Black, White, Gold & Red Holiday Tour

I love Christmas and holiday decor, and this year’s black, white, gold and red color scheme is inspired by Sephora’s ad campaign this year. Isn’t it a modern and festive color palette?

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And Pee Wee is usually the first to greet our guests, so he wanted to greet you today, too. Isn’t he dapper?

Black, white, gold & red holiday decoration ideas for a Christmas living room. | #livingroomideas #livingroomdecor #christmasdecor #christmasdecorationideas

I typically only decorate our living room and dining room, and this year I opted to keep the same black, white and gold color scheme as last year but I added in touches of red.

Let’s start off in the living room. This room is long and narrow, which I hate 11 months out of the year, but for the holidays I stuff it full of decor and it feels oh so cozy!

LIVING ROOM CHRISTMAS DECOR

Living room and bookshelf Christmas decor with black, white and red. A festive space for the holidays! | #christmastree #xmastreedecorations #christmasdecorations #holidaydecor #holidaydecorations

Last Friday I decided to finally reupholster my tufted ottoman (it was ripped in five places), and I love the way it looks now with some striped fabric.

It brightens up the space and is striking, but best of all the whole upholstery job cost me under $20. Replacing the rug is next on my wish list, but I cannot seem to find a rug I absolutely love.

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On top of the ottoman is my fave acrylic lucite tray filled with some presents, a holiday candle and Christmas ornaments galore.

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The Christmas tree is my fave. I really piled on the ornaments, gold feathers and decor to make it opulent. 

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I typically don’t do too much to my bookshelves, but the addition of the decorated garland does it make this bookshelf feel festive.

Those little spotlights help highlight the decor on the shelves and match the finish on my rustic farmhouse bookshelf perfectly.

Rustic bookshelf decorated with holiday garland for Christmas decor.

I love to take pre-decorated garland and add in extra embellishments like poinsettias, glittered pinecones and extra large ornaments to make it look like a custom piece.

Bookshelf decorated with garland at the top.

Every year I also try to coordinate my wrapping paper and gift bags as much as I can for a cohesive look. I tend to get most of my gift bags at Target or Dollar Tree.

Gift boxes and bags under a Christmas tree

As much as I like super big floral arrangements, sometimes a slim vase with a big floral stem is all you need for a smaller accent table.

Red hydrangea in a white glass vase with candles

BAR CART HOLIDAY DECOR

And now…the bar cart. I LOVE to decorate my gold bar cart and right now I am all about champagne cocktails (get four of my recipes here), so that was my focus. 

I used a cake stand to add some height and a silver tinsel tree gives it a dash of sparkle.

Gold bar cart decorated for Christmas

The addition of the $3 Target Dollar Spot “Merry Christmas” sign really makes the bar cart pop and looks like a hand-lettered chalkboard.

Gold bar cart decorated for Christmas

The holiday season means there’s plenty of gorgeous champagne and wine bottles around that make any bar cart look instantly snazzier.

Beautifully styled bar cart that is ready for holiday champagne cocktails!

Another good way to use up extra ornaments is to string them all on some ribbon to create giant ornaments clusters like the one below. I believe I used about 17-19 ornaments to create it.

Black, white, red and gold cluster of ornaments on a bar cart

GLAM & GOLD CHRISTMAS MANTEL DECOR 

My mantle is very similar to last year’s mantle, but this year the lit garland adds a bit of glitter and glam. 

It’s a simple mantle, but I think it all comes together beautifully. It gives me some Kate Spade gold polka dot vibes

Gold sequin stockings on a Christmas mantel

That “fa la la la la” garland I bought from Target last year is still one of my fave holiday buys.  

Gold and white holiday mantel decorated for Christmas

The gold sequin stockings are so stunning! If you can snag these, you should. Timeless and a total steal.

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

A fun, easy way to personalize stockings is with mini chalkboards adorned with mini bows. 

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

Decorating with various glittery deers all over the place has become my “thing”. They’re so classy looking and they remind me of my dear Pee Wee.

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

Some $2 photo boxes from Michael’s and $1 Target gift bags round out the hearth area. The main attraction is that beautiful canister from ZGallerie that was given to me by a dear friend last year.

Black, white, gold and red mantle- beautiful, simple and festive! via monicawantsit.com

DINING ROOM CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

Now, let’s go on over to Pee Wee’s Parlor and the dining room…another long and narrow room. 

My 1970’s ranch home is very segmented, but we make the most of the space. It’s so warm feeling in here thanks to the potted Christmas tree and all the metallics I used in here.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

The coffee table is filled with coasters, candles and coffee table books for our dinner parties. I LOVE my Sauder coffee table and how functional yet gorgeous it is (and affordable!)

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

I love how the black and white throw pillows really add some interest amongst all the Christmas decor.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

The rustic reclaimed desk has a few extra plates and flatware, plus some holiday decor.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

I kept the tree similar to the one in the living room, but I do love how this tree has pine cones and berries built into the branches. Gives it a fuller, luxe look.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

I already wrote a post showcasing my dining table holiday decor, but in case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights. 

I kept it all very low to help keep food, drink and conversations flowing. Plenty of candles are always a must at my dining table. 

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

The foyer area looks so beautiful from this angle. The color is peppercorn.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

Silver beaded placemats make my holiday salad plates and dinner plates look extra sparkly.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

Splurging on real flowers is always a good idea for a dining table centerpiece- it instantly adds class and elegance to a dinner party setting.

The DIY striped gold vases are another Kate Spade inspired touch.

A dining room and sitting area look glam and festive for the holidays. The black, white, gold and red combo is perfection!

And finally, here’s a cute picture of Pee Wee thoroughly exhausted after following me around all evening as I snapped photos. 

Too bad he can’t help me edit. 🙂

Pee Wee takes a nap by the Christmas tree after being exhausted from looking cute.

Hope you enjoyed my holiday tour, and I thank you SO much for stopping by. Please feel free to pin and share if you’d like– it means the world to me!

Holiday decor on a mantel

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18 Comments

  1. Jennifer Lippi
    December 10, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    Monica your tour blew me away! I love how your theme continues from room to room. Your bar cart is my absolute favorite. So festive! And Pee Wee- need I say more. Bravo my sweet friend!

  2. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    December 10, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Oh wow Monica, I love your pretty black/white and gold decor. Both trees are amazing and I am totally in love with your coffee table vignette and that bar cart. I also need to know where you found those fabulous striped and polka dot boxes.

  3. Kim @Tidbits&Twine
    December 10, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Thank you so much for the shout-out. 🙂 I love your dramatic decorating style – gorgeous! Those gold stockings are fantastic. And what a model Pee Wee is! Happy Holidays!

  4. Carolyn
    December 10, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    Please please please come decorate my house.

  5. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    December 10, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    Monica, Everything is beautiful and Pee Wee is adorable. Happy Holidays! Sherry

  6. Claire Brody
    December 10, 2015 / 11:56 pm

    Love it all!! Especially your bar art and mantel – too fun!! xo

  7. Taina
    December 11, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    Oh MY LORD ! I want to live with you.

  8. Kim
    December 11, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Your home is stunning and you have an amazing eye for decor. Off to pin…so much pretty!! 🙂

  9. Ashley Soto
    December 11, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    So festive!!!!

  10. Linda
    December 11, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    Love the gold and black! The dining room setting is pretty; you are right! Lots of candles are a must! Merry Christmas! Linda @bushelandapickle.com

  11. North of Chic
    December 11, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    I seriously think you are my glitter and gold soul sister!!!….I think you are the only other person I have seen that likes gold as much as I do!!!..lol….I love your blog!!! Really well done!!Xo LaurieWww.northofchic.com

    • Monica Benavidez
      December 12, 2015 / 5:27 pm

      Thanks Amy! I'm going to check out your blog, too.

  12. Susan @ SunflowerHugs
    December 12, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    Your home is so glamorous! I really love that gold planter on your coffee table–where did you get it?

    • Monica Benavidez
      December 12, 2015 / 5:27 pm

      Hi Susan! I love it, too. It's from HomeGoods. I've also seen it at TJMaxx. Hope you can snag one!

  13. Cristina Garay
    December 14, 2015 / 2:39 pm

    So gorgeous, Monica! Your bar cart, mantel and of course Pee wee are my faves. 🙂 Happy Holidays!

  14. Stephanie -Casa Watkins
    December 15, 2015 / 7:51 am

    Wowzers Monica!!!! Que Casa mas linda!!! Every bit of your home is stunning. Pinning and sharing!!

  15. Lisa Irene Serrano
    January 6, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    Everything is beautiful!

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