Making a Festive Vacation Brunch

We all love a good late breakfast, also known as brunch, especially on Christmas Day. Set up your family dining table this Christmas season with inspiration from Jen Svendsen from the Midwest Life and Style Blog. See how she remodeled her dining room for a brunch over the holidays with the help of The Home Depot.

I love everything about the holiday season. The traditions. The food. And of course the festive decor! To those who know me well, this should come as no surprise. (After all, I’ve been repeating Christmas music for a few months.) So this year I’m excited to join forces with The Home Depot as a partner for their Holiday Style Challenge to exchange some ideas for a festive Christmas brunch.

Creating a festive holiday brunch

One of my favorite holiday traditions is to gather around the table with family and friends for dinner. For my style challenge, I decorated our dining room with pieces from home decor and the Christmas collections from The Home Depot. With a hot do-it-yourself cocoa bar, it’s perfect for a festive Christmas brunch, don’t you think?

Creating a festive holiday brunch

Home for the holidays

This year, more than ever, I wanted to make our home feel welcome during the holidays. To capture those warm, cozy feelings and create a timeless Christmas look, I’ve used a mix of green, red, gold and traditional plaid throughout our home.

Creating a festive holiday brunch

The Home Depot had everything I needed to decorate for the season. From home decor to garlands, trees, ornaments and much more! The Home Depot offers everything from a single source to decorate the halls. Don’t have a Home Depot nearby? No problem! You can shop online or use The Home Depot mobile app and have everything delivered right to your door.

Creating a festive holiday brunch

Lay the table

Designing a festive Christmas brunch begins with designing the table. To start with, I used a simple white tablecloth as a base. Then I turned that plaid blanket into a table runner.

Creating a festive holiday brunch

Next, I selected these gorgeous gold lanterns and filled them with a mix of red and gold shatterproof ornaments to create a focal point. The ornaments provide the right dash of color and bring the timeless Christmas look and feel to life that I had imagined.

Creating a festive holiday brunch

For the place settings, I used wood chargers and these red fringed napkins to create textures and layers. Then I used that classic off-white stoneware, gold cutlery, and some crystal champagne flutes to complete the festive brunch look.

Creating a festive holiday brunch

Hot cocoa is a favorite in our house for the holidays, so I also created a fun DIY hot cocoa bar with a coffee pot and some glasses filled with toppings like marshmallows, candy canes, and chocolate chips. Yum!

Creating a festive holiday brunch

Creating a festive holiday brunch

Decorate the halls

I love using green in all of my holiday decorations. The Home Depot has plenty to choose from, including this pre-lit wreath from the new Woodmoore Holiday Collection. I love the nice detail of the red berries and the big, plaid bow!

Creating a festive holiday brunch

In order to bring even more holiday joy into the room, I wrapped our lamp with a pre-lit 12-foot noble fir garland. The lights on the garland create a particularly warm glow that makes the entire room appear magical.

Creating a festive holiday brunch

A tree with all the ingredients

No holiday get-together would be complete without a tree with all the ingredients. To continue with the classic red and gold theme, I adorned our tree with the same shatterproof ornaments that I used on the dining table. Finally, I crowned a gold mercury star on it.

Creating a festive holiday brunch

Creating a festive holiday brunch

When I finished, I looked and felt like something was missing, so I couldn’t resist locking this holiday gnome in. It looks perfect inside, nestled under the tree.

Creating a festive holiday brunch

Creating a festive holiday brunch

No matter how you celebrate this season, I hope you feel inspired and this has given you some ideas for creating your own festive Christmas brunch. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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