Design Recipes: Cathy’s Travel To Design – A Holiday Dining Room to Remember

December 25, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016
Show your dining room some love this season with coordinated dinnerware and festive place settings.
Show your dining room some love this season with coordinated dinnerware and festive place settings.

When it comes to decorating for the Holidays, the dining room is often-neglected. While the main living spaces and the tree tend to receive the most attention, the dining room is often left empty, except maybe for some flowers as a last minute centerpiece. This shouldn’t be the case! During the holidays, there’s a lot that happens in the dining room. Holiday meals are the highlight of most get-togethers, and family and friends often socialize around the table a bit longer during the Christmas season. These are both excellent reasons to make your dining room one of the most inviting, and festive rooms in your house. Show your dining room some love this holiday. Here are a few simple décor details that can help you to create a show stopping dining room that’s fit for the season.

Rustic Inspiration

Rustic décor elements are absolutely perfect for this time of year. You don’t have to go all out and redecorate your entire dining room like the inside of a cabin; a few simple details can pack a powerful punch. Use layered linens, birch wood candleholders, and centerpieces that feature pinecones and sprigs of pine, to recreate a warm and woodsy feel in your dining room.

Fa La La Dinnerware

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This festive stoneware dinner set would look beautiful on the table this Christmas.


Create a statement in your dining room with beautiful, festive dinnerware. Go with something red, white, and green; or opt for a simple, white dinnerware set for classic elegance, and to ensure that it blends seamlessly with your décor.

Festive Place Settings

Place settings can be as elaborate or as simple as you’d like. Elegant chargers, plates, and silverware, as well as napkins tucked inside of beautiful napkin rings serve as traditional, yet stunning place settings. Or get creative with your settings and place a festive token on each plate. Use pieces of fruit, gold painted pinecones, or even tiny silver reindeer for a unique and clever spin on traditional place settings. Which festive details will you include in your dining room this season? Don’t forget to LIKE Cathy Hobbs, Interior Designer on FACEBOOK, and Follow Design Recipes on TWITTER for design tips and inspiration. Top Image:

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