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Dining Room Inspiration

For some, the dining room is merely a place to eat meals and perhaps share a little bit of family bonding time while you’re at it. However the dining room can also be a room of style and expression, with splashes of colour, decor and personality.

Thankfully there is plenty of dining room inspiration online, so I am sharing some of my favourites. After all, this month’s focus has been on the dining room declutter as part of the Simplify My Life challenge, so what better time to have some dining room inspiration than when it’s looking its best (or cleanest).

Check out these fantastic dining room inspiration ideas below, plus some alternative options you can find online to recreate a similar look:

French Styling

French dining table design

Love the chandelier over the dining table and the simple styling with the vases and flowers. Also those chairs look super comfy! Credit


Best Seat in the House

Dining room table

Give the head of the table a taste of luxury with their own special chair. Loving the neutral colour scheme and the fireplace at one end of the room. This is somewhere you could enjoy a dinner party in winter with style. Credit – Homebunch



Rounded Dining

Dining table round

Love this round table dining room inspiration. Round tables can be a great option for smaller spaces too. Credit


Scandinavian Simplicity

Scandinavian dining room decor

This one is that perfect option to simplify your life with basic styling that does everything it needs to in terms of function and looks great too. Source


Comfortable Dining

This trend of couches on one side of the dining table seems to becoming more popular, popping up in a lot of dining room inspiration round ups. Love the idea, although dread the thought of dining with kids on a couch. Source

Dining room decor - couch


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Saturday 24th of June 2017

Looking all over for the brown nail head chairs- where did you find those? love them!

Jessica tyler

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Do you possibly have a copycat table and chairs available in the US that would match the French styling table and chairs (the first picture?) I NEED that table set LoL thanks so much !!


Saturday 16th of January 2016

Hello :)

THanks for the post. Do you have a source for the chairs in the first picture? THanks!


Sunday 25th of October 2015

where is the first table from with the grey chairs and 2 chandeliers above . I love it and would live to buy it exactly as is in picture


Wednesday 16th of September 2015

I loved that idea too. More casual dining. Perfect for a long lunch with friends over too. Wouldn't work with our round table though.