The dining table is where all the action happens at home and whether yours in a contemporary marvel or an heirloom treasure, make a statement with your furnishings and decorative items that surround it.
1. Mix it up
Mismatched vintage chairs in a gentle duck egg blue lend their age to a more modern table, its dark wood reflected in the patina of the mirror frame on the wall behind. A vintage style chandelier makes a glamourous statement.
2. Modern and minimal
Formed plastic dining chairs are juxtaposed against the light timber and smooth lines of this contemporary table beneath a feature pendant light in black.
3. White on white
We love an all-white room and it’s the combination of textures that makes this work so well. Smooth, striking pendant above echoes the timber in the table, whilst wicker chairs are made contemporary with their seat and frames in crisp white.
4. Elegant neutrals
Natural linen in upholstered dining chairs are drawn up close to this timber table with just a hint of texture in the naturally knotted, yet smooth surface. The colour palette is in keeping with the surrounding living room in this open place space.
5. Moody textures
The dark steel frame of this timber table is repeated in solid modern moulded plastic dining chairs and cleverly picked up in the textured pendant above, taking things up a notch in the style stakes.
6. Timber feature wall
Embrace the warmth of wood with a feature wall lined in timber just beyond your dining area. Particularly in an open plan setting such as this, it ties everything together and tells a story of timber throughout your entire home.
7. Light and bright
Lighter timbers such as this work beautifully in a modern setting – contemporary artwork with a hint of nostalgia relaxes the sharp lines of the slimline table, with nearby bar stools and lighting picking up the same timber tones.
8. Keep it simple
Let your treasured antique dining table shine in its own right by choosing simple dining chairs of a similar and colour to work cohesively and allow the texture and tone of the aged timber take centre stage.
9. Concrete floors
Where other surfaces in your living and dining area are made from hard surfaces such as concrete and glass, timber is a great way to adjust acoustics and add a little warmth to the surroundings. More timber in statement pendants and cabinetry and draw the eye upwards in the room.
10. Contemporary country
Mix it up with wicker and quality linen for your dining chairs. This pair of carvers add texture and, together with the linen slip covers soften the lines of the whole setting to anchor the dining space beneath soaring timber beams in the ceiling.