I’ve been wondering what can be done to separate a dining room and living room if they are in the same space. I’ve been looking at purchasing new dining room furniture. I’m glad that you mentioned putting in a rug for the dining room. In the photo, the rug does look like it separates the dining room from the living room. This might be something that I will consider as I shop around.
Designer, decoupage artist, and shop-owner John Derian embraced the intimacy of the small dining room in his New York shop by cladding the walls in a large scale cabbage rose wallpaper he designed based on a 19th century Currier & Ives painting. An eclectic mix of seating, including a slipcovered sofa piled with pillows and vintage side and arm chairs, further amps up the cozy feel. Derian set the table with his own tableware collection, which features floral images from old instructional texts.
If you're anything like us, you love to eat, spend time with your friends and family, and geek out on all things design. That also means your happy place is probably the dining room. To make sure it's in tip-top shape for dinner parties and everyday use, we rounded up 55 of the chicest dining rooms we've ever seen in a variety of styles, from modern to industrial, traditional to eclectic, shabby chic and more. Whether you want to redecorate or you simply need a little inspiration, we've got a design-approved blueprint for you to recreate at home. Get ready to take notes on the stunning dining room ideas sure to impress both you and your dinner party guests (no matter how inedible the pot roast is—kidding!).
Turn an empty entryway wall or spare space over your sofa into a decorative display with this eye-catching canvas print. Showcasing a colorful scene of a seaside kitchen, it features illustrations of wine, produce, and a vase of vibrant blooms in hues of pink, orange, and blue. Made in the USA, this piece is printed on canvas and wrapped around a rectangular frame for a look that rivals any gallery.
Tired of that blank wall turning a well-crafted ensemble into a listless living room or drab kitchen? Adding a piece of wall art like this is perfect for brightening up a bare space and adding a personalized touch to your home. Perfect for any wine lover, this piece features glasses of wine and cheese with a wood-look background. PRinted in North America on canvas this piece is wrapped around a wood frame for a gallery-style look. And with included wall mounting hardware, it arrives ready to...
The ceiling is just as important as the floor – sometimes more so. If you want to create an intimate feel for your dinner parties, visually lower a ceiling by installing a dark feature, like a stained wood slat design. This tip can work in just about any room dimensions but use caution on low ceilings, you don’t want to leave your diners feeling claustrophobic.
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.
Brilliant in both hue and expression, this painting brings a contemporary style with palpable texture to your space like the semiprecious stone, the hues throughout this acrylic painting are beautiful and bright. The various hues throughout this piece are abstractly executed with a painting knife to create both clean and fragmented lines with smooth and raised textures.
This Locust Valley, New York, dining room by designer Meg Braff takes its color cues from a pair of antique chinoiserie panels that flank the entrance. A punchy table cloth by Lulu DK and the grass cloth wall covering by Meg Braff Designs provide relaxed contrast to the room’s more formal antiques, like the Regency chairs from Rumi Antiques and the Baltic crystal chandelier, and other décor, such as the apple green drapery and valance, both in a fabric from Holland & Sherry. A black lacquer credenza, by Jansen, grounds the pastel space with sophisticated polish.
Coffee. Need we say more? With bold typography and lightly weathered details, this artwork pays tribute to our favorite beverage on any wall. Printed on wood, this accent brings a rustic touch to your decor. It’s a perfect pick for displaying alongside French presses and stacked coffee pods and works just as well mounted in your breakfast nook. Made in the USA, this piece is hand-finished and arrives ready to hang. Cream and sugar not included.