Are We Seeing A Dining Room Revival?

The past decade has seen such a change in the way we live, and our homes have changed along with us.  We saw the rise of the Great Room and the fall of the formality in the way we dine.  2016 is shaping up as the year of the “Return of the Dining Room”.  But, it’s not your grandmother’s formal, Downton Abbey-esque dining experience…

Today’s dining room is fun, “fancy”, and exciting.  Since we don’t use the room as often as other spaces, it’s an opportunity to try something a little different, and maybe to head out of your comfort zone a little bit.  Here are some “not your grandmother’s dining rooms” that have pizazz, comfort, and color!

 

This is like a fresh breath of Spring.  Yes, wallpaper is back, and there is no better room to bring it back with than your dining room.  The traditional brass chandelier is gone and replaced by a variety of unique lighting options!

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Want to encourage lively dinner conversation?  Add some bold color to your room.

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Bold mirrors and lighting can create a “grand” feeling in your dining room.

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

 

 

Unique pieces, be it chairs, lighting , or accessories can really transform your space into a whole different world!

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

 

 

And then of course, there’s the “new” traditional,  adding just a little pop of excitement!

Lauren Conrad, InStyle

Lauren Conrad, InStyle

 

 

What’s your favorite dining room?  Would you try a bold color or look?

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