Christmas in Our New Dining Room & $500 Raymour & Flanigan Giveaway

Monday, December 7, 2015
I love decorating for the Christmas holiday season. This year I have been especially excited about decorating our new Raymour & Flanigan dining room. This will be our first Christmas entertaining in our new dining room, and I want it to be special.
Although I love decorating, I have a minimalistic approach to it. For me, less is more. I like strategically placed decorations that don't overwhelm the senses but rather delight them. Plus, having two children and two cats, I have to be practical about my decorating choices.

Let me start by saying that after months of putting it to good use, we are totally in love with our Gray Street dining room set. Not a day passes that I don't walk into this room and literally catch my breath. It is a gorgeous set. It fits perfectly in our space, and it couldn't be more ideal for our family and our dining needs.

Since most of our Christmas celebration will take place around our dining table, I wanted it to be festive and elegant. I chose not to use a tablecloth because the concrete overlay on the table is stunning. Why cover it up? I was careful not to overcrowd the table and make it too busy. I kept the centerpieces simple, so the beauty of the table is evident.

The Gray Street buffet server will prove to be a most functional piece this holiday season. We've already set it up for at-home happy hours and cocktails for when friends drop in.

But by far my favorite piece in the dining room is the Gray Street bench. It's not always easy adding elements of comfort to a dining room, but the Gray Street bench screams comfort. It adds an element of coziness to this room that a dining room may not normally have. To take that one step further for the holidays, I added some fun and fluffy pillows and a plaid throw to the bench. Pre-dinner, the Gray Street bench is a great place to sit while enjoying a festive cocktail.
{car pillow | merry christmas pillow | antlers pillow}

Obviously, we aren't the only ones who love the Gray Street bench!

The tiniest details can make a huge impact. I hung these snowflake ornaments from the windows, and you can't miss them each time you enter the room.

'Tis the season of giving! I and four other bloggers are partnering with R&F to share how we decorated some of our favorite pieces of R&F furniture. In return, Raymour & Flanigan is generously offering our readers the chance to win a $500 gift card to shop at Raymour & Flanigan. Each blogger is giving away a $500 gift card, so be sure to visit all the participating bloggers to increase your chances of winning.

Win a $500 Gift Card to Raymour & Flanigan
Stop by the participating #RFBloggers to enter to better your chances of winning the $500 gift card:
Christina: IG @christinasadventures –
Shannon: IG @shannoncozycountryliving-
Amie: IG @memehillstudio –
Alice: IG @thoughtsfromalice-

Join us! Post a picture of your decorated space or a favorite spot in your home on your social media channels and tag it with #rfholidayhome!

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