Christmas Dining Room Decor-How to create an Inviting Home
Deck the halls with fabulous Christmas dining room decor ideas that will make your guests feel special this season!
Welcome to the first Fabulous Friday Link Party Blog Hop. The Fabulous Friday Link Party is a place for bloggers to link their best posts every Friday and potentially get featured the following week. The Link Party has now extended its presence to some bloggers who link up regularly. Today the 6 Hosts and 6 Talented Bloggers are launching their 1st Fabulous Friday Blog Hop. Follow along to see all of the amazing Christmas Entertaining Inspiration. All the links to the Hosts and their Featured Blogger Friends are at the end of the blog
Looking to add a little Christmas cheer to your dining room this year? Check out these simple and stylish ideas for beautiful Christmas decor. From a festive tablescape to a charming tree, you’re sure to find something that fits your style. So get creative and start decking out your dining room for the holidays!
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When I think of entertaining, the first thing that comes to my mind is the decor and the ambiance of the house. I want my guests to feel welcome and my home to feel warm and cozy. As you may know, my husband is the cook in the house, so I mostly focus on the decor and he takes over the kitchen. This is a win-win for me. I know many of you do both and my hat is off to you. Honestly, I don’t think I could do it.
How to Create Christmas Dining Room Decor
Here is a short list of to-do’s for me when I start to decorate a room for the holidays and or entertaining.
- Have a color scheme in mind
- Do you want the event to be formal or casual?
- Are you serving buffet style dinner or sit down?
- Is there a holiday or special occasion you are celebrating?
- What is the menu you will be serving? ( this can influence the decor, for instance, if you are serving Italian food, maybe you want to decorate with an Italian theme)
- How many people are you having?
Choosing your Color Scheme for Christmas Dining Room Decor
Since It is the holidays and I am working on entertaining for Christmas, I will be choosing the colors I am using to decorate my entire house this year for Christmas. The colors I chose are blue, white, and red. Since a lot of my home has blue in the rooms, this works perfectly.
There are several ways to go about choosing your color scheme. You may choose the same colors to decorate for Christmas every year and that is totally normal. Most people choose the traditional colors of red and green.
If you are looking to change up your decor, there are plenty of options on Pinterest to give you some inspiration.
You can go all neutral and use just natural colors of green, browns and whites. You can go a bit more modern and choose black and white.
The options are tuly endless and the end result should be a color scheme that reflects you and your home.
The basis of my Christmas Dining Room Decor
Now that I have my color scheme and I know the holiday is Christmas, I am off to a good start.
I have put a tree up in the corner of the room. Since this room is not huge, I chose a slim tree from King of Christmas,
We do have tall ceilings, so I was able to get a 9′ tree. Since we are in the dining room, I felt it was the perfect room to hang my china and chinnoserie on the tree. I will be doing an entire post about this tree and how I hung these items on the tree at a later date.
I typically always decorate the buffet, the table, and will add a few sprigs of greenery to my china cabinet, the clock and or above a picture.
Let’s Set the Table
I have to admit, this is my favorite part. In addition, this is where you can get really creative.
We are choosing to have a more casual feel to our dinner, so I chose to use runners instead of a table cloth.
I purchased a thin blanket that I found at Home goods last year for $9.99 and cut it into four pieces to create 4 runners. Think outside of the box. Think about what you have on hand? and try to use something that you would not normally use as a runner.
Place two going lenghtwise and two going across where you will place your placesettings.
I chose a vairety of dishes as I love the look of mismatched placesettings. I knwo this is not for everyone, but I happen to love it.
Start with a charge, then add a dinner plate ( I added two just for looks) and then a saled plate. Notice that my saled plates are all different plaids, as well as my runner and my ribbon.
I added a simple centerpiece for my Christmas dining room decor that I will remove for dinner as I don’t want to obstuct anyones view. Adding candles is always a must as they create a perfect ambiance.
Add a Vintage Touch to your Table
I have an affinity towards vintage treasures and was fortunate to inherite some lovely items form my parents and grandparents.
I have added these green goblets and the gold flatware from them.
It brings me back to when I was a little girl and my grandmother would cook dinner for Christmas. The silverware we used then is still in good condition, but it’s missing some pieces.
As you can see on the photo above, there were many more things that made up our family traditions: memories make everything better…
Add a Personal Touch to your Table and Home
The feeling of having your name on a place setting at the table is special. This year, I made faux candied apples to display my card and allow guests take them home as memories from their evening in our home!
A little background music and a simmering pot of holiday potpourri make for the perfect final touches.
By following the tips in this blog post, you will be able to set up a beautiful and festive Christmas dining room decor that your friends and family will love. With a little bit of planning and creativity, you can turn your dining room into a winter wonderland that everyone will enjoy. So get started today and make this holiday season one to remember. And for more inspiration, be sure to follow my blog. Thanks for reading!
Shop My Home for the Holidays
Wendy I love the color palette you chose! Especially with the pops of blue! Gorgeous!
Thank you so much Nicolle. Since I have so much blue and white in my house, I thought I would give it a try.
So many great ideas! Love how you used your grandmother’s gold silverware. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas! It was so much fun hopping with you!!!! Happy Holidays!
Thank you, Kimberly, I loved hopping with you as well. Have a great weekend.
Wendy, there are so many lovely details in your dining room. The color scheme is gorgeous! The plaids are perfect! I love your blanket idea for creating a runner and placemats. It’s all so very beautiful!
Thank you so much Kim, I really am enjoying all of the blue and white this year.
I love your color scheme and your plaid plates are fabulous! I love seeing all of your beautiful details with such good advice. This entertainment-themed blog hop was so much fun with so many amazing ideas. Thank you so much for including me! ~Missy
Thank you Missy! I am so happy that you participated with us today. I loved your blog post on the simple Centerpieces. I need to learn what the word simple means, LOL
Your home always looks so beautiful! I love the colors you chose! The ribbons and the plates on your tree look stunning!
Thank you so much, Donna. It was fun to step outside the box a bit this year and try something new.
Wendy, this is so beautiful. I love it. Happy holidays.
Thank you so much, Renae, I hope you are enjoying preparing for the holidays too.
What a fun hop! Your dining room is beautiful! 🎄❤️
Thank you so much Kim. I hope you will join us sometime soon.
Wendy I absolutely loved this post! So many gorgeous ideas! I particularly loved your blue ribbon, plaid and the gold silverware is a treasure!
Thank you so much friend! I am enjoying the blue this year with my Christmas decor.
Your holiday decor looks beautiful Wendy! I just love the blue and white!
Thank you so much Michele, It was fun to try something different this year.
This is so fun. I loved the combination of blue and red in your dining room.
Thank you Rachel, It was fun to try something new this year.
The tables look so pretty! Great inspo!
Thank you so much Stacy.I am glad you enjoyed it.
This feels so warm and inviting, Wendy! I love the red, white, blue, and green mix. It’s really beautiful paired with all the plaid. My Mom is plaid obsessed so I can’t wait for her to see this. She is going to be super excited! Big hugs and happy holidays, CoCo
Thank you Coco for the sweet comment. it was so fun doing a hop with you today. Your blog is always very inspiring to me.
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.