Dining Rooms: What’s Trendy (and Timeless!) This Season

As Fall settles in, we turn our attention to entertaining indoors. With Thanksgiving upon us and Christmas on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to update your dining room. Right now is also a very exciting time to embark on a dining room makeover. The latest trends offer the opportunity to redecorate on YOUR terms – with a look that suits how you live and the things you love. Here’s what we’re seeing…

The Joy of Juxtaposition.

The biggest trend is the allure of contrast. New pieces mixed with vintage. Rustic paired with refined. It’s dramatic and fresh. Consider a glass topped table with Louis XVI chairs; a harvest-styled table with modern side chairs; leather chairs with a metal-edged table. Be bold!

Magnolia Home Boho Collection

Magnolia Home Boho Collection

Light Wood is Back.

Simple, pure, clean. After seasons of mostly dark and distressed woods, light woods are making a comeback. (Not to worry, dark is still popular too!). For an innovative touch, incorporate a couple of darker wood chairs. Inherently informal, light woods pair nicely with either light surroundings for a very fresh look or contrasting darker walls.

Easton & Griffith now available.

Easton & Griffith now available.

More and More Mixing.

For a few seasons we’ve seen the beauty of mixing styles and materials, almost with a touch of abandon! It continues this year. Metal, glass, leather, woods (from polished to rugged) are being combined in unexpected ways. Chair options are especially diverse. For example, choose four chairs the same but with different end chairs, or add a bench seat or even upholster each chair differently (but in complementary patterns).

Soul Dining Collection now available.

Soul Dining Collection now available.

Traditional Endures.

Thank goodness! If you love a matched dining room suite or the classic beauty of dark, glossy wood, don’t dismay. Some home furnishing choices will always be in style. This is one of them. Enjoy!

Grantham Hall Collection now available.

Grantham Hall Collection now available.

Materials Update.

What’s new? What’s new AGAIN? Wicker is back and is a great choice for a casual space. Velvet is popular again (did it ever really leave?). Acrylic chairs remain a trendy, fun choice this season, as do metal and metal-edged chairs. Rich plain fabrics, tropical prints and classic stripes are showing up for upholstery choices and table linens.

Consider Wallpaper.

With so much open wall space, the dining room is one of the best rooms for wallpaper. Choose a classic floral, funky geometric or a hint of sparkle.

Enjoy getting your dining room ready for the season ahead! More than ever, remember, you can bend the rules and express your individuality.

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