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7 Dining Room Holiday Decorating Ideas

Entertaining guests, friends, and family over the holidays is an exciting part of the season. Shared meals are some of the most precious and delicious aspects of holiday reunions, and their stage is the dining room. Adding cheerful holiday decor to your dining room is one of the best ways to get everyone in the spirit of the season! Read on to hear Wisteria’s 7 favorite dining room holiday decorating ideas that will be sure to spread joy during this most wonderful time of year.

7 Dining Room Holiday Decorating Ideas

1) Wreaths and Garland

Adding greenery that is synonymous with the holiday season - such as a wreath or garland - is one of the best ways to bring freshness to your dining room holiday decor setup. Not only will these decorations add color and joy to the room, but you can incorporate lights and ornaments into them to inspire even more festive cheer. Garland can be hung on walls around the trim and wreaths look amazing hung over a mantle.


2) Holiday-Themed Serveware

Holiday-themed serveware is an easy and beautiful way to improve your dining table holiday decor. Serveware depicting holiday images and colors adds to the overall festive mood and can be used as a great conversation starter! Pieces like our River Grand Leaf Tray are great because they are decorative and useful at the same time. Let your delicious holiday meals shine on dishes just as special as they are.

3) Placemats

Placemats are an easy way to layer your holiday dining table with purpose. They help keep food from falling on your table as well as match the decor and style of your dining room. Utilizing placemats is one of our favorite dining room holiday decorating ideas because it is so easy and there are so many options that can match whatever your desired style and colors are. If your dishes are intricate and patterned, solid-colored placemats will complement them for a balanced look. Placemats are a helpful and stylish canvas on which to build your place setting.

4) Charcuterie and Cheese Boards

Cheese boards are a great thing to add to any spread that encourages people to gather. You can use them to include holiday foods and decorate them in fun and festive ways! The cheese board itself can be simple and neutral, so you can use it year-round, but adding the flair of decorating it in a holiday fashion is sure to earn compliments from your guests. Whether you adorn it with cranberry garlands or pile it high with colorful Christmas recipes, check out these simple cheese boards that will allow you to decorate it however you like for the holidays.

5) Figurines and Accessories

Using figurines and finials to decorate your dining room is a creative way to spread extra cheer throughout your home. For example, if you are looking to emphasize and expand on a white and silver Christmas theme, you could add our World Travels Santa figurine to accent your color palette, or include our elegant Garnet Trees to compliment the one in your living room. These figurines and accessories are some of the cutest dining room holiday decor ideas because they remind us of the magic of the holiday season. They are appreciated by kids and adults alike so they are sure to intrigue everyone!

6) Trivets

Trivets are one of the dining room holiday decorating ideas for large communal meals where food is served family-style, at the table. Trivets are used to set serveware on to keep hot food from damaging a table. These can also be used to match any decor style that you are going for! For a red and green themed color scheme we recommend these two festive trivets to protect your surfaces.​​ It's a subtle but useful addition that exemplifies both function and beauty.

7) Glassware

Adding holiday-themed glassware to your dining table holiday decor is another great way to add functional decoration to your dining table. This glassware could simply be holiday colored or have images painted on them that spread holiday cheer. At the best holiday gatherings, glasses and stomachs alike will be full of fine wines, craft cocktails, and delicious food. Setting the table and the bar with reliable, festive glassware is an essential preparation for a night full of warm greetings, stories, and holiday memories. Pair your glassware accordingly with the rest of your tabletop pieces to create a dining table spread straight out of a holiday magazine!

The best part about decorating for the holidays is that you can be as creative as you want with it! Use this guide as a springboard for your imagination and you will certainly receive many compliments for your decorating this holiday season. If you have any questions, feel free to email us or give us a call today at (888) 296-8574 and we will be happy to assist you in any way that you’d like.