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.

  • Classic dining area with kitchen and pale green cabinetry

    Team rustic-style units with cool colours and classic features. Glass-fronted wall units have the look of a country kitchen dresser and are perfect for displaying much-loved items. Style details, such as the elegantly turned legs on the breakfast bar, add a sophisticated feel.

    Floor tiles

    My Stone Floor

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  • Pale grey dining room with smart black storage

    Use cool, light grey to create a bright, fresh feel in a dining room for upbeat breakfasts and chic suppers. Frosty shades of pale blue lay beneath these calming cool grey hues. Perfect for a small but sunny room where the light can make deeper colours too intense, while boosting its feeling of space. Build a palette with barely there tints of palest blue and green, or throw in a dash of scarlet for Scandi style. Blush pink also flatters and warms these fresh shades.

    Cupboard and chairs


  • White dining room with black chairs and floral display

    In a small dining area, try a monochrome scheme. Using white on the ceiling, walls and shelving will create a feeling of openness while carefully chosen black furniture and accessories will punctuate the room with high-contrast interest. Never under-estimate the potential of fresh flowers to jolly up a room.


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  • Dining room with pigeonhole display and wooden furniture

    This pigeonhole display unit is a versatile option in a dining room. The classic storage solution for a kitchen or dining room is a simple shelving system, with different heights and depths for maximum flexibility. Tall units use height, not floor space, to create a space-efficient, unobtrusive feel.


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    House Junkie

  • White dining room dressed for a cool Christmas party

    Create a shimmering dining room scheme for guests and visitors this Christmas. Icy white is a timeless shade that can hold its own as a base colour for a stylish celebration. Combine crisp white linens with mercurised glass and traditional furntiure for an elegant feel. Use a pearlised wallpaper as a backdrop to a frosty tree.

    Marks & Spencer

    Bubblegum Balloons

  • Traditional dining room with Christmas mantel

    This elegant dining room is perfect for Christmas entertaining. Typically festive foliage of ivy and red berries has been artfully draped along a mantel shelf and gold picture frame. Crystal glassware, silver candelabras and flickering flames make an exquisite festive table setting.

    Farrow & Ball

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  • Neutral dining room with woodland and gold decorations

    Fill your dining room with a welcoming sense of warmth. This glittering dining room combines an enchanted forest feel with sparkle and shine. Hearts on the wall, brown ribbon on the chairs and fresh ivy foliage create a rustic base, while metallic elements such as silver candlesticks and gold decorations glisten, transforming the room into a winter wonderland. 

    Silver candlesticks
    John Lewis

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  • White traditional dining room with wooden furniture

    Give unloved items a second chance. Anything can be given a new lease of life with some TLC – this country-style dining table used to be a garden table. Add a rustic touch to your Christmas table with a DIY burlap runner and matching set of place mats. Not only is hessian a great choice for creating a rustic finish, but it will also protect your tabletop from heat and spills.

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    Oak Furniture Solutions

  • Dining room with smart grey alcove shelving

    No space is too small for storage. In this compact dining area, smart floating shelves have been fitted into a narrow alcove. Positioned next to the dining table, the alcove has the look of a display cabinet with its collection of books, photographs and decorative pieces. Grey shelves stand out smartly against the white walls, while a smoked glass pendant light is an elegant addition over the dining table.

    Pendant light

  • Country dining room with patterned wallpaper and round dining table and chairs

    This homely dining room is furnished with a round table and chairs, upholstered in an olive green fabric for an outdoorsy look. The wooden bookcase perfectly matches the furniture and is the ideal place to display favourite books, artwork and quirky curios. Bird motif wallpaper chimes with the country vibe.

    Daniel Heath


  • Dining area with handsome blue dresser and curtains

    Use a dresser to add colour as well as storage to a dining area. Striking dark-blue cabinetry lends itself comfortably to both classic and modern country styles. Store and display treasured artefacts, accessories and beautiful pottery. Add biscuit-brown leather, wood and creamy linens to take the chill off cool blues.


    Nordic House

  • Eclectic dining room with reclaimed wood table and colourful chairs

    Experiment with colour and pattern and don’t be afraid. It gives a home character and style – the bolder the better. Mismatched dining chairs create an eclectic look that is still utterly stylish. The dining chairs have been sourced from junk shops, antique fairs and salvage yards. The glazed kitchen dresser has been used to house attractive crockery and quirky curios.

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    Laura Ashley
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  • Dining room with purple feature wall and reclaimed furniture

    The theme in this dining room is contemporary tropical with a vibrant purple feature wall, botanical print curtains and colourful, eclectic chairs. A collection of dining chairs has been sourced from junk shops and upcycled to give each a distinctive look, depending on period and style.

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    Laura Ashley
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  • White and grey dining area with skylights

    A large wing armchair graces each end of the table, lending a casual ease to this dining room extension. Mixing and matching chairs in this way allows the space to function in different ways. A white scheme softened by gentle grey is a perfect choice for a light, bright space that features skylights as well as French doors and sash windows. A neutral rug demarcates the dining area.

    Dining table and chairs
    Les Sardines

    Kitchen units
    Charlie Kingham

  • White dining room with wooden table and chairs

    If you are looking for a timeless decorating scheme for your dining room then choose a traditional style that is easy to live with. The oak table and chairs in this space add warmth and elegance. Opt for a simple bouquet of fresh lillies and a white table runner to complete the look.

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    Top Furniture

  • Retro dining room with picture wall and piano

    The themed dining room features lashings of retro decor, from the wow factor wallpaper to the patterned carpet. A lovely turquoise colour has been used to freshen up a reclaimed dining table. A piano and matching stool, upholstered in a fun colourful fabric completes the retro theme. Artwork and illustrations in smart matching frames add interest to walls and draws attention to the piano.


  • Retro dining room with feature wall and wooden table

    If your room lacks identity and focus, add the wow factor with retro wallpaper. Don’t be afraid to mix up different patterns and styles in your scheme. If your dining room is at the front of your house, cover the windows with strips of frosted film to create privacy without darkening the space.


  • Traditional dining room with red and white window treatments

    Large floral patterns create a homely vintage vibe in this dining room. The plain cream carpet, smart Roman blinds and floor-length curtains act as framing elements, allowing the table and chairs to stand out. While the look is traditional, the furniture has a mid-century edge, tipping a nod to the current interiors trend.

    Curtains and blinds

    Dining chairs
    Marks & Spencer

  • White dining room with feature table and green accents

    Create a relaxed feel in a dining room by choosing mismatching pieces. Here the modern dining chairs contrast with a wooden statement table, green and blue occasional chairs and a Lloyd Loom-style armchair. A string of cotton fairy lights introduces a wave of colour that’s picked up by homemade cushions, artwork and lampshades and a delicate floral tablecloth. Pops of lime-green appear throughout to pull the scheme together.

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    LPD Furniture

    Dining chairs

    Cotton fairy lights
    Cable & Cotton

  • Yellow and grey dining room

    This open-plan dining room is a bright and airy space, mainly due to the natural light and grey and yellow colour scheme. Modern and antique designs sit side by side, thanks to the eclectic mix of dining chairs – both upcycled old-school varieties and modern Eames classics. The colour themes continue with both the chairs and the soft furnishings, which brings the room together.

    Eames dining chairs

    Cult Furniture

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