6 Delightful Holiday Dining Room Designs You Can DIY

Steal ideas to create a gorgeous space for gathering friends and family this holiday season.

1. Festive Farmhouse Dining Room
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Vintage furnishings set the stage for a homey holiday spread. Here's how to re-create this welcoming feel using thrifty finds. Don't shy away from hanging wreaths indoors! The ones shown here, hung with extra-wide ribbon on the inside on windows, are also visible from the curb! See what else you need to get this look in Create a Festive Farmhouse Dining Room

2. Colonial-Style Dining Room
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Classic American furnishings and colorful accents create a room that's equally inviting for a holiday feast or an everyday dinner. Thinking outside the box about paint colors really makes this otherwise traditional room pop! Other ideas to steal: Flank wall art with lighting sconces and add an ornate mantel.

3. Rustic French Dining Room
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Warm, handcrafted materials mix with sleek factory-style finds to give this space a taste of the Gallic countryside. It isn't hard to build a similarly rugged table like the one shown here. An oversize jute rug underfoot will warm up the room while protected floor finish from chairs and traffic. See more in
Create a Rustic French Dining Room

4. A Warm, Welcoming Dining Space for $1,474
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A blank box becomes an inviting gathering spot with new paint, molding, trim, and furniture all for well under $2000. Ideas to steal: Hanging decorative mirrors will brighten up any space and interior shutters add architectural interest while providing a way to control the flow of natural light.

Related: Traditional Holiday Decorating Ideas

5. Farmhouse Dining Room
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Warm and inviting, the vintage-look decor here was put together with mostly new decorative materials. What really pops here, though, are the fresh green plants and richly-hued blossoms. Don't forget: plants and flowers are a wonderful way to breathe new life into a room...even in the winter! Learn more in Create a Farmhouse Dining Room

6. A Stylish Dining Room for $661
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A couple tackle their first redo, turning a dull space into an eclectic and inviting space for just $661. And, guess what: You can recreate the look of these bold window treatments with affordable fabric, stencils and fabric paint!

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