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11 Ways to Create a Wintry-Luxe Holiday Dining Room

October 03, 2016

Turn up the drama for your next holiday soiree with a mix of dark hues, rich textures and metallic accents.

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Go Glam

This small dining room was given a dramatic, woodland-inspired transformation with a mix of darkpine green, black, charcoal and neutral brown-gray. The deep green wall color works well year-round and also mixes well with seasonal hues like deep red, rich violet and gold.

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Ground the Space

A key factor in creating a dramatic dining space is grounding the area with a rug. Black and white is a color combination that works well with virtually any palette, and its stark contrast is helpful in breaking up the monotony of a strong, dominant color. Here, black and white was used and repeated on the floor and also on the wall with vintage graphic art.

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Winter Decorated Dining Room
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Less is More

To create drama, think of each decorative element in reference to its visual weight and shape. Different textures and sheens of varied materials anchor the tablescape, from the seagrass and cork chargers to the brass place settings to the thistle centerpiece.

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Thistle Centerpiece

There are many flowers that work well for styling holiday tablescapes such white lilies, berry branches and poinsettias. Try a different approach this year with thistle. Often known for having a country look, thistle has a moody mix of blue-violet and green coloring with faded green stems. Thistle works best when bulked up with two to four bouquets.

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