Rustic Elegance Christmas Dining Room Decor

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Take a tour of a rustic elegant dining room decorated for Christmas. The room is filled with aged gold, neutral colors and vintage inspired elements.

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Are you ready for the first of my Christmas home tours? I’ve been working for weeks to get my home ready for you!

I want to welcome you to the Bloggers Best Holiday Home Tour hosted by my friends at The Tattered Pew and This Is Simplicite. I’m honored to be among a group of talented bloggers sharing Christmas decorations and inspiration in our homes this week!

If you’re just coming over from Simply 2 Moms, welcome! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to get links to everyone else’s tours.

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If you’re an old friend, welcome back! If you’re a new friend, I’m Suzy, an empty nester living in North Carolina surrounded by my hubs and two fur babies who follow me everywhere.

Come on in and let me show you around my dining room dressed in its Christmas finery. I haven’t shared the room with you since we replaced some of our furniture, so I’m excited to show you around!

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When I decorate the rest of my home for Christmas, I tend to keep things sort of casual, but I always like for my dining room to be on the elegant side. And when I go elegant I love to mix rustic and elegant together!

One of the tricks to pulling off a certain look in an entire room is to make sure to sprinkle the mix of elements throughout the whole room – not just on the Christmas tree.

In my dining room you’ll find a mix of shiny and matte ornaments, pinecones and glistening leaves, tinsel, wood and wicker, moss and gold and silk and flocking spread through the whole space.

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Take note of the mix of furniture too. My new table is a modern farmhouse style, but the new side chairs are regency style. The new sideboard has Chippendale style trim on the doors and drawers, but the top is stained wood and the body of the sideboard is slightly rough, distressed paint.


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The small gray chest on the opposite side of the room is completely traditional, but is topped with modern abstract artwork and flanked by regency style arm chairs.

Never in a million years did I think I’d own a piece of artwork with gold leaf in it, but for some reason, this piece really appealed to me. Plus, I fell in love with abstract watercolor art when I gave my family room a makeover.

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Let’s get down to business and talk about the Christmas decorations in the room! My first step, after deciding on the palette and theme for a room, is to take myself to my Christmas stash to see what I might already have to create the look that I’m going for. I really love it when I’m able to use what I already own without having to purchase more.

This year’s color palette and theme of the Christmas decorations was inspired by the yummy faux dupioni silk ribbon in a gorgeous Burberry inspired plaid that I used on the tree. Speaking of the tree – let’s take a look at the star of the show!

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The topper is the crowning glory of the tree! It’s a wonderful mix of rustic elegance and is filled with snowy pinecones and branches, glistening leaves and frosted icy looking berries.

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Here’s a really close look at it in case you’d like to duplicate this look on your own tree. This post has lots of tips for creating a tree topper, along with step-by-step directions for decorating your entire tree – all from professional designers!

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The rest of the tree is filled with more of the rustic elegance style. Oversized shiny gold ornaments (from the dollar store) were toned down and given a vintage look by being coated with dark wax (which was allowed to dry before being added to the tree).

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Matte brown’ish-gold ornaments with a honeycomb texture, gold pinecones, larger glitter covered ornaments and ordinary pinecones were added to the mix.

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The entire look was brought together with the plaid ribbon, neutral matte ribbon edged with shiny gold thread and glittery curling garland.

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My centerpiece on the table is super simple. The trio of tinsel trees nestled in a wicker basket, flanked by gleaming clear glass hurricanes, is so appealing to me. I purchased these tinsel trees several years ago on major clearance after Christmas and love it whenever I’m able to incorporate them into my decor.

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To continue with the snowy theme of the flocked tree, the glass hurricanes were filled with epsom salt to mimic the look of snow. An aged brass bell with a rope handle adds a slight vintage vibe and helps to tone down the glitz a bit.

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The round mirror above the sideboard was topped with a bit of flocked garland. The flocking on the pine needles and the few pinecones tie it to the look of the tree, so there’s no need to add any other embellishments.

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I purchased the tinsel wreath at the same time that I purchased the tinsel trees. It makes a great base for my wooden bowl that’s filled with shiny and matte gold ornaments! The color of both the trees and the wreath are the perfect vintage gold.

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The last touch of Christmas is over on the small gray chest, where I took an existing aged brass bowl that I filled with reindeer moss and topped with smaller gold ornaments.

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Would you believe that plastic and paper shopping bags are under all that moss??? That’s what I used to give the moss in the bowl its overflowing, mounded look. There’s always lots of smoke and mirrors and money saving hacks you can use when decorating your home!

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Thank you for coming along on the tour of my rustic elegance Christmas dining room today. I sincerely hope you were able to find some inspiration for decorating your own home!

You’ll want to head over to Bricks N Blooms next, but be sure to come back every day this week to check out the other ladies on the tour for lots of mouth watering Christmas inspiration!

Monday’s Tours


The Tattered Pew // My Thrift Store Addiction // Simply 2 Moms

Worthing Court // Bricks N’ Blooms // Open Doors Open Hearts

Tuesday’s Tours


Lora B Create and Ponder // This Is Simplicite

Shiplap and Shells // The Ponds Farmhouse //

Wednesday Tour’s


Stone Gable // Midwest Life And Style // Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Noting Grace // My Wee Abode // The Farmhouse Life

Thursday’s Tours


Aratari At Home // Caitlin Marie Designs // Sweet Pea

Fiddle Leaf Blog // First Day Of Home // White Arrows Home

Friday’s Tours


Cottage On Bunker Hill // The Aspiring Home // Lantern Lane Designs

DIY Beautify // Cassie Bustamante // The Flowering Farmhouse

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  1. Suzy your home is really beautiful! I love how you decorated your tree. That tree topper is gorgeous! I really enjoyed your home tour and hopping with you! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much, Stacy! I enjoyed hopping with you as well! Hugs.

  2. Hey Suzy! I love how you combine so many different styles in your decor but manage to make it look like they’re all absolutely meant to go together! Your dining room and all the Christmas details are simply perfect. xoxo Anne

    1. Thank you so much, Anne! Hugs to you as well!

  3. Suzy your home is simply stunning all dressed up for Christmas!! I absolutely love the way you sprinkled little bits of Christmas throughout the rooms! Gorgeous! XoXo

    1. Thank you so much! The house will seem so naked once everything comes down after the holidays. 🙁

  4. 5 stars
    Stunning dining room!!

  5. Suzy,
    Your dining room is stunning. The new furniture is beautiful and your decorations add such warmth and Christmas joy. I would like to ask where you got your rug and how you determined what size rug to get. Also, where did you find the “honeycomb” ornaments- they are so different. I enjoy visiting your home through your blog. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much! Here’s the link to where I found the honeycomb ornaments: To determine the size of the rug, I consider the size of the room and also choose a rug large enough that the legs on the back of the chairs won’t fall off of the rug when you pull them out from the table. Mine is a 9×12, but it comes in multiple sizes and colors. Plus, it’s a great price right now! You can find a link to the rug in this blog post:

    1. Thank you so much, Cassie!

  6. Suzy, your dining room is lovely, and what a gorgeous tree! I hope you have a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you! I hope you have a joyous and merry Christmas as well! Hard to believe it isn’t far away.

  7. 5 stars
    Suzy, your dining room in aged gold is just lovely… and all the new furniture looks gorgeous, too! Love the touch of green you added with the reindeer moss… never knew it was called that! And your gold tinseled decor is perfect, too! Pinned, and will be sharing on FB! (My dream back in 2017 was to someday do a home tour hop with you and Yvonne! God is good… I thought it would ever only be in my dreams, and now it’s reality! Surreal)

    1. How wonderful, Julie! I’m SO glad that we met and have become friends in real life! And yes – God is good!!

  8. Esther Dill says:

    Hi Suzy,
    Love your new dining room tour.
    Absolutely beautiful.
    Looking forward to the rest of your home tour for the season.

    1. Thank you so much, Esther! I’m glad you enjoyed the tour!

  9. Suzy,
    This is all just lovely. I really liked the top of your Tree, just stunning. I also saw that you are from NC – me too! I’m sharing tomorrow and I’m so happy to be on this tour with you.

    1. Thank you! We’ll have to get together when things settle down!

  10. Suzy I love the elegant feel of your new dining room! You did such a great job of mixing your styles, they all flow together so nicely! And your tree….wow! The ribbon is perfect and so are the pinecones. Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning!

    1. Thank you, Kelly! And thank you for all of your hard work putting this together!

  11. Everything is absolutely stunning! I love all of the pretty golds!

    1. Thank you! I enjoyed participating in this bloghop with you!

  12. Your Christmas decor is just beautiful!

  13. I am in love with your tree, Suzy! That gold just glistens and is absolutely jaw dropping! Each year, I look forward to your seasonal posts and this one has made me smile! Your talent always inspires me!

    1. Oh my goodness – thank you!

  14. Love the eclectic look you created, Suzy; such a great combination of rustic and classy elements. Love the bright green reindeer moss with the ornaments; I would never have thought of using that as Christmas decor (probably because I’m in the north), but I love the bright green organic texture. Excited to see all the beauty this week!

    1. Thank you! I almost didn’t leave the reindeer moss, but I’m glad that I did. 🙂

  15. 5 stars
    Your dining room looks gorgeous, Suzy! I love your new furniture and how you decorated this room with golds for Christmas. That plaid ribbon that you used on your tree is fabulous and unique. Love your tinsel trees and the matching wreath. I so much enjoyed seeing this room’s Christmas decor.

    1. Thank you so much, Paula! It’s always fun participating in these bloghops together!

  16. Donna Milazzo says:

    Wow, you really did change up the furniture! I had referred to your painted furniture many times for inspiration when working on my dining room. I hope the old things went to a good home! The new room looks pretty.

    1. Thank you! We had that furniture for about 15 years and while it was in great shape, I was ready for a change. I sold everything on FB Marketplace in a flash! Glad you like the new room.

  17. Your holiday decor is so elegant! I love the gold ornaments and your mini trees! So very inspiring!

    1. Thank you so much! Fun doing this bloghop with you!