From floral themes to vintage furniture, our dining room design guide will help you transform your dining space in no time. Plus, makeover your kitchen, too!
The star of this dining room is of course the impressive 7-foot table, which was constructed with and a reclaimed wood top.
Recover old arm chairs with a to add a pop of color to the head table seats of your dining room set.
This practical table design dates back to the Middle Ages (it can be spotted on a medieval coat of arms) when it replaced solo dining surfaces with a communal gathering spot for sharing meals.
This color combination dates back to ancient Persia and has showed up in designs from the Netherlands, England, France, China, Mexico, and India. Infuse your dining room with this universal and timeless palette with pottery, china, linens, and more.
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 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.
Once a closet, the dining nook now features a custom charcoal hue on the walls and a space-maximizing built-in window seat.
The open dining area feels homier, thanks to a large rustic dining table and chairs from that will easily seat a family of four as well as visiting loved ones.
The owners of this 18-century farmhouse in upstate New York painted the once gilt-gold chandelier with a white primer, and added the understated St. Antoine by wallpaper, a 19th-century Danish painting, and antique wall sconces.
In this dining room, casual woven chairs from Palecek, a wooden farmhouse table, and touches of greenery add plenty of eye-catching texture.
This long, custom-made pecky cypress trestle dining table can accommodate a crowd of 14 making it perfect for holidays and family gatherings. The pendant lights, crafted from repurposed chickenwire, and functional potbelly stove reinforce the traditional farmhouse feel.
Old flower market containers filled with oakleaf hydrangeas make the perfect centerpiece for this antique wooden baker's table found at a garage sale.
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.
Subtle pops of green and blue, like the indigo print breakfast nook pillows, keep the dining room in this rural Connecticut farmhouse bright. The homeowner displays her collection of blue and green demijohn bottles on either side of the dining room table in built in shelves.
Mike Wolfe's vintage-inspired home is chock-full of finds from his picks. The weather vane came from an attic in a sixth-generation-owned home in Pennsylvania.
The centerpiece of the dining room in this Arizona ranch home is a giant pocket door that was salvaged from an old warehouse and trimmed with a map pennant. The scuffed-up door establishes the room's layered-over-time vibe, making the secondhand farm table, mismatched seating, and garage sale rug look cool and collected, not hodgepodge.
Cultivate an indoor vertical garden with a rambling vine wallpaper. The small-scale pattern provides a muted enough backdrop for bolder statement pieces, like vintage metal trays featuring bold buds. A quartet of soft gray Windsor chairs and an heirloom-worthy pedestal table balance the pattern play on the walls.
For the ultimate farmhouse-style breakfast room, this homeowner mixed a hefty trestle-base table with antique ladder-back and Windsor chairs and a polished nickel chandelier that evokes equestrian tack supply.
Subtle accents, like cereal bowls, a striped rug, and a painted soda crate, add a youthful, energetic kick to this colorful, Texas home.
A bench in the kitchen of this Florida home offers equal seating to a host of chairs but can be tucked under the table when not in use.
A single chair accented in bright blue adds a pop of color and visually connects it to the adjoining blue-and-white living room of this Alberta farmhouse.
Counterbalance a bold fixture, like the 19th-century Italian chandelier hanging in this California bungalow, by outfitting the room with more understated furnishings.
In the dining room of this Martha's Vineyard home, Suzani fabric covers silver-painted wood seats by Redford House and Zentique's armchairs and birch sidechairs. The pine dining table is from Restoration Hardware.
Bright idea: Unify different dining chairs with cohesive upholstery.
Folding cafe chairs from Smith & Hawken take up little space in the tiny dining area of this Minneapolis loft. The owner spruced it up after being inspired by her family's farmhouse.
The ornate light fixture in this Connecticut farmhouse from a Paris flea market offsets the simplicty of the owner's antique farm table and chairs.
An early-American hutch and an English apple-picking ladder create bold accent colors in the dining room of this quaint Connecticut cottage.
This farmhouse boasts nine brilliant shades of paint, and the dining table and chairs are from L.L. Bean.
This California farmhouse kitchen built-ins hold all her ironstone and glassware. The Windsor chair is by Ethan Allen; the wicker seats are Janus et Cie. White Dove by Benjamin Moore covers the walls.
Steel bistro chairs, ordered from overstock.com, surround a white oak table from Crate & Barrel in the dining room of this New York home.
The dining-room fixture in this South Carolina home was fashioned from reclaimed oyster sticks (used to farm the mollusks), and the farmhouse table and chairs are by Shabby Chic. The owner shot the photo in a marsh on the property. The walls are painted Cedar Key by Benjamin Moore.
The owner of this California cottage hired someone to craft this table from reclaimed fir, and purchased a set of flea-market bentwood chairs for $60.