Elegant Christmas Dining Room Decorated with Green and Gold

Take a tour of my dining room and tree decorated for Christmas with green, gold and pops of red for a merry and bright dining experience!

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Christmas is only 12 days away! I hope that doesn't cause you stress but excitement and joy ❤

Honestly, that's one of the reasons I enjoy decorating my home in early November. It gives me more time to do all the things, and I don't feel like I'm rushed through the holidays.

I even pack my gifts as they arrive now, rather than waiting and doing it all on Christmas Eve. That is probably my number 1 tip to reduce stress during the holidays!

I'm excited to share my Christmas dining room with you. I don't think I've ever decorated with green and gold before so this was new for me! You'll see I did have to add some pops of red, it just doesn't feel like Christmas without red!

My dining room ended up feeling so elegant and even more beautiful than I expected! I hope you enjoy the tour!

Elegant Christmas Dining Room with Green and Gold

This year is the first Christmas I've decorated our dining room with the furniture in this configuration. I did some no-cost redecorating this summer and I highly recommend it if you're in a bit of a decorating rut and faced with a small budget!

Green and gold Christmas tree

Our Christmas tree turned out even better than I imagined! I used a couple of new decorations, but upcycled several inexpensive ornaments (and even old ones) to elevate their look! Gold spray paint was my friend! Click here to see how I easily updated some old and inexpensive ornaments to fill this tree.

Because our dining room isn't huge, I wanted to set my flocked tree (see similar here) in a basket, rather than using a skirt or collar. You can watch this short video that explains how we made a DIY tree stand using PVC and concrete. Mr DIY and I made three of these stands this year, and they were really easy.

These DIY wood finial ornaments with the gold details add a softer touch of green to the tree, and they were less than $2 to make.

I am in love with the easy Merry Christmas banners that I made. I followed  these directions from Ella Claire, although I used 11x17 paper to print my message. Kristin has a free printable on her site, but I ended up making my own. The banners just tuck into the tree branches and I think they elevate the look of my tree! It's a very simple and practically no-cost way to add elegance to your tree!

The red berry picks were added to help the Christmas tree tie into what's happening on the table and in my hutch!

Elegant Christmas dining table

My table is set very simply, but I love how elegant it looks! The centerpiece is simply a large white platter (see similar here) with a green and gold tree, an ironstone pitcher filled with red berries, and a few ornaments.

I used the same red and white striped fabric that I did last year, layering it over my drop cloth ruffled table runner. You can see last year's Christmas dining room here.

I love using the red and white Christmas tree transferware dishes that I scored at Goodwill. It's so fun to pull them out once a year! I layered them with a white wood charger, a napkin, and then one of these $3 melamine toile Christmas plates from Target. The dishes are topped with a little white ironstone berry bowl filled with a single shiny red ornament.

The silverware is tied with olive green velvet ribbon, which is so elegant on its own!

I used the same green velvet ribbon to tie a wreath onto the back of each of the dining chairs. I've always wanted to try this and have to say that it really adds so much style and elegance to the table!

To make the table feel extra festive, I filled small ironstone bowls with gold ornaments and added my brass candlesticks.

I think this might be my favorite Christmas table to date, I love how it all works so well with the tree.

Black hutch

I couldn't ignore my hutch! Centered on the wall at the end of the table, it commands presence. It's filled with some of my thrifted white ironstone, and I simply added an abundance of inexpensive red ornaments.

The red really pops against the white. A pretty red pillow on one of my side chairs continues the theme and I hung a DIY ornament garland from the shutter above. The ornaments are simply tied onto a length of ribbon. You can see exactly how I did it in this post, although for this garland I did not tie the ornaments in clusters.

I hope you're inspired to decorate your dining room for Christmas! I love adding a tree because it makes eating Christmas meals extra magical!

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You can catch up on my dining rooms and dining room trees from past year's below:


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