Create a Traditional Dining Room Space for Christmas
The annual Christmas Dinner is unquestionably one of our favourite traditions and it calls for traditional dining room décor.
Many strive to emulate that idyllic image of a Victorian Christmas scene for the big occasion which aims to create a Dickensesque spirit of goodwill to all men. However, striking the right balance between traditional and tacky can prove a challenge for those without a keen eye for interior design.
So if you are struggling to create that traditional dining room space for Christmas, we have put together a few pointers to help you on your way…
Traditional Dining Room Furniture Helps
If you have already filled the dining room with traditional dining room furniture, then you have given yourself the best platform on which to build.
Rich mahogany or luxury woods such as reclaimed elm furnishings are usually best at creating this type of scene. This leaves you able to focus on sprucing up the room with decorative pieces and items which evoke that Christmas spirit.
Here are five festive suggestions of traditional Christmas decorative items to help you achieve this aura:
- Christmas Candles – These are pretty much an essential but need to be the right type in order to have the desired effect. Church candles are usually the go to option and can help to create the perfect Christmas dining room centrepiece.
- Go Crackers – It wouldn’t be Christmas without an “hilarious” Christmas Cracker joke or two. You can use the Crackers as a table name holder as well.
- Covering Up – If you have a traditional dining room table but the accompanying chairs aren’t quite in keeping with the same image, then you can always cover them up with Christmas Chair Covers. Ideally these should match the existing colour scheme of your surrounding traditional dining room décor.
- Less is More – If you already have a traditional dining table which is in keeping with the desired festive image then why hide it? It’s best to keep the coverings to a minimum so as not to take this effect away. Perhaps limit it to the necessary napkins, wine glasses and before mentioned crackers and candles.
- Oh Christmas Tree – More and more people are opting to add Christmas Trees to multiple rooms in their home. This is an easy way to encourage the festive spirit amongst your guests. Just make sure that the chosen Christmas Tree decorations are complementary to your surrounding décor.
What If My Furnishings Aren’t Traditional?
If you haven’t opted for traditional dining room décor and furnishings, then there are still plenty of things you can do in order to evoke that Dickensesque spirit for the festivities.
For instance, instead of taking our advice to keep the table decorations to a minimum, it might be best to cover the table up somewhat with a festive table runner. Consistency is essential here, so make sure the runner matches the colour of the napkins and chosen Christmas theme colour which adjourns the other festive items which are scattered around the room.
Again, try not to go too overboard with such pieces, but there is nothing stopping you being able to create a traditional Christmas vibe even if you haven’t got the right traditional dining room furniture.
Have a Merry Christmas!
Regardless if your chosen interior design style, the most important thing is that you have a good time with your family, friends and loved ones this festive season.
So from everyone at Grosvenor Furniture, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!