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In this post: Getting ready to decorate your home for Christmas? Come see our modern farmhouse dining room filled with cozy Christmas decor…and steal some ideas for your own space! 

Once again I’m excited to be sharing a part of our home as part of the Seasonal Simplicity tours. If you’re coming from Krista’s house, or any of the other tours, welcome! We’re so glad you’re here! Today we’re sharing our modern farmhouse style dining room filled with cozy Christmas decor. 

modern farmhouse dining room with Christmas pin

Welcome to Home Made Lovely!

shannon opening front doorIf you’re new here, I’m Shannon. I’m a total homebody, child of God, momma to three pretty awesome teenagers and happy wife to Dean.

I started Home Made Lovely years ago (originally called AKA Design) with the hopes of helping women DIY the home decor they loved, while keeping in mind everyday budgets. Over time, Home Made Lovely grew to also include all the things related to home. Things like simple family recipes, seasonal decor ideas and cleaning hacks.

My favorite thing to do is help women create a lovely home for themselves and their families…on a regular, everyday budget!

Our Modern Farmhouse Dining Room Filled with Cozy Christmas Decor

Much like our Farmhouse Christmas Living Room  post the other day, our dining room features items we already had. The table, chairs and lighting are obviously staples in the space. 

dining room from entry farmhouse Christmas

farmhouse Christmas dining room trim detail

dining room table and light

neutral farmhouse style Christmas dining room

But even the wood chargers, linen runner and white plates are pieces we use often in the dining room. The only purchases were a few plaid side plates from Walmart (shown under the napkins on the table), the red typewriter from Michaels and some fresh greenery. Oh and the wooden toy horse decor from Homesense on the table too – I’ve wanted one of those to add to our farmhouse decor for ages! 

wooden horse decor

dishes and horse

charger and plate detail

Then of course, there’s the ‘sideboard’ that Dean built, originally for the entryway. It holds our two lamps – they really add to the cozy factor in here at night – and a few fun decor things. 


Christmas decor on sideboard farmhouse style



restoration style hardware style hutch

If you’ve ever been here in real life, or if you’ve been around the blog long, you may know that our dining room is wide open from our entry (which we haven’t decorated yet because I can’t decide what to do with the space), a small landing and our stairs too. 

I deliberately kept it simple again here this year, with the addition of a faux garland on the railing. I added a few sprigs of real eucalyptus and magnolia leaves, as well as some faux berry picks. You can be sure I kept them high enough that our little doggie can’t reach them…and he is never left unattended in the space. (Eucalyptus is bad for dogs if ingested.) 

landing and bathroom door for ChristmasBy using a faux garland and just adding some real elements, the cost year over year is kept to a minimum. But the effect is still beautiful. Of course, you could use all faux greenery and stems too. I’ve simply ziptied everything to the railing and hidden the zipties. 


stairs and landing


A Quick Video Tour of Our Modern Farmhouse Dining Room

To give you an idea of how the space flows with the rest of our house, we shot a super quick walk-through video. 

Check out the other tours

Be sure to go visit Abby’s house next! And then maybe check out everyone else’s tours too:


The Happy Housie
Home Made Lovely
Maison de Pax
Just a Girl and Her Blog
Hallstrom Home

Jamie Costiglio
Sawdust 2 Stitches
The DIY Mommy
Summer Adams
All Things With Purpose

And the sharing has been going on all week long!


The Happy Housie
House of Wood
Inspiration for Moms
Town and Country Living
In My Own Style

The Turquoise Home
Amber Tysl
Deeply Southern Home
Tauni Everett


Sincerely, Marie Designs
Satori Design for Living
Finding Silver Pennies
Willow Street Interiors
Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Happy Happy Nester
Life is a Party
Two Twenty One
Tatertots and Jello


Lemon Thistle
So Much Better With Age
Taryn Whiteaker
Love Create Celebrate
Rambling Renovators

Clean and Scentsible
House by Hoff
A Pretty Life
Modern Glam


Rooms FOR Rent
Stacy Risenmay
Jenna Kate at Home

Sand & Sisal
Paint Me Pink
Place of My Taste
Maison de Cinq



Source List for Cozy Christmas Dining Room

We’ve sourced everything we possibly could, finding similar items if we couldn’t link the exact item. Links may be affiliate links, which means we make a small commission should you purchase from them, at no cost to you. 

dining room hutch and sideboard for Christmas

Have you decorated your dining room for Christmas?

shannon sign off