Often the largest and most obvious decor addition to the dining room, the china hutch can go on to define the style, mood and the ambiance of the dining room with ease. Even though most of us tend to gravitate towards the antique, traditional and vintage pieces, these utilitarian delights find their way into even the most contemporary of dining areas. Versatile, striking and practical, here is a look at 30 of the very best around.
There are times when the kitchen in the backdrop or the living room in the foreground brings color to the Scandinavian dining space with banquette. All you need to do here is repeat the dominant hue of the living area or the kitchen in the dining space, but with subtlety and discretion. Pendant lighting above the corner banquette and additional chairs around the dining table can also add color to the classy Scandinavian space.
Today’s final featured tabletop trend is the beauty of blue and white. It’s crisp, it’s summery, and it makes a refreshing statement. Crate & Barrel is packing their spring offerings with blue and white dinnerware for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. This Regatta Melamine Bowl is perfect against a backdrop of concrete and wood. Yes, blue and white can take a modern turn, especially when clean lines are involved. You can’t go wrong with stripes! Crate & Barrel’s Cabana Navy Stripe Dinner Napkin is the epitome of summer style. Hence the cabana in the product title. We’re loving it! Consider blue-rimmed dinnerware for your spring and summer table. Crate & Barrel gives their Maison dinnerware a classic yet modern update with blue edges. Say hello to the Maison Cobalt Blue collection, which pairs well with a marble tabletop.
Red coupled with black is a timeless showstopper that works even in these affluent dining rooms, but feel free to experiment with different shades of red ranging from seductive scarlet to fascinating fuchsia to find the ideal hue for your dream dining room. Once again, it is important to remember that this not just about walls alone, and decor, accessories and drapes in red come together to create a richer and more appealing setting.
Geo patterns find their roots in midcentury design, and while the 60's might have seen a shift to less `clean` and more vibrant flowery patterns, a blend of both eras can work beautifully. Geo patterns in the dining room can be brought in by much more than just the wallpaper or drapes, as chairs covered in bright fabric with a striking pattern or even a dining table with a checkered top can do the trick.
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