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.
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...

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.
Leta Foster has spent the last 35 years designing interiors so well that her three daughters followed in her footsteps, becoming the "& Associates" in her firm. When this breakfast room project in an early-1900s Richmond home came to Leta, she tapped daughter Sallie Giordano to collaborate. Together, they decorated the space to fit a young family while honoring its original architect, William Bottomley.
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.
Contemporary, rustic, modern, or traditional; whatever your style, they've got your walls covered! This manufacturer offers a huge variety of high-quality, ready-to-hang wall art to compliment any decor. Their abundance of art themes ranges from fascinating abstracts to breathtaking landscapes, in an assortment of sizes and frames. Whether it's displayed in the bedroom, living room, kitchen or office, their professionally handcrafted wall decor will be admired for years to come!
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.
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.
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. 
Elegant style takes a laidback turn in this New York City dining room designed by Ashley Whittaker. A woven rug from Serena and Lily sets a casual tone for the bold Prussian blue Gracie wallcovering and a slew of antiques, like the table from Christie’s and the chandelier. Whittaker also shook things up by upholstering the dining chairs, from John Rosselli & Associates, in two fabrics: the outside backs are covered in a floral Muriel Brandolini fabric while inside backs and seats in a plum Global Leathers leather. Silk curtains from Scalamandre plus an antique mirror from 1stdibs play up the room’s height.
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. 
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