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!

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.


Looking for a way to update your dining room? The typical dining rooms consist of all the basics - table and chairs, a sideboard, lighting, and other furniture as space permits. But beyond the basics, each dining room requires something different, especially if you have a challenging layout. Here are six inspiring dining rooms that showcase everything you need to make your dining room shine. Check out these dining room essentials to help you create a space that looks great, and that's functional too.
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...
We focus on meal times during annual special festivities and personal anniversaries, but sitting down to break bread together is something that should always carry a sense of ceremony. Enjoying this daily activity with the added shine of a luxury dining room design means that every day can feel like a special occasion - without all the added prep and hoo-ha. Inspiration for luxury dining furniture and decor can come in many shapes and forms, so we have put together a whopping 51 images of our favourite dining room decor schemes to draw inspiration from. Plus, we offer a few tips and tricks that can be adapted to fit many different room sizes and budgets.

Whether hung side by side or split up to double the decor around your abode, this two-piece framed print set is always sure to draw the eye. Showcasing two different, but coordinating, painted scenes with pots filled with blooming florals, each showcases subdued neutral hues of green, brown and beige. Made in North America, this pair is printed on paper, then highlighted by a 23'' H x 11'' W x 0.75'' D frame.

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.
Your dining room should serve as the hub for family meals, but when dated decor or built-up clutter causes you to relocate to the kitchen or TV room instead, you end up underutilizing one of your home's most central rooms. Give your dining room the makeover it deserves with these fresh and modern design ideas. Whether you're looking for inexpensive quick fixes or inspiration for a total do-over, these stunning spaces will motivate you to make some big changes — and sit down with the kids or friends for more memorable dinners.
Centuries collide to yield a jewel box of a dining room in this New York City apartment designed by author Maureen Footer. A large Aubusson tapestry from Galerie Perpitch & Bringand visually enlarges the tiny space, and provides old-world contrast to the sleek Saarenin table and Brno chairs from Knoll. The walls are clad with a Lee Jofa silk velvet, and the Louis XV-style chandelier is from Nesle Inc.

Whether hung side by side or split up to double the decor around your abode, this two-piece framed print set is always sure to draw the eye. Showcasing two different, but coordinating, painted scenes with pots filled with blooming florals, each showcases subdued neutral hues of green, brown and beige. Made in North America, this pair is printed on paper, then highlighted by a 23'' H x 11'' W x 0.75'' D frame.


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.
A dining room chandelier illuminates most dining rooms. Whether your taste is traditional, contemporary, or something else altogether it's likely that you'll have a chandelier hanging over your dining room table. A chandelier is often the focal point in a dining room, so it's important to get a dining room chandelier that not only works well with your décor, but that is also the right size.

In this dining room by designer Miles Redd, the scarlet accents, such as the chandelier shades, the drapery trim, and the hand-painted wallpaper by de Gournay, provide warm contrast to a sea of blue fabrics. Chandelier, Richard Keith Langham, chairs in Prelle silk velvet and girandole, all antiques. Curtains in Jim Thompson silk; Scalamandré trim. Scottish sideboard, Niall Smith Antiques. Lamps, Visual Comfort. All flowers, In Bloom.
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