How to Create a Festive Dining Room
While you're buys decorating the tree at Christmas, don't forget to deck out the dining room with some festive cheer as well. It makes sense to sprinkle some Christmas magic in the room where you will sit down to tuck into a delicious Christmas feast. From your dining room table to your dresser to your walls and even your lighting, there are many ways to inject some Christmas cheer into your dining room this festive season.
You’ve heard of deck the halls with boughs of holly, but Christmas foliage doesn’t end there. The winter months are synonymous with pine cones, twigs, snowflakes, icicles and mistletoe to name a few of the best natural festive artifacts. Get creative with some spray paint and you can have your very own winter wonderland in an instant. If you are the crafty type, why not create a unique place setting for each guest using different pieces of nature?
Christmas is a dark, cold and dreary time of year which is just perfect for an assortment of fairy lights, tea lights and candles to create a cosy feel. The contrast of the dark nights pressing in from outside and the twinkling of candles in your warm, snug dining room will make your Christmas day feel simply magical. If your dining room has a chandelier or another type of feature light, why not decorate it with tinsel, baubles, ribbon or even just a carefully placed sprig of mistletoe.
You’ll obviously want to show off your stunning dining room table in all its glory, so you will need a statement centre piece. A glass bowl of pine cones and twigs is a firm festive favourite but for something a bit different why not go for a jar full of sweets for the kids and a bowl full of miniature after-dinner drinks for the adults?
To dress up the rest of the furniture in your dining room such as your dresser, book case or drawer unit, look out for some festive decorative pieces such as stars, reindeer or mini Christmas trees. To take the hassle out of decorating, use something you are already going to put out anyway such as the Christmas crackers or Christmas Poinsettia or fern, or even a light.
Christmas is such a special time of year so why not have some fun and let the festive decor spread out across the whole house? After all, Christmas only comes once per year but the happy memories shared amongst family and friends will last a lifetime.
- A Touch of Furniture Admin