How to Decorate a Woodland Inspired Dining Room



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I am a creature of habit when it comes to home décor. However this past spring, we did a little redecorating in our home. We transformed our playroom into a family room, and we also changed up our dining room a bit by swapping out rugs. With these changes, my holiday decorations probably won’t look as they always have. I have a large sideboard in my dining room that typically lacks in décor and usually is just a spot to store platters. Not this year; I am going to show you how to decorate the dining room in a woodland theme this Christmas.

woodland themed dining room

I headed to Big Lots and was amazed by the amount of holiday decorations I found. From inflatables (maybe later this season I will tackle the front porch) to artificial trees, to lights and food — I had no idea Big Lots was a one stop shop!

big lots holiday decor ideas

I spent more than an hour looking at the wide array of stunning holiday and seasonal décor items at Big Lots and was amazed by the high quality and reasonable prices of the products. While there, I learned that Big Lots has declared Nov. 16-22 as National Decorate Your Home for the Holidays Week. So, I guess that means I am participating  by decorating a room in my home with high quality décor available at my local Big Lots!”** available at my local Big Lots!

While roaming the aisles, I was truly inspired by the woodland collection that was featured at my store. I picked up what I thought would create a beautiful sideboard to not only get me through Christmas, but also some of the winter as well.

side board decor

How do decorate this side board, you will need to clear everything off. Yes, that means finding other hiding places for all those platters, etc. Lay out a runner the length of the side board.

adding garland to centerpiece

Start by layering a piece of evergreen garland down on the runner, weaving it slightly.



Then, add two laterns at the ends. Big Lots even had the LED candles I wanted to use. I added these adorable ornaments too.

side board decor-2

Start filling in the other spaces with themed statues, such as this reindeer and snowman I found.

side board ideas3

Buy some extra ornaments and fill in the empty spots. 

decorating a mirror

Don’t forget about the mirror above your side board — that needs some holiday sprucing too. I found hangers at big lots and used them to attach the ribbon.

mirror garland idea

Otherwise, drape the woodland garland over the mirror.

side board decor #!

It was hard to get the right photo of the entire visual, but you get the idea here.

big lot holiday decor

I carried the theme to the other side of the room. I picked up one of their 3-feet trees, as well as more woodland themed ornaments. This tree is pre-lit, making it especially easy to assemble.

I love the burlap ribbons that you can hang or clip too.

big lot tree decor

I hung a fun chalkboard print above the tree to complement the fun chalkboard ornaments I also found at Big Lots. I’m not sure where I will put the light-up snowman face, but for now he is staying by the tree. What do you think?



big lot ornaments

Join in National Decorate Your Home for the Holidays Week and transform your home into a Winter Wonderland Nov. 16th- 22nd.

  • Visit to view the Christmas catalog and for ideas, tips, and inspiration
  • Planning ahead for the holiday season and decorating earlier can mean less stress and more time for the things that matter most

Had to include a photo of the lit tree too!!

xmas tree pinterst


**Styles and assortment vary by store

When do you start decorating for the winter holidays? 

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  1. LOVE the snowman and the burlap ribbons are awesome! #client

  2. Beautiful pieces for an elegant looking mantle. I love going to Big Lots, they have such an amazing assortment at great prices.

  3. Beautiful decorations! I am so ready for decorate for Christmas – we do that the day after Thanksgiving.

  4. These are some great decorating ideas. I need to start getting my Christmas stuff out.

  5. This is adorable and so festive!! I love it!

  6. I actually love the decor at Big Lots, they have stuff you don’t find anywhere else. Most of my wall art is Big Lots stuff!

  7. I love this idea because even though I’m not all crafty I think it’s something I could actually put together. We’ll be decorating for Christmas after Thanksgiving because I need to take it one holiday at a time.

  8. Love the woodland look! That Christmas Tree table runner is really nice. I need to go to Big Lots!