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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.

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.
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.
Venetian plaster tinted a custom color designer Susan Zises Green calls “lettuce green” echoes a shade found in the 1920s hand-painted ceiling and infuses this historic Palm Beach home with fresh life. The armchairs, upholstered in a Christphoer Hyland fabric, and side chairs, covered in a Clarence House velvet, are antiques. The palm frond table linens are from D. Porthault.
Mix a dash of vintage inspiration into any space with this painting print, showcasing a basket overflowing with plums, peaches, figs, and cherries with a written catalog down below. Beige, green, yellow, and red hues outfit this design for a subtle splash of color. Proudly made in the USA, this piece is printed on a cotton canvas, gallery-wrapped over wooden bars, and set within a polycarbonate floater frame for contemporary appeal.
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.

Whether you're decking out your Manhattan loft or you're planning your first trip to The Big Apple, this lovely photographic print is a welcome addition to your home. This design showcases the sparkling NYC skyline alongside the Brooklyn Bridge, providing a panoramic view in gold, blue, and black hues for a subtle splash of color. Proudly made in the USA, this canvas is wrapped around a rectangular wooden frame before it arrives at your door, ready to hang with wall mounting hardware included.
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.
This artwork is crafted with 100% cotton artist-grade canvas, professionally hand-stretched and stapled over pine-wood bars in gallery wrap style - a method utilized by artists to present artwork in galleries. Fade-resistant archival inks guarantee perfect color reproduction that remains vibrant for decades even when exposed to strong light. Add brilliance in color and exceptional detail to your space with the contemporary and uncompromising style. Ready to be displayed right out of the box...
Venetian plaster tinted a custom color designer Susan Zises Green calls “lettuce green” echoes a shade found in the 1920s hand-painted ceiling and infuses this historic Palm Beach home with fresh life. The armchairs, upholstered in a Christphoer Hyland fabric, and side chairs, covered in a Clarence House velvet, are antiques. The palm frond table linens are from D. Porthault.
Outfit your well-appointed decor ensemble in wow-worthy style with this striking framed canvas print, showcasing an abstract motif. Its painterly details add an artful touch to your decor, while its golden hue brings shimmering style to any space. Build upon this piece's versatility by adding it to a crisp contemporary living room ensemble alongside a mid-century-inspired sofa and leather-upholstered barrel chairs for a cohesive arrangement. Accent the seating space with a glass-top coffee...
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.
The table and chairs act as the focal point of your dining room, but show the rest of your space some love, too. "Do something unexpected," advises Rachel Bliefnick, founder of the design blog This Is Our Bliss. "Give your ceiling an interesting paint treatment, or put punchy pillows on your dining chairs and then layer a bold rug over your existing one."
Today we’re tackling the age old delima… what do I do when I have one room that needs to serve two purposes? How do I go about decorating a combined room?! Technically this could be a living room and dining room, living room and home office, dining room and kitchen… but for this little scenario let’s focus on the whole living room/dining room situation. Why?
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.
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.
Hi Molly! Sorry I’m so late getting to your question – I don’t know any “rules” about centerpieces – I’ve used all sorts of shapes and sizes with my rectangular table from something as simple as a round centerpiece like here (https://www.drivenbydecor.com/2015/09/my-2015-fall-home-tour.html) to a central centerpiece flanked by two taller vases of flowers like here (https://www.drivenbydecor.com/2015/12/2015-christmas-home-tour.html). Hope that helps! Happy new year!
Today we’re tackling the age old delima… what do I do when I have one room that needs to serve two purposes? How do I go about decorating a combined room?! Technically this could be a living room and dining room, living room and home office, dining room and kitchen… but for this little scenario let’s focus on the whole living room/dining room situation. Why?
In this dining room by designer Michel Biehn, contemporary art mixes easily with Chinese pottery and French antiques. French chandelier, 18th-c. Hemp and nettle tablecloth acquired by Michel Biehn in Kathmandu. Wooden milk dishes from 18-c. Medallion 18th-c. dining chairs, signed by Séné, in original leather. Photographs by John Stewart. Chinese, American, Korean and French Vases.

The dining room: It's where family and friends gather for food and fellowship, so shouldn't you make it warm and welcoming? At Kirkland's, we have all kinds of dining room decorating ideas to help transform that special room in your home where meals—and memories—are shared. Shop our selection of beautiful dining room decor to ensure your style translates into your home dining room.

To reclaim your dining room from papers and bills, "you need to figure out the logjams that are creating clutter and handle those with portable solutions," professional organizer Lorie Marrero says. For example, if you pay bills at the table, get a rolling cart; if the surface doubles as a work desk, get a caddy for your office supplies. That way, come dinnertime, you can move your mess out of sight. For a cheap remodel, a fresh coat of paint on the walls (or floor!) can work wonders, or switch out tablecloths, rugs, or other accent pieces for a five-minute update. Quick tip: Before you buy any big furniture, measure and outline its dimensions in painter’s tape to make sure it won’t disrupt the flow of the space. Ready to get started? Check out these gorgeous dining rooms for all the inspiration you need.
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