Tis the season for getting our homes ready for family gatherings and holiday parties. Whether you love decorating for Christmas or find it a chore, the good news is that you don’t need a lot to make your space festive. You can transform your current furniture for Christmas using these simple suggestions for the different pieces in your room.

The nice thing about Christmas is that your Christmas tree typically becomes the focal point in your space. This allows you to take a less-is-more mentality with decorating the rest of your furniture, such as your couch and chairs, coffee and end tables, and console tables. You don’t have to cover every inch of your room with holiday décor to make a statement. In fact, when you choose just several other seasonal items to accent your tree, it draws more attention to those pieces.

As far as color goes, while your space doesn’t need to be matchy matchy, aim for some similarly colored accent pieces. Stick to the some neutrals that go with the usual décor of your home, then focus on incorporating one to two main brighter colors.

For instance, if your home has more wood tones and beige, go with a brown and gold décor with pops of rich reds. Or if your home has a cooler color scheme, try grays and silvers with green accents. Keep in mind that you can always go outside the traditional red and green Christmas décor box too!

Keeping these things in mind, here are some of our holiday furniture transformation recommendations:

Photo from Pottery Barn website. 

Transform Your Couch for Christmas

A quick swap of your normal throw pillows or blankets for festive alternatives creates an easy and dramatic change. Try using an assortment of sizes, patterns, and textures in your pillow and blanket choices with pops of Christmas colors. Use the strictly-Christmas pillows (ones with a snowflake silhouette or a Christmas saying on them) as accents to solid ones or those with patterns. For example:

Photo from Pottery Barn website.
Photo from Target website.
Photo from Crate & Barrel website.
Photo from Pottery Barn website.

Convert Your Coffee Table for Christmas

A great way to spruce up your coffee table for the holidays is to create a vignette on a tray or in a shallow basket. This makes it easy to move if you need to use your coffee table while entertaining. Also keep in mind that greenery goes a long way – go outside and see what you can find!

Photo from Birch Lane website.

Make Over Your Console Table for Christmas 

Whether you’re using your console table in your entryway or living room, swap out a few of your normally displayed accessories for Christmas ones! So if you normally display a mirror or other artwork behind the table, you could swap it out for a wreath or holiday word art, depending on the feel you are trying to create for the room. If you usually have a lamp on the table, switch it out for candles or a lantern with some festive greenery and berries. If you typically feature a statue, try some glass Christmas trees or holiday picture frame with a seasonal photo of your family. Here are a few examples we like:

Photo from Kelley Nan.
Photo from Ideal Home UK.

Styling Your Mantel for Christmas 

Stay tuned because next week, we’re going to feature an article on the blog with tips for styling your fireplace for the holidays!

Sneak peek: fireplace styling by CIRCLE!

Some Christmas Décor Accessory Recommendations

Based on some of the tips above, here are a few options for accessories than can help you get the look from some of the photos featured in this post!

Christmas pillows & throw blankets:

Magnolia Green Plaid pillow from Target:

Let it Snow pillow from Pier 1:

Red & black Tartan pillow cover from Williams Sonoma:

Gold throw pillow from TJ Maxx:

Red snowflake pillow from Target:

Red cable-knit throw from Pier 1:

Reindeer and snowflake throw from TJ Maxx:

Baskets or trays for coffee tables, end tables, or console tables:

Lacquered trays from West Elm:

Gold tray from Target:

Basket tray from Pottery Barn:

Decorative tray from Target:

Wreaths, wall art, and word art:

NOEL letters from Wayfair:

Pinecone wreath from Target:

Peace and joy sign from Kohls:

Silver bell wreath from Williams Sonoma:

Lanterns and candle holders:

Snowflake lanterns from Pottery Barn:

Rose gold candle holders from West Elm:

White & brown wooden lanterns from Pier 1:

Antique finish pillar candle holder from Pottery Barn:

Miscellaneous decorative accessories:

Silver reindeer figurine from Target:

Light up white branches from West Elm:

Mercury glass trees from Pottery Barn:

Bird figurine from Target:

Tinsel trees from West Elm:

Birch bark reindeer from Etsy:

Decorative gold ball from Target:

Keeping with our “curata philosophy,” we encourage you to get creative with your holiday decorating, using those items curated through the years that have stories and sentimental value attached to them. Rather than focusing on that perfectly coordinated holiday décor, we hope your home will be a representation of you and your family and all that makes the Christmas season special for you!