The Softer Side Of Winter In A Farmhouse Dining Room

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The Softer Side Of Winter In A Farmhouse Dining Room || Worthing Court

Would you agree if I said that winter is pretty much a harsh time of year?  Depending upon where you live, that is.  Here in North Carolina, we don’t have it nearly as rough as many of you do, but we do get our fair share of freezing cold temps, snow, ice and gray days.  Lots of gray days.

When I decorated my dining room for Christmas, I didn’t use the cheery green and red, like I did in the rest of the house.  I kept the colors softer in here by using pale, frosty greens and shades of gray.  Then, when transitioning the room from Christmas to winter, I decided to counteract the season’s harshness by keeping the same softer-side vibe going. 

Farmhouse style dining room decorated for winter || Worthing Court

I was actually inspired by the centerpiece that I placed on my table for Christmas.  It already fit it with my winter’s theme, so I left it just as it was.

Farmhouse dining room winter decor || Worthing Court

I added more of the frosty greens and whites throughout the room, starting with the sideboard and the vintage shelf above it.  I just love this shade of green!

Winter sideboard decorations in a farmhouse dining room || Worthing Court

I made the easiest wreath in the history of ever to display above the shelf.  I simply sprayed a grapevine wreath with one coat of white paint and then poked pieces of an artificial greenery bush, that I had cut apart, into the wreath.  Done.  I think the wreath can stay in place all the way through the summer!

Simple winter shelf display || Worthing Court

Down on the surface of the sideboard, I filled a large white container with artificial birch sticks and added my set of iron scales.  Simple and easy – that’s what I’m all about this winter! 

The Softer Side Of Winter In A Farmhouse Dining Room || Worthing Court

Each side of the scales contains a frosty green candle ring with a vintage Kosta Boba snowball tea light candle holder nestled into it.  

Vintage Kosta Boda snowball tea light candle holders || Worthing Court

The plates that I had put into the baskets below the hanging lanterns for Christmas were replaced by glass vases filled with eucalyptus and more of the same artificial greenery that I used on my wreath.

Winter farmhouse dining room decor || Worthing Court

Across the other side of the room, I replaced the Christmas wreath on the mirror with a hanging wicker wall basket filled with more eucalyptus and added a super simple little vignette to the top of the chest.

Dining room winter vignette || Worthing Court


Winter vignette || Worthing Court

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my take on the softer side of winter.  How about in your neck of the woods – is winter harsh where you live?  Or are you one of the fortunate ones who lives in a nice warm and sunny climate year round.  Color me jealous, if you are!


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  1. First, I would just like to say the entire staff loves your blog! We love what you have done here, especially the iron scale. What a unique and wonderful touch. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You make everything look so easy peasy. I am trying to do the same. Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy the weekend.

  3. Anne Marie says:

    Beautiful room – can I come visit?

  4. I do love the softness of the greens you have chosen. It is so calming. Love it!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Love that scale!!

  6. Linda Schmidt says:

    Very cozy and inviting using the soft colors. Lovely

  7. Amy Miler says:

    I too love the frosty greens. As usual, you’ve put it all together beautifully. Very serene and relaxing. I love it!

  8. Very pretty dining room. I love the way you combined classic pieces with warm farmhouse accents. Beautifully done!

  9. This is my favorite room in your home

  10. I love the way you use the shutters to display plates. Easy change up for different seasons.
    Also love the grays…my own personal choice too!

  11. Suzy – you might consider winter being harsh where I live – way up North in Cooperstown, NY. I will admit, it does have its challenges. But on days where I can stay inside and look out at the beauty and stillness of soft, fluffy white snow covering the ground, it’s beautiful! This weekend, we celebrate our annual Winter Carnival to get the village out of doors (and yes, there’s snow and it’s cold) to socialize, reconnect, and appreciate the beauty of winter. On those days where I’m content inside, warm beside the fire in the pellet stove, I relish spending the time on decorating and consuming your blog! It’s a win-win! Happy Winter!

  12. Patty Soriano says:

    I like the idea of putting the lanterns on boards with room below for another decor item. I am pinning this if your blog allows us to do this. Great inspiration. Always.

  13. Your dining room is lovely. I am in Wisconsin. Our January has been unseasonably mild so far, but we have been without the sun for about 2 weeks now. I would gladly take colder temps just to see some sunshine right about now!

  14. Nancy Nelson says:

    I love you winter decor and follow you daily for udeas. Thanks so much!

  15. Carol Elkins says:

    I just love your dining room!

  16. Such a serene, peaceful and inviting setting. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  17. 🙂 looks nice! Here in East Texas it actually got pretty cold. We had sleet one day. Still nothing compared to some states. Just cold for here. Haha

  18. So pretty! Your dining room is one of my favorites. I transitioned away from red in my Christmas decor and use primarily the pretty frosty greens you show here and it has made so much difference in decorating duties! I can now enjoy my “winter” decor all the way from the day after Thanksgiving to mid February, when I start to bring out spring decor. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  19. Tina Sipe says:

    I love the greens you have chosen. I think they give a look that teases us that Spring is just around the corner! My favorite room of yours is the dining room. I love all of the windows and those window treatments! Sheer jealousy on my part !!!

  20. I love the way that you decorated your room. I especially like the little deer vignette on the chest and the buffalo check material on your chairs.

  21. You have such a lovely home!

  22. Heather Anne says:

    So very pretty – I wish i could tuck you in my pocket and bring you home to show me how to make what I have work for a more farmhouse feel – on a tight budget!!! You’ve done wonders with your home – so cozy!

  23. Just beautiful! I love your scales. I would LOVE to find a set of those on the cheap! 😉

  24. I love this room! So pretty!

  25. I love your dining room. So pretty!

  26. Stephenie Bernal says:

    Very warm and inviting!! I love decorating and it’s so fun to see what others are doing and get ideas!! Love your space, it feels so cozy and friendly!!

  27. A lovely room. The arrangement on the table is simple but beautiful.

  28. I love your softer Winter look. I think the soft greens call to me the most. They are almost like a hint of the season to come.

  29. Julie Brack says:

    Beautiful, love that shade of green as well, keep the inspiration coming!

  30. Suzy ~ your frosty green is my favorite ~ especially this year!
    At Christmas I grouped three varied size frost (not flocked) green trees with only lights … and they’re still up!

  31. Love your antique shelf and the set of scales. Very nice.

  32. Beautiful! Brightens up even the harshest winter days!

  33. I just love, love your blog. I look forward to every email I receive from you. You are so very talented, and I wish you lived closer so I could hire you to give me some direction!!

  34. The room is still festive, yet calming. Love it!

  35. Suzy, I agree with Tina. I love the greens you have chosen. I think they give a look that teases us that Spring is just around the corner! I must remember to use that technique next year. Always look forward to your inspirations, keep them coming!

  36. Fabiola Garcia says:

    Everything looks so cozy and neat. Love it.

  37. Beautiful!! And I think you’re right! The wreath will go with any season! Thanks for sharing with us at Share the Wealth Sundays!

  38. I love that you decorate for winter. I do the same as I hate the dullness of the house after taking down the Christmas decorations. Here in Ohio we have colder temperatures and more snow and ice than you do in North Carolina; so my take on decorations is to use snow and ice. I use pine branches sparkling with ice and snow flakes with their iridescent twinkle to decorate our home. It creates a lovely Christmas time transition from the brights lights and bold colors.

    Every one of your rooms is very lovely. I look forward to seeing your next decorating challenge.

  39. Mary Beth says:

    I love everything about your room! I was especially happy to see you left your deer out. I decided to leave mine out for the winter.

  40. Your farmhouse decor is stunning. Your dining room is gorgeous and love the shelf. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  41. Melissa Ruddy says:

    I really like the idea and look of the frosty greens. It is a great transitional color. Somewhere between winter and spring.

  42. Beautiful room, just calls you to come in and relax.

  43. I am a huge fan of the frosty greens too!

  44. Love the warmth of your winter ideas.

  45. Love your Simple, Farmhouse style!! Beautiful home!!!

  46. I absolutely love the look of your winter decor, especially the frosty greens! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m going to try and make a wreath like yours this weekend.

  47. I’m going to make that wreath for myself. Project- whoop! Easy and inexpensive are what I love! Next up, the hanging lanterns on boards- love those too! Thanks for the winter inspiration!

  48. Your dining room is stunning! It looks so cozy and warm.

  49. Love, love, love your dining room table!

  50. I love your dining room! I see several ideas that I can try in mine. Thanks for inspiring me!

  51. Jacy Cole says:

    I really love what you’ve done with your dining room! Great ideas and inspiration!! Everything looks fantastic-LOVE your style. Thank you!

  52. Linda Johnson says:

    It was 77* here in Arkansas today! Not the norm for us, but a nice break from the usual cold weather. I like the softer look in the dining room. Thanks for sharing .

  53. Linda Jenkins says:

    Suzy, Love your winter décor. I follow your blog daily and love everything you do in your home. I especially love the way you have displayed your lanterns on each side of the buffett. Did you make these yourself, if so do you have a tutorial on it.

  54. Linda Manuel says:

    LOVE this dining room!!!!

  55. Julie Veldman says:

    Your dining room is beautiful. I love your decorating style.

  56. Rhonda Atwood says:

    Where do you get your artificial greenery? I need to order some online. And is the eucalyptus real or also artificial? Your dining room is lovely.

    1. Hi Rhonda. I buy almost all of my artificial greenery at Hobby Lobby. Here’s a link to their greenery, for ordering online: The eucalyptus is artificial and came from Hobby Lobby. Here’s a link to it (it’s 50% off this week!):

  57. I love the dining area!! The lantern idea is awesome !!!

  58. Dianne Lanier says:

    Simple ideas that are simply beautiful!!

  59. Linda Egan says:

    So beautiful. I really admire your decorating style.

  60. Jacy Cole says:

    I always love your style but this dining room really inspired me. Thank you!!

  61. Gina Hartmann says:

    I am absolutely in love with your dining space! I love to use soft greens, greys and whites at Christmastime also. Am a huge fan of Worthing Court — thank you for all of the great design inspiration and BEAUTY!

  62. Julie Matek says:

    I love the farmhouse feel! I love the easy to do wreath! Beautiful pictures:)

  63. Ruth Mulhall says:

    Going out for some frosty greens today!

  64. Your home looks so peaceful! I am purging today, clutter, magazines, droopy house plants… Thanks for the inspiration!

  65. Thanks for the January ideas now that all the Christmas decorations are put away.

  66. Thank you for a lovely blog. Always happy when I see a new post in my email – lots of great ideas!

  67. Peggy Wilson says:

    To sleep, perhaps to dream. I can only dream of such a house and yours comes close. Thank you for allowing those of us with small rooms the joy of our dreams.

  68. Have to try the wreath idea! Think it will work here in California too! 😉

  69. Mary L Stevens says:

    Love your blog never miss it!!!