Come Home For Christmas Tour: My Cozy And Inviting Christmas Dining Room
Get your dining room in the holiday spirit with this festive combination of red, black and white Christmas decor.
This will be our fourth Christmas in this house, but only the second time that I’ve decorated our dining room for the holidays. I had to wait until I completed the total makeover of the room before it could let me know what it wants to look like at Christmas. 😀
In my dining room last Christmas, I was all about using neutrals and burnished golds, even though most of the rest of the house was decorated with red and green and plaid. I did manage to bring a little bit of red into the dining room with a Christmas tablescape that I put together, but the room itself was still heavily on the neutral and gold side. I suppose I thought that a dining room is supposed to be a more formal space in a home, so I figured my Christmas decorations in that room needed to reflect that.
The problem was, the room didn’t go with the rest of my house. Nor did it project that warm, cozy and welcoming feeling that I want to surround my family and friends with at Christmas. So this year, I mended my ways. I listened to the room and it told me that it wants to have a more relaxed and casual style. It wants to blend in with the rest of the decorations in the house. So…out with the neutrals and out with the gold. And in with my Christmas’y red, black and white color palette!
I’m really excited to be participating in the Come Home For Christmas Room To Room Tours hosted by 2 Bees In A Pod! Vicki and Jennifer have put together a wonderfully talented group of bloggers who are taking you through every room of the house this week. And today it’s all about Christmas dining rooms. Look for a list of of featured rooms and all of the participants at the bottom!
Our dining room is located on the front of our house and has a full length bay window in it. One thing I knew for sure when we bought this house, is that there would definitely be a Christmas tree in that window! If you have sharp eyes, you probably noticed that there were no presents under the tree yet in the above photo. But there are now! I’ve been a busy shopping and wrapping bee and was finally able to add a few gifts over the last couple of days.
Using wrapping paper and ribbon that coordinates with the ornaments on the tree pulls the whole look together and I love it!
Our diy cheater planked wall is the perfect backdrop for a vintage fireplace mantel top turned shelf, the sideboard and my diy Fixer Upper style hanging lanterns. This wall is the first thing that you see when you enter our dining room through the office (that used to be the formal living room until it got a complete overhaul).
On the other side of the dining room, you’ll find a small painted chest flanked with two Martha Washington chairs covered with gray and white buffalo fabric. I had these chairs reupholstered to fit in with the color that I painted the rest of the furniture in the dining room with during its makeover.
Change your vantage point and you pick up one of my favorite things – the reflection in the mirror above the chest.
If you follow me on Instagram (you can do that by clicking right HERE), you’ll already know that using snowflakes in my dining room table centerpiece was wishful thinking on my part. We live in central North Carolina, so having a white Christmas is extremely unlikely for us. In fact, I’ve only had two white Christmases in my lifetime. So sad.
Thank you for stopping by today! I’m soooo looking forward to our annual Christmas party when this room will be filled with family and friends and my table will be loaded down with yummy Christmas goodies!
MONDAY – Entryway/Foyer
TUESDAY – Living Room
Wednesday – Bedroom
Thursday – Dining Room
Friday – Kitchen
Love it……very cozy!
The whole room is beautiful, but of course I expected to love it if you decorated it. The black with the red, oh yeah, works for me! Sorry about no snow, if we get some I will gladly share, but save me some Christmas treats.
Looks beautiful! So inviting. I love the more traditional red and green. It is exactly how I decorated this year.
Love the way you decorated your dining room for Christmas! I’m sure all your guests will feel lucky to share the holiday experience in such a warm and inviting space.
I am glad you listened to your dinning room. It is beautiful! Happy Holidays!
Suzy, you definitely made the right choice! I love the farmhouse feel and the classic black, red and white decor. The whole room is simply stunning!
I love it Suzy! It all looks so goo together!!
Your dining room is stunning!!! I love the black and white with red touches!!!
Such a cozy and beautiful space! I love all of the buffalo check and plaid!
Ooh I just love your dining room! That chandelier is gorgeous, and your tree is so festive! Merry Christmas!
So pretty! I love the black, red, and white together. And I love how you waited for the dining room to tell you what it wanted to look like 😉
Suzy all your decor is just lovely!! I love the black and red!! It all looks so cozy! Your tree is beautiful!! Love it!! ???
Suzy, you outdid yourself! Your dining room is stunning. But I can’t take my eyes off the tree! I L~O~V~E it!
I love your dinning room it really feels warm and Christmas Thank you for all you give and share with us
Wow – your dining room is truly beautiful! The color of your furniture is perfect, and I love the reds you added this year. It’s gorgeous!
Suzy, could you please post the details of the paint formula you had mixed for your dining room table that so beautifully matched the spray paint you used Rust-Oleum /Andonized Bronze. You have inspired me to get started on my dining room. Thanks.
Hi Freda. If you’ll shoot me an email to email@example.com, I’ll be glad to share the formula with you!
So pretty and oh, so cozy!