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.

  • White on white dining room

    Create a chic white-on-white look by painting the furniture and walls the same colour. Introduce subtle pattern, such as a stripy blind and add bright coloured flowers for a spot of interest.

    Fabric
    Jane Churchill

    Cushion
    Cath Kidston

  • Classic neutral dining room

    This dining room is a pleasing mix of natural materials, original features, modern furniture and glamorous accessories. Built-in shelves make brilliant use of the alcoves.

    Similar dining table
    IKEA

    Similar chandelier
    Bhs

  • Calming dining room

    A vintage enamel bread bin is ideal for creating a unique flower display in this calming dining room.

    Wallpaper
    Next

    Similar table and chairs
    IKEA

  • Dark wood dining room

    With its letterbox-shaped window, dark woods and cool tones, this scheme evokes images of the Captain’s dining room of an 18th-century ship-of-the-line.

    Chandelier
    Cameron Peters

    Dining table
    William Yeoward

    High back chairs
    The Dining Chair Company

  • Classic golden dining room

    A table dressed in gold is a dramatic focal point in this metallic dining room. A bell jar filled with baubles creates a shimmering centrepiece. Classic-style chairs and sophisticated lighting complete the look.

    Dining chairs
    Scumble Goosie


    Tablecloth

    Kai


    Baubles

    Debenhams

  • Luxurious dining room

    An classic-style chandelier oozes elegance in this formal dining room. A French-style dining table and chairs are dressed up with ribbon-trimmed cushions, and crystal glassware adds sparkle. A white rug defines the dining area and softens that rustic wooden floors.

    Tableware
    Royal Doulton


    Dining table and chairs

    Laura Ashley


    Cushions

    Debenhams


    Chandelier

    Vaughan

  • Elegant dining room

    Olive-yellow Sanderson walls are a warm backdrop for voiles in natural tones of flax and pebble. Dark wood furniture contrasts with the transparent cloth, layered with a runner for extra light effect. Linen draped at the French windows lets light filter in, and frames the patio beyond. Yellow and green fruit and flowers provide accent colours and bring the outside in.

    Paint
    Sanderson Paints

    Window fabric
    Larsen at Colefax & Fowler

    Table, chairs
    Next

    Tablecloth, runner, napkins
    Libeco

    China
    Villeroy & Boch

  • Feature wall

    Patterned wallpaper is the focus of this dining area. Using the same tone of red around the window brings the separate ends of the room together.

    Dining chairs
    Habitat


    Similar table

    Raft

  • New England dining room

    An updated New England-style dining room is given a country twist with contrasting patterns and fabrics. A striped ceiling adds a modern touch.

    Bench
    The Dining Chair Company

    Rug
    The Braided Rug Company

    Lampshade frame
    Vaughan

  • Soft pink dining room

    Swapping a few dining chairs for a high-backed sofa in a soft neutral shade creates a boutique-restaurant feel in this dining room. A mixture of blush pink and taupe tones brings elegance to the room.

    Sofa
    Christopher Wray

    Pendant lights
    Bhs

  • Informal dining room

    Warm colours and solid woods give this dining room a summery and welcoming feel. Wide-width sheers with horizontal strides used on the curtains accentuate the breadth of the space.

    Table
    Katrina Phillips Interiors

    Benches
    Benchmark

    Tiles
    Louise Body

  • Nordic style dining room

    A pure-white table setting enriched with striking blue glassware and loose arrangements of spring flowers creates a crisp look with a strong Nordic influence.

    Chairs
    Scumble Goosie


    White vases

    Daylesford Organic


    Blue dinnerware

    The Dining Room Shop.

  • Classic dining room

    This sleek and inviting layout provides the perfect setting for classic formal dining. Patterned curtains and a dark pole have been used against white walls to make a feature out of the French windows.

    Extendable table
    Roche Bobois

    Chairs
    Black Orchid Interiors

    Curtains
    Tissus D’Helene

  • Swedish-style dining room

    Pale walls and furniture are offset by accents of pink in the Nobilis chair covers, lilac picture mount and jade in the glass-fronted cupboard. Traditional Swedish-style chairs and table are mixed with modern touches like branches in a conical vase and candles in a brick fireplace. An antique punchbowl stands on the cupboard, a simple blind lets in light.

    PaintFarrow & Ball

    Covers
    Nobilis

  • French-inspired dining room

    Fabric covered chairs and painted furniture give this dining room a distinctive French feel. A chandelier adds an air of sophistication, while a collection of prints gives the room a confident and smart feel.

    Dining table
    Laura Ashley


    Chandelier

    Vintage Chandeliers.

  • Floral dining room

    A classic-style wallpaper pattern set on a background of pale blue gives this dining room a formal feel. White-painted furniture keeps the room light. A large dresser is ideal for storing away tableware as well as displaying ornaments. The soft white rug adds warmth to the dark wood flooring.

    Crockery
    Wedgwood


    Wallpaper and dresser

    Laura Ashley


    Lighting

    The Home Lighting Company.

  • Parisian style dining room

    Accents of gold on the chairs and tableware create an elegant dining area. Choose a pale backdrop for a calm and welcoming feel, and stripy table linen adds a relaxed touch.

    Chairs
    Paul Smith

  • Glamorous dining room

    Gold chairs, flamboyant lighting and tall candelabras create a glamorous feel in this dining room.

    Similar chandelier
    C P Lighting


    Candelabra

    T.K.maxx


    Crockery

    Banks Pottery

  • Elegant dining room

    Dark wood dining chairs, teamed with white cushions, add definition to the pale walls and light wood flooring of this stylish fining room. The table setting is kept simple with pretty glassware and an attractive flower arrangement taking centre stage. A black console table and large mirror look striking against the far wall, while plants and greenery give the room a summery edge.

    Dining table and chairs
    Oka

  • White dining room

    For a fresh, new look, use crisp paint colours alongside relaxed upholstery that combines Irish linens from The Linen Press in neutrals and cool candy shades.

    Tuvan long table and armchair
    All In Wood

    Irish linen napkin
    The Linen Press

    Table runner
    Colefax & Fowler

    White tableware
    Kelly Hoppen

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