When most of us think of dining rooms we think of tables, buffets, chairs, and chandeliers. But something equally as important in the dining room is the curtains and drapes. Amidst all of the hard furniture that tends to fill this room, it's wonderful to have some fabric and add a touch of softness. So even if you don't normally include flowing curtains and drapes it's worth considering adding some to the dining room.
Lend a little humor to your home with this eye-catching textual art piece. Showcasing the words "coffee... until it's time for wine", it offers a lighthearted joke at the expense of those who can't get their day started without caffeine and live for a nice glass of cabernet. Crafted from natural reclaimed wood, this design is perfect for more rustic spaces as it features a distressed gray and brown finish.
The backs of dining room chairs should definitely be taller than the top of the dining table but how much taller is a matter of personal preference. When dining chairs are lower in height, it feels more modern whereas taller chairs tend to make a room feel more traditional and formal. If you’re using different side and end chairs, your end chairs should be taller than your side chairs.
Whether your style is formal or family friendly, use these design tips and decorating ideas to update your dining room.Is your dining room in need of a little attention? We’ve gathered some of our favorite dining rooms for some inspiration. From formal settings to family-friendly spaces, we have dining room decorating ideas that are sure to fit your needs. Dining rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and it sometimes takes a creative eye to find the perfect space for one in your home. These dining room ideas will help you think outside the box when it comes to finding the perfect spot. From the bold and colorful, to casual and rustic, you’ll find the perfect inspiration in these stylish dining room decorating ideas.
In this Palm Beach dining room designed by Bunny Williams, a custom-painted sisal rug by Stark subtly evokes the shore with an oversized wave and chain pattern. The aqua blue walls are finished with a custom tinted Venetian plaster. A sleek, resin-topped table stylishly coexists with with antiques, such as the 18th century Italian console and 19th century English mahogany cabinet from Alexander Cohane. Contemporary art infuses a youthful vibe.
Lacquered walls in a school-bus yellow shade set a not-so stuffy tone in this Long Island, New York dining room from the start. Designer Katie Ridder reinforced the playful mood by pulling up rattan chairs from Janus et Cie to the carved wood table, from The Raj Company, and by skipping a rug and instead opting for painted floors, which were inspired by a Moroccan checkerboard tile pattern. The drapery fabric is from Harbinger, and the chandelier is from Avery & Dash.
Leta Foster has spent the last 35 years designing interiors so well that her three daughters followed in her footsteps, becoming the "& Associates" in her firm. When this breakfast room project in an early-1900s Richmond home came to Leta, she tapped daughter Sallie Giordano to collaborate. Together, they decorated the space to fit a young family while honoring its original architect, William Bottomley.