Traditional dining room pictures

Traditional dining rooms give you a multi-functional space to eat, entertain and work. Browse our pick of the best traditional schemes for dining room spaces, whatever your budget. If these dining room designs aren’t for you, check out our pick of the best schemes for modern dining rooms and country dining rooms – there’s inspiration for all dining styles.

French-style dining room with subtle grey wallpaper

French-style dining room with subtle grey wallpaper

Create a spectacular looking space with striking French style furniture. It will make any room look grander. Teamed with clean white windows and a simple carpet, the ornate detailing takes on a more modern appearance. A subtle grey wallpaper completes the scheme, adding an extra dimension to the look.

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Buy now: cushions in Hedgerow, Voyage
Buy now: similar dining table, Turnbull & Thomas

Neutral dining room with block-print tablecloth

Neutral dining room with block-print tablecloth

Add some artisan charm to your dining room scheme with a block-print tablecloth. Opting for a single print in a neutral scheme is a great way to focus attention and enliven a simple space. Pops of bright contrast colour on shapely tableware and accessories are a fitting accompaniment to the crisp design.

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Buy now: Block Green Leaf linen tablecloth, £99.50, Birdie Fortescue
Buy now: Kartell Fly Soft Touch medium pendant light, £214, John Lewis

Easter-themed dining room with bunny wallpaper

Easter-themed dining room with bunny wallpaper

Okay, so we’re not suggesting that you hang a bunny wallpaper in time for Easter. That would be asking a teeny bit much. However, we thought you might enjoy this wonderful Easter space that’s just perfect for a celebratory egg and soldiers breakfast. Add pretty flowers and cute bunny sculptures to the table and you’re good to go.

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Buy now: similar wallpaper, Fashion Wallpaper

Grand dining room full of period details

Grand dining room full of period details

Want an open-plan space, but not entirely sure about knocking through? Then try sliding doors, which offer the best of both worlds. Traditional furniture is ideal for this grand-looking space, which is packed with period details, from the cornicing and fireplace to the quatrefoil window in the kitchen. The wallpaper design mimics the mouldings in the kitchen cabinetry.

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similar glassware, John Lewis

High-ceilinged French dining area

French-style dining area with high ceiling

Create the ultimate combination of modern and traditional. With all the convenience and functionality of a new build, this kitchen-diner benefits greatly from an open-plan layout. However, the dining area is also characterised by classic furniture and fabrics that add a luxurious feel.

Blind fabric
Timorous Beasties
White leather chair
Places and Spaces

Modern Scandi dining room with opulent accents

Create a coolly sophisticated dining room with ice-white dining furniture and accessories, such as crisp table linen, set against a backdrop of white wallpaper with a fine gold pattern. Floor-length curtains in a plain pastel blue fabric adds a little colour to the scheme, without upsetting the tonal balance, while a deep knotted wool rug keeps things warm underfoot.

Dining table
Next
Dining chairs
Ikea
Wallpaper
Romo

Classic dining room with dark colours and dramatic interior

Classic dining room with dark colours and dramatic interior

It’s tempting to stick to safe neutral colours for large rooms, but don’t be afraid of playing with colour. Deep blue walls make a good foil for brown furniture, adding a refreshing twist to a traditional stetting. This works especially well in period homes, and around antique pieces. Even if your home is more modern, you can give it a sense of history using deep, rich colours like this dark blue.

Dining table
Oka
Deep blue paint
Little Greene

Traditional dining room with Christmas table setting

Traditional dining room with Christmas table setting

Decorate the dining room ready for Christmas celebrations. In this traditional dining room, pale blue walls are complemented by smart velvet upholstery on the curtain pelmet and dining chairs. The dining table is set ready for a Christmas feast with classic white china and glassware, while the beautiful arched windows are dressed with a Christmas garland, wreath and tall glass candle holders.

Similar tableware
John Lewis

Similar candle holders
Oka

Christmas dining room with muted metallic decorations

Christmas dining room with muted metallic decorations

Bring a sense of celebration the dining room with muted metallics. Choose place settings such as mismatched crackers and novel cutlery ties, and centrepieces such as this striking sculptural candelabra. An elegant tablecloth made in a beautiful appliqué fabric complements the metallic decorations perfectly.

Madeleine cupboard
Oka

Tablecloth fabric
Pure Net Ceiling Applique by Morris & Co at Jane Clayton

Dark blue dining table and chairs with white chair wreaths

Dark blue dining table and chairs with white chair wreaths

Create a beautifully understated eating area with deep sea blue dining table and matching chairs. Mark out the eating space with a nubbly woven rug on top of glossy painted floorboards to create textural contrast. Then keep the table setting super simple, with a heap of snowy cones on a white footed fruit stand as a natural centrepiece and elegant wreaths of delicate white heather and wispy grey foliage tied to the back of each chair.

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John Lewis

Festive shabby chic dining table with pretty decorations

Festive shabby chic dining table with pretty decorations

Set your table for casual entertaining with stylish glass and tableware and pretty serving platters. This shabby chic dining table with its distressed white paint effect and wooden top creates an easy-to-live with feel that is friendly rather than informal – just the ticket for Christmas canapes with friends and neighbours.

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Laura Ashley

Panelled dining room with table set for a Christmas feast

Panelled dining room with table set for a Christmas feast

Deck your dining room with festive flowers, foliage and fruit for an traditional and opulent Christmas table setting. Keep the rest of your tableware white and simple, allowing the organic centrepiece to claim all the glory. A pine garland adorned with cinnamon sticks, bells and baubles continues the classic Christmas theme and will give off a lovely seasonal scent, too. An open bookshelf also makes for a handy bar – just the ticket for that postprandial tipple.

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