Hi, friends! It has been so fun to be able to share our Christmas decor and some of the progress we’ve made on our new house these past few weeks! Today I am so excited to be joining some incredible bloggers for the Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour, hosted by Jennifer of Decor Gold Designs and Randi of Randi Garrett Design! If you’re popping over from Erin’s place at Sunny Side Up, welcome!! Isn’t her home absolutely amazing?!
Each day this week, the tour has focused on one specific room in the house, and today is all about dining rooms! Now since we just moved into our house about 3 months ago, our dining room is still a work in progress, but I’m excited to show you some of the updates we’ve made so far. C’mon in!
I was standing right by our front door when I took this photo, so this is one of the views that greets you when you enter our home. (If you would turn the other way, you’d see a small entry area and a hallway leading to our living room.)
One of the first things I did in this space was change out the light fixture. Since we used a community builder rather than building a custom home, they just put in standard fixtures; we didn’t get to choose. The fixture that was in this room found a new home with a friend of ours, and we put up this one that had a little more bling and was more our style!
This was really the first time I had dressed up our dining room in the new house, and it was fun to deck out the table to match the rest of our home’s red, silver, black and white color scheme. I found this cute buffalo check runner on Etsy, and I knew it would be the perfect foundation for the rest of our table.
I kept the settings simple, with a wooden charger + white plate topped with a red napkin and a place card. I made the mini wreaths out of a cute garland I found at Target’s Dollar Spot. I simply cut off a length of the garland, formed it into a double layered circle, and wrapped the ends around the wreath to secure it. So easy!
And I loved them so much I made a bigger version for the back of our chairs as well, held by a red satin ribbon…
Now I must confess… I didn’t make the pretty apple tart that I used for the centerpiece. I bought it at Trader Joe’s. ? But it looked cute and was the perfect size for my little cake stand! (And it was yummy too!)
I surrounded the cake stand with some faux greenery that I had picked up at Michael’s and wove in some pretty silver bulbs that also light up. (Wait until you see them lit for my night tour next week– love!) I added in some silvery trees that I already owned to add some height, and I had a simple, beautiful centerpiece.
I have to mention the silverware! It belonged to my mother’s mother, whom I never got to meet, so it is always so special when I get to bring it out for big occasions because it feels like pat of her is part of our day.
Once I had the main pieces of the table in place, I added in a few extra details, like candles, pretty ornaments here and there, and cranberries and mint in the water glasses to make them look extra festive.
If you missed our Christmas hutch decor earlier this week, you can see it all in this post. It is one of my favorite pieces to decorate each season!
As far as the rest of the room goes, I wouldn’t say we have our “final” decor in this room yet (but really is any decor ever truly final?! 😉 ), but I did hang a few framed wreaths as well as the “In Christ Alone” canvases that I made (similar tutorial here), which actually hung in the dining area of our last house as well.
Oh and the plantation shutters! We are LOVING them– I really think they make such a great statement in this space! They are from Select Blinds, and I am going to do a whole post about the installation process soon, so keep an eye out for that. (Hint: It’s way easier than you think!)
So that’s the grand tour! This room is definitely a work in progress, but I’m thrilled with what we’ve been able to accomplish over the past few months that we’ve lived here. It has been such a fun process, and I’m enjoying every minute of it!
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I know all of the other bloggers on the tour today have gorgeous dining rooms to show you, so be sure to head over to Lindsay Hill Interiors and visit Kathleen next!
You can also see all of the tour participants below:
MONDAY – ENTRY/PORCH
TUESDAY – LIVING ROOM
WEDNESDAY – KITCHEN
FRIDAY – BEDROOM
Thank you so much for touring our Christmas dining room! Have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas!