Feasting is a big part of Christmas celebrations, which makes your dining table an important focus for holiday decorating. Anna Liesemeyer of the lifestyle blog In Honor of Design makes decorating the dining room for Christmas seem effortless.
Anna took part in our Holiday Style Challenge, in which we send some of our favorite bloggers a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorating goodies, and let them amaze us with their Christmas decorating ideas.
She shares with us some gorgeous and inspiration photos of her warm and elegant traditional Christmas dining room. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to learn how she created her beautiful Christmas place settings and table runner.
Five giant boxes of Christmas décor delivered to my front door. Dream come true.
The Assignment: Make Christmas happen in my dining room.
I knew this was a perfect match for me since food and dining is my favorite way to bring people together. I see it as a fun challenge to work with your space to make it an inviting and appealing atmosphere for guests.
Based on the decorations I received from The Home Depot and the color of our more classic style table, I chose golds, creams, silver, minimal red, and lots of greenery to tie it all together.
Table centerpiece – I started my theme with the table center and worked outwards. The table runner is actually a curtain! It worked perfectly. I wanted to make the table conversational, so I left the centerpiece a low height and used pine branches, pinecones, and feather branches mixed with a few glass ornaments to spread down the center. The final touch were these tapered candlesticks.
DIY place settings – I pulled off the tops of one silk poinsettia plant and tucked them into the napkin ring holders to be used as the place centers. Using a gold paint pen I wrote out guest’s names on large green leaves for a personal touch!
Wreaths – The wall was ready for some festivity! Wreaths were embellished with an assorted box of ornaments and ribbon. I also strung a few red ornaments from the Kieran Wall Mirror as a way to work in so more color. Our ceiling lamp is pretty unattractive, so that was magically transformed by binding a wreath around to hang over the table.
The room wouldn’t be complete without some Christmas ambiance. My favorite touch. These mini potted trees really did the trick since there was some lighting woven into their snow-capped branches.
We wanted to go ahead and have Christmas dinner even though we are weeks away. Had so much fun creating this set up and can’t wait to put it to use!
Photos by Chelsey Heidorn Photography
Anna is a designer and entrepreneur who blogs about her love for creating, styling, and visual artistry on In Honor of Design. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.
Style Challenge is a series of posts from guest contributors who aim to bring you fresh inspiration and ideas for your home and garden using Home Depot products as a starting point. Anna received a selection of Christmas decorations from The Home Depot and a gift card to support her project, but The Home Depot provided no cash compensation. The opinions and ideas Anna expressed are her own.