The Formal Dining Room Is Making a Comeback

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Formal dining room
Formal dining room (Houzz)

In today’s world of electronic communication, quality time with family and friends is often taken for granted.  Actually sitting down to the dinner table and enjoying a meal together is largely a thing of the past.  However, the formal dining room is making a comeback in 2016.  This doesn’t mean that you have to have a dedicated room to create a dining space that is ready to receive guests for dinner.  Here are dining rooms of all styles to inspire you to shut off the cell phones, computers, pads and video games to share conversation with family and friends around the dinner table.

Beautiful dining room
Beautiful dining room (memorabledecor)

The traditional formal dining room is one of refined elegance.  Stately furniture, gilded mirrors, and sparkling crystal chandeliers mark this style.

Traditional formal dining room
Traditional formal dining room (pixshark)
Lovely dining room glows with appeal
Lovely dining room glows with appeal (HGTV)
Stylish dining room
Stylish dining room (HGTV)
Beautifully styled dining room
Beautifully styled dining room (momentosdeamorepoesia.blogspot)

If you like a room more tailored, the classic traditional style of dining room may be for you.  Furnishings with simple classic lines enhance spaces that are rich in color and are enveloped in tailored window treatments.

Beautiful blues highlight this dining room
Beautiful blues highlight this dining room (comicink.net)
Formal dining room exudes warmth
Formal dining room exudes warmth (quinnsbeacon)
Classic formal dining room
Classic formal dining room (blog.crisparchitects)
Beautiful dining room
Beautiful dining room (allisonpant)

Give your dining experience a lively infusion of color with hand-painted walls.

Stunning walls highlight this dining room
Stunning walls highlight this dining room (emilytaylorinteriors)

Transitional design is classic style with a contemporary twist.  This style of dining room is elegant and understated.

Beautiful dining room
Beautiful dining room (loppy.xyz)
Nicely styled dining room
Nicely styled dining room (dannua.tk)
Cozy dining room
Cozy dining room (apartmentlifestyle.net)
Bright modern dining room
Bright modern dining room (homeremodelingphotogallery)

Give your dining room a boost with a statement chandelier and augment this feature with unique furnishings and accessories for a contemporary look.

Lovely modern dining room
Lovely modern dining room (qc2framework)
Stylish and chic modern dining room
Stylish and chic modern dining room (memorabledecor)

A formal dining space need not be a dedicated room.  An alcove off the main space of the home is sufficient for a dining table and chairs.  Use an area rug to define the space or locate the dining room right off the kitchen.

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Stylish Modern Dining Spaces
Open plan dining room
Open plan dining room (memorabledecor)
Lovely dining room with a view
Lovely dining room with a view (faburous)
Open plan dining room
Open plan dining room (jdesigngroup)
Beautiful dining room
Beautiful dining room (robesondesign)

A dining room can be rich with character when you add elements from your travels or other interesting accents.  A pop of color on the walls, upholstery or with furniture gives the room a punch of character as well.

Eclectic worldly dining room
Eclectic worldly dining room (waphole)

A bit of texture and old world charm can go a long way to making a dining room inviting.

Warm and rustic dining room
Warm and rustic dining room (urbandesignassociatesltd)

Make your formal dining room a space where friends and family want to linger for conversation and you can all enjoy a nice meal.  2016 is the year of the formal dining room comeback.  Are you ready?

 

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