Here I am with more Christmas inspiration for you! Today I’m joining a few friends sharing their homes decorated for the holidays as part of the Home for the Holidays Tour.
I seem to be decorating bit by bit this year, which I actually kind of like. Usually I try to get it all done at once, but that does take a few days and it gets a bit overwhelming. This year I’ve done it slowly. I started with my kitchen first, and then my entry way, and yesterday, I shared my living room all decked out for the season. And today, it’s all about the simple touches I added to my Romantic Christmas Dining Room…
My blush and white palette that I’ve used this year continues in here. And though I considered adding a tree to this room, to be honest, it’s so close to the living room that it seemed like a bit of overkill. We can see the tree right from this space as it’s between the two rooms, and I love the glow it brings to the room when we’re eating in here or playing games.
I talked about the little wreaths I added to my chairs in my kitchen tour, but then I decided to add them to the dining room chairs as well. At first, I had just pinned them on. But once I found enough to do all the chairs, I wanted to make it a little prettier so I used some cream silk ribbon to tie them on. (Mine are from the Target dollar bin so I can’t link them for you, but I found some similar ones below!)
I have to say, I’m completely smitten with the “wreath on the chair” thing! How have I never done this before?! It adds so much charm to the whole space. I’m sure this will be a tradition for me from now on!
On the dining table, I added some hydrangeas to my favorite French urn. I love using hydrangeas all year as they always look good, and they work with so many other flowers and greens. Mercury glass candlesticks are from Pottery Barn.
For this Christmas dining room, I added some cedar and pine boughs to my French urn for a seasonal touch.
On one of the buffets are my favorite vintage Santas, along with a new little white tree I got this year.
I love the size and the color, and with just a few mini mercury glass ornaments, it looks so adorable!
On the opposite side of the room, I have a collection of white houses and churches. They are a reproduction version of the traditional Putz houses. I’ve gotten some at Home Goods and TJ Maxx, but my two new ones this year are from Pier One and Pottery Barn. I’m in love with their vintage charm!
Hope this has helped you with some ideas for your own Christmas dining room! I’m guessing that most of you are just starting or are about to start decorating, so we hope that this brings you lots of ideas for your own homes! I’ll also be bringing you a Christmas tablescape later this week, as well as my Farmhouse Christmas family room tour. So there’s lots more Christmas inspiration to come!
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Just breath taking! Just came across your website on Pinterest. I love it all! Will you share your paint choices in living dining & kitchen please?
Thank you for your inspiration!
Wow Clarise thank you for your kind comment – you made my day! MY living room is Muslin, and the dining room is Shaker Beige both from Benjamin Moore. The kitchen is Cloud White, both cabinets and trim (the walls are Edgecomb Grey). All of my paints are from Benjamin Moore. You might also want to check out this post all about my favorite (and not!) paint colors: https://maisondecinq.com/my-favorite-paint-colors/
Hope that helps!
I have a friend that absolutely loves that urn!! Where can I find something similar??
Hi Barbara, tell your friend thank you!!That’s a tough one! I have found it on Etsy but it was black so would need to be painted, but other than that, I’ve never seen it again. I’m always keeping an eye out though, so if you check periodically in the Shop my Home tab in “Dining Room” that is where I would add it if I do find it, as well as link anything similar as well.
Hope that helps!
Kristy Seibert says
As always, so beautiful! I love the simple elegance of your romantic style holiday dining room. I’m having fun going on the full tour today! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.
Thank you so much Kristy! I still have to stop by several of the tours – I always find them so inspiring!
Merry Christmas to you!!
Becky Cunningham says
Sheila! I adore the little chair wreaths too!! Probably using some this year, if I ever get to the dining room 😉
haha I feel you Becky! I’m STILL decorating – and I started like 3 weeks ago!! Thanks so much my friend 🙂
Sheila, your home is gorgeous and I love how you’ve decorated it for Christmas! I love those wreaths on your chairs and your tree. And I can see why that’s your favourite urn!
Aww thanks so much for your sweet comment Jamie! That French urn is very “you” as well:)
Always fun to be hopping with you my friend!
Everything is just so soft and lovely Sheila! The wreaths on the chairs are my favorite! So fun to be on this tour with you my friend. xoxo
Aww thank you Vanessa – that’s so kind! Love “hopping” with you as always, and can’t wait to sit down and read all of today’s posts!
kelly Wilkniss says
Oh Sheila, Your home is so beautiful. I love your dining room and the wreaths are perfect. I am going to try this but I had one question. How did you adhere the ribbon to your chairs? Especially the apolostered one? Your home is just gorgeous, thank you for sharing it with us!
Hi Rose, and thanks so much for your kind words! The ribbons are pinned (with a straight pin) at the top of the chair where the seam is (there is welting there so I was able to hide a straight pin just fine). And since the wreaths are light, it worked perfectly fine! Hope that helps!
And thank you so much for stopping by and for your comment – I truly appreciate it!
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse says
Sheila, your dining room looks beautiful and so festive for the holidays. I can only imagine the lovely, memory making meals you will have there with the people you love. It’s a joy to be on this Holiday Home Tour with you today. Xo Lidy
Aww thank you Lidy! That is so true, and is truly the best part of the holidays for me. I can’t wait to pop over and see your beautiful home. Always fun to be “touring” with you:)
Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap says
Your entire dining room is perfection but I have to agree with you, the wreaths are the perfect touch and I’m thinking about wreaths for my dining chairs now!
Yay – you should! They do really add that seasonal touch, and I’m so glad you think so too!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Shirley @Housepitality Designs says
Sheila…your dining room is so beautifully done to greet your family and friends for your most wonderful Christmas festivities. I love the wreaths on the chairs too!….when I placed some on my chairs last year, my hubby gave it the “look” … but then it grew on him and loved it….Your dining room is truly enchanting! Merry Christmas Sheila!!!
Haha, MEN!! Mine did say something, but I just ignored him;)
Thanks so much for your sweet compliment – so appreciate it Shirley!
Beautiful room, Sheila and I love your soft colors this year.
Thank you Kim! I’m shocked at myself actually, haha! I never thought I liked pink but I’m a convert I guess!
Cynthia Weber says
Seeing all the homes on this tour fills me with fantastic seasonal decorating ideas… As always, your home is absolutely lovely and I am truly smitten with the little wreaths on the chair backs!!
So excited to be part of the tour tomorrow!
You’re so kind Cynthia – thank you!! Can’t wait to see your home decorated, too!