How is everyone doing? We are snowed in today and probably most of the weekend. We take the phrase “Oh the weather outside is frightful” very seriously here in Wisconsin. Which is fine because we will be having the traditional and magical white Christmas! Speaking of Christmas I am finally sharing my Christmas decorations for a dining room today.
I shared my full Christmas home tour, but my dining room was not done yet. I have been doing some moving around of furniture, including the dining room. I am not ready for the full reveal of it yet. Of course you are getting a massive sneak peek of the new and improved furniture layout, but I am not quite finished. I have some finishing touches to the cabinets as well as some furniture to paint still. I think once the holidays are over I am ready to reveal the new and improved dining room as well as the new family room in the basement. Lots of renovations and DIY in the New Year!
However, I wanted to share the simple ways I added a touch of Christmas cheer to this room, regardless of it being done. I have one more Christmas project that will be shared next week, for all of you procrastinators or people who are frantically decorating before guests come over. I got you!
In the dining room, just like in the kitchen I try and keep decorating to a minimum. Nothing beats function in these rooms, regardless of style. I made these holiday card holders last year and adore the simplicity of them. They also have a modern feel to it with the simple triangle shape.
Guys, I adore all of those beautiful tablescapes for the holidays filled to the brim with greenery and other stunning accessories. But, I have small kids, which means anything too tall and either I cannot see them at the dinner table or they cannot see anyone else. I could set it all up and move the centerpiece items anytime we eat, but… no one has time for that… including this Mama.
So I keep it small and simple with the dinner table decorations. I shared a few ideas that I used to add smaller decorations into the glass hurricanes and lanterns. Decorating for this time of year has to always be simple, because again… no one has time for that 🙂
This is a new seating area in my dining room. Now that I moved the table around I have this space, which we actually use a ton. The chairs were redone and the tutorial can be found here.
Christmas crafting is a problem of mine, I DO have time for that and probably go a little overboard with ideas. I created these cute paper Christmas trees and they were quick and painless to make!
A home with kids, we all need a few Santa’s sitting around. Confession time, we do not do the Elf on the shelf. I think it is such a cute idea, but I know for a fact I will forget to move it a few nights. Parenting fail confession, we have blamed The Tooth Fairy not showing up because it might have rained, and fairies cannot fly in rain, for 3 nights in a row. The Elf on the shelf is too much responsibility for us.
Enjoy the Christmas decor, but ignore the new cabinet and shelves. I will be revealing this project soon!
I love to actually use to the cute holiday cards we get as decorations. They add such a fun and colorful touch to the home.
The view from the table into the living room is so cozy! Each year I think that this is my favorite year of decorating and I will not be as happy with the next year. But then every year I do something different and like it even more. This year is my favorite, and I am sticking to it; until next year.
I know this is all about the Christmas decorations for a dining room, but these little photobombs looked too cute not to share. You ever feel like you are being watched? I am, all the time I am at home. They were staring at me the whole time I was walking around the dining room and taking pictures. Our Christmas cards are made and sent out, and then Teddy and Finn pose like this in front of my fireplace?!!! Where was this pose before I sent the cards out?!
As you can see, I keep it simple in here. I added a few Christmas trees, new wall art (which is what I will be sharing next week), I show off my holiday cards, and voila, a simple and low maintenance dining room! I know this time of year is always hectic, and any extra time is either spent with family or wrapping gifts. So my Christmas decorations for a dining room are just what I need to get my home 100% done for the season and ready to be enjoyed by friends and family!
How is the season treating you? Are you done decorating your home for Christmas?
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