So guess who’s re-doing her dining room? If you’re a regular reader you might remember that I swapped my dining room for the living room and bought a big table that can extend to seat the whole family. Well, my middle child moved to a new house and I gave her that dining table. So now I’m looking for a new table and chairs and will move the dining room back to its original location, which is currently the sitting room. All this to say, I’m sharing a collection of dining room ideas as I start looking around for inspiration.
A few days ago I shared living room styles so I’ll do the same with today’s post – only it’s about dining rooms and choosing a style you like best. The photo above reminds me of a modern cottage dining space and I absolutely adore the chairs! The duck painting is cute, too.
I think a lot of people prefer a farmhouse style dining area – at least, that’s what I gather from the blogs and magazines I read. This one’s set for the fall season.
Here’s another example of a farmhouse style table. Crossback chairs are a popular choice, along with a bench for seating. I’m leaning toward Windsor chairs for my dining nook.
Although I don’t use contemporary style in my 150-year old house, I still appreciate its aesthetic. How fun is the light fixture above this table with a Scandinavian influence? Scandi-style is typically clean and uncluttered, but not always.
This Danish style kitchen enjoys painted cabinetry, open shelves, and a dinette set with retro plastic chairs.
This cozy space enjoys a wood slice wall to add texture and interest to the room with Danish influence.
For warm fuzzies heading into the fall and winter seasons, you might enjoy this rustic and impressive dining room with expansive windows, stone wall, and antler chandelier. Note the use of slightly mismatched chairs set at the middle of the table.
Black bentwood chairs are a classic touch in this gray room. The wood table and numerous plants add a nice contrast.
Two-toned Windsor chairs hug a two-toned table in a country style dining space. The tray ceiling adds a bit of elegance and tradition.
Don’t forget about the great outdoors! This is where I would dine every night if it were in my yard. I like that the chairs are completely wipeable. Who wants to mess with cushions outside? LOL. I remember my mother always running outside to save the cushions if inclement weather was coming. I love how the kitchen at the end of the table is somewhat enclosed and protected. The glass ceiling is a cool touch – you could eat out here with a light rain but still be able to see the trees above.
Here’s what my dining room looked like a couple weeks ago until Bridget came and got the table and chairs. I told her she’s now obligated to have Thanksgiving dinner at her house (I have to get something out of the deal, right?). My plan is to turn this back into a living room of sorts with more color. Stay tuned!
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