Get ready for holiday entertaining by getting your dining room essentials squared away. Your first priority, before going for all the holiday specific decor, is to make sure your dining room is entertaining ready with staples that will serve you (and your guests!) year-round. You can always layer in holiday specific decor, but first find table furniture, table settings and other retro/retro-inspired furniture and decor.
Dining Essentials: Furniture + Lighting
This vintage 1950s walnut dining table designed by John Van Koert can serve as the functional and aesthetic centerpiece of your dining table, with plenty of room to expand. The table comes with three additional leaves, so the table can widen to a maximum of 90 inches!
This vintage Danish Modern display cabinet was designed by Børge Mogensen for the brand Soborg Mobelfabrik. The three teak shelves are adjustable in height, allowing you versatility in displaying your favorite dishes and serve ware. The base also allows for substantial out-of-sight storage.
We love the idea of having a turquoise accent chair at the head of the table. The Morgan dining chair from Joybird comes in just the right shade of turquoise for this palette, but feel free to improvise based on your own dining room needs.
Distinctly Mid Century Modern and visually striking, the Sputnik chandelier is the crowning jewel of this dining room! A focal point in any room where it’s mounted, this chandelier sets the tone as well as providing light.
Dining Essentials: Bits + Pieces
The starburst pattern on these vintage 1950s plates pair well with the Sputnik chandelier and work well for a retro-inspired holiday theme, without being limited to holiday use. A great investment for a retro dining room, then!
While we’re on the starburst theme, a holiday decoration that grows organically from this dining room’s year-round decor is this starburst holiday ornament that can stand alone on a mid century china cabinet or tabletop, or can hang on a tree or from a window.
Special occasions call for greenery, but then again, so do regular days. Houseplants add that final bit of warmth and welcome whatever the season. The fiddle leaf fig is a favorite choice for its sculptural leaves. Of course there’s no substitute for the real thing, but if your room doesn’t have the right conditions or you’re convinced you don’t have a green thumb, an artificial one such as this one can help.
While we’re on the subject of greenery, an easy way to take your dining room from everyday to holiday is with cut flowers. Show them off in an unexpected vase such as these spherical glass vases.
Looking for more holiday dining essentials? Find more style ideas and decor inspiration from 5 MCM Dining Rooms to Inspire You this Holiday Season. And of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for more Mid Century Modern inspiration!