Beautiful Dining Room Designs

As a self-proclaimed lover of food, I believe the dining room is the most important room in a home (next to the kitchen, of course), so picking out a table, choosing the right chairs, and adding that perfect rug to tie it all together are very important. With so many ways to style the dining room, from rustic wooden tables to sleek touches of gold, here are some favorite looks to give you some much-needed inspiration.

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Clean & Neutral
Go simple with natural tufted chairs, a sleek wooden table, and tons of white
flowers. The neutral palette is really versatile, great for changing up your
tabletop for different occasions.

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Modern & Bold
You can still keep your dining room relatively neutral with bold, modern
pieces like these exaggerated wooden chairs and metal taxidermy.
The combination is effortless.

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Inspired by Scandinavian Style
We’re always a fan of Scandinavian style, especially this simple
combination of light wood and modern white chairs. The faded palette
and modern silhouettes are staples of Scandinavian design.

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Mix & Match
Love the idea of mixing and matching your dining room chairs.
Choose one color palette to keep the look cohesive.

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Beautiful Reading Nooks

Reading is one of my favorite past times however lately I’ve been doing most of it
on plane while traveling. During the year it’s usually reserved for bedtime but when
I do have the time I prefer one of these type of spaces. Though summer calls for
outdoor reading spaces, reading nooks are a must all year round in Seattle.
For tips on how to create a cosy space, check out this article These four
beautifully styled reading nooks feature warm, muted color palettes and serious
arm-chair inspiration.

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Via Woonhuis, featuring The Swamp Oil on Canvas by Dutch Painter & graphic artist
Anton Mauve (1838-1888).

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Loving these colors. “Modern Mustard” Styling by Pella Hedeby / Photography by Ragnar Ómarsson for Ikea Livet Hemma

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Gubi Beetle Lounge chair in velvet. Via Artilleriet Blog

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Love this moody space in festive green. Styling and photography by Daniella Witte
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Beautiful Art Walls

Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out how to hang art. Here is a great resource Artfully Walls. This company makes it so much easier! You can browse through pre-curated gallery walls based on theme, room or even designer picks.  You can see everything in scale, buy all the items (framed!) or just some, edit the layout and even download a pdf of how to hang it (including recommended spacing).

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You can also arrange your own wall with their Workspace Wall Designer feature which is so much fun to play with! If you really want to make sure the print or prints you want will look right in your space you can download their app  and a picture of your blank wall and arrange the pieces virtually!

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Beautiful Scandinavian Design

I am so enamored by this this classic Scandinavian apartment belonging to designer Hanne Bloch featured on Bo Bedre. The mix of mid century furniture, rustic materials and design simplicity blends so beautifully together. The Serge Moille lighting fixtures, the classic white tufted mid-century modern lounger, the Eames dining chairs — all of it works perfectly together. And the dark stained hardwood floors work sets everything off perfectly!

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Beautiful Blueberries

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I love random excursions such as the Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue, WA of all places. A beautiful “off the side of the road” U Pick oasis in a residential neighborhood for blueberry lovers and for those, who like myself, love to meander every now and again.

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I really wanted to sit on this swing all afternoon and meditate. Love the old pine wood.

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Fields of blueberries where you can pick your own for hours on end but if
you are lazy like me you can purchase them onsite.

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And little did I know that there were so many different varieties
of blueberries! I think I’ve only eaten one but for those who want
to know here is a list.

Emerald
Jewel
Misty
O’Neal
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Sunshine Blue

And speaking of blue, I am currently in LOVE with blue and in fact will be covering an old
chair in blue velvet. Here is some inspiration.

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Beautiful Blue Velvet

I am currently obsessed with blue velvet, particularity furniture. There is something so luxurious and glamorous about velvet, especially in rich colors like blue. The beauty of the fabric is classic, timeless and it never gets old, even vintage velvet has elegance. Here is an interesting bit of velvet fabric history and some stunning examples. I would love to own any of these.

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