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.
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!
In this dining room designed by Charles Spada, Boiserie paneling frames a collection of Creil plates. Creil dishware and English dining table, all Antiques on 5. The candelabra, creamware tureen, silver cups as vases, lantern, lamps, and grandfather clock are all antiques. The antique French chairs are upholstered in leather. The curtains are a Marvic Textiles cotton.
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...
In this dining room designed by Bunny Williams, a neutral palette unifies a collection of dining chairs, while a painted floor adds graphic punch. Vintage Louis XV-style dining chairs in Old World Weavers fabric. Italian 19th-c. chandelier, Evergreen Antiques. Vintage sconces, 1stdibs. French 19th-c. table. Georgian highboy. Curtains in Brunschwig & Fils silk. Wallpaper, Gracie.
Liven up your space by featuring pretty prints on rugs, window treatments, pillows nad more. Block print dhurrie rugs can command a pretty penny. To get the look for less, use a pretty wall stencil to apply a pattern to a large piece of artist canvas or drop cloth with a foam stencil brush. For an 8' by 10' rug, you'll need about a quart of standard interior paint in a satin finish. Wash stencil every other use to keep paint from clumping and elaving unwanted marks on the rug. 
Searching for something special to complete your kitchen decor? Whether you're whipping up your famous homemade marinara sauce or trying out a new herb-roasted chicken recipe, you're sure to smile when you look up and see this pleasant two-piece print set. Showcasing illustrations of foods like pasta and peppers on distressed recipes, it offers neutral hues of beige, green and red. Made in North America, this delightful duo is printed and framed by square polystyrene frames with clear glass...
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.
Modern meets traditional in this ethereal space, where designer David Scott paired furnishings made by contemporary artisans, like the Zhipeng Tan table and chandelier by master glass artist Jeff Zimmerman, with 1790s chalk-painted French armchairs. Natural textures, such as the woven leather rug from Doris Leslie Blau and the lacquered raffia wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries ground the space, while neutral drapery fabric and trim from Holland & Sherry and a blue ceiling keeps the mood light and airy. The painting is by Larry Poons.
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...
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.
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 Miami dining room designed by Sid Bergamin, a bespoke tiled wall offers a graphic, glossy backdrop to a plush, tufted banquette covered in a rosette pattern from Pierre Frey. The dining table and chairs are from Jalan Jalan, and the chair upholstery is Raoul Textiles. The coral prints, a nod to the nearby ocean, are from Jalan Jalan, and the diaphanous drapery fabric is Ralph Lauren.
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.
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.
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