5 Ways to Get this Look: Festive Family Room

 There’s a chill in the air here that’s making me crave all things cozy.  I’m sure that’s one of the reasons I’m drawn to this Pottery Barn styled family room.  Along with the cozy factor, it offers a good, neutral palette that let’s the holiday decor take center stage.  The room itself has really good bones, and the seasonal decor simply adds to the beauty of the room.

PB Christmas Living Room inspiration

I like the layered effect of this room–each layer adds something.  The paneled walls add visual interest–no framed art necessary.  The simply dressed windows bring in lots of light.  The furniture looks family friendly, and provides plenty of places to add in color and accessories with pillows and throws.  And it’s fun to see how nice the traditional red and green of Christmas look when showcased in a very neutral room.  

PB Christmas Living Room numbered

Since I like this room so much, I challenged myself to find five tutorials for DIY versions of items in this room.  I can’t wait to show you what I found!

Festive Family Room collage

 1.  Board & Batten Wall

A Soft Place to Land board & batten

A full wall of board and batten?  Yes, please!  That design element helps the room in my inspiration photo to give off a cozy cottage vibe.  Find out how to DIY this wall at A Soft Place to Land.

2.  Evergreen Swag

Catherina's Creative Corner holiday swag

Learn how to make a pretty swag like the ones Pottery Barn used on the window with at Catherina’s Creative Corner.

3.  Slipcovered Sectional

Tatertots & Jello slipcovered sectional

Pottery Barn is known for it’s slipcovered furniture, but the prices are high.  Make a slipcover for an existing sectional with canvas dropcloth like this one at Tatertots & Jello.

4.  Tufted Leather Ottoman

Knock Off Decor leather ottoman

Over at Knock Off Decor, I featured a tufted leather ottoman by Dwelling Room Interiors that looks very similar to the Pottery Barn version in my inspiration photo.

5.  Noel Typography Sign

Life Sweet Life noel sign

Life {Sweet} Life has a tutorial to show you how to make your own version of this classic Pottery Barn Christmas sign.

Are you as ready for Christmas at your house as my inspiration room seems to be?  Which decoration do you put out first when you begin decorating your home for the holidays?  





  • Sandra Garth

    I start with my mantel and then all the little things throughout the rest of the house. My Dept 56 pieces and the tree are last.