The dining room is where some of the best holiday moments happen. It’s the space where you sit down to enjoy a big meal with family and friends, tell stories, and catch up on life. Even if a large family gathering isn’t in the cards for you this holiday season, it doesn’t mean you can’t decorate the dining room for your own personal enjoyment.
Decorating for the holidays is a good mood booster, and that’s probably something everyone needs more than ever. Whether you’re a stick-to-your-roots kind of decorator or you want to give your dining room more a modern touch, these decorating ideas will give you a satisfying project to work on and they’ll look amazing long into winter.
For a Masculine Touch
A light touch can go a long way toward bringing some festive style to your dining room table in a masculine style. For a festive but masculine look, a rustic black and white Christmas table balances a modern sensibility with a farmhouse accent.
You’ll need a black-and-white checkered table runner with matching napkins and black-tinted wine glasses. If you want to add a centerpiece, a pine theme will complement the minimalist accents.
Solid wood furniture will really complement your style in the dining room. Solid wooden dining tables made with quality and craftsmanship are the way to go to give the impression of good taste and an eye for detail. Check out some quality-made wooden dining table options at Woodcraft, which also makes custom dining tables if you’re looking for something really unique.
For a Modern Taste
Color is everything when it comes to your holiday decorations. But if you’re over the red-green-and-gold look, you can go with a more modern look by picking adjacent shades. One modern color scheme that pays homage to Christmas traditions while looking elegant and stylish is a rose gold aesthetic. Use softer pink fabrics and flowers alongside hints of gold, whether it’s in the candles, the wine glasses, or the cutlery. The rose harkens back to the bright reds traditionally associated with Christmas but creates a lighter, softer over-all effect.
For the Traditionalist
Does Christmas conjure images of frost-tipped pine trees? Decorative miniature evergreens will bring an outdoorsy feel to your dining room, especially when paired with a farmhouse or reclaimed wood dining table. Skip the table cloth for bare wood and try out soft-green coffee mugs to complement the pine trees.
If the minimalist, outdoorsy style isn’t for you, there’s nothing like a lavish silver and gold Christmas table. Metallics make this style of decoration, with metallic candles, crystal wine glasses, and an ornamental spire that rises high off the table for dramatic effect. When you want to go all out with your holiday decorations, this is a style that will catch the candlelight and bring brightness to your home when the days are short.
There are so many ways to decorate for the holidays. Whatever your tastes, there’s an idea out there that will make your dining room shine.