Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Dining Room

It’s officially time to start decking the halls which of course makes me so so happy. I can already feel it. The change in seasons. Seeing the Christmas lights start to pop up in my neighborhood. This is my favorite time of year. There is a strong pull to be around my family during this time of year and I can’t wait until we are all together at Christmas. For now I am cozying up my home with lots of Christmas decor. Let me show you my Scandinavian inspired Christmas dining room.

A neutral pallet is something I stick with through out the year and this season is no different. If you saw my living room post you know that I am trying to stick with a simple almost Scandinavian feel. My dining room is the same. I wanted to use natural materials like linen, wood and greenery. There is just something about that look that I love.

With the table settings I started with a white cotton table cloth that covers only part of the table. I like that the end of the table still shows with the rustic wood but the white table cloth brightens the space up. I added a candelabra and a garland with fairy lights on top of the table cloth. I was originally just going to leave it like that. However I wanted to add some depth. What can I say, I try to be simple, but sometimes, I like a little extra. So in addition to that I decided to add some iron stone, linen napkins, stoneware bowls, and a couple of mugs. I also added a couple of tin houses with candles that I love.

On the side table I kept it similar to whats been there. Antique linen napkins piled into a bowl, more plates, cups and bowls for easy access, candlesticks (which are a favorite thing to decorate of mine) and some ironstone pottery. A few cutting boards in the window, a rustic wood star garland, and a pinecone stem add some Christmas charm.

There is just something about the Christmas season that brings a smile to my face. As I have said before it is my favorite season in general but also my favorite season to decorate for. I am a little sad this year knowing that this is the last year I will get to decorate this house for Christmas. We will be moving to Japan in the summer so this will also be the last year I get some colder weather. Not that Southern California gets super cold weather but more so than Japan. For now I will try to enjoy every moment of the season! I will probably change it up again before the season is over but what else is knew right? Don’t worry, I will be sure to share if I do!

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3 Comments

  1. Crystal

    Hi Karen,

    Wondering where you bought the white dishes that you have on the sideboard?

    Also, not sure where you will be moving to in Japan, but my sister just moved back from Tokyo & it got quite cold there in the winter- very much like the climate where she lives in the NE here in the states- snow & all.
    Grant it the summers, were very hot (LOTS of humidity)- but the winters are real. Probably more than you get now in S CA…. hoping that you will be somewhere that you get to experience both if that’s your heart’s desire! (I moved south to get away from the cold… but do miss the change of the seasons & looking at the snow…outside the window!–in the wintertime 🙂 lol)
    Wishing a phenomenal & most memorable holiday season for you & yours while you are still all together!

    • mrsrollman@gmail.com

      Hi! Those dished I got on sale at Target a year ago or so. And yes, the mainland of Japan gets a good winter but we will be in Okinawa which is a lot further south. Its a more tropical climate so the winter is mild! We did say to each other that we will need to visit the mainland in winter though haha

      • Crystal

        For sure- Japan is AMAZING!! I know it’s hard to leave your family, but the country is so rich with culture & experiences that you will never forget!
        You should definitely head up that way in the winter if you get a chance You will probably want a break from the heat & humidity at some point 🙂
        Thanks for the Dishes info. I’ve been on the lookout for ones just like that & haven’t found exactly what I’ve envisioned in my mind…until now! You had them in pictures right before my very eyes! Lol
        Have a fantastic holidays w/your family this year & enjoy every possible second in your home while you’re still there.
        Remember though, no matter where you lay your head at night…home is ALWAYS in your heart!

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