From exotic and urban hip to classically elegant, choose one of these three smart dining room styles to bring your room back
to life for the holidays.
A chinoiserie-inspired wallpaper is the starting point for this vibrant scheme. Benches in turquoise linen and a sleek table
act as a foil to the flamboyant pattern and encapsulate this modern take on a classic style.
Use an elegant console table as practical storage for cutlery as well as a place to display a floral arrangement.
Continue the chinoiserie theme with Asian-inspired accessories, such as the ceramic pagodas shown here.
Choosing a tall candelabra for a dramatic centerpiece helps to give a sense of occasion, while still allowing guests a clear
view across the table.
Luxurious fabrics for chairs and curtains give this dining room a real sense of grandeur, while glossy furniture and colored
glassware create a sophisticated mood against a rich backdrop of chocolate and cranberry.
Try the Urban Edge
Transform mirrors and wall lights for Christmas with simple yet striking decorations, such as a "paper chain" made with ribbon.
Flickering candlelight is the perfect foil for rich, dark walls. It helps create an inviting atmosphere, whether used for
intimate parties or festive gatherings.
Comfortable upholstered dining chairs will encourage guests to linger.
Help to protect the table with circles of felt, cut to size, and secured to the underside of inexpensive plates.
Sleek, light reflecting mirrored furniture combined with warming berry hues, gives this Swedish-style scheme a contemporary
feel. Delicate floral wallpaper adds further interest and helps soften the look.
See the Swedish Solutions
When choosing wallpaper and curtains with different patterns, keep the background tones similar to keep the contrast from
looking too busy.
To create a unified feel, let colors from your wallpaper inspire your table linen choices.
If you have a small dining table, a small table for wine placed beside the table frees up some space.
Tall seasonal flowers are ideal table decorations as they are too high to obscure views of your guests.