Well, it looks like Christmas decorating is starting a little earlier than usual these days….. for everyone!! With Thanksgiving falling earlier in November this year, and all of the dept. stores pulling out Christmas decor in like JULY, more and more of us are moving to that same trend. And I gotta admit- I ain’t hating it!! LOL!! Not to dismiss Thanksgiving or anything fall related, Christmas is a magical season that brings people together! And where does that take place (- in the bellies )….- well really in the dining room- where we gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ!! AMEN!! So, here is my Christmas Dining Room: Navy + Red.
CHRISTMAS DINING ROOM: NAVY + RED
So, I set up my Christmas dining room with a couple of quick swaps from my Fall Dining Room. Click here to see Setting a Fall Table in 8 Easy Steps. It is a very informative post that helps you get ready for hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and gives you the tools to transition from one holiday to the next with little effort. WOOHOO!! And that means more time to spend with your family and do some Christmas shopping. Click here to see my dining room before we flooded Blue Christmas Dining Room.
I love how easy it is to change out a couple of decorating items, and basically you have a new “season.” Stay tuned for my next post Going from Fall to Christmas: Dining Room – coming soon!! Click 33 Ideas Decorating Stairs for Christmas or 20 Best Christmas Door Wreaths for more holiday decorating inspiration.
***TIP*** Make a wreath to form an “O” from a pom pom pick or floral (greenery) pick by bending the wire. You could always use a candle ring too….like the red ones on my 3 candle sticks. 😉
Remember to use what you have on hand to help save extra money. I found my red napkin rings in one of my buffet drawers – that I had from 10 yrs ago. Just never know when you may need something small to add a big punch of color. It’s your Christmas Dining Room, so use YOUR goodies!!
Adding Christmas words like joy, merry, hope, peace, and noel help add a touch of whimsy to a formal decor palette. Use them on walls, pillows, signs, or even on dishes.
Don’t forget to add a couple of sparkly ornaments to your chandelier. Use different sizes and shapes to add interest, and also hang them at different lengths. Just remember to use light-weight and shatter proof ornaments. I think I dropped all but one when trying to figure out where to hang mine – HA!!
Add some colored glasses to bring in a little holiday cheer. I used my red glasses that my dear friend gave me over 5 years ago. Not only to they add some fun to the table, I think of her every time I glance over at my table – LOVE THIS!!
Make sure to add a couple of candles in your Christmas Dining Room for a little ambience. Use white, red, gold, or silver – for some lower lighting.
And don’t forget to light them – LOL!!
Now, sit back and relax……well for about 30 minutes until one of your kiddos or husband needs something!! And then- use one of those “red martini – or wine glasses” – AND FILL IT!!
Hope you love my Christmas Dining Room & your’s too!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! LOVE & HUGS 🙂
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