Holiday Decorating: One Room Done Three Ways

We decorated one dining room three different ways: a glamorous look for a sophisticated party, a rustic style for a casual party, and a bright and cheerful motif for a child-friendly party.

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

Photo By: Picasa ©Jessica Downey

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By changing out a few key elements, any room can be transformed into various styles for holiday celebrations. Kim from The TomKat Studio shows us how to take a neutral dining room and turn it into a chic adult party, a rustic casual party or a sweet kid-friendly Christmas party. Photos by Jessica Downey Photography

Glamorous High Style

Holiday glam is decorated in a sophisticated gold, black and white color palette, and is filled with fancy decor including gold-leaf plates, an ornate wreath, ruffled place mats and delicate glassware.

Comfortable Elegance

For our rustic holiday party, neutral browns and natural elements are used to create a warm and inviting party setup. Woven place mats, a driftwood wreath, burlap ribbon and mason jars tied with jute twine add to the welcoming style.

Holiday Fun

For our sweet Christmas party, classic red and green create a festive holiday style. Fun accents like sequined stockings, felt snowflake place mats and cupcake place card holders are perfect for children's parties. The glassware can be replaced with child-friendly plastic bottles and fun retro striped straws.

Glamorous Chair Decorations

One way to easily update the table to prepare for entertaining is to decorate the chair backs. For our holiday glam party, luxurious gold velvet chair pads with thick fabric bows dress up the simple white chairs.

Rustic Chair Decorations

For the rustic-style party, brown checkered napkins are tied into a bow with jute twine and attached to strips of wide burlap ribbon to hang over the chair backs.

Sweet Chair Decorations

Festive red and green sequined stockings make for the perfect chair accent for our kid-friendly Christmas party.

Glamorous Centerpiece

Using a reindeer figure, a white cake plate, candles and craft snowballs, you can easily create this centerpiece for any of the featured party themes. For our glamorous centerpiece, gold glitter makes the reindeer sparkle.

Rustic Centerpiece

For our rustic-style table, a hammered-bronze reindeer is surrounded by cream-colored candles wrapped in twine.

Sweet Centerpiece

A winter-white reindeer sits majestically atop our white platter surrounded by candy cane-colored candles and white snowballs.

Glamorous Wreath

During the holiday season, wreaths are available in a wide array of styles and can be used both outdoors and indoors to continue your theme and add color and style. For our holiday glam party, a pine wreath is adorned with ornate ornaments and gold glittered leaves.

Rustic Wreath

For our rustic holiday party, a driftwood wreath is dressed up with simple white snowflakes and a burlap bow.

Sweet Traditional Colors

A classic green-and-red ornament wreath is colorful and merry for the sweet Christmas party theme.

Glamorous Desserts

Once your party space is decorated, don't forget to continue the theme based on the colors and style of the party for the food and desserts. For our holiday glam design, cupcakes were baked in striking black-and-white chevron cups and sprinkled with gold edible glitter.

Mouthwatering Treats

For the rustic-themed party, cupcakes were baked in brown liners and topped with crumbled graham crackers and chocolate cookies.

Kids Won't Be Able to Resist

The cupcakes for the sweet Christmas party were baked in red-and-white-striped cups and topped with coordinating sprinkles.

Glamorous Black and White

Changing the art in the room for the party ties the theme together. This 16" x 20" chevron Christmas tree print will add the perfect touch of holiday class to your walls. Just download, save and take to a photo lab for printing.

Tactile Rustic

Add a little faux burlap Christmas tree to your walls. This print looks like it has texture; people will want to reach out and touch it. Just download, save and take to a photo lab for printing.

Fun Red and Green

Add a little fun color to your walls with this bright red-and-green Christmas tree. Just download, save and take to a photo lab for printing.

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