Eclectic Dining Room Holiday Decor

Today is all about glam, eclectic and FUN dining room holiday decor. I have a small dining space, but I try to pack it with style while still keeping it chic, simple and cozy as part of Domicile 37’s Winter Eclectic Holiday Home Tours!

Chinoiserie eclectic dining room holiday decor

If you’ve come here from my friend Corinna’s blog, I welcome you! I adore her beautiful, boho chic home.

My home isn’t boho at all, but I have a thing with a chinoiserie. 

Chinoiserie Tobacco Leaf China

My love affair with all things tobacco leaf china and decor has been well documented, so of course I had to use my fave Imperial Leaf china on the table.

Tobacco leaf china place setting

I paired the tobacco leaf china with my DIY dollar store blue and white chargers and a sequin runner for an extra festive, glam look.

Tobacco leaf china dinnerware

The vase is a vintage/antique piece I snagged from one of my fave Instagram shops, Lillian Grey Vintage Home. I love the bold florals, and the vase makes me smile every time I see it.

Small dining space Christmas decor ideas

Small Dining Room Holiday Decor Ideas

Decorating a small dining space/nook/room for the holidays can be a bit challenging because you want to pack style without making it feel cluttered.

My approach to dining room holiday decor this year was to omit the Christmas tree and bring in holiday accents. 

Black and white dining room decorations for Christmas

I decorated my crystal chandelier with garland, and I also added a garland to the top of my black and gold etagere (which got relocated here from the living room).

Chandelier in a dining room decorated for Christmas

Dining room holiday decor on a budget

Decorating that etagere has become a bit of a favorite thing of mine to do. I love that I have plenty of space for my various chinoiserie finds, like this little tobacco leaf ginger jar.

Tobacco leaf ginger jar antique

I also have plenty of room for more dining room holiday decor because I simply toss unused ornaments into vases and plop them into empty spaces. Makes any decor vignette that much more chic. 

Tobacco leaf china with holiday decorations

I’m actually super happy with how this space turned out even without a Christmas tree here. I feel it allows my eclectic, thrifted antique finds stand out a bit more. 

Black and gold etagere bookcase in a dining room

You may have noticed I only have a pair of chairs around the table, and this is because I wanted the space to feel a bit more open. 

The other chairs are flanking the windows, so it’s super easy to grab them if we have extra company.

Black and white dining room holiday decor ideas on a budget

I know sometimes my layouts can be untraditional, but I truly believe you should set-up your decor and spaces to suit your own lifestyle and family needs.

And it’s also fun to mix and match to create decor that feels fresh and festive.

Chinoiserie tablescape and dining room decor ideas

You know, buying these $44 outdoor patio chairs for this space was probably one of my smartest purchases this year. I love how casual they are.

small dining room decorated for christmas budget ideas

If you want to see even more of my Christmas holiday decor, I’ve shared a few spaces in recent weeks:

Blue & White Christmas Kitchen Decor

Blue and white Christmas kitchen decoration ideas

Colorful Home Office Christmas Decor

Floral colorful holiday Christmas decor

Blue & White Chinoiserie Christmas Tree

Blue and white christmas tree

Your next stop on this winter eclectic tour is Banyan Bridges! Catch the full line up all week via the links below:


Domicile 37 | Bright Green Door | Jeweled Interiors


House Homemade | Made by Carli | At Home with Ashley | Casa Watkins Living


Designing Vibes | The Boho Abode | Monica Wants It | Banyan Bridges


Brit & Barclay | Blake Hill House | Au Petit Salon | Up To Date Interiors


The Rath Project | House Haus Home | Domicile 37



  1. HouseHomemade
    December 5, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Looks so great! Note to self: decorate my chandelier next year. : )

  2. December 5, 2018 / 9:39 am

    Love, love, love your gorgeous table setting and I adore the etagere in the dining area. It is perfect for that space.

  3. December 5, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    I always enjoy seeing what you are up to, Monica. Your gorgeous home is making me want to go glam again (I am a chinoisserie fan too!). Looks fabulous!

  4. Ginny
    December 5, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    This looks fantastic!! I love the chinoiserie details

  5. December 8, 2018 / 11:26 am

    Your table setting is gorgeous! Love the garland on the chandy. Your decor and photos are beautiful as always.

  6. December 8, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Wow Monica, This looks amazing. I love all the little details and the colors!