Home Series: 4 Ideas and Inspiration For Dining Rooms

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Every room in your home is unique, but there is something special about dining rooms. That is where you gather with your friends and neighbors on Friday evenings and chat about your week; or maybe the whole family likes to sit together for lunch on Sundays and all the generation gaps disappear.

Therefore, it makes sense to devote a lot of attention to designing your dining room, which includes several important choices ranging from the table to the home decor. If you are stuck in a limbo with no ideas, here are a few ideas of inspiration to get started. And with so many ideas, many are easy to switch up, anytime.

Take It To The Country

Country dining rooms are irresistibly warm and inviting, and there is no one who wouldn’t enjoy this old-school setting while having dinner, so let’s help you with some suggestions.

Table: In this case, you should go with a deeper shade of wood and more massive pieces of furniture.  Have you ever thought about using a barn wood dining room table made from reclaimed wood Barnwood-Table-for-Dining

Chairs: Create a contrast with white chairs or combine different styles including carved wood and simple designs. You can also use upholstered pieces with rustic design. Everything is allowed.

White Pine Chairs
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Lighting: One fixture above the table is enough no matter whether it’s an old lantern or a candle-style chandelier.

Rectangle Lantern Light for dining room
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Home Ware: Bring in that authentic farmhouse style by introducing checkered or polka dots home-ware. Pennys-Vintage-Treasures-Style-Dining-Room-With-Buffalo-Checks

Go Scandi

Scandinavian décor is one of the top movements in interior design today. It is popular because of its impeccable stylishness and minimalistic approach. It is also a perfect style to borrow a few ideas from when it comes to designing a dining room.

Table: Pale wood is the signature mark of Scandinavian design, but you can also get by with matte black or white table.

Scandinavian Table
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Chairs: Simple wood chairs are enough, but you can get a more modern look with classic Eames white chairs.

Eames White Chairs
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Lighting: Three symmetrically placed pendant lamps are what you’re looking for. Depending on your preference, they can be white, matte black, pastel, metallic or mixed up.

Nordic Pendent Lights
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Home Ware: Unique and classy  Scandinavian kitchen ware will perfectly reflect the simplicity and nature-loving approach of this Nordic design.

Nordic Touch DIshes
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Thirst for Mediterranean

Mediterranean people love entertainment, and they love to host big dinners for their families, relatives, friends and neighbors, so I was researching and found more  for inspiration  on Houzz, a great pace to peruse for all things home.

Table: Massive solid wood table in dark shades will do fine, but if you want to go all the way, hand-carved wood should be your choice.

Massive Dining Room Table
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Chairs: Mediterranean people love to enjoy themselves, so comfort is the first thing you should think about when choosing the chairs. Wooden chairs with rich patterns on the upholstery will break the monotony of dark wood, and they are perfectly cozy as well.

Parsons Dining Chair
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Lighting: It’s time to go big. Choose large, conspicuous, crystal chandeliers that emit warm light.

Classic Lighting Mediterranean 5-Light Crystal Chandelier
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Home Ware: Here, you can’t go wrong with mixed colors and rich patterns.

Mediterranean Table Setting
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Modern Luxury is timeless

Perhaps you don’t like modern designs in the dining room. Perhaps you are not so fond of mixed colors and patterns. Perhaps you just want to sit and enjoy your elegant and timeless dining room. And that’s ok. Here’s how to do it.

Table: Go for a classic dining room table with clean lines and shiny finish. Deep wood shades always work better if you want to create a timeless feel.

Modern Dining Room Table
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Chairs: Plush dining chairs will give you the elegance you need with extra comfort. Choose a neutral color or some easy-on-the-eyes shade, such as dark blue.

Navy Blue Velvet Gold Toothpick Leg Accent Dining Chair
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Lighting: A crystal chandelier or a candle-style fixture will never go out of style, so you can use either and your dining room will be resistant to any changes in trends.

3 Light Candle Chandelier
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Home Ware: Jewel tones and metallic (bras, gold, copper…) items are the details you need in order to complete this formal dining space.

Tables decorated with mixed metals
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There you have it– four ideas for a perfect dining room where you will enjoy eating dinner with your family or entertaining your friends. Each of them is unique and interesting in its own way, and each of them appeals to a different audience, so when you take a look at a few inspirational photos of the designs and say “that’s the one”, trust us – that is the one.

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4 Replies to “Home Series: 4 Ideas and Inspiration For Dining Rooms”

  1. This is a great and timely article. We have been painting our chairs this week and will refresh our dining room this weekend. Such a great article. Thanks for sharing and for co-hosting @omhgww.

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