Rustic Woodland Dining Room

Hello friends!  This year my dining room took on a lighter more rustic, woodland feel and I am loving it!  Accents of nature abound in the fir bough displays and vignettes.  Pops of red bring some much-needed colour and interest.

Originally I had a very neutral palette planned for this space, one that included a lot of textural elements and very little colour.  Adding red berries and twinkly lights throughout was the perfect finishing touch.

The entire dining room and kitchen are has been tied together with the use of a variety of vignettes that all coordinate together.  I filled a variety of containers, like this old wooden tool box, with greenery, red berries, twinkly lights, pinecones, decor balls and matching ribbon.

Baskets, bowls and even colanders all got the same decorative elements.  It really helps to create a cohesive look throughout my home.

My herringbone dining room table got a facelift this year.  I painted the legs white, added white chairs and a bench at the back.  This helped to lighten and brighten my dining room tremendously!

I use a combination of real and faux materials in my displays.  These have pinecones and fir branches collected from my yard.  The real branches tend to last for about 4 weeks before the needles start to fall completely off.

A few new decor elements were purchased from Homesense this year.  They have the most adorable white woodland animal figures.  I fell in love with the bear and moose.

Decorating this mid century modern shelving unit, with its darker toned wood grain, is always a bit of a challenge for me.  I want to honour the classic look while still creating a light, open feeling in our dining room.  I think that sticking with mainly white accent pieces really helps to achieve that effect.

This vintage tool box was a thrift store find last spring and one that I knew exactly what I would do with come Christmas time.  It’s the perfect addition to the island in my kitchen and is a key component to coordinating my entire living space together.

How have you decorated your dining room this year?  Please share your photos, I would love to see them!

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