Dining Room Decorating

Looking for a way to update your dining room? The typical dining rooms consist of all the basics - table and chairs, a sideboard, lighting, and other furniture as space permits. But beyond the basics, each dining room requires something different, especially if you have a challenging layout. Here are six inspiring dining rooms that showcase everything you need to make your dining room shine. Check out these dining room essentials to help you create a space that looks great, and that's functional too.

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    A Relaxing Space To Entertain

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    Whether you love to entertain and throw lavish dinner parties or you prefer to enjoy quiet meals with friends and family, the dining room is a place to gather and enjoy good food and good times. Whether your style is formal or casual, traditional or contemporary, it's important to decorate it in a way that feels comfortable and relaxing. 

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    Dining Room Tables

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    Jessica Helgerson

    The central piece in any dining room is the table. It takes up a prominent space and sets the tone for the entire room. Before you buy, think not only about the style and size but also about what kind of mood and environment you want to create. 

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    Dining Room Chairs

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    Isle Crawford

    Dining chairs play a vital role in the dining room. How they look and fit in the room is important, but it's also imperative that they be comfortable. 

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    A Dining Room Chandelier

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    Coco & Kelley

    A dining room chandelier illuminates most dining rooms. Whether your taste is traditional, contemporary, or something else altogether it's likely that you'll have a chandelier hanging over your dining room table. A chandelier is often the focal point in a dining room, so it's important to get a dining room chandelier that not only works well with your décor, but that is also the right size.

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    Dining Room Sideboards and Buffets

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    The purpose of a buffet or sideboard is to provide storage for extra dishes, flatware and linens, and also to serve as a surface area for placing dishes when you decide to serve family or buffet style. 

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    Dining Room Curtains and Drapes

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    Desire to Inspire

    When most of us think of dining rooms we think of tables, buffets, chairs, and chandeliers. But something equally as important in the dining room is the curtains and drapes. Amidst all of the hard furniture that tends to fill this room, it's wonderful to have some fabric and add a touch of softness. So even if you don't normally include flowing curtains and drapes it's worth considering adding some to the dining room.