Looking for some cozy farmhouse dining room decor ideas for Christmas? Wait until you see how I decorated our new dining room for the holidays.
It’s been a whirlwind of a year after moving in last Christmas.
What a crazy time that was.
We moved in 10 days before Christmas so there was not a whole lot of decorating happening then.
After unpacking, I decorated one room just so it felt like Christmas for the family.
So I’m really looking forward to decorating our new home for the holidays.
The first room I started decorating for the holidays is the dining room and wow does it look amazing!
And dramatically different from what it looked like when we moved in too.
But now, after choosing paint colors that were more neutral for this small space, the dining area has white walls, natural elements, and a rustic glam farmhouse design style.
Wait until you see how the dining room ooks all decked out for Christmas and ready for my supper club to meet up for Christmas brunch.
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Cozy Farmhouse Dining Room Decor Ideas for Christmas
Before I share how I decorated for Christmas this year, I’ve got to tell you about some of the pieces in this pretty space.
Since we just moved here a year ago, I’m still getting a feel for the room and how I want to decorate overall.
The Statement Piece in the Dining Room
The formal dining room has a beautiful crystal chandelier that is the focal point of the room.
This light fixture is incredibly large, really beautiful, and makes my heart sing every time I walk by. So whenever I decorate for a season, that is the showstopper in the space.
In my former home, the focal point in the dining space was china cabinet and hutch that is painted with black paint.
And it is a focal point here too, but that chandelier is everything isn’t it?
So I’ve been trying to decorate around it.
Choosing pieces and decor that would bring out those details create a rustic glam farmhouse vibe in the dining room.
Since my hutch is so dark, I lighten it up with my collection of Lenox because I have two sets. One set was gifted to me for my wedding and the other was passed down from my grandmother.
My Thrifted Dining Room Set
My rustic dining table from my former home didn’t work well in this space, so I found a new-to-me dining room table and side chairs at the thrift store for $300!
Isn’t that a steal for the whole set?
After the holidays, I want to recover them with light colors and a different pattern so it blends in with the overall dining room design.
I also love weathered wood tables, so I may even strip the wood and go with that aesthetic.
Cozy Farmhouse Dining Room Decor Ideas for the Walls
I also added a beautiful thrift store mantel that I refinished more than a few times.
Above the mantel, we added a large gold vintage mirror that is perfect for this space.
When I’m not decorating for Christmas, I keep it filled with faux greenery to warm up the wall space next to my china cabinet and hutch.
On the other side of the french doors that lead to my backyard gardens, I added my reclaimed wood “What a Wonderful World” sign.
My husband danced to with his mother at our wedding to that song and so it carries a lot of meaning for us.
Cozy Farmhouse Dining Room Decor Ideas: The Christmas Table
To decorate the dining table for Christmas brunch, I focused on neutral colors, rustic metals, and earthy colors.
But that centerpiece is the thrill of the table.
I found these GORGEOUS faux poinsettias at my local nursery last week. Let me tell you, I searched high and low online and found nothing as realistic as these pretty beauties.
Of course, you can use live poinsettias too, but I want a set-and-forget centerpiece for the season on the table.
And one of the easiest ways to decorate the dining room is with a beautiful centerpiece. If you do nothing else, that centerpiece will make the dining space feel festive and cozy.
Since my personal style infuses a cottagecore approach with a farmhouse vibe, the table settings needed to reflect that style and create a cohesive look.
To hold the cutlery, I love these cute pouches, don’t you?
They are a unique way to pull the look together while adding more decorative elements to the table.
And for extra bling, I used my grandmother’s lead crystal wine and water goblets.
Don’t Forget Mood Lighting
Of course, we’ve got to set a mood with lighting.
And while I’ve got that stunning chandelier to start with, I love to add taper candles in these vintage candlestick holders, simple votives, and these mini lanterns to make the dining space feel cozier.
Dining Room Storage Ideas
The rest of the room is furnished with storage pieces, like my china cabinet and hutch plus this small dresser that we found in Vermont.
These pieces at lots of wood tones and create more spaces for adding organic materials like Christmas greenery, berries, and pine cones.
I’m sure I’ll make some more tweaks here and there as I unpack more of my holiday decor, but for now, I’m decorating with a Christmas farmhouse decor style in the dining room.
Thanks so much for dropping by my dining room today! I hope you got some fun ideas to decorate your home for the holidays.
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The 10 Days of Christmas
Did you catch the 10 days of Christmas where my friends and I shared daily inspiration to get you psyched up and ready for the holidays?
In case you missed it, you can catch the 10 Days of Christmas lineup here:
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- Day 3 – Christmas Tree Ideas
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- Day 5 – Christmas Cookies and Sweet Treats
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