Decorating traditional dining rooms is no walk in the park, but if you have the skills, then you will find that it can be very rewarding. There is something about traditional dining room decorating that lends a certain charm and warmth to a home. Here are some tips and suggestions for traditional dining room decorating for the Christmas holidays.
Christmas traditional dining room decor should reflect traditional Christmas traditions, of course, but also add a touch of personal flair to the room. Traditions, after all, are not set in stone; they are something that changes year by year. So, when decorating your traditional Christmas table, make sure you are not stuck in the same old traditional decorating ideas of the past. Make this your own with some modern touches and you will have a great traditional dining room decorating idea.
Start the decorating with traditional decorations such as gingerbread houses, mistletoe and of course, shiny tablecloths and napkins. If you like floral accents, then start with spray roses, candles and vases filled with pretty white or red flowers. These will catch the attention of those who enter the room and set the tone for a traditional dining room decorating for Christmas. If you want to go really traditional, you can even hang the Christmas tree from the ceiling above the tables! Just be sure not to damage your ceilings!
The traditional dining room table will often be surrounded by decorated tableware and it is up to you whether you want to create a traditional dining room look or one that is more modern. For traditional tableware, you can go for simple, classic looking silver or gold plated pieces. For a contemporary look, you could choose glass tableware or crystal ones; although these are more expensive, they are definitely worth the extra investment!
For the chairs you can go for traditional looking cream leather seats or if you want something a bit more funky, you can opt for something a little more trendy such as a colourful and patterned seat. Another thing you can do is get matching small tables, which will complement the traditional tableau perfectly. Don’t forget the cutlery and glassware, as these are also a must. You can choose traditional styles such as traditional square shaped cutlery, but you might also consider contemporary designs such as the egg and spoon design or something similar to it. Glassware such as China or crystal can also give a contemporary look and feel to your traditional table.
Don’t forget the accessories you need to go with your traditional table. Traditional dining room decorating ideas always include some decorative screens to either side of the table, possibly with some poinsettia’s on them if you like. You can even go for edible silver or gold leaves to place on top of the screens. Some people even use beautiful candles to add to the effect of your traditional table and if you have the space, why not place a small lit burner on top of the table as well.
As for the walls, there are hundreds of traditional Christmas wall decorations available to suit any taste and budget. You could go for cheerful Christmas themed wallpaper and you could even find traditional Christmas wallpaper to match. Just remember to pick something that doesn’t clash with your traditional dining room decor otherwise your home will look completely out of place. After all, traditional Christmas dinner is about more than food, it’s about the atmosphere you want to create in the room.
Decorating traditional dining room decor for Christmas can be very much fun and it’s not just about making the table look fantastic. For many people traditional dining room decor has become part of their Christmas tradition and they will spend hours in the kitchen and pantry picking out the various traditional Christmas gifts that they need for their family. Of course, there’s always the traditional Christmas tree to look over on Christmas morning and I’m sure that you’ll have some of those traditional gifts to place on the tree too. Whatever your traditional Christmas decorating theme, you’re sure to make Christmas a memorable day for everyone in your family.