Modern Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room

This modern farmhouse Christmas dining room is full of simple, classic charm with a modern twist.

view of wooden staircase and dining room beyond with Christmas tree and text overlay that reads "modern farmhouse holiday entertaining ideas"

view of curved staircase and simple green tree set up in dining room
While decorating my dining room for Christmas this year, the mantra “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” kept playing through my head…

simple wooden chairs in the foreground with a dining table set with white tablecloth and holiday greenery lay beyond

Before I explain myself, though, let me say hello! If you’re here visiting from Zevy Joy or Styled with Lace, welcome. I love collaborating each season with the talented bloggers organized by my friend Lory from Designthusiasm. As usual, we’ve worked to bring you tons of holiday entertaining ideas all in one week. Be sure to visit the links at the bottom of the post for more gorgeous holiday inspiration.

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elegant green and copper holiday dining table with a simple green tree in the background


french country dining room with medium wood floors and a simple holiday tree

Natural Modern Farmhouse Christmas Dining

But back to that mantra. Some years I feel like I need to come up with new, amazing, never-before-seen ways to decorate my home, celebrate my loved ones, and usher in the special holiday season. But this year, I’m trying to cut myself a break – to rely on foundations that have worked in the past while still welcoming in special new elements. It may sound silly, but my dining room is the perfect analogy for that very philosophy.

white tablecloth on a dining table with modern farmhouse style decorations

Last year I put our slim green tree in the dining room and created a simple tablescape with natural greenery… and I absolutely adored the classic, simple beauty it provided.
So I did it again.

simple green tree with lights in the corner of a dining room


These chairs were provided by Article, but all opinions are my own.

Sure, I’ve changed up several things: the mirror, the chairs (more on that in a moment), and the centerpiece even.

french country dining room with white, green, and copper holiday accents


Modern Farmhouse Holiday Tablescape

I took a slightly more modern approach to the silverware: tucking my favorite gold flatware under the raised chargers this year…

rustic wood log slice chargers under simple white plates create a rustic modern tablescape for the holidays


And I changed up the napkins by stuffing them into my favorite copper and gold mugs.

copper moscow mule mug stuffed with gray napkin

But the principles are the same: natural greenery and classic simplicity. And it still feels good.  I say when something requires less work but still feels right, it’s like a double win. 😉

simple french country dining room with modern farmhouse elements


What I have also done, though, is allowed myself a little space for the new. Did you see our announcement about a new property? We are finally making construction progress on the new/old house (and I shared our first reveal – eek! – on the tiny house this week)… And it naturally has me so incredibly excited about what’s to come.

brown wood rung modern farmhouse chairs at a dining table with a white tablecoth

Modern Farmhouse Dining Chairs

So I couldn’t resist sharing a taste of that with you today with these gorgeous modern farmhouse chairs I found at Article. We love the sectional and ottoman from Article in our family room so much that I knew I wanted to start there when looking for dining chairs. And I think these are the absolute perfect combination of sophisticated modern with rustic simplicity.

walnut modern farmhouse dining chair in front of green Christmas tree with lights

And the matte walnut finish couldn’t be any more beautiful. I just can’t wait to see them in our new farmhouse when it’s ready.

matte walnut finish on a modern farmhouse dining chair

At the risk of sounding overly analytical (though let’s be honest, that’s pretty normal for me), I love how this represents where I am right now: a little in transition, but trying to soak up the best of right now while still looking forward to the best of what’s to come.

modern farmhouse dining room with walnut chairs and a simple green tree

luxurious fur throw draped over a simple wooden dining chair


I’m loving the natural simplicity of a dining room similar to last year’s while still enjoying thinking about the new space we are creating (where these chairs are eventually destined to end up). And it’s how I want to enjoy the holidays: celebrating and relaxing into the comfortable joys while still attempting to embrace the new with gracious anticipation.

copper mugs with linen napkins and other rustic modern combinations create a beautiful modern farmhouse Christmas dining room

I hope your holiday season is filled with those same things: joy, peace, and excitement. Now be sure to visit Ella Claire next and see all the tours below!

view of wooden staircase and dining room beyond with Christmas tree and text overlay that reads "modern farmhouse holiday entertaining ideas"

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  1. Rachel I love the long tray/dough bowl filled with candles and greens on your dining room table. It’s not posted to the source or rather, I didn’t see it. Could you share where you purchased it? Beautiful dining room!

  2. I love how you mix modern pieces in with traditional ones. Can I ask you what paint color you used for your walls? I love how light and bright your rooms feel. I currently have a mid-tone gray but it’s too dark and I’d like to lighten my home up a bit. Thanks.

    1. Thank you so much, Jackie! The walls are Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams. It’s a great color but a little chameleon: sometimes warm, sometimes cool. I hope this helps!

    1. Thank you! The floors are an engineered hardwood (so a 3mm layer of real wood over a plywood base) made by Greenworld Industries. It’s European white oak from their Artisan line, and the color is called Montmajour. We have had the floors for 3.5 years and have loved them! The walls are Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams. Hope this helps. 🙂

  3. Not a comment but a question…where is your dining room floor from? It is beautiful…love the color and the width of the blanks. Real hardwood? Thanks so much. 💙

    1. Thank you! It’s an engineered hardwood (so a 3mm layer of real wood over a plywood base) made by Greenworld Industries. It’s European white oak from their Artisan line, and the color is called Montmajour. We have had the floors for 3.5 years and have loved them! Hope this helps. 🙂

  4. It’s gorgeous, my friend. You can’t go wrong with simple and greenery! I spied your new chairs right away and love them!
    Hugs, Jamie

  5. I love how you used stuff from last year, and just changed a few small touches! In our crazy culture of materialism it feels good when things can repurposed and used repeatedly. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Everythingooms so pretty! I can’t stop looking at the chandelier over the dining table. May I ask where it’s from? Also can you share the details on your table centerpiece? Thank you!

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