One of my favorite things to decorate for Christmas is our dining room buffets/sideboards. Today, I am sharing lots of ideas for decorating a dining room sideboard for Christmas.
In our dining room, our buffet area is super long because I actually have two sideboards set side by side. You can see all of the details of this dining room sideboard hack HERE.
This is what it looks like most of the year when I am not decorating it for a holiday.
Last week, I posted my Natural and Modern Christmas Home Tour where I shared a few shots of what I created for our sideboards in here for this year. Today, I thought I would share more details about it and share a few other ways I have decorated our sideboards in the past.
All of the designs for this space have gone viral on Pinterest so it seems that viewers are liking the ideas and have been incorporating them in their own homes. I have received dozens of photos from viewers showing me how they created similar looks on their own sideboards! SO SO FUN!!
This Silver and Gold Glam Christmas Centerpiece image from 2018 (sorry about the photography…I was just getting started!!) has over 1 million impressions just in the last 30 days! CRAZY!
Ideas for Decorating a Dining Room Sideboard for Christmas
If you saw my Christmas Home Tour last week, you know that it was my goal to create a simple, natural and modern look this year. That is certainly was dictated this vignette.
For the last several years, I have used a variety of Christmas Cone Trees and decorated around them. I will show you more of those ideas a little later in this post. This year, I decided to switch them out with candlesticks for a simple and classic look.
To create this look, it was super easy! I simply placed about 6 feet of natural mixed garland onto the buffets allowing it to drape off the side of the buffets for added drama. I think it really adds to elegant feel of the centerpiece.
Secondly, I placed in the brass candlesticks randomly in front of and behind the fresh evergreens. No trick to this!
Since the candlesticks are sitting in front of the mirror, it doubles the drama when they are lit. I just LOVE it!
The next step included adding in some extra branches of the cedar to drape off of the sideboards.
Finally, I simply placed a few of my treasure glass ornaments for a touch of holiday festiveness. You could really use any combination of ornaments and colors for this. We are hosting a couple of functions this season in our home so I wanted to keep this area a bit neutral so that I can do anything on our main dining table in here.
More ideas for Decorating a Dining Room Sideboard for Christmas
As I mentioned earlier, I have used Christmas Cone trees for the last couple of years for this area. All I did this year was substitute the cone trees with the candlesticks. Here are a few shots of how I used them.
The magnolia leaves provided nice contrast for this vignette.
You can see all of the details of this Christmas Cone Tree Centerpiece HERE.
For this design (from 2 years ago), I went all out with the Christmas Cone Trees! I do not have a mantle in our main living room so I sometimes treat this area as if it was my mantle.
I did use some of my faux greenery for to create this look, so can see how you can use either fresh or faux greenery…whichever suits your fancy!
You can see more details of this Green and Gold Elegant Christmas Cone Centerpiece HERE. I also created a post last year with LOTS of Ideas for Decorating with Christmas Cone Trees. You might want to check that one out!
I love the simplicity created on this sideboard for this entry hall area! Just greenery and ornaments…
This gorgeous sideboard was designed by friend, Karen of Sanctuary Home. I love how she kept it simple with only the garland and candlelight!
This is another lovely example of draping garlands off the side of a buffet. I love how she entwined the twinkle lights throughout the garland.
Christmas is only days away so I hope you enjoyed seeing all of these ideas for Decorating a Dining Room Sideboard for Christmas! I am crazy busy today getting ready to host our neighbors for a Progressive Dinner. Have a blessed holiday season! HO HO HO!