Our dining room in winter has a different look from the other seasons. See how we do it.
Hello, everyone. We hope you had a good weekend. Ours was totally uneventful, which was glorious. We did go to a play, to mass, and to a movie, but other than that it was pretty routine. Today we are going to show you our dining room in winter and what I did to give it a cozy look for the season.
As many of you know, we eat most of our evening meals in the dining room. We turn on the fireplace, light some candles, and listen to good music even on a Tuesday. It makes us feel like grown-ups. Ha!!! Since we are in there so much, I want it to be its best self. I decided to add some pillows to the two end chairs to soften the look of the table and to cozy it up.
Lucky for me, there was some leftover linen fabric from the shower curtain I made for our guest bath. Go here to see the shower curtain. Originally, I intended to use that fabric for a table cloth, but when I started that little project, I discovered that there wasn’t enough fabric. So, it was on to plan B. I made pillows instead, and put them in the dining room. The down pillow inserts were 22 inches, and you can buy them here.
Normally when I make pillows, I use painters’ drop cloth fabric for the backs. However, since we would be able to see both the front and the back from the side angle, I used the same fabric for both sides. Just by adding pillows to the dining room chairs, the room looked cozier.
As far as the centerpiece goes, I wanted something that I can easily move each evening before I set the table. That meant it need to be simple…….very simple. I pulled out a wooden bowl that I bought on a trip to Africa and filled it with moss balls. That’s all it needs.
Another thing I do in the winter is make sure there are live plants and flowers in the dining room. I have either fresh cut flowers or a flowering plant on this tea cart. This arrangement was a birthday gift, and it is still going strong. I replace the water daily, and I did have to replace two of the fading blooms.
I have a large plant in front of a window, and this colorful one on the credenza. And do you see that little frame? I always have a seasonal post card in it. Right now it has a January 1 card from 1914. I love buying post cards when visiting art museums and frequently change out the card in this frame to suit the season, holiday, or my mood. I will replace the January 1 card with another winter postcard on Feb. 1.
That’s all I do to for our dining room in winter. Easy, practical, and inviting. We hope this gave you some ideas for a winter look in your own dining rooms.
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