Have you decorated your Christmas dining room yet?

If not, I have some creative ideas for you.

Five to be exact.

Some of the ideas you may have thought of.

But two of them? Two of them I think I kind of invented this year. I’ve never used them before and I wanted to share.

I’m here for all the ideas this Christmas.

We have an extra person in our family this year and I’m over the moon and want this to be the best Christmas this dining room has ever seen.

Here are five creative ideas for decorating a Christmas dining room.

1. Create an easy Christmas centerpiece

When I say easy?

This is as easy as it gets.

Start by gathering leftover faux greenery. All the branches don’t have to be the same. Use picks of pine branches and juniper or holly.

Next, you want height. Place a couple of cake stands at the center of the table, adding texture with smaller boughs on each side. Add a Christmas home decor piece like these marble trees. Then scatter ornaments and add faux candles to add sparkle to the table.

2. Add battery-operated candles to your candlesticks

Let’s GO.

This is one of the ideas that I am so excited about. I’ve always wanted to use candle sticks on the table, but they melt and get wax all over the place.

I have seriously had to peel the wax off my table before.

And then?

I discovered these super realistic-looking candles that are battery-operated. They have two different settings and the flame flickers and looks so real. There are several settings that are dimmer and brighter and they have a waxy exterior.

Perfect for the Christmas table and they are sale today you can see them here.

3. Add a bow to the top of the tree

Can I tell you how much I love this bow?

Normally I make my own bow, but I saw this tree topper on Amazon and knew it would be perfect (and easier than making my own). I’ve made bows for the top of the tree before, but this ribbon and the thickness and quality of it are next-level.

It has really long ribbons that you can wind throughout the tree.

You can see the tree topper here.

4. Add mini plates to the tree

This is my brillantest of brillant ideas.

I was searching for blue ornaments and I found some affordable options, but the tree needed more. And I have SO many blue and white plates.

Here’s how I added them to the tree:

  1. I flipped the plate over
  2. Then I created a loop with white duck tape
  3. Next, I stuck the loop to the back of the plate
  4. Then I found a branch without lights and looped the branch through the loop of white duck tape
  5. Lastly, I wrapped the branch around the outside of the loop to securely hold the plate in place

Easy, simple and FREE blue and white ornaments for the tree.

5. Add a wreath to a mirror

I love a wreath on a mirror.

Especially if it’s an ornament wreath. The mirror doubles the sparkles and add depth to the room.

I got this wreath last year, but I found this one that’s super similar.

I hung this wreath up with a super strong command hook.

The cutest blue and white Christmas finds

How is your Christmas going?

Have you decorated the house?

Have you finished shopping yet?

Just between us? I’m still shopping and decorating and I’m here for all of it.

It’s almost Christmas after all. 🙂

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  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Very pretty, the entire room. Just lovely. I have used the battery operated (remote) tapered candles for awhile now. And you are correct they are wonderful. I started decorating third week of November and Im still decorating. One room to go. Tv room is the last one to decorate the last tree to decorate also. I did 7 trees this year. Im shopping too. But Ive been taking my time with everything. Your house always looks so beautiful. I love the bow topper. Gorgeous. Im all about bow toppers. Thank you for the great ideas. Enjoy your day.

  2. Image for Sheri Sheri

    So lovely! And so thrilled for you having an extra person added this year! We had an extra person 6 years ago and now we have an additional 3 more little people and it’s extra extra wonderful!! Can’t wait for this to happen to you because your blog will be even more joyful! If that’s even possible! 🥰. Merry Christmas and it’s all so beautiful!

  3. Image for Peg Peg

    I love the plates on the tree! I'm also crushing on how large your rooms are!! Enjoy that extra person at the table...maybe soon there will be an extra little person!!! xoxo

  4. Image for Diana Clark Diana Clark

    Thank you for the ideas. I love that you share things that are reasonably priced. I can splurge but at Christmas if I am not careful I splurge a lot! Plus my husband says I'm a Christmas hoarder so any idea on how to use what you have is helpful. I always think they can't possibly make anything new that I don't already have and then they will put out a wonderful color I've never seen! LOL You are a delight. You always lift my spirits when I read your blog. No pressure. LOL Have a wonderful day!

  5. Image for Marlene Marlene

    What a beautiful room. I decorated my dinning room table a little but, this year I am not having it at my house we're all going to my son's house and his wife is cooking. I'll take something but, it will be so nice to not cook for everyone. I pray you will have a great time with your new daughter, Merry Merry Christmas!!

  6. Image for Kris Kris

    Very nice, KariAnne. The biggest gift that you will give your new daughter in law will be the way you welcome her into the family--and I know she'll feel your warmth and love. Meanwhile, here in Michigan, my decorations are up and I just finished wrapping gifts for my immediate family--wanted to get that done before my son gets home from college TODAY. To change subjects ... I love the upholstery on the wooden chair at your dining table.

  7. Image for DeMarie I graham DeMarie I graham

    The small blue and white plates on the tree (as my grandson would say)is the bomb! That is one gorgeous tree. You ARE brilliant.

  8. Image for Sharon Sharon

    I've said this before, but your blue and white decor is my absolute favorite! So well done. I just love the white tree with the blue decorations. I am about halfway finished with my decorating. For some reason I am stalled and I'm having a hard time motivating myself to finish. Might have something to do with the fact that my family has gotten smaller in recent years and we aren't going to get to do any entertaining this year.

  9. Image for Linda Scott Linda Scott

    Your entire home from inside and out is just beautiful!! Love the plate idea on the tree, great idea!! So nice that your family is growing too! Enjoy decorating, shopping and being with the ones you love this Christmas season!!

  10. Image for Robin Schmidt Robin Schmidt

    KariAnne, do you have a recommendation for a soft gold spray? I have some artificial foliage that is beautiful but not the right color. I would like to spray it gold.

  11. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Woo-hoo! It's wonderful! And I loooooooove the tree! Beau-ti-ful! May you all enjoy a wonderful Christmas especially with your new addition. 😍

  12. Image for Nancy Ingram Nancy Ingram

    Karianne: Would you share the link to your rug in the dining room??? Thank you so much!! Merry Christmas!!


    KariAnne, your Dining Room is just beautiful! I love your tree with that beautiful blue and white bow. So happy that you have one more place setting at your table this year. Your Christmas will be wonderful with your family all being home! I know you will enjoy every minute! Thanks for sharing with us! Your have such great ideas for us all to use in our homes! Bless you for being so special!

  14. Image for Monique-Marie Monique-Marie

    Karianne As you usual your Christmas decor ideas are great and affordable. I will definitely produce the Christmas ball wreath for my smaller dining area where I have a hanging mirror. Thanks so much for the tips. Love and enjoy your beautiful family. Monique-Marie (Montreal, Canada)

  15. Image for Mary Mary

    Love all your blue and white. I ordered the Nativity and love it....but did you notice there's no Joseph. They put one of the wisemen with Mary and baby Jesus. Love it anyway!

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