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.

  • Grey and white dining room with vintage table

    This dining room has a grey and white colour scheme that creates a smart, elegant look. Vintage furniture, Including the chunky table and chairs, adds warmth and character to the room. Other flourishes, including a selection of logs tucked away in a small alcove, convey a mood of enduring countryside charm.

    Laura Ashley

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  • Vintage-style living dining room

    In this eye-catching dining room, the chimney breast has been painted in a smart shade of grey and vintage furniture upcycled with a lick of paint to tie the look together. This is an attractive, vibrant room featuring an array of furnishings competing with each other to steal the show.

    Grey paintMid Lead by Little Greene

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  • Blue dining room

    The lovely fresh shade of blue certainly brightens up this dining room and gives it a clean and refined appearance. The table was secondhand but looks a picture alongside the new, comfortable leather dining chairs. The colour scheme and highly stylish furniture combine perfectly to create a truly civilised dining experience.

    Dining chairs
    John Lewis

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    First Dawn by Dulux

  • Monochrome dining room

    A striking, edgy look has been created
    in this dining area, which features Eames-style dining chairs, a wooden dining table, and stairs painted in black. The white chairs work in stark, clinical contrast to the dark staircase and help create a rustic chic mood. This is a bold, innovative use of the space.

    Dining chairs
    The Furniture Market

    Stair paint
    Pitch Black by Farrow & Ball

  • Neutral dining room with grey chairs

    Pendant lights and classic Eames-style dining chairs create a timeless look in this dining room. Having such a socialable space means that there is plenty of space for family gatherings.

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    Lakeland Furniture

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    Original BTC

  • White dining room with studded sofa

    In this elegant dining room, a mix of different types of seating gives this lunch table a pleasingly relaxed feel. A selection of cushions in contrasting patterns adds extra interest to the already striking studded sofa. White walls and blinds make the most of the natural light streaming in through the large windows.

    Dining table and chairs

    Laura Ashley


  • Traditional rustic dining room

    Patterned wallpaper creates a striking backdrop to rustic furniture in this dining room. A set of traditional dining chairs and table complete the classic look.

    Similar dining table and chairs


    Georgia Horton at Wallpaper Direct

  • White dining room with chic pendant lights

    A simple white and navy decorating scheme and feminine touches create an elegant look in this classic dining room. Above the table a row of striking pendant lights adds dramatic impact to the scene, with fabulous French windows in leaded glass opening out to the garden beyond.

    Red Candy

  • Classic navy blue and white dining room

    This traditional dining room has a classic look, with smart upholstered chairs in navy blue velvet and pure white tableware. Statement flower-inspired pendant lights add a touch of pazzazz overhead.

    Red Candy

  • Neutral dining room with statement canvas

    A neutral coloured dining room can be brought to life by a hanging a bright statement canvas above the mantelpiece. Add a quirky touch with a statement table lamp.

    Eiffel Tower Lamp
    Graham and Green

    Poppy painting canvas
    John Lewis

  • Neutral dining room with quirky details

    Adding quirky accents into a room can introduce a sense of character. Get a feel for your home and collect pieces slowly, rather than buying too much quirkly and build up as you go. Here, a striking chaise lounge and retro artwork gives the dining room personality.

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  • Green period dining room with panelling

    A scallop-edged dining table in a dry oak finish and chairs with Gothic detailing offer decorative silhouettes against painted panelling in this classic dining room.

    Grey oak dining table
    William Yeoward

    Nicky Haslam at Oka

    Redloh House Fabrics

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  • Nautical dining room

    This nautical room has a comfortable dining area with aged-look leather and wood furniture. Vintage filing cabinets make ideal storage for table linen, cutlery and candles.

    Dining table, bench and chairs
    Barker and Stonehouse

    Industrial chest

    Surface View

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  • Cream dining room sideboard

    This dining room sideboard keeps dishes, tableware and general clutter out of sight and is a great place to display a few framed family photographs too.

    Laura Ashley

    Tides Homes & Garden

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  • Cream and oak dining room

    Neutral paint, built-in alcove cabinets and shelving alongside painted wood furniture create a timeless look in this traditional dining room.

    Dining table and chairs

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  • Silver and grey Christmas dining room

    This dining room is decorated ready for Christmas in a subtle pale grey and silver.

    Leaning shelves
    French Connection

    Dining table

    White chair

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  • Grey and silver Christmas dining room

    This dining room has a simple festive scheme with subtle greys and silver, plus paper, felt, ribbon and lace decorations.

    White chairs

    Dining table

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  • Cream and red Christmas dining room

    Red, white and natural wood kitchenware gives this country-style dining room a festive look. Use cute cookie cutters as baubles and fill jars with red-and-white sweet treats.

    Dining table, dresser and sideboard

    Ercol at John Lewis

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  • Cream and pine dining room

    This dining room is decorated in a traditional style with a modern twist, teaming a glamorous chandelier with a simple pine table and chairs.

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  • Neutral dining room with pink accents

    Elegant and intimate aptly describe this traditional dining room. Pretty pink soft furnishings enhance its feminine appeal.

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    Sonoma Light from Marks & Spencer

    Wall paint
    Soft Linen silk emulsion from B&Q

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