In a blue-and-white beach house, a pair of lanterns feel much less formal than a traditional chandelier.
Pottery displayed in hutches picks up the color in the floral curtains of this relaxed dining room.
After a dramatic makeover, a Texas dining room now bursts with high-octane design, from the jungle wallpaper to the green molding.
This renovated Tudor beach house has a bit of boho quirk thanks to rattan accents, patterned wallpaper, and eclectic chairs.
This Florida vacation home used wicker dining chairs. They have a certain elegance that separates them from outdoor furniture.
In the kitchen of a South Carolina home, a Danish dining table is surrounded by vintage French armchairs. It feels more formal than a typical kitchen nook.
This dining room is proof that there's no such thing as too much color or pattern. Go bold or go home.
In a coastal cottage, a lively turquoise zebra print covers dining chairs. A hanging pendant feels less formal than a crystal chandelier, and balances out the more glam chairs.
In the dining room of this Texas home, a dining table is paired with vintage chairs. The table's cube base echoes the square backs of the chairs.
A Hamptons dining room features fabric chairs and a custom,l modern chandelier.
In the circa-1790 dining room of this Catskills, New York, weekend home, the ceiling was painted a high-gloss blush. It gives the room a candlelit glow.
De Gournay's hand-painted tea paper gives a Connecticut dining room its femininity, while the mirror came from an an antiques show.
Stick to earth tones for a timeless look that'll last throughout the years but opt for a more modern light fixture as your statement piece. This will keep things fresh without being too trendy. A an affordable vintage cabinet can also help with storage while also adding a lived-in feel.
When your formal dining room is also your everyday dining area, invest in pieces that fuse form and function. The built-in velvet banquet is cozy and comfortable, but it also looks dressy. The same is true for those beautiful barrel chairs. And lighting and wallpaper are easy ways to add character without taking up surface space.
A large wooden table is a classic dining room staple, but if you want to inspire creativity opt for a painted one like this. Splatter paint sets the free-spirited scene while the storage wall ensures order and organization.
A statement wall or ceiling in a fun, on-trend color is a great way to keep things fresh and interesting. We're loving the way this lavender hue contrasts with the rustic turquoise pieces and traditional red barrel chairs and accents throughout.
Textiles can make a world of difference, especially in worldly patterns. These chairs are covered in Senegalese prints,
A custom de Gournay wallpaper creates a secret garden in a Manhattan apartment. The rattan chairs add to the outdoor feel.