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. Our small dining room space is definitely cozy…but it’s also stylish and decorated for the Christmas holiday season.

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

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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 10×12 feet or so, but I put a huge 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.

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I started with my round white dining 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′ potted 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 online 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 and so timeless. Also highly collectible if you find some vintage ones.

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 dinner napkins and crystal 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 super affordable round gold coffee 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.

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.

I know this whole set-up is quite eclectic, but yet it all works together. I’m a fan of using decor you love.

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.

The floral velvet pillow and blush pink throw add some luxe texture.

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.

Since last year, we’ve made a lot of progress in this dining space, starting with a budget botanical dining room makeover (we only spent $100) and then adding emerald green velvet curtains.

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.

Visit the other tour participants via the links below:

Cozy At Christmas 

Day 1
County Road 407
The B Farm
Decor To Adore
 Let’s Add Sprinkles

Day 2
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Ever Evolving Home
DIY Beautify
Opulent Cottage
Joy In Our Home

Day 3
My Heart Lives Here
Patina and Paint
Hyacinths for the Soul 
My Thrift Store Addiction
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Day 4
Poofing the Pillows

Botanic Bleu
At Rivercrest Cottage 
White Spray Paint

Day 5
Art and Sand
At Home With Jemma
Monica Wants It 

The Dedicated House

Ash Tree Cottage

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11 Comments

  1. Katie Mansfield
    December 8, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    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.

  2. Cindy Richter
    December 8, 2017 / 2:41 pm

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

  3. Decor To Adore
    December 8, 2017 / 3:36 pm

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

  4. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    December 8, 2017 / 3:58 pm

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

  5. My thrift store addiction
    December 8, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    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

  6. Jemma@athomewithjemma
    December 8, 2017 / 4:21 pm

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

  7. Cecilia
    December 8, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    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

  8. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House
    December 9, 2017 / 5:20 am

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

  9. Botanic Bleu
    December 10, 2017 / 4:49 am

    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

  10. Art and Sand
    December 10, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    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.

  11. Laura
    December 12, 2017 / 5:53 am

    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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