The living room is the first thing guests see when they walk through our front door, which means it gets the bulk of my attention when it comes to decorating. As you can see, against one of the walls, I have my grandmother's hutch filled with a bunch of amazing goodies, and on each side of it, there are two picture rails.
For eleven months of the year, these shelves are covered in family photos, artwork, and other pieces of decor that perfectly represent the life my husband and I have built together. But for the holidays, some of those pieces are replaced with festive accents and Santa photographs!
Now, because I normally have numerous items layered on top of one another on each shelf, taking away everything that wasn't Christmas-y made them look a bit too sparse. But, as you can see in the picture I've shared, mixing the festive and non-festive pieces together didn't look great, either.