Laid-back Luxe Dining Room Ideas

For dining rooms with understated elegance, look no further...

Functional, family dining rooms don’t have to be bland or boring workaday spaces. Striking that fine balance between practical and stylish is entirely possible.

The examples ahead show a host of modern styles from cool kitchen extensions to glamorous, statement dining rooms – and show that where you eat and entertain, however frequently, can be both laid-back and luxe.

Of course, storage is key to a relaxed living space – no-one feels calm sitting amongst clutter – so the addition of a stylish sideboard, dresser or shelving unit will bring a laid-back feel to your dining space, especially if everything you need from plates and table linen to colouring books and crayons for kids is to hand.

Check out these cool and clever kitchen and dining extensions.

If your dining area is in the kitchen or if you prefer informal eating, a bench or banquet, as well as dining chairs, will ensure accommodating extra or last-minute guests is hassle-free.

For instant impact in any space, an eye-catching artwork or a gallery wall, is hard to beat, particularly if your taste errs on the side of simplicity, as it’s a way to create interest without going overboard on the decorative elements.

If you have a penchant for pattern and colour, think about upholstered dining chairs or an eye-catching wallpaper or mural as a bold backdrop.

In addition, hanging a striking chandelier or a trio of simple pendants above the dining table will introduce added drama.

See these statement dining room lighting ideas.

With the party season approaching it might even be time to consider a stylish home bar area or the de rigueur drinks trolley, so you’re ready for a spontaneous soirée any night of the week.

Whatever you decide, these gorgeous dining spaces will inspire laid-back lunches, dinners and drinks at home.

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