convenience is the name of the game for those who are residing in Frontera because they can buy their daily essentials in a one-stop-shop commercial strip. Davao City’s tourist attractions, major infrastructures, churches, hospitals, schools, malls, and parks are also accessible from the condo.

Another advantage of condo living is the use of amenities for relaxation and enjoyment. Residents of Frontera have access to the meditation garden, infinity pool, picnic hubs, sandbox play pit, alfresco fitness park, clubhouse lounge, jogging trails, kiddie pool, amphitheater pews, event hall, and pocket park.

Frontera features six 7-story buildings with 143 units per building. Studio and 1-bedroom units are available. Building 1 is expected to be finished three years from its ground-breaking.

Aside from the residential buildings and commercial spaces, the green spaces inside Frontera’s 1.8-hectare project area are also favorable for the residents. This condo also has 24/7 security and an electric perimeter fence to keep you and your family safe.

It is wise to invest in a real estate property strategically located in a rising business hub. You can also avail of the Vista leasing services, and rent out the unit to generate passive income. The ongoing infrastructure projects near the condo property can cause the land value in this area to appreciate. 

All set to come home to the Davao borders?

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