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Christmas Dining Room: Navy + Red

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 – (now ready)! 

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.

Want more buffalo check ideas….click Buffalo Check Snowman Using Embroidery Hoops or Buffalo Check Christmas Ornament Balls.

 

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 ambiance.  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!!

 

Love all things blue:  Try 14 Ways to Decorate with Blue:  For Every Room & Budget.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  LOVE & HUGS 🙂

Want more Christmas Party inspiration or DIY projects? 

Christmas Home Tour:  Let it Snow

DIY Wall Christmas Tree Tutorial:  Using Shelf Paper

Let it Snow Donut Christmas Party

DIY Donut Ornaments Using Pool Noodles

Christmas Snowman Cotton Ball Wreath

How to Make the Perfect Bow

DIY Let It Snow Christmas Wall Decor

9 Holiday Table Decorating Tricks:  Using What You Have

 

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Blue Christmas Dining Room- Home Tour

Since we flooded during Hurricane Harvey this August, (and decorating the dining room for Christmas is not an option this year) I decided to post pictures of my Blue Christmas Dining Room from last year.  It still makes me smile to see all the different shades of blue, and of course my crazy love affair with white feathers.   This room is one of my all-time favorites…. it’s light and airy, but packs in a whole lotta punch.  If you want to see what it looked like before we flooded  Click here-  Blue and White Fall Dining Room .

 

The white feather tree I bought from Michael’s (i think) about 5 years ago, and it moves from room to room each year.  But it ALWAYS comes out-LOL!!!  The tree lights up and makes the feathers look like angel wings at night-swoon!!

 

The white candle sticks are from Round Top, TX Antique Show.  The glass votive that sits on top of each one makes a perfect resting spot for the ornaments so they don’t roll off.  The urn is from Home Goods.

I made the white feather wreath from a couple of feather boas on a wire frame.   Easy to weave them into the wire frame.   I painted the J & Y letters gold, and attached fabric to a wooden backing I made to go inside the frames.  The frames I found at an antique store that I painted silver.  The frames are very heavy, so they are on small nails.

Of course, what is Christmas without a little leopard or cheetah ribbon/fabric???  It adds just a little personality and tones down all of the blue and gold.  The stockings for our Christmas mantel have leopard on them also….I’ll post those next year 🙂

 

I know it is hard to see (lighting was not the best on these from last year- obviously) but the walls are gray here.  If you look at my blue FALL dining room post, they are blue.  I spent a year painting all of the rooms downstairs in our house gray, and I was beginning to feel like I was living in  “a cloudy kind of day” mood…..and I NEED some color!!!  So, there was a little change.  Live out loud- Live in color…..right??!!

 

 

 

 

These picks I found at Michael’s about 5 years ago too.  I love how the darker teal and navy really makes the turquoise and white pop…..and I can’t decorate for Christmas without some bling.

 

 

Have a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Need more Christmas inspiration and ideas???  Click Here for Christmas Stairs Love and here for Christmas Door Wreaths.

Want more navy and white Christmas DIY ideas or LOVE all things buffalo check??? Try Buffalo Check Snow-Woman or Buffalo Check Ornaments

 

 

 

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5 Simple Christmas Decorating Tips

Holiday decorations help bring joy, cheer, and the Christmas spirit to our homes every year.  And we are all craving those happy feelings more than ever this year!  So I wanted to share with you today some easy ways to decorate for Christmas, that won’t break the bank and will lift those heavy hearts.  Plus, you can use things you already have on hand, or you can follow one of my links to some fun DIY-style projects.  Bonus:  you’ll get a sneak peek at our Home Tour.  So, Let’s get to it!  Here are 5 Simple Christmas Decorating Tips.


5 Simple Christmas Decorating Tips

Tips:

  • #1:  Use Serving Trays & Cake Stands
  • #2:  Add Inspirational Signs or Scriptures
  • #3:  Use Trees, Trees, and More Trees
  • #4:  Mix in Reindeer, Presents, & Sleighs
  • #5:  Add Tons Of Greenery Everywhere

***Home Tour post- coming soon!!

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Ok – let’s get to the 5 simple Christmas Decorating Tips!!


5 Simple Christmas Decorating Tips

TIP #1:  Use Serving Trays & Cake Stands

One of the easiest ways to decorate for Christmas is to put a small group of items onto a tray. 

But don’t forget about using things you already have on hand like: 

  • serving trays, cake stands/plates, chargers or even 3-tier stands.   

Use them to elevate items on a entry console or kitchen coffee/hot chocolate bar, or simply just add Christmas balls, candles or greenery.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

The next 2 pictures below are my new finds this year, and I love them!  

The first one is a simple (slim), white ceramic serving tray that is a perfect fit for our entry console table.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

And the second one is this 3-tier serving stand that I used for our Christmas coffee/hot chocolate bar.  

  • Both of these trays could also be used in your guest bathroom for toiletries or even small bath towels.
  • You can use Christmas-themed or red-green colored trays also. 

Just have fun and go for it!!

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

Click here to see our DIY Christmas Coffee and Hot Chocolate Bar.


TIP #2:  Add Inspirational Signs or Scriptures

Christmas just would not be – well Christmas – without spreading the good news of Jesus Christ! 

So go ahead and shout it from the mountain tops.  

  • Use wall signs with words from Christmas songs and scripture verses, or just place inspirational words and phrases into bookcases or open shelving.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

Don’t forget about your kitchen decorations also!  It’s the hub of the home – especially for the Christmas season!!

  • Use Merry Wishes on signs, coffee mugs, paper goods, or anywhere else you can think of spreading a little extra cheer.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 


TIP #3:  Use Trees, Trees, and More Trees

This probably seems like a no-brainer, but try to think outside of the box for this one.  

Use different sizes (and colors) of trees, and spread them around your house.  And they don’t have to be your “typical” green tree.

  • You can use ceramic trees, 3-dimensional trees, bottle brush trees, fabric trees, yarn trees, wall trees and even mini trees in lanterns.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

I am loving these adorable little green yarn trees and navy plaid fabric trees from Target. 

They just add a little whimsy to the living room bookcase.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

Don’t forget about your dining room or kitchen table too. 

  • Put decorative trees into groups to make a larger impact.

Click DIY Lantern Snow Village with Fairy Lights to see how to make your own centerpiece using the small (mini) trees.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

Use trees to decorate nightstands or dressers in your master bedroom or even a Christmas guest room.  

  • Plus, you can mix and match different sizes and textures to create added interest to your vignettes.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

This is our wall tree from last year, but I just wanted to add it to the mix.  

Click DIY Wall Christmas Tree Tutorial:  Using Shelf Paper for more information.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

And of course, there is the traditional tree. 

It is the main act, the show-stopper, and the heart of the Christmas home.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 


TIP #4:  Mix in Reindeer, Presents, & Sleighs

Try to bring in some traditional Christmas decor like reindeer, presents, sleighs, and more.  

Use these items all around your house to add a little holiday magic for your family and friends.

  • Just place a pair of reindeer on your coffee table to bring in some additional sparkle and “wintry” feeling.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

Or try some some furry presents on a woven tray in your bedroom to bring in a sense of texture and warmth.  

  • You can always make your own – DIY style – or simply wrap empty boxes with Christmas-themed wrapping paper (that you already have on hand).

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

Get creative with your sleighs also. 

  • Use them for holding coffee pods in your kitchen.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

Or use them in your powder or guest bathroom to hold hand towels (or even toilet paper). 

And Yes, I use our red sleigh for TP too!

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 


TIP #5:  Add Tons Of Greenery Everywhere

Adding Christmas greenery – everywhere – is probably the most important element of all holiday decorating tips!  

You can use natural greenery, flocked greenery, Christmas picks with pinecones or frosted eucalyptus, swags, pine sprays, wall wreaths and more.

And you can add it to every room in your house too:

  • entry staircase or railings, console tables, or baskets
  • dining room mirrors, buffet consoles, or chandeliers
  • kitchen windows wreaths, cabinets, over-the-sink window garland, or light pendants
  • master bedroom wall decoration, breakfast trays, headboard garland
  • living room windows, mantels, coffee tables, bookshelves, and over threshold openings 

In the picture below, I just simply added two shimmery green stems to the top of our dining room mirror to add color and some depth.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

You can also use the greenery picks or stems in vases or on trays (as fillers) also.

  • Just add a couple of long flocked stems to taller vases, or tuck smaller greenery picks onto a tray.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

Try adding some greenery to your empty walls or window frames also.

  • Fill in some of those gaps in the kitchen or even master/guest bedrooms with wall wreaths.  

Click Easy DIY Christmas Wreath Trio Tutorial or DIY Christmas Bedroom Wall Decor:  Using Wreaths for additional decorating ideas. 

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

And don’t forget about your staircase railings or entryway – they need some love too!   

  • Just adding a little touch of greenery goes a long way, and it doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive (like these pine sprays below).

Click Easy Christmas Staircase Decorating Idea:  Pine Sprays for more information.

5 simple Christmas decorating tips

 

I hope you found a little inspiration and some decorating ideas you can try out this holiday season!   

Have a Blessed Christmas Everyone!!

Love & Merry Hugs 🙂

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12 Best Coastal Farmhouse Dining Chairs

If you’re joining in from the 12 best coastal farmhouse dining tables – welcome!  So you’ve found your dining room table style, now it’s time to choose your favorite dining room table chairs.  But with all of the choices these days, it can get pretty overwhelming.  Well, don’t worry or stress yourself out.  I’ve done a ton of digging for you, and have found the best chairs to accent your kitchen or dining area.  And since budget concerns are always important, the majority of my picks are under $100, under $150, and sold in pairs to keep pricing down.  So, let’s get to the 12 Best Coastal Farmhouse Dining Chairs!

***Note***  This post contains affiliate links which means that I will receive a small compensation if you purchase something from these links.  Please see my privacy and disclosure policies below.  Thanks for your support.  🙂


12 Best Coastal Farmhouse Dining Chairs

I just wanted to go over some tips and reminders before you begin your search, basically food for thought.

Chair and Table Dimensions & Sizing:

  • Will you/do you have a dining table that is:  round, square, oval, or rectangular?
  • Make for sure to measure your table:  height, width and length – so that you know how many chairs can fit, and their sizes also.

Tables:

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs
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Guest Spacing:

  • ~30″ W x 18″ L
  • See picture below of table setting dimensions and full plate setting.
  • Left side is in inches, right side in cm.

 

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Chairs:

  • Normal table height is 30″H

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

Chair Styles & Colors:

  • Do you want your chairs to be:  metal, wooden, wicker/rattan, combination, or upholstered?
  • Will you want a bench with your chairs? (post coming soon)
  • Do you want to mix the chair styles and shapes, or have them all uniform?
  • What colors do you prefer?

Chair Location:

  • Are these chairs for the kitchen or dining room? 
  • And/or do you want to interchange them for both dining areas?

I just wanted to show you some different ways that we use our chairs – in both of our dining areas – to mix it up a little.

#1:  Here is our kitchen nook (kitchen remodel) with the wooden chairs and banquette seating.

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs
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#2:  Here is our coastal dining room holiday decorating ideas – with the 2 wooden chairs from the kitchen – without cushions.

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs
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#3:  And with cushions on chairs.

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs
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#4:  Here is our fall 2020 home tour with the slipcovered chairs only.

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs
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#5:  And here is our dining room fall centerpiece with the bench added.

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs
source: thetarnishedjewelblog.com

 

Ok, let’s get to the reason you’re here – the 12 best coastal farmhouse dining chair options!


12 Best Coastal Farmhouse Dining Chairs

1 –  Wood Spindle Windsor Dining Chair (set of 2) 

Dimensions:  36” H x 20.5” W x 21” D

Colors:  9 colors available

Price:  $159.99 ($80.00 each)

Option 2:  Metal Windsor High Back or Metal Windsor Low Back

Option 3:  Wood Low Back or Modern Winsor

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 


2 –  Upholstered & Tufted Dining Chair (set of 2)

Dimensions:  39.2” H x 18” W x 26” D

Colors:  6 colors available

Price: $179.99 ($90/each)

Option 2:  Here

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs


3 –  Wood X-Back (cross back) Dining Chair (set of 2)

Dimensions:  36.9” H x 19” W x 15.5” D

Colors:  14 colors available

Price:  $179.99 ($90.00 each)

Option 2:  Here

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 


4 –  Weathered X-Back Dining Chair – (sold individually)

Dimensions:  21L x 19.67W x 35H in.

Colors:  weathered brown

Price:  $95.99 for one

Option 2:  Here for one (7 colors available)

Option 3:  Here (set of 2)

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

 


5 –  Buffalo Check Dining Parsons Chairs (set of 2)

Dimensions:  38.5” H x 20” W x 26” D

Colors:  Blue, Black, Gray

Price:  $199.00 ($100 each)

Option 2:  Here for one

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 


6 – Button Tufted Wingback Dining Chair (set of 2)

Dimensions:  39” H x 22” W x 24” D

Colors:  Tan, Charcoal, Gray

Price:  $234.99 ( $117.50 each)

Option 2:  Here (set of 2)

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

 


7 – Metal Dining Chairs (set of 4)

Dimensions:  34.4” H x 17.2” D

Colors:  8 colors available

Price:  $146.99 ($36.75 each)

Option 2:  Here Distressed

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 


8 – Wicker Rattan Woven Dining Chair (set of 2)

Dimensions:  39” H x 20” W x 24” D

Colors:  Walnut brown

Price:   $262.85 ($131.43 each)

Option 2:  Here  for one (with cushion)

Option 3:  Here (set of 2)

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 


9 – Cane Back Dining Chair (set of 2)

Dimensions:  35” H x 19” W x 21.75” D

Colors:  Light brown

Price:   $297.14 ($148.57 each)

Option 2:  Here (set of 2)

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 


10 – Upholstered Dining Chair (set of 2)

Dimensions:  40” H x 19.5” W x 22.75” D

Colors:  Beige Linen, Dark Gray Linen

Price:  $234.99 ($117.50 each)

Option 2:  Slipcovered for one

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 


11 – Upholstered Chair w/Subtle Nailhead Trim (set of 2)

Dimensions:  22″W x 26″D x 37″H

Colors:  Dark Gray Linen, Beige Linen

Price:  $399.99 ($200.00 each)

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

 


12 – Boro Stripe Dining Chair (sold individually)

Dimensions:  33.5″H, 19″W, 22″D

Colors:  Indigo, Grey

Price:  $298.00 for one

Option 2:  Blue (set of 2), Black (set of 2)

Option 3:  Here (set of 2)

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12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

12 best coastal farmhouse dining chairs

 

I hope you found a couple of chairs that you love, and that fit into your new dining room space perfectly.  I can’t wait to hear how they turn out!  

If you have any questions or need help, please feel free to shoot me a comment on the contact page!  I’m here for anything you might need!

Love & Hugs 🙂

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Christmas Home Tour: Let It Snow

If you have been following my blog recently, you know that I have a Let It Snow, white winter wonderland theme going on this year inside our house!  There is the snow village table setting and diy wall decor in the dining room, silver balls pine spray staircase in the entry,  wooden shelf paper Christmas tree in the living room, and the white poinsettia shimmer wreath trio in the kitchen.  So today I am excited to share the rest of my holiday decorating ideas and tips with you!  Here is Christmas Home Tour:  Let It Snow.  


CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR:  LET IT SNOW

For my theme this year, I chose the colors white, silver, and gold to mix in with all of my navy and indigo blues.

I used these dominate colors in all of the larger areas of our home, so that they would have a cohesive look.  Then in some of the smaller areas, (like the office and powder bath) I used reds, pinks, and turquoise to have a little fun! 

This post is filled with a ton of pictures!!  I tried to pull out as many new or different photos (from the posts mentioned above) that I could, so that you can see other areas of our home.  

Let’s get to the home tour!


CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR:  LET IT SNOW

ENTRY:

Our entry is filled with a ton of white and blue already, so I really punched up the texture and glimmer. 

 

I added silver wreaths to the barn doors, and simply added a white grois grain ribbon tied in a loose knot.

Of course, no home tour is complete without my Boomer!!  He loves to be with me when I’m decorating, and especially when I’m taking pictures!!

Then I added the pine sprays to the staircase banisters, and kept that same theme going with the grois grain ribbon.  

I am loving my new sign from Home Goods also!! 

Click here for the song by Hillsong Worship – Words and Music by Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood.  It is one of the most beautiful songs I have every heard!

 

Instead of tying a loose knot though, I went with a loosely tied bow.  It still gives off the same “non-stuffy” vibe, but adds a little weight to the top of the sprays.

For more information on the pine sprays, click here.

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I made these navy and white buffalo check embroidery hoop ornaments a couple of years ago, and simply change them up every year.   

The gold dot bows, organza ribbons, and white pom pom ornaments were the perfect accent to my winter theme.

Click here to use them together to make a snowman, or here to use as ornaments

 

TIP #1:  Use cake plates or cake stands to elevate smaller Christmas accessories when decorating.  

This also helps draw attention (or extra focus) to items that wouldn’t get noticed – like my white furry silver sleigh!!

 

TIP#2:  Add a couple of sparkly snowflake ornaments to your candle lanterns.

I know most of us already know the little trick of adding ornaments or greenery to lanterns, but adding some snowflake ornaments gives a little extra texture too.

You can always add the ornaments to your chandeliers – like mine from last year.


DINING ROOM:

Of course, there’s the literal way to express your let it snow theme – haha!!  Click here for wall sign tutorial.

But it’s really more than just a sign.  The gold glitter letters bring in that winter shimmer that I needed, and the white pom poms and feather wreath wreath bring in the snow texture.

 

And don’t forgot about a Christmas Tree centerpiece or using snow village ornaments .  Click here for more info on the winter tablescape.

 

TIP #3:  Fill a wooden tray with flocked picks, glimmer balls, and a white poinsettia to add some winter shimmer.

Turn a plain tray into an accent piece, with a couple of Christmas-y accessories and glass hurricane.

 

TIP #4:  Add wooden shelf paper to top of furniture to warm up your let it snow theme.

This is a great way to add a little warmth to all of your white, so it doesn’t come off too cold.

  • P.S.  I’ll try to do a post on both tips 3 & 4 soon!   But you’ll recognize something similar…..


LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN:

….right here!!  Do you recognize the shelf paper?  For more info on the wall tree click here.  

I had to work around Boomer for the living room pictures.  It’s kind of like he’s one of our presents – love it!!

 

TIP 5:  Use pom pom garland on your tree(s) – to keep with the snow theme. 

Love white lamps?  Try Try 14 Best White Table Lamps or DIY Ceramic Lamp Makeover:  Painted White.

 

I used a TON of whites and ivory in the living room, with pops of gold and silver.

 

 

TIP #6:  Add wooden beads to hurricanes to warm up all of the white.

 

And remember that white poinsettia, flocked picks, and glimmer balls that I used to “dress” up the wooden tray in the dining room?

Well, they also were used to accent the wreaths in the kitchen.

 

Now, your’e dining room and kitchen can have coordinating Christmas accents.  

For more information on the wreath trio, click here.

source: thetarnishedjewelblog.com

 

And don’t forget your gold shimmer too.  It really adds a lot of depth to all of the silver and whites.

TIP #7:  Add different shades of gold pillows to sofas, chairs, & baskets.

 

 

TIP #8:  Place gold ornaments on trays and on mantel garland to give extra depth.

 

 

I have had these 2 shimmery topiary trees for a while now also, and they find a new home each Christmas!  

This year they found their way to the mantel – love how they complete the look.

 

 

 

TIP #9:  Use a white fur throw blanket for your tree skirt.

Then when Christmas is over, you can continue to use it for the rest of the winter season.

 

 

And don’t forget about about your angelic or nativity ornaments to finish out your Christmas decorating!

Thanks Mom – love this one!!

 


OFFICE & POWDER BATHROOM:

I just wanted to share a couple of pictures of our office and powder bath.   

They are always a little “different” than the rest of our house, just so I can add a little whimsy and personality!

OFFICE:

I haven’t shown any pictures of our office before – well because this room is ALWAYS a mess – haha!  So, at least I was able to clean it up enough for a couple of photos.

 

My mom and girls made the green garland accents with turquoise bows and hot pink ornaments years ago.  And they will always find a home each year too.

I love them in here with all of the bright colors.

 

The red, hot pink, and turquoise really pop off of the family photos, and against all of the black and white.   This little vignette has really been one of my favorites for the last 2 years now!

And of course, Boomer again too 😉

 

POWDER BATHROOM:

And last but not least is my “crazy” room!  It’s where everything is welcome & anything goes! 

 

My girls still love this red sleigh with the teddy bears, so I use it every Christmas. 

It always held the extra toilet paper (in our bathroom before we flooded) because we only had a pedestal sink in here.

Now, it found a new home for holding the Christmas hand towel.

 

The blue snowman towel (above) and the blue snowman soap (below) – still kind of have a winter snow theme LOL!

And the pom pom trees fit perfectly with my other garland on the Christmas trees and Let it Snow Sign.  I do love my white pom poms!!  

 

Hope you found some inspiration and helpful tips & tricks to create your own let it snow winter Christmas decorating theme this year!!

HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

LOVE & CHRISTMAS HUGS!! 🙂

Want more Christmas Decorating Ideas? 

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9 Holiday Table Decorating Tricks:  Using What You Have

Fall To Christmas Decorating:  3 Easy Tips

DIY Wall Christmas Tree Tutorial:  Using Shelf Paper

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DIY Buffalo Check Snowman:  Using Embroidery Hoops

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5 Tips: Christmas Tree Snow Village Table Setting

I am so excited to show you how to create this Christmas tablescape this year.  Last year I used navy and red for my color scheme, and this year I wanted to go with navy, white and gold (because of my Let It Snow Glitter Sign).  If you are looking for winter wonderland Christmas table setting ideas, try this one out.  I hope it brings a little joy and sparkle to your Christmas Season.  Here are 5 Tips:  Christmas Tree Snow Village Table Setting.

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5 Tips:  Christmas Tree Snow Village Table Setting

FIRST THINGS FIRST:

I would like to start off with wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and blessings for this holiday season.  Decorating for our Lord’s birthday is an honor, and we (at our house) are just so grateful to be able to share that gift with you!  

So as you create your table setting masterpiece, do it for the Glory Of God.  And as you share in that family meal, take a minute to thank Him for everything He has provided for you.   Amen!

Ok – let’s get to decorating!!

Just a FYI:  This tutorial is for 6 place settings and Shopping Supplies are at the very end of post – thanks!


5 Tips:  Christmas Tree Snow Village Table Setting

TIP #1:  Use Multiple Christmas Trees For Centerpiece

For the centerpiece, use 6 trees with different shapes, heights, dimensions, and textures. Just make sure to keep all of your trees in the white, ivory, and silver family to create this look.

You’ll notice that I have 2 silver trees that are 3-dimensional, one round tree, and one bottle brush tree trio.   

This is very important so that you add texture and dimension to your table.  Otherwise it will look flat.

I found all of mine at Home Goods.

 

 

Just pop in a couple of white or silver candles, some flocked greenery, and some pine cones to fill in the gaps.  

I found these adorable silver Christmas tree candle tea lights also, and knew that they would be a perfect fit here.  Aren’t they the cutest??

 

 

 


TIP #2:  Use White Wreaths as Chargers

If you have been following some of my posts, you will remember these little jewels from my frosted pink fall dining room decor.  These were the wreaths that I used to hang on the back of the chairs.

*They found a new home for Easter and I turned them into DIY wreath signs here.* 

Now, they found a new home  – as chargers.  Mine are metal, but you can use floral white wreaths instead.

You can also use grapevine wreaths and spray paint them white (see supplies at end of post).

 

Then simply place your dinner plate on top of your wreath.  I love that the wreath adds texture to the ceramic plates and bowls.

 

 


TIP #3:  Use Gold-Rimmed Dinnerware & Stemware

Add plates or glasses that are detailed with a simple gold rim or have gold pattern accents.  

My mom gave me these little gold rimmed antique glasses years ago, and they are definitely my favorite!!  They are sweet, simple, and just add a little glimmer to the top of the place setting and centerpiece.

 

These Lenox (“Vintage “Jewel”) plates are from our wedding – ya – they’re old too – LOL!!  Each dinner, accent, salad, and bread and butter plate have different trims.  

This makes it fun to mix-match the dinnerware so that it doesn’t look boring.

 

 


TIP #4:  White and Gold Christmas Word Napkins

I found these sweet little table napkins at Home Goods, and knew they were coming home with me!  I love how there are several different Christmas cheer sentiments – so that each guest could have a different word.  

I just simply folded and ironed my napkins so that the word I wanted – ended up in the center.  

 

Then just tuck them under your wreaths.  You can also put them directly on the table also, if you prefer the more traditional look.

Either way, just make sure you can see the words.


TIP #5:  Add your Snow Village Ornaments

My mom had given me these precious white and gold snow village ornaments when I was in college.  So, to say the least…. I’ve had them a V.E.R.Y  long time!  

They were the perfect color and look I was going for in the dining room, so it was a no-brainer.  

Each bowl has a different style house, and then I repeated that look on the other side of the table.  

 

 

And then I used the 2 extra houses and 2 santas for the centerpiece decoration.  It just ties the place settings and table runner decor together.

Here is the other house on the left side of the place setting below.

If you don’t love the snow village look, just use white or gold ornaments.  It will give you the same look overall.

YOU ARE DONE!! 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

Side View:

 

Top View:

 

Front View:

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DIY Wall Christmas Tree Tutorial:  Using Shelf Paper

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DIY Buffalo Check Snowman:  Using Embroidery Hoops

Christmas Home Tour:  Let it Snow

11 Best Ways To Store & Organize Christmas Decorations


SHOP TABLE ITEMS

These items are similar to the ones that I used. to give you the same look.  

  1.   Trees –  silver, white, white beaded, bottle brush, candles
  2.   White Wreaths – metal –  OR – 14″ grapevine wreath here and white paint
  3.   Gold-Rimmed Dinnerware – here 
  4.   Gold-Rimmed Stemware – here
  5.   White and Gold Christmas Napkins – words here or snowflakes here
  6.   Snow Village Ornaments – here, here, here and here
  7.   Snow Village Figurines – set here

 

 

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DIY Wall Christmas Tree Tutorial: Using Shelf Paper

If you are looking for easy and budget-friendly Christmas wall decorating ideas, try out this DIY Wall Christmas Tree Tutorial:  Using Shelf Paper!  It’s perfect for filling a large open space for Christmas, and you won’t need a lot of money or time to get it done.  Plus, it’s a great way to add a tree to a small living room or apartment without having to buy an actual tree.  Ok – let’s get to it!

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DIY Wall Christmas Tree Tutorial: 

Using Shelf Paper

SUPPLIES:  

  1.   *Wood Shelf Paper – here – (1 Roll)*
  2.   Pom Pom Garland – here – (4 Strands) 
  3.   String
  4.   Tape
  5.   Measuring Tape 
  6.   Scissors
  7.   Pen
  8.   Yard stick or Ruler
  9.   **Gold Bows – optional **

*FYI – You can replace the shelf paper with removable wallpaper or even gift wrapping paper.    Just have fun with it!!*    

DIMENSIONS:  

Scroll to the VERY end of the post for tree dimensions.


DIY Wall Christmas Tree Tutorial: 

Using Shelf Paper

STEP 1:    CUT SHELF PAPER & “TAPE” TO WALL

You will cut the shelf paper in staggered widths to make the tree top and trunk.  You will need 4 pieces for the tree top, and one piece for the tree trunk.  

My bottom piece is 50″W, and then I just shortened each piece as it went up the wall. 

The trunk portion is 8 1/2″H x 12 1/2″ W.

*Please read all of step 1 before you begin! * 

 

***NOTE*** Put some TAPE onto the back of shelf paper for this part and attach to the wall.  DO NOT pull backing off the shelf paper and stick to the wall yet!!

 

This is what it should look like when you have it taped to your wall.  

It kind of ended up looking like a birthday cake – right?  Hmmm – that could be another idea – LOL!!


STEP 2:  OUTLINE TREE WITH STRING AND TRACE 

For this part I used some jute string that I had on hand to make the outline of the tree shape. 

You can use whatever you have at home – it is just for creating the design of your tree.

I taped my string to the wall for the starting point, but you can tape it directly to the shelf paper also.  Just make for sure that the tape is a gift tape, or one that can be removed without tearing the paper.

Here is what it looks like with the string taped onto the shelf paper. 

***NOTE*** You will need to make the top part of the tree fit onto the shelf paper to make a true point.  In my picture below, I have it taped with an OPEN space.

This was my trial run, and I ended up moving it to a true point. 

 

Now add some painters tape or other removable tape to keep the paper from moving onto the wall.  This will help keep the shelf paper flat, when you are tracing the line of the string.

 

Next, you will take a yard stick or ruler and trace the “tree” string with a pen.  

***Just make sure not to press to hard or it will poke a hole in your shelf paper***

Follow the string exactly to make a straight line.  In the picture below, I moved the string upwards so that you could see the pen line. 


STEP 3:  CUT SHELF PAPER 

Now you can take the shelf paper off of the wall and cut your tree line. 

It should look something like this when you are done.


STEP 4:   ATTACH TO WALL

Start with the trunk first to attach the tree to the wall. 

TIP:  Measure the center of your wall space, and mark the center of your tree trunk.  This will help make sure that the tree is centered on your wall.

Then you can follow that same method when attaching each tree section.

 

 

Attach each section to the wall.

If you have an electrical outlet inside your tree, just cut that portion out.  You do NOT want to cover that!!

 

If you like the look of the tree as is, you are done!  If you want to add some pom pom garland, keep reading.


STEP 5:  ADD POM POM GARLAND (& BOWS)

Of course, no tree is complete without a little accessorizing!  

I did a mock trial with the draped garland, like picture below first.  It’s also cute, but I ended up liking the second version better.

Here is the swagged one….. in case you like this style.

 

And here is the one that I liked a little better for myself.  

I just draped the pom pom garland in a diagonal “swag” pattern with clear tape, with no rhyme or reason – Ha!  Sometimes no plan is the best plan!

 

And with the 2 gold bows….. just adds a little whimsy.  

 

 

And You are Done!!  

 

HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! 

LOVE & CHRISTMAS HUGS!!

Want More Christmas Decorating Ideas?

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DIY Let It Snow Christmas Wall Decor

Christmas Snowman:  DIY Cotton Ball Wreath

DIY Buffalo Check Ornaments Using Embroidery Hoops

Fall to Christmas Decorating:  3 Easy Tips

9 Holiday Table Decorating Tricks:  Using What You Have

Christmas Dining Room:  Navy + Red

DIY Christmas Donut Ornaments:  Using Pool Noodles

Let It Snow Donut Christmas Party

33 Ideas – Decorating Stairs for Christmas

20 Best Christmas Door Wreaths

How to Make the Perfect Bow

9 Secrets for a Stress-Free Christmas


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DIY Let It Snow Christmas Wall Decor

I recently made these over-sized giant gold glitter letters for my daughter’s Sweet 16 Birthday Yard Sign, and wanted to reuse them somewhere inside the house for Christmas this year.   But I needed a large open wall space.  And, I found the perfect spot – my dining room navy accent wall!  If you’re looking for Christmas wall decorating ideas and on a tight budget, try this project out.  DIY Let It Snow Christmas Wall Decor.  

5 Tips:  Christmas Tree Snow Village Table Setting is now ready!!  See how it all came together.

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DIY Let It Snow Christmas Wall Decor

SUPPLIES:


DIY Let It Snow Christmas Wall Decor

4 STEPS:

STEP 1:

Since these letters were originally made to spell S-W-E-E-T, I needed to add an L and N to spell Let and Snow. 

To make the gold glitters letters, click on the tutorial here and add the N & L.  

Do not add the wooden or metal dowels from the tutorial – those are just for the yard.  I figured you knew that, but just wanted to make sure! LOL!!

 


STEP 2:

Now, you will need to add the jute string to the letters for hanging them onto the wall.  I will admit that I tried a couple of other options (like clear string, etc), and it did not work.  

The just string is a good choice because it is strong enough to hold the weight of the the foam board.

Make a small loop like the one shown below, and secure with packing tape.  You might have to adjust these depending on each letter “shape.” 

 

***TIP***  Turn the ends of  jute string up like the picture below so that the string doesn’t slip through your tape.  This helps secure the string better, giving it a double reinforcement.


STEP 3:  

Attach your letters and white wreath to the wall by using nails, or your preferred method.    

I tried a couple of different ways to hang these, and they did not work – just a FYI.  I used the adhesive tape, and then some furniture felt pads – but they weren’t strong enough.

Here are my nails that have a small head on the end.  This helped to hold the jute string.

 


STEP 4:  

Now it’s time to add the “it” to the Let It Snow Wall Decor.  

I decided that the wall could use a little more white…. and a little more texture to really make the wall sign pop.  Since the letters are outlined with the white pom poms, the white pom pom garland was the perfect addition.

 

I secured the pom pom garland to the wall with the adhesive tape, and it worked great.  If you need to adjust the “font” then simply pull the poms off the tape.

You might have to use several pieces of tape to get the cursive font you like.

 

Here is my practice run with some leftover garland from my sweet 16 sign.

 

 

Here it is finished.  I angled “it” to the side just a little, to bring in some whimsy.  Then, I used a couple of extra pom poms to make the dot of the “i”.

I love how it turned out – what do you think?

 

YOU ARE DONE – WOOHOO!!

 

 

I just added a couple of furry accessories to accent my winter wonderland, and it was complete!

 

 

You can use a different wreath, or make one out of the foam board also.  I already had this little beauty that I made years ago, so it was easy to incorporate it here.

Just makes the wall decoration look less formal.  Of course – gotta have some cheetah!!

 

 

***5 Tips:  Christmas Tree Snow Village Table Setting is now ready!!  See how it all came together.***

HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

LOVE & CHRISTMAS HUGS 🙂


Want More Christmas Decorating Ideas?

Christmas Home Tour:  Let it Snow

Easy Christmas Staircase Decorating Idea:  Pine Sprays

DIY Wall Christmas Tree Tutorial:  Using Shelf Paper

Christmas Snowman:  DIY Cotton Ball Wreath

DIY Buffalo Check Ornaments Using Embroidery Hoops

Fall to Christmas Decorating:  3 Easy Tips

9 Holiday Table Decorating Tricks:  Using What You Have

Christmas Dining Room:  Navy + Red

DIY Christmas Donut Ornaments:  Using Pool Noodles

Let It Snow Donut Christmas Party

33 Ideas – Decorating Stairs for Christmas

20 Best Christmas Door Wreaths

How to Make the Perfect Bow

9 Secrets for a Stress-Free Christmas

 

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14 Ways to Decorate With Blue: For Every Room & Budget

It is definitely no secret that our home is FILLED with all things blue.  From indigo and cobalt blue area rugs and upholstered furniture to aqua and seafoam blue lamps and pillows, every room is packed with blue home decor!    So, here are my personal blue decorating ideas and tips:  14 Ways to Decorate with Blue:  For Every Room & Budget.   

BONUS:  ONE ADDED AT END OF THE POST

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14 Ways to Decorate With Blue:  For Every Room & Budget

QUESTIONS ANSWERED

One of the most difficult decisions when decorating is how to use color.  So today we’re going to cover how to do that using blue, and will answer the main questions:

How can I add color to my house?  and  How do you add pops of color to a room?

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

We will also cover:

Where can I add blue to my house?  Every room.

You can add blue to living rooms, kitchens, powder baths, dining rooms, offices, laundry rooms, hallways, master bathroom and bedrooms, and even outdoors!!

What color goes with (indigo) blue?  Every color.  

As you scroll through the pictures, you’ll see a variety of blue color schemes:  blue mixed with yellows, oranges, blush pinks, emerald greens, turquoise, & even metallic colors (like gold, silver, or copper).

How many accent colors should be in a room?  Typically 3 colors.

There’s the 60-30-10 rule that’s been around forever, but what does this actually mean?

*** In our house basically the dominant color is blue (navy) 60%, with secondary color (white) 30%, and then each accent color (yellow, orange, blush, green, turquoise) 10%. ***

Just don’t get to caught up into these ratios.  It’s your house, so add color that makes YOU smile.

Ok – let’s get to the good stuff!


14 Ways to Decorate With Blue:  For Every Room & Budget

WITHOUT PAINT:

  1.   Table Linens – table runners, napkins, & placemats
  2.   Window Treatments, Bath, & Bedding – curtains, shower curtains, & bedding
  3.   Chair Cushions – indoor and outdoor dining, & chaise lounge
  4.   Throw Blankets  & Throw Pillows
  5.   Walls – ladder, art work, ribbon, wallpaper, seasonal decor
  6.   Lighting – lamp, lamp shades & light pendants
  7.   Upholstered Furniture – ottomans, benches, blue couch slipcovers, & accent chairs
  8.   Dinnerware – plates, bowls, & mugs
  9.   Accessories & Miscellaneous – vases & shelf paper
  10.   Floor – rugs, wood tile, dog beds, & poufs

WITH PAINT:

  1.   Walls – accent wall, entire room, & back of bookshelves
  2.   Cabinets – kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities
  3.   Furniture – end table, coffee & console table
  4.   Accessories – mirrors, picture frames, & flower pots

***If you would like more information on a particular picture, just click on the picture or link (source) under each picture to take you to the post.***


 14 WAYS TO DECORATE WITH BLUE 

#1 TABLE LINENS

Using table linens is one of the easiest and budget-friendly ways to add blue to your home. 

Try adding some fun blue and white patterned napkins and placemats to your dining room or kitchen table for every day use.  Or use them for holiday and seasonal entertaining – with an accent color.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

And add a fun table runner to dining tables, a buffet, or even an entry console table.  

Use a patterned blue and white ikat runner for a bohemian chic look, or a navy and white buffalo check table runner for a modern farmhouse look.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Want to to change things up? 

Just turn your table runner from horizontal to vertical – it will completely changes the focus of attention.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#2 WINDOW TREATMENTS, BATH, & BEDDING

Using blue and white curtains, roman shades, or valances is a great way to add color to bare windows in neutral color living spaces.  

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Afraid to commit to living room or bedroom curtains?  Start out small with adding blue to a bathroom.

Try a bold, large print cobalt blue shower curtain to a guest or kids bathroom to add a little fun. 

And don’t forget about bath or hand towels.  Add solid, patterned, or striped blue towels to bring in some color also.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

***TIP*** You can use curtains and shower curtains as table runners or table covers also – click here to find out how.  

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

You just can’t go wrong with blue and white bedding.  It’s a classic color combination that you’ll be able to use forever – really!! 

Find a reversible comforter if you like to change things up often. 

Mine reverses to blue and white pin stripes, and I love having the extra decorating option.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#3 CHAIR CUSHIONS

Adding chair cushions is another easy and economical way to add blue to your indoor and outdoor living spaces. 

Use them on indoor dining chairs to add a punch of color and soften hard edges in your kitchen breakfast nook. 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Or add them to outdoor dining chairs, chaise lounge chairs, and counter stools to provide extra comfort for outdoor entertaining.  

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#4 THROW BLANKETS & THROW PILLOWS

Using throw blankets and throw pillows is probably the most fun way to add blue decor to your home, but is no longer limited to just your living room.

Toss a couple of throw blankets onto your couch, tuck them a storage basket in an entry console, or drape them across your bed to add some blue to your home. 

Use solid blue or navy blankets for a bigger “pop” of color, or use blankets with patterns for a smaller punch of color.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Use navy blue or cobalt blue throw pillows on an entry bench, dining room chairs, kitchen banquette area, bed, storage bin, and of course your couch and club chairs.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Don’t forget about your outdoor patio as well.  Using throw pillows is another great way to add blue, and connect your indoor and outdoor color palettes together.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#5 WALLS 

Using ladders is a fun coastal farmhouse way to add a punch of blue to your walls, without doing any permanent damage.  Plus, you can move it to any room in your house.

This little gem kind of ties in with #3 – throw blankets, but can also be used to store magazines, family photos, and extra bath towels as well. 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Find a pair of framed navy and white geometric prints or hang a wreath with blue and white ribbon. 

Just a small “pop” of color goes a long way.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Wallpaper is another way to add a punch of blue to your walls.  Use it on an accent wall, half-wall with wainscoting, or even add it to the back of a bookshelf.

This is definitely on my to do list!!  Here’s a little preview of my wallpaper inspiration – dream room.  What do ya think?

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue
source: jossandmain.com via thetarnishedjewelblog.com

 

Holiday navy and white wall accents are another option when adding blue to your wall decor. 

Try these diy buffalo check ornaments or diy embroidery hoops snowman for Christmas decorating this year.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


 14 WAYS TO DECORATE WITH BLUE 

#6 LIGHTING 

Using blue lamps is one of my personal favorite ways to add color to my house, even though mine are more aqua and turquoise blue. 

They still blend in perfectly with my monochromatic blue color palette, and add a touch of coastal style as well.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

And don’t forget about navy or blue lampshades for a little pop of color. 

Use patterned lamp shades for added drama, or solid lamp shades to keep your look classic.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Here is our dining room before we flooded.  Still love (and have) that indigo blue lamp shade – adds a touch of shabby chic style to the room.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

If I had to choose just one blue light pendant that made my heart pitter-patter, this little beauty would be it!  I love how playful it is, but yet so simplistic – all at the same time!

It’s like coastal boho meets vintage chic.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#7 UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE 

Who can resist adding some upholstered items to your home, showcasing your unique personality? 

Whether it be blue and white boho ottomans, a coastal blue and white entry bench, a solid denim blue sofa slipcover, or a navy and white buffalo check accent chair…… their is something fun for everyone!!

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

And like the coastal farmhouse ladder, the ottomans and benches can be moved from room to room when needed. 

Sometimes, all you need is blue and white with just a mixture of patterns and textures!! 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

And don’t forget about using a blue sofa, a pair of club or accent chairs, and even blue slipcovers. 

This denim slipcover has been in our girls’ playroom for 8+ years – and it still looks good. 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

If I could find a spot for this little cutie – I would get it asap.  There is just something about a navy blue buffalo check chair that makes me so happy!

Click here for more farmhouse inspiration – with this accent chair.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#8 DINNERWARE 

Using blue, or blue and white dinnerware is another way to bring in your favorite hue.  Just like the table linens, you can use these dishes every day also.

Choose more casual, playful patterns for a mix-n-match style or choose gold rimmed china for a more traditional elegant style.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Set the blue dishes up with your blue and white table linens for a cohesive look, when planning a family gathering.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

And don’t forget about a little coffee bar or coffee station for your friends! 

Using blue and white polka dot coffee mugs just scream good times and tons of laughter for your girlfriends!

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#9 ACCESSORIES & MISCELLANEOUS

Besides throw pillows, adding home decor accessories is the easiest (and cheapest) way to add blue to your home. 

My personal favorite way to accent with any color, is by using vases.

You can choose a large coastal style blue and white striped vase, or a traditional chinoiserie style vase for big impact. 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

You have probably noticed these other two throughout this post – love them!!  The rope just adds the perfect coastal touch.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

This last one, that I’ll call miscellaneous, is really the easiest way to splash blue everywhere!!  It is a little time consuming, but oh-so-worth-it!

What is this little secret gem – it’s shelf paper!  I found this cute shelf liner at Target, and have it in all of my cabinets. 

Even my honey likes it, so I knew it was a winner!

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#10 FLOOR 

Don’t forget about floor accents.  Use pops of blue on the floor through different styles of rugs, wood tile, dog beds or poufs. 

Basically, this applies to any blue accent that draws the eye down (toward the ground level).

Rugs are the best way to decorate with blue, but can get expensive.   Check out this post for budget-friendly navy blue and white area rugs.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Personally I have a little crush with blue and white rugs, and love that each rug has it’s own “style.”    

Go with a navy blue and white boho shag rug in the living for added texture and warmth, and use an indigo-dyed blue patterned rug for the dining room to add interest.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

A little on the pricier side, but just have to mention it, is distressed blue wood tile (flooring). 

This fun wood tile is perfect for the laundry room where you need a little “color” sunshine to brighten your day.  Anything helps – right?? LOL 🙂

My husband actually chose this flooring – what do you think?

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

And don’t forget about navy blue dog beds or striped blue ottomans/poufs. 

Both of these probably don’t come to mind when you think of decorating, but they add just the right pop

of color.  

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

If I had to choose a blue pouf, this would be my first pick!  It’s a little coastal boho chic style, and would go perfect in my living room.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


 14 WAYS TO DECORATE WITH BLUE 

 (WITH PAINT)

#11 PAINTED WALLS

The most popular way to add blue to your home is of course with painted walls.  You can try a navy accent wall in the dining room, master bedroom, or even your living room.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

Or paint an entire room blue.  This would work great where you have a lot of white cabinets to contrast against the blue – like an office (pictured) or laundry room.

Afraid to commit?  Try painting the back wall of a bookshelf for a little pop of color.

 

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#12 CABINETS

If you are a little more daring, try painting your kitchen cabinets, kitchen island, or bathroom vanities blue.  

Here is my master bath vanity painted SW Naval.  I have to admit that I still love the color, and it adds such depth to all of the white tile and quartz.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#13 FURNITURE

For those of you who are not quite as fearless – LOL – try painting a piece of furniture blue. 

Start with a small piece first, like an end table, and then move on to a coffee table, or even a console table.

Here is our entry console table, painted a smoky blue.  Click here for tutorial.   

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 


#14 ACCESSORIES

And for those of you who are completely timid – try painting some accessories blue.  I recommend beginning with candle sticks or picture frames, and moving on to flower pots and mirrors.

Here are my painted flower pots – click here for the tutorial.

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

And then there’s my crazy turquoise blue chinoiserie mirror.  This one is still with me from my painted furniture boutique days…..and I still love it!!

14 Ways to Decorate with Blue

 

I hope you found some inspiration, and will be encouraged to add some blue to your home.  If you have a favorite, let me know what it is. 

I’d love to hear from you! 

BONUS:  One more way to decorate with blue – click Adding Removable Wallpaper To Stair Risers:  Under $35.

Have a Great Weekend! 

Love & Hugs 🙂

 

Some of the Posts Used in this Article: 

Christmas Dining Room:  Navy + Red

Home Tour:  Summer Dining room

Fall Home Tour 2018

9 Holiday Table Decorating Tricks:  Using What You Have

Home Tour:  Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom

5 Secrets Fall Decorating

Spring Home Tour 2019

9 Affordable Ways to Update Your Outdoor Living Space

Fall to Christmas Decorating:  3 Easy Tips

How to Plan Your Kitchen Remodel:  Tips & Ideas

10 Ways to Add Color to Your Entry

Hurricane Harvey Flooded:  House Makeover (Part)

Adding A Shiplap Feature Wall to Living Room

44 Adorable Wallpaper Ideas (Part 2)

DIY Buffalo Check Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

Master Bed Frame Makeover:  Painted White

My Easter Tablescape:  Blue + Yellow

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Best Coastal Farmhouse Dining Tables

Dining table styles and function have come a long way.  They are no longer just a piece of furniture used for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter family gatherings.  Nor do they have to be formal, shiny, or placed exclusively in a dining room setting.  But they do more than occupy a space:  they bring families together to celebrate life, share memories, and to praise God for the meals provided.  Here are the 12 Best Coastal Farmhouse Dining Tables.

*Updated October 2020*

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12 BEST COASTAL FARMHOUSE DINING TABLES

What is coastal farmhouse style? 

Coastal farmhouse is the simplicity of modern or vintage farm-style furniture merged with elements of water, sand, and sky.

The LOOK:  worn pieces or distressed furnishings + colors associated with the ocean or beach.  

 Think granny’s vintage or antique coffee table + navy striped rug

The FEEL:   extreme comfort + complete relaxation.

Think favorite over-sized sweatshirt + no shoes required vibe.

What is coastal farmhouse dining room style?

The LOOK:  distressed white farmhouse table + wooden chairs (painted seafoam blue)

The FEEL:   no drink coasters needed + wet swimsuits allowed

Need more Farmhouse Style Inspiration and Ideas?  Try Find Your Style:  Four Farmhouse Mood Boards


12 BEST COASTAL FARMHOUSE DINING TABLES

I just wanted to share some pictures of our coastal farmhouse dining tables: in the kitchen breakfast nook, and in our dining room.  Hopefully, they will give you some ideas of paint colors, fabric colors, and lighting choices to help visualize your own space.  

#1 Here is our coastal farmhouse breakfast nook

I tend to lean more to the casual, modern farmhouse side in this room.

This table comes with 1 leaf to create a square table (not pictured) to fit our banquette seating.

 

#2 Here below is our coastal farmhouse dining room

I tend to lean a little more to the formal, shabby chic side in this room.

This table comes with two leaves (not pictured) to create a long table to fit the dining space.

 

#3 Pictured below is our fall dining table showing the double-pedestal legs. 

The pedestal legs open up the bottom of the table for different seating options:  chairs and bench seating

 

#4 And here is the Christmas holiday table showing it with bench seating.

So, you can tell that there are many different “looks” of coastal farmhouse style kitchens and dining rooms….. just in our house. 

Remember:  It is your house, so choose what best fits your family, style and function!!


COASTAL FARMHOUSE DINING TABLE TIPS

source: bellacor.com

 

TABLE TIPS FOR STYLE:

  1. For modern farmhouse style, choose tables with straight lines. For french country, cottage or shabby chic styles, choose tables with curved lines. 

 

TABLE TIPS FOR FUNCTION:

  1. Choose rectangular tables if you want bench seating. 
  2. Go more formal in the dining room, and more casual in the breakfast nook. 
  3. Choose tables with leaves for larger dining rooms/areas.
  4. Choose round or oval tables for smaller dining rooms/areas. 
  5. Go with pedestal tables when you need more leg room.

 

TABLE TIPS FOR CHAIR HEIGHT AND RUG SIZE:

Most common height for a dining table is 30″H (just wanted to pass that along).

source: closet-masters.com
RUG CHART:

Here is a helpful chart in case you are also needing a rug.  If you are looking blue or navy and white rugs, this post has some inexpensive rug options as well.

source: images.search.yahoo.com

Now that you have some helpful tips and answers to some of you dining table questions, it’s time to get to the good stuff!! 

What are the different coastal farmhouse dining table styles that I chose?  

table tops:   rectangular, round, and oval-shaped 

bases: four- legged, pedestal, and double-pedestal bases

composition:  wood, and wood & metal 

 

What are the dining table prices?

I chose inexpensive, budget-friendly tables that are: 

under $400 (3), under $500 (1), under $600 (2), under $700 (3) under $1,000 (2)


12 BEST COASTAL FARMHOUSE DINING TABLES

1 – Hardcastle Extendable Dining Table – $519.99

Table Dimensions:  40″W x 66″L x 30″H – closed,  78″L – with leaf

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 


2 – Valerie Dining Table – $459.99

4 Colors Available:  Off white, Barnwood, Driftwood, Rustic Gray

Table Dimensions:  36″W x 63″L x 31″H, no leaves

Option 2:  Here

12 best coastal farmhouse dining tables

 

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 


3 – Tiphaine Extendable Table – $699.99

*Back in Stock October 3oth*

2 Table Sizes/Dimensions: 

  • 44″W x 9o”L x 30″H with leaf – $699.99
  • 44″W x 108″L x 30″H with leaf – $739.99

Option 2:  Here

 

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining tables

 

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 


4 – Sylvan Extendable Dining Table – $609.99

Table Dimensions:  42″W x 66″L x 30″H closed, 42″W x 84″L with leaf

 

Astère Extending Dining Table

 


5 – Etolin Extendable Dining Table – $649.99

Table Dimensions:  42″W x 72″L x  x 30″H closed, 40″W x 90″L x 30″H – with leaf

Option 2:  Here

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 

 


6 –  Gilberto Acacia Solid Wood Dining Table – $389.99

Table Dimensions:  66” L x 36” W x 30” H – no leaves

Option 2:  Here

12 best coastal Dining Tables

 

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 


7 – Katarina Extendable Dining Table – $399.99

Table Dimensions:  42″W x 60″L x  x 30″H closed, 78″L with leaf

 

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 

 


8 – Hermitage Round Dining Table – $355.20

6 Colors Available:  Oak, Red, & Black (White, Sage Green, Gray, – in stock soon)

Table Dimensions:  45″ Round – no leaves

Similar:  Here

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 


9 – Hubbardston Table – $599.99

Available colors:  Antique White, Dark Gray (looks black)  

Table Dimensions:  38″W x 66″L x 30″ 

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 


10 – Fahey Extendable Dining Table – $913.97

Colors Available:  Weathered Natural, Salvaged Gray

Table Dimensions:  39.5″W x 83″L x  x 30″H closed,  103″L – with leaf

Option 2:  Here  

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining tables

 


11 –  Monroe Extendable Dining Table – $999.99

Table Dimensions: 41.8″W x 108.1″L x 29.9″H closed,  72″L  with leaf

Option 2:  Here

12 best coastal farmhouse dining tables

 

12 best coastal farmhouse dining tables

 


12 – Solid Wood Dining Table – $1,028.87

Available Colors:  Desert Gray

Table Dimensions:  94.5” L x 39.4” W x 30.7” H, no leaf

Option 2:  Here

12 best coastal farmhouse dining tables

 

12 best coastal farmhouse Dining Tables

 

Hope you found a coastal farmhouse dining table that best fits your space and family needs!   If you have any questions, just shoot me a comment!

Have a Great Holiday Season!!

Love & Hugs 🙂

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