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Small Dining Space Holiday Decor Ideas

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

Hello, friends! Welcome to the Cozy at Christmas blog tour. There's been so much gorgeous inspiration all week, and when I think of cozy, I think of a warm cup of cocoa and I also think of small spaces.

You can view my Christmas Tree Tour here and my full holiday house tour here.

We've lived in our new home since the end of September, and when building it we didn't leave a ton of room for a dining room like we had in our former home. Our dining space is small at about 10x12 feet or so, but I put a huge 31" wide crystal chandelier in the middle of a black tray ceiling to really make the space feel grand and cozy. I know that's a weird juxtaposition, but just go with it, ok?

I'm going to take you through how I transformed my small dining space for the holidays. So no matter your size of space, I hope you can find some nuggets of inspiration in this post.

I started with my 41" IKEA Docksta table covered with a 108" black tablecloth and topped with a 70" floral tablecloth, two lucite ghost chairs, and a small black bench from HomeGoods.  My 6.5' Christmas tree is in the back. I steamed the creases out of my tablecloths so that they lay beautifully on the table.

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

Now it's time to put the things that should absolutely be on a dining table- plates, silverware and all those practical sorts of things. I picked up these stunning chinoiserie blue and white dinner plates at HomeGoods awhile back, and I was so sad I was only able to find four. Since then I've learned this is a popular pattern that is pretty easy to find online. It is gorgeous!

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

I then paired it with some vintage gold silverware I found during my antique travels in Marble Falls last year. If you haven't been to Marble Falls, Texas, you MUST GO. I love it so much. 

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

Add in some black napkins and sparkly napkin rings...

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

For the glassware, I used some short juice glasses that would be perfectly fine for water, wine spritzers, sweet tea, or soda. Sometimes practical is good, you know?

Up next I added in a small Asian/chinoiserie inspired vase (another Marble Fall find from a local thrift store), some faux flowers and one of my brass, marble and crystals candlesticks (the other one is on my coffee table). I finished it off by adding a few votive candles for extra warmth and sparkle.

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

Who says small can't be glamorous? 

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

I love the view from the living room- the whole area is warm and cozy. Perfect for small dinners with friends or family.

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

No matter the size of your space, you can definitely make it cozy and  glam for the holidays! 

And it is SNOWING here in South Texas, so with that I'm off to make a cup of coffee and stare at the gorgeous white fluffy stuff blanketing my home. 

A small dining area or breakfast nook gets glammed up for the holidays with touches of blush, gold, and silver, plus florals and chinoiserie and vintage home decor elements.

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Cozy At Christmas 

11 comments

  1. This is stunning and so unique. I love, love the blue with all the black. Fabulous. Thanks so much for being a stop on our tour.

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  2. Looks so elegant and sophisticated! Beautiful job on the table and that tree is phenomenal. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Oh my heart is swooning with delight. I adore that black floral tablecloth! The entire vignette is enchanting.

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  4. Love how you transformed your dining area into such a glamorous spot. Stunning.

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  5. How pretty! I used blush in my Christmas decor this year, too! Glad to touring with you this Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

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  6. Well goodness, gracious this is totally awesome, stunning and beautiful! Love these gorgeous colors and the beautiful light!

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  7. It is definitely stunning! I love how you made a small space feel grand. The centerpiece looks so sparkly and pretty. Marble Falls is a wonderful town - I'd love to go shop there sometime!
    So glad to have you on the tour!
    Cecilia B

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  8. It is so elegant and sparkly! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Have a Happy Holiday Season! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  9. Monica,
    Yes, small can be cozy and glam as seen in your gorgeous dining room. Your dining area is beautifully styled with the red and green black-background tablecloth. Even though your dining area is glam, it definitely looks like Christmas with that tablecloth. Very nicely pulled together for a fresh take on a Christmas dining area. You have the touch to create modern design that is still cozy.

    Merry Christmas,
    Judith

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  10. I love your style.

    My style is whimsical at Christmas, but my sister's is gorgeously formal and elegant like yours.

    Hoping you are having a very Merry Christmas.

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  11. Enjoyed visiting Monica!
    Your dining room is stunning.
    I too am from Texas and I was part of the tour as well at White Spray Paint.
    I love Blue Willow plates as well and I just found 6 at the flea market:)
    Merry Christmas!

    Laura

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