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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! 

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here! Today we’re sharing our modern farmhouse-style dining room filled with cozy Christmas decor. 

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. 

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 pixie photo and signature

home made lovely book on table with get it now text button

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  1. Absolutely LOVE the idea of taking a table runner and giving it a “scattered” feel by sculting it around your center pieces on your dining room table. Definitely going to try that!! Very Fresh and alittle unpredictable. Thank you.