Colors, candles and a little bit of sparkle would be the perfect touch to make your dining room fun and inviting for the holidays! With multiple holidays in December, what better place to gather in your home for a grand meal than the dining room? Stanley Martin Homes offers beautiful and spacious dining rooms; whether it is separated from the rest of the home for a more formal feeling or open to the rest of the home for a more relaxed and casual feel.
Hanukkah is the first to be celebrated this month. If you are hosting dinner these beautiful China plates would be a great addition to your table. They are elegant but add some shine and shimmer to your décor. Stanley Martin’s dining rooms have plenty of space for a china cabinet or other storage means.
You could also get a couple vases and fill them with dreidels – they would make a fun decoration around the dining room!
You will also want to make sure you add lots of blues, silver, and gold.
The color blue has the tendency to make people feel calm or peaceful which would be perfect for your family gathering.
Candles are definitely a must! Be creative with your candle holder; there are so many options to pick from. Choose one that fits your family’s personality and the theme of the dinner.
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Whether you are hosting Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner, these are great tips for a fun filled Holiday! You could go a number of different routes with the colors in your dining room. For Christmas you could do the traditional red and green, or white and even a hint of light blue for a more winter theme.
Try adding candy canes to your decoration – they are beautiful and don’t create a mess! These DIY candle holders are extra cute!
Glitter is another route you could take. Sparkly ornaments add life and pizazz to your dining room!
Here is a classic red and white themed dining room. This could be great in one of our Stanley Martin formal dining rooms if you want to set a more sophisticated mood.
“Red generally raises energy and excitement, which makes it a good choice for a dining room or living room, where people tend to gather,” states psychologist Nicole Avena.
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Here is a great idea for name tags – using ornaments. This is both adorable and simple. Although it is recommended to remove them from the table once everyone is seated to avoid breaks and accidents.
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Kwanzaa is last but definitely not least in the December Holiday’s. Stanley Martin Homes has dining rooms that are spacious for your Kwanzaa dinner. Plus, they are located right off of the kitchen so it makes it easy to serve and set up. Make sure you use red, green, and black in your decorating to make the dining room exciting and warm for this momentous occasion.
Candles for this holiday are a must. There should be three red candles, three green candles and one black one. Candles will not only light up the room in a cheerful way but give this meal more of an intimate feeling.
You could also put them in glass candle holders to go for a more chic look. In addition to placing candles on the dining room table, you should also decorate with fruits, vegetables and specifically corn.
To decorate the room, try making your own Kwanzaa flags, called Bendera, and posters emphasizing the seven principles. This would be a great activity to do with children.
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