As part of the Virginia Green Lodging program, The Hollady House in Orange, Va., is dedicated to proactively reducing their carbon footprint. One of the ways they do this during the holidays is "by using Forever Lights, which are made from LED bulbs. They last for thousands of hours longer than traditional lights and use almost 80 percent less electricity." Photo courtesy of The Holladay House
This rustic living room with stone walls and fireplace is all decked out for Christmas. Stockings are hung from the mantel with care while decorative trees, decorations, candles, and greenery draw attention to the illuminated Christmas star above. Two simple upholstered chairs up front provide a perfect sitting area for holiday guests. Blue and white patterned throw pillows add some winter glitz to the otherwise neutral room.
Black and White Living Room Decorated for Christmas
Who needs red and green for Christmas? This bold black and white Atlanta living room is decorated for the holiday with white stockings. Topiary and a plant provide the only pops of color in the room. Black and white bird paintings, black and white pillows and curtains and white sofas finish the look.
Traditional Living Room Features Natural, Classic Christmas Decor
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Country Christmas Decorations in Neutral Living Room
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Previously, the room had no flowers. Designer Heather Hogan Roberts often uses cut flowers from the garden as an easy way to bring life into a space. “It’s a really inexpensive way to add color,” she says.
Adorned with metallic pumpkins, pinecones and deer antlers, this living room is ready for fall yet still looks sophisticated. Tree trunk tables spray painted white add a rustic touch while complementing the room’s elegant style.
The elephant end table, purchased for $40 at a thrift store, is one of designer Heather Hogan Roberts' favorite finds. “They add a fun little flair to the room,” she says. She adds that pieces like these are easy to paint to fit any decor and are sturdy enough to go outside as well.
Grouping objects by era and color is a good place to start when you begin filling your shelves. “I like to keep my old 1930s Reader's Digest collection grouped together, and my 1950s Hardy Boys collection in one place,” says Atlanta designer Carl Mattison. He recommends filling your shelves completely, and then removing things piece by piece to give it some openness.