It’s no fun to always play by the rules when decorating, but I have several tried and true measurements that I refer back to again and again to help pull a room together. I’ve already shared my must-have measurements for hanging art and my tips for decorating living rooms and now we’re moving on to dining rooms. So if you’re wondering how high to hang a chandelier over your dining room table, the best size chairs to fit your table, or how large of a dining room rug to buy, these tips should help!
Sticking to a simple color palette allowed designer Phoebe Howard to play with patterns in this Palm Beach dining room. The wallcovering, inspired by a 16th century ottoman bedcover, is by Katie Leede & Company. The whitewashed fretwork dining chairs from Dennis & Leen, along with the tole palm tree and planter from Maitland-Smith and the striped rug, are nods to the nearby beach.
Another in the spacey Rumba series, this piece features vivid, multi-colored stripes. The technique of painting one side of a piece of glass and then viewing it from the other effectively brings out the many colors in this otherworldly looking piece. The viewer may be transported to many places in their respective minds as this abstract piece is open to interpretation. It could be the northern lights to some or bring to mind a lava lamp to others. It is definitely a great addition to any modern...
Wish you could bring the warm hues of autumn leaves into your home? This contemporary painting print has you covered, showcasing an alluring abstract in crisp red, orange, tan, and brown colors that add a touch of charm to your abode. Made in the United States, this gallery-worthy print grabs glances and compliments in any arrangement. Center this piece over a well-worn leather sofa for an artful focal point in your living room, then roll out a trellis area rug to define your space and give it...
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.
Use these stunning dining room ideas, all pulled from designer homes, to update your space with elevated decor that will impress friends and family. From clever ways to make small spaces seem larger to inspiring upgrades for walls, lighting, furniture, and flooring, there’s dining room décor to suit every style. Now, it’s time to plan your next dinner party.
Whether you need a caffeine kick to start your day or get back into the swing of things after a cat nap, this advertisement print is the perfect pick for your home. Offering a vintage vibe, this piece provides a plug for “Fat Cat Coffee Co.” with a cat clutching a cup of coffee in distressed black, blue, and white hues. Proudly made in the USA, this design is printed on paper and set within a black frame. Wall-mounting hardware is included.
Now let’s get started.  This is the view standing in the foyer looking into our dining room.  I love the large window, it brings in a lot of natural light.  I designed the curtains to enhance the middle crescent.  I placed a stationary panel to each side of the window on a decorative drapery rod.   I didn’t want to hide the window with drapes or heavy curtains.
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Transform your dining room table with fun and colorful table decorations, like candle holders, table vases, napkin rings, candles, and other decorative objects. The best dining room tables combine table linens, serveware, tableware, and other fun accents to make an attractive looking dining room. If you are having a dinner party or Sunday brunch, then you can fill colorful vases with your favorite seasonal flowers. If you need more assistance with planning one of these important dinner parties or more casual brunches, check out our helpful guide that covers all sorts of proper place settings. Make sure that you coordinate the color, pattern, and texture of your table linens and other accent pieces. Complementary colors and textures can transform an ordinary table into a striking dining experience. Table decorations are especially useful if you are looking to create a fun table centerpiece that highlights your favorite dishes.
Inspired by the lush landscape just outside the windows (which were salvaged from an old train depot!), the homeowner of this 105-year-old Victorian farmhouse filled the dining room with rustic wood elements and pops of green. The Beech wishbone chairs, which are lacquered in an apple green, pop against the large antique hutch that stores the homeowner's collection of copper Moscow mule mugs and green and white china. A pale pink Oriental rug with subtle hints of sky blue and chartreuse rounds out the mix.
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.
Now let’s get started.  This is the view standing in the foyer looking into our dining room.  I love the large window, it brings in a lot of natural light.  I designed the curtains to enhance the middle crescent.  I placed a stationary panel to each side of the window on a decorative drapery rod.   I didn’t want to hide the window with drapes or heavy curtains.

The homeowners wanted to have a fresh, bright dining room, so designer Ashley Whittaker helped them pick a showstopping lettuce green shade for the shiny lacquered walls and then kicked it up a notch with bright coral upholstered dining chairs. Painted lantern sconces and a sleek, four-arm, unlacquered brass chandelier play off the casual mood established by the sweet/tart color scheme.
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