Create a standout scheme for your dining room or kitchen/dining area with these eye-catching style ideas.
HINTS OF SPICE
A long refectory table with benches forms the focal point of this relaxed dining area (above). Team with boldly patterned floor-length curtains in shades of cinnamon and paprika to add warmth and add brass ceiling lamps for extra drama. This look is ideal for a long, narrow space.
CRYSTAL AND GLASS
Add glamour with a stunning ceiling pendant designed to light the dining table. Then, use mirror tiles with an antiqued finish to create a feature wall with wow factor, try Looking Glass of Bath. This is a great look for a smaller dining area.
You can be bold when decorating a separate dining room, so go for a richly patterned floral wallpaper. Paint the woodwork in a complementary Swedish blue shade. And look out for heavyweight linen to use as a luxurious tablecloth.
An exposed brick wall is perfect for an on-trend industrial-chic look. Get a similar effect with the Bricks wallpaper, from Next, £15 a roll. Hang a row of framed black and white photos to contrast with the textured surface.
Choose pale painted, chunky wood furniture to create the look of a country kitchen. Stone floor tiles and a set of glass pendant lights will add a sense of grandeur to the scheme. Finish the look with mini olive trees used as eye-catching table decorations.
WHITE ON WHITE
An extended composite work surface makes a seamless and roomy breakfast bar. The all-white scheme enhances the sense of space in a kitchen/diner and creates a sleek, contemporary look. Bar stools with a backrest are more comfortable for leisurely meals.
In smaller spaces, a round table and curved-back chairs will take up less room. Paper just one wall behind the table with a distinctive pattern to define an eating area. For similar wallpaper try Pierson Grey by Thibaut, from Wallpaper Direct, £68 a roll. Add a textured rug to a polished wood floor for comfort and contrast underfoot.
Originally posted 2016-02-13 19:35:58.