Dining Room: Explore the Top Styles

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Dining Room: Explore the Top Styles

Are you thinking of changing up your dining room but not sure where to start? Then this post is perfect for you. I’ll show you the most popular styles of dining rooms today including farmhouse, mid-century modern, French country and more. Then, I’ll show you how to pull off a stunning  room makeover in your home with 29 gorgeous inspirations. Plus, I’ll show you where to get the best finds for your favorite style.

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Farmhouse Dining

One of my personal favorite styles is farmhouse. How about you? Do you love watching Chip & Joanna makeover homes in this style? If you want to pull of this style in your dining room then choose a mix of natural materials like weathered woods and metals. Then layer in natural elements like wicker, glass and plants. Check out some beautiful inspiration below to get you started.

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The first step to create that farmhouse dining room is to get a large farmhouse table. These are wooden, often distressed tables that can fit the whole family like the one pictured above. You can add a lot of character to your room with a stand out light fixture like this beaded pendant light. Here is a similar one on Amazon.

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These pretty weathered fabric chairs add to the farmhouse charm of this room. Here is a similar set from Amazon.

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Distressed metal chairs also look amazing with the farmhouse style, you can find them here. Add glass vases and wicker baskets to layer in the farmhouse feel. Are you in love with the linear chandelier too? If so, here is a similar one.

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Your chairs don’t all have to be the same, it looks great to add larger more dramatic chairs at the head of the table. Mix natural materials like rustic wood and metal like this metal chandelier

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Tufted chairs look great contrasted with simple white wooden chairs. Again, you can see how a dramatic metal chandelier is a great way to add interest and more of that farmhouse charm to your décor.

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You can borrow some of your favorite farmhouse elements like the long farmhouse table and the wicker accents and add white chairs to create a bright cheerful dining room.

Top Amazon Picks for a Farmhouse Dining Room 

Below check out my favorite Amazon finds for your farmhouse dining room.

FARMHOUSE FURNITURE | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | BEADED PENDANT LIGHT

TWO | LINEAR CHANDELIER

THREE | RUSTIC METAL PENDANT LIGHT

FOUR | BARN DOOR BUFFET & WINE HOLDER

FIVE | FARMHOUSE DINING TABLE

SIX | SET OF 4 DISTRESSED WHITE METAL CHAIRS

SEVEN | TUFTED DINING CHAIRS SET OF 4

Scandinavian Dining Room

Scandinavian style is all about minimalism and clean and simple lines. In a Scandinavian room, there is a lack of clutter, everything has a place and the space is bright and airy. If this sounds like your style then check out these Scandinavian dining rooms below so you can copy the look.

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Here’s a perfect example of a fresh space with simple clean lines. Here are similar chairs on Amazon.

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With this style you can mix and match chairs. This works especially well if you keep to just a couple of colors. As you can see the black and white combo is a winner! Here are similar black chairs.

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A light table and floors help brighten the room and add contrast to dark chairs.

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Try adding a modern dramatic light fixture to up the wow factor in your Scandinavian dining room. Keep reading to see some of my favorite picks.

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A natural cut wooden table looks amazing in a Scandinavian room.

The Best Scandinavian Dining Room Finds

Next, check out my favorite finds to create your own gorgeous Scandinavian inspired dining room.

SCANDINAVIAN DINING FURNITURE | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | SPUTNIK CHANDELIER

TWO | WOODEN CHANDELIER

THREE | WOOD CEILING LIGHT

FOUR | FIVE GLOBE CEILING PENDANT

FIVE | SCANDINAVIAN DINING TABLE

SIX | SET OF 4 BLACK CHAIRS

SEVEN | SET OF 4 WHITE CHAIRS

EIGHT | 4 BLACK METAL CHAIRS

Industrial Room Ideas

An industrial style room will remind you of industrial style buildings. Think high ceilings exposed beams, brick or other natural materials. Dining furniture is often metal. If this sounds like up your alley then check out some gorgeous industrial style dining room inspirations below. I will also show you how to steal the style with my favorite industrial picks.

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If your home has the industrial look like this one then this style would be the perfect fit. The metal chairs and stunning industrial light fixtures fit seamlessly into this space.

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A metal pendant light looks stunning in an industrial room. You can also add metal with your tables and chairs.

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It looks amazing to mix chairs in an industrial room for a unique fun look.

My Favorite Industrial Dining Room Pieces

Next, check out my favorite finds to create the perfect industrial dining room.

INDUSTURAL DINING FURNTIURE | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | GEOMETRIC METAL PENDANT LIGHT

TWO | BLACK METAL INDUSTRIAL CHAIRS SET OF 2

THREE | INDUSTRIAL DINING TABLE

FOUR | CAGE GLOBE CEILING LIGHT

FIVE | BLACK INDUSTRIAL LIGHT FIXTURES

SIX | SET OF 4 METAL & WOOD CHAIRS

Mid-Century Modern Dining Room

Do you love sleek lines, a lack of clutter and geometric shapes and patterns? If so then the mid-century modern style might be perfect for your dining room. Check out below some ideas to incorporate this style into your home. Then see where you can get the very best mid-century modern dining furniture.

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Pops of color are a signature in mid-century rooms. Wallpaper or chair cushions are a fun way to add some color to your room.

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Tapered legged furniture like these dining chairs add an instant touch of that mid-century modern style. You can mix mid-century with other styles like here the table has more of a farmhouse feel but looks right at home with these mid-century modern chairs.

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You can mix and match materials and incorporate natural curves with your tables, chairs and even light fixtures to add this style to your dining room.

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Mid-century modern style works great in small spaces because of the sleek compact design. If you like this table set here is a similar one.

The Best Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Products

Now, check out some of my favorite mid-century modern finds from Amazon.

French Country Dining Room

French country style looks amazing in a dining room. It’s a mix of elegant and rustic styles with both feminine and country details. In this style you’ll often see natural materials, and muted colors, elegant intricate rugs, and extravagant chandeliers. Check out below some ideas to incorporate this style into your dining room.

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If you want to incorporate this style then you’ll definitely want to add some floral touches, an easy way to do this is with a beautiful flower arrangement as your table centerpiece. Look for furniture with curves and country details.

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Try adding a beautiful candle chandelier for an instant French country focal point in your dining room. Here is one of my favorites.

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If you want to add a more dramatic touch a crystal chandelier or three would do the trick! Adding a giant chalkboard or even a chalkboard wall would be a fun and eye-popping accent to the room.

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Another gorgeous lighting choice is a beaded pendant. A round table with plenty of detail would also look amazing with this style.

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To add more French country charm, go thrift shopping for unique finds like they did here with these gorgeous antique shutters.

French Country Dining Room Favorites

Next, check out some of my favorite French country dining room finds.

FRENCH COUNTRY DINING ROOM FURNITURE | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | CHRYSTAL CANDLE CHANDELIER

TWO | SET OF 6 FLORAL PRINTS

THREE | BEADED PENDANT LIGHT

FOUR | FRENCH COUNTRY DINING TABLE

FIVE | FRENCH COUNTRY SIDEBOARD

SIX | TUFTED DINING CHAIR

SEVEN | CANDLE CHANDELIER

EIGHT | SET OF 2 FABRIC DINING CHAIRS

Traditional Dining Style

A traditional style dining room is elegant and also comfortable. If you want to try this style in your dining room choose warm, rich, inviting colors. Choose furniture with gentle curves, like wingback, tufted or dining chairs with piping. You can add drama with a grand chandelier. Check out some beautiful traditional dining rooms below for some inspiration.

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The only thing that adds more drama then one amazing chandelier is two amazing chandeliers! To get the traditional look in your dining room incorporate symmetry in both your dining table and your décor. A wall of uniform frames is a great option.

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Try adding curtains to your traditional dining room. Then, create a focal point with a show-stopping chandelier like they did here.

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Here’s a great example of a light and bright traditional room. Choose light and bright fabrics and furniture with the traditional elements to steal this style.

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In a traditional dining room, you’ll often see the head of the table has different chairs but the symmetry is still there. (If you don’t have kids 😊), try adding a rug with a traditional pattern for another layer of depth in your dining room.

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Try adding antique touches like a bronze chandelier and frames to add a distinct old-fashioned charm to your traditional dining room.

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You can add a little glam to your traditional style by incorporating various metals and a fabulous chandelier.

My Favorite Finds for a Traditional Dining Room

If you’re loving the traditional syle then check out my favorite items to create a stunning dining room of your dreams.

TRADITIONAL DINING ROOM FURNITURE | WHERE TO FIND

ONE | TAN TUFTED DINING CHAIR

TWO | CHRYSTAL GLASS CHANDELIER

THREE | CHRYSTAL CHANDELIER

FOUR | TRADITIONAL BLUE AREA RUG

FIVE | BRUSHED NICKEL HANGING LIGHT FIXTURE

SIX | TRADITIONAL DINING TABLE

SEVEN | BLUE DAMASK DINING CHAIR

So, now you’ve seen the top dining room styles this year. My final tip for you is don’t be afraid to mix these styles. To keep the look cohesive pick three or four colors for your room. Then, take your favorite aspect from several different styles to create a unique dining room that reflects your style! If you love this post, please give it a share on your favorite social media!

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