When decorating for Christmas, the dining room often becomes an afterthought. It’s no wonder; the holidays are a busy time, and for a lot of us getting the living room ready for the holidays takes a lot of attention. But Amy Mikkelsen, is here with a few super practical and easy Christmas decorating ideas that will help make your holiday dinner a fun and memorable occasion– without killing the fun for yourself.
Amy knows a lot about making guests comfortable. Her blog Your Southern Peach is full of terrific entertaining and decorating ideas. This holiday dining room that she styled and her decorating tips are her contribution to our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Amy mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations and then left it to her to work her Christmas decorating magic.
She created a lovely, vintage-style Christmas dining room that’s ready for after-dinner game time for the whole family. She offers up some simple ideas for an evergreen centerpiece, a beverage station and an ingenious Christmas tree topper that really isn’t a topper.
One of my favorite things about the holidays is time spent around the dining table with family and friends. It’s a place to share a meal and share stories. It’s a place where hospitality shines and a place to make memories that last a lifetime. My house is filled with all ages on Christmas Day so my guests are actually my decor inspiration! Young or old, I want them to be comfortable and feel right at home. Needless to say, my southern kitchen serves up a ton of food during the holidays, so the dining area must be practical. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy making it special!
The Christmas Table Setting
Setting the table has always been one of my favorite tasks and I usually get started a week before any large celebration. I consider a lovely table setting a gift to my guests and I strive to make them feel special right upon arrival.