Monday, May 16, 2011

Traditional Dining Room

Dining room with stencilled floor

A large floor stencilled with a geometric pattern makes a great statement in this dining room. Using a pale grey floor paint around the stencil, coupled with painted furniture and blush shade fabrics, gives the room a relaxed French-style feel. 


Blue & white dining room

Here, the taupe tablecloth and chairs are a softer alternative to plain white - a lot of white can be overpowering in a room with so much natural light. Matching crockery completes the look.


Traditional dining room

Few of us can start from scratch when it comes to decorating. The key is to combine old and new furnishings to create a look that adopts the latest trends. Here, modern dining chairs are teamed with a round antique table and a glass-fronted wooden cabinet.


White dining room

For a fresh, new look, use crisp paint colours alongside relaxed upholstery that combines Irish linens from The Linen Press in neutrals and cool candy shades.


Open-plan modern kitchen/diner

Using light wood in an open plan dining area gives the area a spacious feel. Bright colour accents, such as these red chairs give vibrancy to an otherwise neutral colour scheme.


Relaxed dining room

This traditional dining room has a vintage cherrywood dining table from Carey B Antiques, which sits perfectly with the original fireplace. Similar chairs can be found at The Dormy House and the room design is completed by a selection of stylish glassware, crockery and candles.


Colourful dining room

It is important to gather the family around a welcoming table. Create a light touch with neutral wall colour and a table and chairs from Ikea. Add a light tablecloth from Harlequin and a splash of floral colour with the carpet from Cath Kidston. Jewel-bright accessories like the red light shade, cushions and glassware add extra warmth.


Elegant dining room

Dark wood dining chairs, teamed with white cushions, add definition to the pale walls and light wood flooring of this stylish fining room. The table setting is kept simple with pretty glassware and an attractive flower arrangement taking centre stage. A black console table and large mirror look striking against the far wall, while plants and greenery give the room a summery edge.


Vintage style dining room

An antique dresser proudly displays glass and chinaware in this light-filled dining room, while a mixture of classic dining chairs give the room an eclectic feel. Above the dining table, a painted shelf provides extra storage for pretty glass jars, and an old birdcage with fairy lights strung around it, adds a quirky touch.


Nordic style dining room

A pure-white table setting enriched with striking blue glassware and loose arrangements of spring flowers creates a crisp look with a strong Nordic influence.


Glamorous dining room

Make a statement in your dining room with a floor-to-ceiling photographic mural like this rose one. All-white furniture and walls give full impact to the print. The decadent chandelier adds another sumptuous layer to the scheme.


French-inspired dining room

Fabric covered chairs and painted furniture give this dining room a distinctive French feel. A chandelier adds an air of sophistication, while a collection of prints gives the room a confident and smart feel.


Colourful dining room

Painted pink furniture and a pink-striped tablecloth pull together the mismatched furniture in this room.


Oriental dining room

Ornate dark wood dining chairs give this room a distinctive Oriental feel, and they are teamed with a chunky table to keep the look modern.


Country cottage style dining room

To create a pretty country look choose vintage-style floral fabrics and painted furniture, then add a timeless yellow for the walls and bring a sunny mood to the room.


Traditional dining room

The attractive yellow wallpaper is highlighted by the soft furnishings, wall art and floral display. Dark wood furniture gives it a classic feel.


Elegant dining room

The walls are painted in light shades to give a warm and welcoming feel to the room, while the traditional dresser is painted in a warm yellow. The chairs were re-covered with a jade velvet to add some rich colour to the scheme and go perfectly with the dark wood furniture. 


Glamorous dining room

Gold chairs, flamboyant lighting and tall candelabras create a glamorous feel in this dining room.


Gold tableware

Understated yet elegant, a table laid with stoneware crockery and mismatched cutlery has a rustic charm.


Dining room side table

Serve your guests a buffet-style spread from a console table decorated with twinkling mercury tealights.


Feature wall

Patterned wallpaper is the focus of this dining area. Using the same tone of red around the window brings the separate ends of the room together.


Dining room with red accents

Black glossy chairs, a pretty pendant light and red lamps make a striking contrast against the white walls. A decorative rug and wooden table add a traditional element to this contemporary scheme.


Cool blue dining room

Patterned wallpaper is the key focal point in this dining room. Its colour has been replicated in the tableware, and it is the perfect backdrop for the brown chairs and wooden accessories.


Rustic dining room

A cherrywood table has been paired with studded leather antique chairs. Together with the wrought-iron chandelier the furniture gives this rustic farmhouse dining room an olde world charm


Farmhouse table

Soft pink tones make this dining room a country classic. The large wooden table and wicker chairs create a focal point for the room, highlighted by the feature wall of delicate butterflies.


Orange accents

Dark wood creates the perfect contrast for vibrant orange. The cool grey background gives this room a contemporary edge, while mixing textures keeps the look warm. 


New York dining room

This open-plan living space was inspired by the owners' former residence in New York's trendy SoHo area. Their dining area now evokes grown up glamour. The crisp white walls and neutral floor tiles make a great pared-down backdrop while the warm wooden table, black leather chairs and Manhattan-themed artwork take centre stage.


Blossom wallpaper dining room

A blossom-motif wallpaper adds a touch of Oriental style to this dining room, and is teamed with a focal point modern fireplace. White furniture adds a touch of retro style to the space, while warm wood flooring adds depth. Stash away bits and bobs in open floor baskets, and define the eating area with a smart pendant light.


Georgian dining room

A dining room that successfully combines period features with modern accessories; a contempory artwork by Rob Pepper sits above the traditional marble fireplace, and a modern chandelier emphasises the link between past and present. The owner painted the walls with the same Zoffany paint used in the living room, in order to link the rooms together and provide continuity. 


Plum and silver dining room

Give definition to a white-on-white scheme with a strong shade on a feature wall. In this dining room, the deep plum paint colour shows off the fretwork detailing of the furniture, while white painted floorboards keep the room looking bright. The plum colour is repeated in accessories, while hammered metal goblets, a silver pendant light and tealight holders add shimmer and sparkle.


Classic dining room

A French oak refectory table is the centrepiece of this formal yet relaxed dining room. The addition of select antique pieces, such as the Georgian mirror from The Looking Glass and French Art Nouveau candelabra add character and interest.


Rustic charm dining room

A touch of summer is brought to this dining room scheme with rattan chairs teamed with striped seat cushions in nautical colours. The cherrywood dining table adds elegance and matches the flooring beautifully. A simple glass vase with flowers makes for an attractive centrepiece.

Sleek modern dining room

The blond wood flooring in this dining room oozes Scandinavian charm and creates a sleek modern look, while a colourful rug and pale flooring adds a fresh, relaxed feel. A simple yet colourful runner and eye-catching tableware bring colour to the scheme, and match the stylish wall hangings perfectly.


Contemporary dining room

Brighten up a plain dining room with warm oak furniture and stylish accessories. With a pretty floral print used to make runners for the table and the sideboard, this scheme instantly feels more inviting. The bare cream walls are personalised with a photo gallery in assorted oak frames, while artificial flowers and simple hurricane lamps are the perfect permanent centrepieces.


Mediterranean-style dining room

The long wooden dining table and chairs in this dining room have an authentic farmhouse feel. The terracotta walls feature a textured effect by specialists Team Oikos UK, giving a sun-drenched Mediterranean look.


Built-in storage dining room

A large white storage unit covers one wall of this dining room and is perfect for storing books, as well as keeping pretty paraphernalia on display. A neutral carpet and white walls keep the open-plan scheme light and airy, while a sleek wood and metal table continues the contemporary look.


Modern country dining room

An oversized candelabra makes a striking statement in this modern formal dining room. Neutral tones are brightened with a lime green linen table runner and the rich velvet accent on the chairs. The distressed paint effect on the dining room furniture adds a classic French twist on the scheme. 


Indulgent dining room

A moulded plasterwork archway frames this elaborate dining area, while lavish lighting from Bohemian China and Glass illuminates the Rymer Schorah dining suite. Heavily ruched handmade curtains, in fabric from Carringtons, adorn the leaded light French windows.


Traditional dining room

This traditional dining room has a cool, neutral, vintage feel. The aged-wood table from Sunbury Antiques teams perfectly with cherrywood flooring from The Natural Flooring Company. Painted traditional chairs, a delicate runner in the same shade as the curtains and roses in a simple glass vase create a pared-down, sophisticated look.


New England outdoor dining area

Relax this summer in this New England style with an aged wooden table and chairs and classic blue and white accessories like TG Green's crockery. An enamel teapot, mug and jug from Garden Trading and napkins from The Pier complete the lazy summer look.


Swedish-style dining room

Chandeliers are now as much a decorative statement as a source of light. Choose from unadorned sculptural shapes in wrought iron by Porta Romana to elaborate pieces with theatrical crystal droplets from Marston & Langinger. Painted chairs from the Swedish Chair and a cool, pale colour scheme finish the Scandinavian look. 


Classic dining room

Soft lilac hues on fabric and glassware lend a contemporary feel to a classic dining room, with the damask pattern of a Volga Linen tablecloth adding a timeless elegance. Use glassware such as these Heather goblets from John Lewis to highlight colour accents.


Open-plan traditional dining room

Rich walls painted in Rose by Morris & Co together with wooden furniture and flooring give this open-plan, traditional dining area a warm, homely feel. The hand-carved dining table is bathed in light from the lead windows, while the cream paintwork keeps the feel of the room light and welcoming. 


Traditional formal dining room

Wood and neutral fabrics set the tone for this formal dining room, with subtle patterns adding warmth and texture.


Formal dining room with dresser unit

A large dresser unit provides all the storage necessary for this formal dining room. A stained black door adds contrast to the neutral decor.


Georgian-style dining room

Decorative curtains and a formal table create a traditional dining area in this large Georgian living room. The polished dark wood antique table and chairs are placed next to French windows to take advantage of the garden views beyond. Grand curtains frame the dual aspect windows, which flood the space with light. Effective use of colour and pattern helps to ground the high-ceilinged room.


Book-lined dining room

A run of bookshelves in a dining room creates an instant display area, with a strong traditional feel, and makes use of an otherwise dead space with extra storage. 


Classic dining room

Make a dramatic statement in your dining room with accents of deep cassis. Hang a pendant light above the dining table for an intimate feel.


Colour contrasting living-dining room

Subtle hits of earthly red, orange and green make this neutral living room appear far richer and warmer. The two-tone fabric of the cushions looks great against the simple biscuit and chocolate backdrop. The seating area is clearly defined with a natural rug.


Smart stripes dining room

Stripes, ribbon weaves and bold patterns have been combined in this modern country dining room. Elegant florals on a decorative rug and table runner soften the look while simple furniture provides a clean backdrop to the bold stripes.


French country-style dining room

Keep your dining room natural with dark wooden furniture, stone flooring, antique accessories and lush greenery.

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