A Neutral Christmas Dining Room

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Come see my neutral Christmas dining room – all decked out for the holidays! I’ve featured my flocked farmhouse Christmas tree and new DIY media console!

Hi friends! I’m so excited to share my Christmas decor in my dining room this year.

I do love my decor on the main tree, which is definitely different from any direction I’ve ever taken with my themed tree in the past. I did a navy buffalo check and turquoise tree last year, which I loved. But I am mostly excited today about the mini-reveal of my newly built buffet that I finished last week!

A Neutral Christmas Dining Room

It’s been a couple years since I built a large piece of furniture like this and it was daunting. So daunting, in fact, that it took me 3 years to muster up the courage to start the project.

And I literally bought the supplies back in September. Every time I go back to the hardware store to get another piece of lumber, the sweet cashier lady keeps asking me what I’m building now. I sheepishly have to tell her that I’m still building the same buffet that I started months ago. LOL

Come see the reveal of the media console/buffet.

A Neutral Christmas Dining Room

Since I don’t have large chunks of time in which to work, I had to take an hour here and 45 minutes there and just build the next thing on the list.

OK but enough about the buffet, we’re here to talk about Christmas!! I wanted to get it done in time for this tour because I wanted to decorate it so badly.

RELATED: How to Flock a Christmas Tree

A Neutral Christmas Dining Room

This year I stuck with a neutral theme with lots of wood tones and greenery. I just wanted to keep things simple. All sources are at the end of the post if you see something you would like to add to your own home. šŸ˜Š

Our main tree in the front window here in the dining room is my “theme” tree. It’s the one I change up every year and think about all year long as to how I’m going to decorate.

A Neutral Christmas Dining Room

Last year I saw some of the prettiest trees with cotton stems and lamb’s ear in them, so I decided to do that to my tree this year. I added my mini wooden sign Christmas ornaments to it and a few other simple decorations and called it a day!

I’ll have a dedicated post to the tree very soon, so I’ll try to remember and come back here and link it up.

Related: How to Decorate a Flocked Farmhouse Christmas Tree

A Neutral Christmas Dining Room

I just love how it turned out with the galvanized tree collar, which is also a new addition from the Hearth and Hand with Magnolia line from Target.

I had to build the buffet for no other reason than I wanted a perfect place to hang my large wooden sign from the fall. It’s too pretty to put it up part of the year, so I decided it could keep a permanent home here in the dining room.

The top of the buffet is something I just get giddy about. Anytime I get a new surface to decorate, I want to do a happy dance.

A Neutral Christmas Dining Room

I know I haven’t even scratched the surface of how I want to decorate this space, but this is what it looks like for now with my nativity scene, magnolia garland and a few more things.

A Neutral Christmas Dining Room

I really want to create a hot chocolate bar to reside on the buffet top. But I’m afraid little 2-year-old hands will get into it. I’ll probably put everything in a tray and put it up when we’re not using it or having people over. That way a certain someone won’t be tempted.

A Neutral Christmas Dining Room

So be on the lookout for a an upcoming Hot Chocolate Bar post. It’s been a dream of mine to have a beverage station in my home, so I can’t wait to set it up!

A Neutral Christmas Dining Room

I feel like this is a preview post, because I have yet to share about the Christmas tree, the buffet and the hot chocolate bar. Haha! So be sure to check back for all of those coming very, very soon! I can’t wait to share more!

A Neutral Christmas Dining Room



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  1. Lovely – as always! And I love lambs ear and I LOVE that you used it in your theme tree! Beautiful. I don’t have a theme tree, but I might next year. Happy Holidays – Kristy

    1. Do it, girl! It’s so fun!! Although it takes time and work, as everything does. I think mine might be a naked themed tree next year with just lights. LOL

  2. Wow! Laura, your dining room is so classy and beautiful. I love how you dressed your table. And the ornaments on your tree are so perfect. Now I want to get some of those large snowflakes!

  3. Decided to take your advice and decorate early…Got 3 trees decorated. 1 in rose gold….1 in gold…1 in silver and white with a hint of red. Merry Christmas to you!

    1. Hi Meagan, they were local at Pottery Barn, but it’s been several years now. So, they don’t have them any more. BUT I found these on Amazon that look very similar: http://amzn.to/2BBHs1B. Seriously good price, too! šŸ™‚ Hope you all are doing well and Merry Christmas!

  4. I love it all, and Iā€™m really liking the softer natural look. But, oh my gosh, do I love your buffet. You are awesome girl!

  5. OMG it’s all so beautiful Laura. Wouldn’t mind owning that buffet it’s fabulous, so envious!! You did a great job with all of it. Happy Holidays!

  6. Your dining room is beautiful, and the buffet is so impressive! You should be very proud of it, my husband does woodworking and I know it is very labor intensive. Great job! Looking forward to seeing it in more detail!

  7. Beautiful, Laura! And I totally get the whole building-intimidation thing. I go through it every time I build something! But it’s so satisfying after you tackle that fear, right? Your buffet is gorgeous – amazing job!

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