Today I’m taking part in a Holiday Home Tour organized by Jenny of Evolution of Style. I usually share my porch, but I chose the dining room this time. If you are popping over from Hello Lovely, where Michele shares her gorgeous entryway, welcome! So here’s how to make your dining room look festive with a few little tweaks!
I’m all about using what I have with a few new things to mix it up. It’s simple, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want it to be festive! I leaned into the idea of winter white and neutrals. Big surprise, right?!
This is an easy place to start if you have the kind of chandelier that can be spruced up for the holidays. I have this one from Serena & Lily. I love being able to add a few foraged greens and some homemade paper ornaments for a special evening.
Once it gets cold, I like to bring out the sheepskins, a bench, and a tablecloth with a runner to feel extra cozy. I’m keeping it all in shades of creamy whites, but the different textures add plenty of interest. The tablecloth is linen from Garnet Hill, the table runner is from Serena & Lily, and more woven linen. It’s sold out, but this one would be very pretty in nature. I have it in charcoal that I use often. You can see it here.
A Very Simple Centerpiece
I used the farmhouse plank that Brent made and added my Scandinavian-inspired felt trees and a few votives in new diamond-cut shot glasses from Walmart. Dried hydrangeas in the propagation wall turned flower wall, and I used my Sintra Stoneware from Garnet Hill with clear Duralex glassware.
Add a Christmas Tree in the Dining Room
I used to do this in our New Canaan home, but since living here, it seems my plants have taken over all the corners of the dining room. I moved them around to make room for a small Christmas tree with white lights. It makes it so cozy!
Paper Bag Snowflakes & Twig Stars
I started making paper bag snowflakes/stars a few years ago and have made them ever since. They are so easy to make, adding warmth to the room. Someone on Instagram asked if I left them up all year long. By late February or March, I will be so ready for rooms that feel light and open, but for now, I love how the kraft paper bags warm up the white walls.
I made twig stars for the living room windows last year, and they were featured in Better Homes & Gardens. You can read more here. This year I’ve added them to the dining room windows. They don’t block as much light as the paper bag snowflakes, but they add a touch of holiday! When guests come over, I can clip some fresh evergreens to attach to the stars and remove them when it’s dry.