Written by Hugh Metcalf

Christmas decorating idea: 5 looks for the living room

Update your living space for Christmas with 5 of the hottest decorating looks around for 2020.

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Whether you spend most of your time snuggled up on the sofa or entertaining guests, you’ll want to make your living room look fabulous over Christmas. Give your living room a quick and easy update this holiday season with five of our favourite contemporary seasonal looks.

Classically understated

Most of the time, more is more when it comes to Christmas, however, there’s something magical about keeping things simple with your home décor. This scheme from Soho Home demonstrates it perfectly – with a huge beautiful fir tree and a luxuriously festive swag on the fireplace, you don’t need to go wild with the decorations to make an impact. There’s something we love about a simple lights and basic baubles look in this setting.

Simple Scandi

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Abundance doesn’t have to be at the root of your Christmas scheme – this Scandi scheme from Matalan is stripped back, but super effective. If you’re going to opt for a less full tree, a trig tree or an interesting Christmas tree alternative, pick just a handful of your favourite baubles to finish it off in style, and make sure your scheme is full of texture.

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Woodland wonder

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Bring in lots of foliage for a magical forest inspired decorating scheme. You can accessorise this look with any colour, but orange, copper and rust tones work perfectly to create a cosy feel. Complement with natural materials such as wood in your decorations for a rustic finish that’s perfect for your woodland scheme as Dobbies have done with this beautiful set-up.

Modern minimalist

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Simple, but effective, we love this colourful set-up created by DFS. A large wall hanging does a lot of work in this scheme, meaning less time spent decorating and clearing away afterwards, plus a modern, interesting look.

Frosted pastels

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Blush and gold has become a new festive staple in recent years, mirroring the growing trend in interiors for this stylish combination. To nail this look by Amara, team it with a frosted, flocked tree, softening the presence of green in the scheme and mix and match blush, pink and warm metallic tones.

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