Living Room & Dining Room

3 holiday-ready living rooms

3 holiday-ready living rooms

Three Canadian bloggers work their magic on an empty living room. Author: Stacey Brandford

Living Room & Dining Room

3 holiday-ready living rooms

Transform your living room for the holidays with three completely different looks from Canadian decor bloggers.


We asked a few of Canada’s top decor bloggers to work their Christmas magic on an empty living room. The results are three dramatically different holiday looks all equally ready for Santa’s arrival.

 

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Christine Dovey

Christine Dovey transforms an empty space into an elegantly eclectic living room. Blog: Bijou & Boheme

By: Style at Home Source: Stacey Brandford Credits: Style at Home

Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Elegantly eclectic

“The old-world-inspired wallpaper and glamorous floral garland (I always say think beyond standard Christmas greenery!) influenced the direction of this look, and the opulent result has a more-is-more vibe.”

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

A modern twist

“I like to mix traditional with modern and pair maximalist notions with more restrained sculptural items. This luxuriously feminine blush pink, deep burgundy and pale mint palette – my favourite colour scheme at the moment – is balanced by the graphic simplicity of all the black and white.”

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Staying fresh

Pink accessories on the tree keep this modern look fresh while sticking to the traditional look of natural decorations.

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Flowing colours

Adding a bouquet of pink flowers on the mantel ties in the tree to the rest of the room's decor while adding colour to the white space.

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

A shining gift

Because of the dark accents around the room these sleek gifts look stunning under the tree and scattered throughout the room.

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Jennifer Flores

Jennifer Flores transforms an empty living room into a refined and rustic retreat. Blog: Rambling Renovators

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Refined rustic

"I design rooms that are welcoming and livable, with nothing too precious in them. The magic here is in the high-contrast pairings like the black accents against the white wall, as well as the clean-lined architecture of the board-and-batten panelling combined with the textured furnishings.”

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Add in some DIY

“I also always include a hint of whimsy and a DIY or two, like the woodblock houses and the Advent calendar of cotton bags tied to a piece of twine. It all results in a style I’d describe as Scandinavian meets traditional.”

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Tiny, glam ornaments

Simple ornaments, like this felt ball ornament, add a bit of glamour to the tree without taking away from the rustic vibe of the room.

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Opening the gifts

“Every morning, my six-year-old, Chloe, can’t wait to open a bag from the Advent calendar. It‘s become one of our favourite holiday traditions.”

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Tim Lam

Tim Lam transforms an empty living room into a beautifully bold and festive space. Blog: Design Maze

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Beautifully bold

"I arrived upon this magical masculine scheme by mixing patterns and textures with eclectic objects. While the palette and furnishings are more traditional, the vignette feels fresh, thanks to whimsical organic touches like felt bird ornaments, the moss wreath, the pineapple artwork and the pompom tree skirt.”

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Picture-perfect wallpaper

This blue wallpaper is a great reminder of the snowy wonderland waiting outside. Enjoy the winter world around you while getting to stay indoors where it's warm.

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Keep it cohesive

“The trick to making a look cohesive is to ensure the patterns are all consistent in colour. In this case, everything is blue, white, black and grey. The result is a dynamic space that will still sparkle well after Christmas.”

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Stockings are packed

Consider what to stuff your stockings with when you hang them this year. Adding some natural greenery, even if it's faux, is perfect to show off the cozy gift holders.

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Design lesson: 3 holiday-ready living rooms

Show off the gifts

A white tray is a great way to display beautifully wrapped gifts. Not only is it convenient for carrying small presents, but it also shows off the chic black wrapping paper matching the space.

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