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Dress Your Dining Room for the Holidays

Decorating your dining room for the holidays doesn't have to be daunting. These inspiring ideas will take your room from so-so to spectacular.
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Dressed-Up Dining Chairs

Give dining room chairs a festive facelift by adding ribbon and seasonal elements to their backs. Once the ribbon is tied into place, use hot glue to attach faux evergreen sprigs, berries, bells or pinecones. Photo by Layla Palmer.

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Beaded Swag

Adorn your buffet table with a silver beaded garland punctuated by pine cones and pieces of greenery. Use safety pins to hold the garland in place. Photo by Matthew Mead.

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Photo: Marian Parsons. From: Marian Parsons.

Restaurant-Style Menu

Give guests a pretty preview of the meal to come with a handwritten menu on an ornate chalkboard. Guests will know to save room for dessert, and you'll save yourself from being asked the age-old question, "What's for dinner?" Photo by Marian Parsons.

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Creative Place Cards

A roll of brown Kraft paper makes for a fun and disposable table runner. Write the name of each guest on the paper near their plate and encourage them to doodle during dinner, too. Photo by Layla Palmer.

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