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Achieve Balance - 79 Stylish Dining Room Ideas

Use a formally balanced layout for a traditional dining room. This room highlights the homeowner’s preference for symmetry and clean lines. A new built-in china cabinet looks original to the circa-1920s house. See this Bright and Colorful Home

Add Built-In Bookshelves - 79 Stylish Dining Room Ideas

The repetitive shape of books on a shelf can act as a pattern in your dining room. Rows of books in built-in shelves make a beautiful patterned backdrop for the dining table in this space. These shelves were crafted from gypsum drywall, instead of wood, for a more modern profile.

Give a Splash of Bold Color - 79 Stylish Dining Room Ideas

The homeowners wanted to have a fresh, bright dining room, so designer Ashley Whittaker helped them pick a showstopping lettuce green shade for the shiny lacquered walls and then kicked it up a notch with bright coral upholstered dining chairs. Painted lantern sconces and a sleek, four-arm, unlacquered brass chandelier play off the casual mood established by the sweet/tart color scheme. Love it? Get it! Chair fabric (back): Volpi (custom colorway) by Quadrille. Wall paint: Young Wheat

Let a Favorite Collection Take Center Stage - 79 Stylish Dining Room Ideas

Gray doesn’t have to be sterile. A collection of blue and green dishware pops against the cool grays and whites of this space.

Pick a Favorite Historical Period - 79 Stylish Dining Room Ideas

Establish a historic style. These homeowners took inspiration from British colonial style, and they limited their color palette to crisp white and ebony. The furnishings in this dining space are classic American or English shapes. See this High Style Lowcountry Home

White, clean lines, Sorry but I don't get this one. Why the white framed rectangle over the fireplace? If the space is the expression of the owner, what do they want to portray? With so many shades of white, the options are endless.

Vary Your Finishes - 79 Stylish Dining Room Ideas

Use mixed finishes for a casual look. These painted chairs are paired with a round mahogany dining table. The mix of finishes on the room’s various furnishings provides a collected, casual appeal. See this 1920s Home Makeover