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 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.
Remember Emily Gilmore’s painting of Richard from the Year in the Life episodes? Yup? Okay unless you’re really trying to make a statement that’s too big! Use your furniture for reference. If one area is your living room area and is anchored by a couch your piece of art shouldn’t be bigger than the couch. I’ve found that about 2/3 the length of the couch is the perfect size for a large piece of art. Go down in scale from there!
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.
Turn an empty entryway wall or spare space over your sofa into a decorative display with this eye-catching canvas print. Showcasing a colorful scene of a seaside kitchen, it features illustrations of wine, produce, and a vase of vibrant blooms in hues of pink, orange, and blue. Made in the USA, this piece is printed on canvas and wrapped around a rectangular frame for a look that rivals any gallery.
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...
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.
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.

In this large dining room in Provence, designer Susan Bednar Long covered the walls, painted Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball, with collections of paintings, antique delftware and faience pottery, and a large gilt-wood mirror. Reproduction French dining chairs in a lighter finish and upholstered in a Swedish blue check from Chelsea Textiles, plus patinaed lighting (the antique chandelier is from Antiquities Ramis and the sconces are from Jamb) fill the renovated farmhouse with a casual, old-world charm.


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!

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.
Turn an empty entryway wall or spare space over your sofa into a decorative display with this eye-catching canvas print. Showcasing a colorful scene of a seaside kitchen, it features illustrations of wine, produce, and a vase of vibrant blooms in hues of pink, orange, and blue. Made in the USA, this piece is printed on canvas and wrapped around a rectangular frame for a look that rivals any gallery.
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