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I’m a little late in wrapping up my holiday posts (Christmas is in four days!), but I’m thrilled to finally be sharing our entryway and dining room Christmas decorating with you today!

I started decorating for the holidays on November first to get a head start, and somehow I still ended up being late! I still think you’ll find some gorgeous inspiration for next year, and this year’s Christmas or New Year’s table, with my simple and sophisticated red berry centrepiece.

Our entryway is simple and sophisticated also, with a gorgeous collection of monogrammed ginger jars, ceramic Christmas trees and nutcrackers, all from Lauren Haskell Designs. I love everything Lauren offers in her shop, as you probably know by now. 

Please come in and take a look at our entryway and dinging room Christmas decorating, and get inspired!

Affiliate links are provided throughout this post – see my full disclosure policy here.Beautiful Christmas decorating ideas for your entryway and dining room.

OUR SOPHISTICATED ENTRYWAY CHRISTMAS DECORChristmas entryway and dining room decorating, beautiful front door with full, lush holiday wreath is festive and welcoming!

If you saw our Christmas porch dressed in classic greenery and red last week, then you recognize our gorgeous front door wreath. 

I was so excited when I found it from Canadian Tire – full, lush and sophisticated – it set the tone for our entire holiday home. Christmas decorating in the entryway - console table with a beautify holiday vignette.

Those red berries are what got me. Using the same idea with the beautiful red berries, I pulled out a pair of my green wreaths from my Christmas 2017 living room and kitchen.Sophisticated Christmas decorating - console table with ginger jars, holiday greenery, and a gorgeous lush wreath hung above.I used one wreath here in our entryway, and the other in this year’s Christmas kitchen as well. I dressed them up with red berries in various sizes and tied a beautiful bow with red and burgundy satin ribbon. Christmas decorating with ginger jars, ceramic trees, reindeer, nutcrackers and holiday greenery withered berries.

Christmas decorating on a console table with ginger jars, other holiday accessories and greenery with red berries. I used the same idea with the berries to create the base for this vignette on our console table as well. 

I gathered some faux pine sprays and branches, some flocked and some green, then simply filled in the gaps with berries. So simple and so pretty.
This entryway is decorating for the Holidays with beautiful greenery accented with red berries, console table with a symmetrical display of ginger jars and accessories.

Choosing to use red for my holiday decor this year was such a great decision – I had no idea I loved it so much until I decorated with it!

Even though I love it everywhere else I see it, I was nervous since it was my first time with such a bold color palette, and it proved to be so classic and elegant. 
Beautiful white console table decorated for Christmas with ginger jars and Holiday accessories accented with greenery and red berries.Our new ginger jars are so beautiful – if you saw this year’s Christmas living room, you’ll recognize them from our bookshelves. I used two large ones with a glass cylinder in the center, to create a symmetrical display.

Flanked by gold reindeer, accented with ceramic trees and nutcrackers, I used festive fairy lights to finish off the look. SO simple.
A beautiful green Holiday wreath with red berries and a red bow hung above a console table styled for Christmas.

A beautiful Holiday display on a console table with a ginger jar, ceramic Christmas trees, nutcrackers and greenery.

SIMPLE + SOPHISTICATED DINING ROOM CHRISTMAS DECORATINGFront door with a beautiful Holiday wreath is open with a view into a beautiful dining room decorated for Christmas.

Our dining room is on the left when you enter our home, and open to our entryway – it’s important these two spaces compliment each other, for a cohesive flow between rooms.

This is a small space, only about nine by ten feet, so having two large openings with transoms helps it feel larger and more spacious.A view into and entryway and dining room space that is open to each other, decorated for Christmas with sophisticated style.

If you’re a regular reader, then you’ll remember this easy, DIY gallery wall I created last winter – I still love the look and the curated feel it brings to our dining room.

I removed the frames on the right and left sides of the center artwork arrangement, and replaced them with my green and gold magnolia wreaths.
A sophisticated dining room decorated for Christmas with a beautiful red berry centerpiece.Simple gold satin ribbon (the same from our Christmas tree) helps them hang from a single nail – I wanted a clean look, I tied it once and let the ribbon trail down.

Simple and sophisticated! I love it.
Dining room styled for Christmas with magnolia wreaths hung on the wall and ornaments arranged on the table with a pretty red berry centerpiece. Sophisticated dining room table Christmas centerpiece with red berries and pretty ornaments. On our dining table, I created a festive and elegant centrepiece by layering different elements to create this look.

You can use this idea for a Christmas tablescape, New Year’s, even Thanksgiving.A beautiful Christmas centrepiece on a dining room table, with a gold bowl filled with ornaments surrounded by a red berry and magnolia leaf display.


  • Place a red berry wreath in the centre of the table (over a runner if you like).
  • Fill a footed bowl with beautiful ornaments, place in the center.
  • Use various red berry picks in different sizes in and around your wreath.
  • Layer the ends with real, or faux magnolia leaves.
  • Place glass cylinders filled with pillar candles and clear beads, at the ends.
  • Scatter more beautiful ornaments throughout your arrangement.
  • String your centrepiece with fairy lights!

Christmas centerpiece with red berries, magnolia leaves, candles and pretty ornaments.Gold footed decorative bowl filled with silver and gold Christmas ornaments, arranged with a red berry and magnolia centerpiece.I never got around to created a holiday tablescape to share here with you! I told you I’m late on everything ;)

I’m keeping it very simple this year – some gold chargers, white dishes and gold flatware…easy and simple.A pretty Christmas centerpiece with ornaments and red berries with magnolia leaves sits on a dining room table, with a view into a living room with garland and Christmas tree.

I absolutely love how the red accents look throughout our home this holiday season – it feels traditional and classic throughout our house and we all love it so much.A sophisticated dining room with light blue chairs, round table, vintage style rug and crystal chandelier is decorated for Christmas with simple and elegant decor.

I usually get right to work and take it all down just after Christmas, but this year I think we’ll be leaving it a little longer.

Christmas seems to have come out of nowhere this year and I’m not ready to say goodbye to all of this beauty just yet!A view into a Christmas decorated entryway with a white console table, gold lantern style light and vintage inspired rug.Thank you so much, as always, for joining me today – I hope you enjoyed perusing our Christmas home this year, and my entryway + dining room Christmas decorating. I also hope you found inspiration for this holiday season, or next year’s. Wishing you and your families a wonderful Holiday, a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year – we’re all hoping for that! I may be back before then, but if not, I’m sending each and every one of you all my love and gratitude. Thank you for always being here with me, I’m more grateful than you know! xox

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  1. Hi there,

    Where did you get the dining room table, and what size is it?

  2. tamaraanka says:

    Hi! The entryway is Collingwood and the dining room is Stonington Gray, both by Benjamin Moore!

  3. kim Anderson says:

    what color are you walls? thank you!

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