Seasonal Simplicity In My Christmas Breakfast Room

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A festive Christmas breakfast room tour with simple and easy to copy holiday decorating ideas.

Red and green Christmas decorations in the breakfast room.

Today, I’m honored to be a part of the Merry & Bright Christmas tour along with several of my Instagram friends!  If you’re coming over from Maui In My Heart, I’m so glad that you’re here!  Debbie is new to blogging and she’s kicked things off with some beautiful holiday decor!

Welcome to one of my favorite rooms in our house to decorate for Christmas – the breakfast room!  I’ve been decking the halls throughout Worthing Court, but this room is always one of the first places to receive the magic Christmas touch.  In reality, it isn’t a separate room at all.  What I call the breakfast room is actually located at one end of our kitchen.

A chair is turned sideways in the room showing a Merry Christmas pillow in a checked pattern.

This year, I’m embracing the idea of simplicity and have tried to reuse as much of what I already own as I can. This is probably the most simple display that I’ve ever created for these open shelves, but I love it!  I think I’m tired of all the “stuff” and of dragging it all out and putting it all away again.  Know what I mean?

Open shelving with Christmas decor on it.

The little house sitting in the center of the wreath is actually a Christmas ornament.  To make it appear as if it’s sitting in snow, I stuffed a little bit of batting into the branches of the wreath.  The wooden trees came from HomeGoods and the green mini lanterns came from Target’s Dollar Spot.

Christmas wreath decorated with red and white.

Christmas wreath decorations with a red and white bow.

A frosted Santa combined with a red lantern and my lamp with the permanent mini boxwood wreath grace one side of the sideboard.  I always get asked how I attached this wreath to the lampshade – I simply wrapped ribbon around the wreath and hot-glued the ribbon right under the rim of the shade on the backside.  The lamp is from Target and I’ve had the Santa for years.

A Santa figurine.

And a new red footed bowl filled with Nordic-look sweater Christmas ornaments and a mini lantern grace the other end.  Ornaments are from Kirkland’s last year and the bowl is from HomeGoods this year.

A red pedestal bowl filled with fabric ornaments.

A red lantern filled with a bottle brush tree along with a simple grouping of mini trees makes up the centerpiece on my table.  To help tie it to the shelf decor, I added a garland that matches the Nordic-look sweater ornaments in the red footed bowl on the sideboard.  This arrangement goes together very quickly and would be so simple to copy!

Christmas centerpiece of small Christmas trees.

A fabric Christmas Garland of ornaments on the table.

Christmas dinnerware in holiday patterns.

I have to point out the beautiful “Merry Christmas” pillow to you!  I’ll actually use it on the bench on the other side of this room, but it’s so beautiful and so well made, that it deserves to be featured!  It came from Jill at Sew A Fine Seam and is probably the most well made holiday pillow that I’ve ever owned.  Sew A Fine Seam, where you’ll find lots of cute Christmas pillows, ornaments and stockings.

Christmas breakfast room decorations with holiday pillows on the chairs.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I’d love it if you would leave me a comment to let me know you were here.  And while you’re at it, you may want to sign up for my newsletter so that you can receive a free copy of my e-book, “How To Decorate Your Home Like You Hired A Designer”.  There’s a place to sign up at the top of the page!

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Next on the tour is Marci from Lemons To Lovelys.  I promise you’ll be blown away by her style!

Christmas looks poster.

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  1. Suzy I absolutely LOVE your Merry and Bright breakfast room! Every detail is beautiful and brings so much cheer! Where did you get your ribbon? You’re tips and DIYs are great too. I’ve enjoyed being a party of this Christmas Home Tour with you! XOXO, Sarah

  2. Suzy your breakfast room is so beautiful! I love all the pretty details! So happy to be included in this home tour with you!!
    xo,
    Debbie

  3. Suzy, your breakfast room is absolutely adorable! I love adding red for Christmas it is so cheery and bright! I really love the Santa he adds such a cute vintage touch to the room. You thought of everything and it looks so fabulous!

  4. Sharon Leinbach says:

    Love your breakfast room!! Love the traditional red & green.
    Also, I was wondering where you purchased your ceiling light, we are redoing our kitchen/dining area & love your light.
    Thank you & Happy Holidays

  5. Suzy – you have done it again! Your breakfast room is perfectly seasonal without being over-the-top. You have great tips and tons of inspiration! Much love.

  6. So cute! I am in the middle of decorating. I just love this time of year!!

  7. Love the mix of plaids in the breakfast room! Where did you get the plaid multi colored throw?

  8. I love red and white decorations for Christmas and your breakfast room looks great. I have used less of my Christmas decorations this year, also.

  9. Your home looks so beautiful for Christmas!!! I love all the red and green! Such a happy house!

  10. What a lovely bright and cheery holiday breakfast room! I particularly like the wreath with the little house inside.