Tips for Making Your Living Room Holiday-Ready

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I always look forward to decorating my home for the Holidays. I think setting up our dining room table and the family are my favorite rooms to dress up. As some of you know, we moved into our new Memphis home in April and we have both a living room AND family room. Most of you have seen photos of MY living room (see photos here) and it’s been thrilling decorating it. But this year (since it is my own personal room), I was over the moon thinking about how I wanted to decorate it for the Holidays. Being a good mom, I let the kids tackle the family room AFTER I put up the tree and strung the lights. They couldn’t find ornaments they liked in the seven bins of Christmas ornaments. I disgressed.

It’s not really that difficult make your living room cozy and Holiday-ready. Here are a few quick tips to achieve your own transformation:

How to Make Your Living Room Holiday Read Tree | Ornaments (Various Places)| Tree Topper (old), similar here| Skirt

1. The Christmas Tree – No Holiday room is complete without the Christmas tree, right? So of course you must include one. And then there are the ornaments, lights, skirt, and tree topper. I love that there is no wrong way to decorate a tree. Whatever your style and taste, it works!

Classic – Girly – Manly – Shabby chic – Rustic – Beachy – Sporty – Hollywood – Cuisine – Preppy

If you can think it, it can be done! I decided to go with the flocked tree. I’ve been wanting one for a few years now. G. Boo is adamant about having live trees. But since he wasn’t ‘available’ when I was ready to purchase a tree, I purchased what I wanted and slipped it right on past him!

I normally buy ornaments from my travels. But for some reason I could only find the ornaments I purchased from this year’s holidays and not the previous years! UGH!!!

Some of my favorite ornaments:

How to Make Your Living Room Holiday Read

I was visiting a friend a couple of Christmases ago and they had these cutie Christmas reindeer. So of course I went out purchased them too. Had to have them!

How to Make Your Living Room Holiday Read How to Make Your Living Room Holiday Read

2. Christmas Trinkets – I’ve always been a HUGE lover of Christmas trinkets. It doesn’t take a lot to make your table or shelving Holiday-ready. Strategically placing decorations in clusters gives big ‘WOW’ impact. Play around with what you have until you finally smile at your setting.

4. Christmas Wreath – A Christmas wreath isn’t just for the front door anymore! Anywhere a wall hanging can go, so can a wreath. I placed a flocked wreath right above my throw ladder. Although not pictured, I strung lights on this ladder. Which brings me to…

5. Christmas Lights – Honey, Christmas lights are the bomb! So go ahead and hang’em! We have sooo many sets of Christmas lights that I decided to make the ladder festive. But they can be hung ANYWHERE!!!

Shelving Unit – Banister – Bar Cart – Headboard – Ladder – Mantle – Cabinets

After all that Holiday decorating, it’s now time to sit back and enjoy a Holiday cocktail made with Purity Vodka. I’m all about my cocktails and I love creating them such as these recipes I shared with you. Purity Vodka is my only vodka go-to. It’s not like any other vodka. It is full-bodied, complex and loaded with character yet, smooth and sophisticated. Purity Vodka is the result of a master blender’s quest to develop and produce the world’s finest ultra premium vodka. After a decade of redefining the recipe for Purity Vodka, the multi-awarded Master Blender Thomas Kuuttanen has succeeded in his quest to redefine vodka; developing a vodka different from all others with maximum character and a smooth, full-bodied taste.

But what I love best about Purity Vodka is that it’s organic and gluten-free! Truth: I’ve always had issues with my sinuses draining BADLY after having a drink made with vodka that would last for hours. It used to take me forever to fall asleep because of whatever ingredient I am allergic to in other vodkas. And trust me, I’ve had all kinds and brands of vodka. But this one, I’ve NEVER had that issue…which is why I continue to work with this brand of vodka. Oh, and did I mention they’re a GREEN COMPANY?!?

What is better than a blanket and a nice cocktail made with Purity Vodka? Not a thing. Especially after a long day of decorating for the Holidays

And just in case you’re wondering about the cocktail I’m drinking, here’s the recipe:

4 oz of Cherry Juicy Juice – Splash of Pineapple Juice – One Shot of Purity Vodka – Ice -Splash of Ginger Ale

Mix first four ingredients, well-shaken. Pour into glass. Add last ingredient. Garnish with fresh whole cranberries and mint leaves.

Enjoy! And have a beautiful day!

Brought to you by Purity Vodka


  1. December 14, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Seriously, who looks this beautiful while decorating for Christmas. 🙂 Your room is stunning as are you! Merry Christmas!

  2. Keshia
    December 14, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Lovely holiday decorations! I will be hanging my wreath inside. What a great idea. I also adore your record player.
    I appreciate all the holiday inspirations🎄☃️🎼💚

  3. December 14, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Your home is so cozy & beautiful! I LOVE your tree!! My favorite place to grab those holiday trinkets is Home Goods & TJ Maxx!! They had SO many little Christmas cuties this year.

  4. December 14, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Cool ideas. We are working on the lights now, absolutely love them. Will try out the simple cocktail recipe too.

  5. December 14, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Very nice tree! I decided to change mine up to a theme this year. First time ever I am trying to do that. Your post reminded me I should find some trinkets to match my new theme!

  6. momknowsbest15
    December 14, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Such pretty decorations. We are traveling this year so we are going light on the decorating.

  7. December 14, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Such beautiful decor! The photographs used as ornaments is a unique touch that I haven’t see before. I love it! The reindeer are too cute!

  8. December 15, 2017 / 9:15 am

    Love everything about this! LOVE the flocked tree! Love the little stuffed reindeer. Purity Vodka sounds cool. My hubby drinks vodka, so maybe we’ll have to give it a try.

  9. Joanna Davis
    December 15, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Your decorations are lovely and I like the theme of your Christmas Tree. I wasn’t planning on making one but things happened and I ended up decorating a beautiful tree in red and silver, with Danish inspired decorations. 🙂

  10. December 15, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    I love all the decorations. It looks like a winter wonderland (especially with all the reindeer.)

  11. December 15, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Such beautiful photo’s as always, I love all your decorations and how you’ve dressed the tree. I’m not much of a vodka or spirit drinker but this one does sound like one I would prefer!

  12. Vasundhra
    December 15, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Your house is so beautiful! Loved these decorations and Christmas reindeer is so cute. Merry Christmas!

  13. Preet@thevelvetlife
    December 15, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    You look absolutely amazing, the decorations look so perfect. I love all the details and the way you have organized everything, especially the tree and the frames, absolutely gorgeous.

  14. December 15, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Besides the beautiful tree, i love the little trinkets like the reindeer and angles. those small little touches make the room pop!

  15. Soonjoo
    December 15, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    What a beautiful holiday ready home! Love the decorations and gorgeous Christmas tree! Finishing up with little vodka drink! Perfect! Cheers!

  16. Nicole Anderson
    December 15, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I really like all of the Christmas ornaments especially the Reindeer. My tree is green but you have convinced me to use pine cones inn with my standard decorations.

  17. December 15, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I love everything in it, specially your Christmas Tree it’s sooooo Pretty!!!

  18. December 15, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Decorating was one of my favorite things this year, too. I love it especially when we are having C’mas parties here or when we’re hosting events. Love, love your “we love because He first loved us” frame. And I seriously almost bought those reindeer when I saw them at Joann’s this year!

  19. December 15, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    Love your beautiful home and Christmas decorations! I agree, small trinkets strategically placed can be a major addition to a beautiful tree.

  20. December 16, 2017 / 6:43 am

    I love all the decor you used! I think the tree is just stunning and I think the small touches can make a big impact.

  21. Vaheh Hartunian
    December 16, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    You have a very beautiful home. It looks like a very cozy home for the holidays. Good job!

  22. Hannah Marie
    December 16, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    I am so in love with your decorations! They are absolutely stunning – oh, and that record player is AWESOME!!

  23. Marissa Zurfluh
    December 16, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    We love adding Christmas lights and trinkets around the house. I just like the entire place looking festive.

  24. Shell
    December 16, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I absolutely love your record player!!!! I have the same one I picked up last year at Target. I love it!!

  25. December 16, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Your living room is looking amazing! We love switching out everything for Christmas decor. Seems like every year we find something new to decorate.

  26. December 16, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    Such a beautiful tree! I love being able to transform my living room and showing my Christmas spirit!

  27. December 17, 2017 / 12:44 am

    Love how it all turned out! I’m so ready for Christmas.

  28. December 17, 2017 / 5:03 am

    I am a complete klutz when it comes to decor and I loved the helpful tips you have put together.

  29. December 17, 2017 / 8:35 am

    That white tree and all of your decorations are fabulous. What fun it looks to have been decorating and of course a good brand of vodka is always a plus.

  30. Ellie Plummer
    December 17, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I love your tree, it’s gorgeous! Also, that bottle of vodka is the prettiest bottle of vodka I have ever seen.

  31. Diane
    December 18, 2017 / 11:25 am

    Great decorations! Love the WHAM album – wow – brings back memories! Love your very helpful tips! Thanks!

  32. December 18, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Your decorations look great! I have that same record player – love it!

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