Today I have five dining room decorating ideas to help inspire you to create a dining room that is the perfect gathering place for your family and friends. No matter what size or style your dining room is, I’m sure you want it to be comfortable and welcoming. You also want it to be a reflection of your design aesthetic. There’s a little bit of something for everyone in today’s featured rooms. For additional ideas, check out my posts on the popular dining room chair styles and ideas for banquette seating.
Dining Room Decorating Ideas
1 Give your dining room a fresh new look by using a combination of different types of seating. To create a casual feel in this room, wingback chairs were combined with a settee and two benches topped with burlap tufted cushions.
2 The fireplace in this traditional dining room could have been overpowered by the bookcases on each side. But it was given a more prominent presence by extending the molding all the way to the ceiling. Also, the chandelier chain was gracefully draped to avoid having to move the existing wiring.
3 To add a touch of romantic elegance to your dining room, drape the table in layers of fabric. The base layer on this table is damask. It’s topped with toile and finished off with a tasseled runner.
4 Unify a mix of mismatched chairs by painting them all in one color and covering the seats in coordinating fabric. Take it a step further by upholstering two padded host chairs in the same fabrics.
5 If you love color, express yourself in your home’s decor. This room is a reflection of the homeowner’s personality and taste; just as yours should be. The bright, vibrant colors in this dining room remind me of the fabrics used to make saris in India.
I hope you’ve found inspiration for your home with these dining room decorating ideas. No matter what style you prefer, the main thing is to make the room a welcoming place where your family and friends can relax and enjoy your wonderful cooking. Or delicious take-out, if you wish. 😉