Welcome to my plaid Christmas living room!
I am feeling way behind in sharing my Christmas living room this year, especially since it has been up since November! Between hosting Thanksgiving and then our whole family taking turns being sick and adding in the non existent sunshine and it just wasn’t happening. Now Thanksgiving is over, my family is healthy once more and we finally had 5 minutes of sunshine this week I am able to share my Christmas plaid living room with you!
My bushel basket lid accent wall got a touch of fresh Christmas cheer with some evergreens and berry sprays. I made them in the same way I made my DIY Bushel Lid Wreath but only with less greenery.
The couch is pilled high with Christmas pillows. I wanted a full mix of different color plaid Christmas decor. One way to do that was to have a mix of plaid pillows. I have a blue plaid Christmas pillow as the center focus and added in some white and grey plaid on the sides. I DIY these plaid pillows out of flannel plaid from Joann’s. Behind I added my two chunky knit red pillows and finished it off with my favorite over sized white linen pillows from Ikea. Did you know that Ikea has so many great farmhouse style finds?! You can check out this post here to see all the Ikea Farmhouse decor items in one place!
The coffee table is full of holiday time classics. The base is a blue plaid blanket scarf with a vintage sled sitting on top. I had a sled just like this one on the top of my coffee table when I was younger. My Grandma bought all the grand kids one. Shortly after Christmas my mom took us sledding at a golf course that had these huge hills. The place was known for sledding and so it was packed on the day we went. Those sleds were fast and a lot of fun. At the end of the day my mom decides to go down on one of our sleds just one time. She hops on the sled and goes down the the steep hill. She accidentally runs into a jump at the bottom of the hill that some other kids had made. She goes flying off this jump and she came slamming down with a big crack. You could hear it clearly from the top of the hill. You could also see that she had broken the wooden slats on the sled and pretty much breaking it in half.
We laugh about the incident now whenever we see these sleds, but she did walk away with a sore tailbone and a promise to buy us a new sled.
My vintage farmhouse table was moved to this side of the room so that the plaid Christmas tree could have center stage. I kinda of like having the table over here so I might have to figure out something else for the Christmas tree corner after the holiday is over.
I layered a chunky old frame over my vintage mirror and added some plaid bunting. This plaid bunting was really easy to make. I cut long rectangles out of some plaid flannel fabric and folded them in half over some jute twine and then sewed across the top near the twine. And done a Plaid bunting in just a matter of minutes.
I have been collecting these vintage brass Christmas Horns for a little while. I wanted to do a whole gallery wall of them but my collection is only at 5 right now so it will take a little bit more hunting until I can get a full gallery wall of them. They were a bit tricky to get them all to hang up the same direction. They kept wanting to flip different ways.
Under neath my table I added a neutral basket filled with snowy winter pines, a deer antler a cozy red knit blanket as well as a plaid blanket scarf. I made the dark green tartan pillow and tucked that in next to the basket.
My living room hutch is also filled with plaid holiday decor. This was actually the first thing I decorated in this room. I was so excited to break out my plaid thermos collection! It has really grown in size since last year! You can see last years Christmas living room decor here.
The mix of colors from my plaid thermos collection is what inspired this years holiday theme. I didn’t want to do just a red plaid Christmas or a blue plaid Christmas. I wanted to mix them all together in the fun way that they clash and compliment each other.
I am working on my plaid blanket collection. I would love to have a basket filled with all the different tartan colors. Wouldn’t that just be so cozy?!
Since I used all the plaid blankets that I had in other spots , including one DIY plaid blanket that I plan on sharing soon, I used my big ski lodge pillow from last years Christmas decorations as sort of a faux plaid blanket on the bottom shelf of my hutch.
You can see more of my Plaid Christmas tree and all of its cute plaid ornaments and plaid ribbon in this years Christmas Tree blog hop that I was apart of. You can also check out the 20+ other bloggers trees while you are there too! It is always fun to see how others decorate for the Christmas season.
This red plaid pom pom throw is one that I made. It was so quick and easy! Here is my quick DIY plaid blanket tutorial : I picked up the 100% cotton table cloth from Big Lots and folded it in half and sewed down the end of it. Then I used a needle and thread and sewed the large pom poms to the corners of the blanket. Voila! My new DIY plaid blanket!