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From small to large spaces, dining room design can be a tricky task. To keep a dining room inviting and guest-friendly, try a few simple style tips.


Mix and match bright patterns with black and white for a burst of color. The citrus chairs make a gorgeous statement against gray walls, patterned draperies and a geometric rug. Design by Erinn Valencich.


Mix different shades of your favorite hue to give the dining room a vibrant palette. Design by Shelly Riehl David.


If you’re fighting lack of space, try narrow display shelves up the wall. They make the room appear larger and can be used to showcase a few of your favorite things. Design by Christopher Grubb.


Choose a strong ornate piece as the focal point of the room and decorate around it. Simple brown furniture and sheer white curtains make the black crystal chandelier the center of attention. Design by Judith Balis.


There’s nothing wrong with simplicity. Especially in smaller rooms, simple decor can make a bold statement. Crisp white chairs stand out against the dark wood dining table while modern light fixtures brighten the room. Design by Ammie Kim.

For more dining room design tips and ideas, check out the Dining Room Design Guide.


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  2. Leader says:

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  3. M Myers says:

    The beautiful ding room with the white leather chairs and dark wood table. Who makes that ding room furniture. I love it! Maureen Myers

  4. M. Myers says:

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    Makes that set. Thank you, M. Myers

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