Scandinavian design is inherently minimal, contemporary and places frugality and functionality at the top of its wish list. Yet there is something undeniably cozy and inviting about Scandinavian dining rooms that allow them to be both refined and comfortable at the same time. It is precisely for this reason that the banquette seating in Scandinavian dining rooms and kitchens looks great. Bringing flexibility to the floor plan and creating a happy social zone for the entire family, the list of advantages goes on. If you are still not convinced, then the 20 inspirations below should change your mind!
A contrasting approach is to add a smart navy blue or bright red hutch to a dining room that is draped in neutral hues. Since most dining room hutches can also be easily used in the kitchen or even in a shabby chic living room, you can always move it out when you want to alter the ambiance of the room. Distressed decor is making a huge comeback in 2016, with styles such as Bohemian and shabby chic allowing homeowners to embrace upcycled and rejuvenated furniture pieces. A lovely hutch with a distressed finish is a classic that never fails, and if you are willing to go down the route of a whitewashed hutch, then you can integrate it into even a contemporary and minimal dining room as well. If you cannot find a truly distressed china hutch, then give the modern piece that you own a custom distressed finish.
A Moroccan dining room means different things for different people. Some might like the informal and colorful setting inspired by a Bedouin tent, while others might want to replicate the glitz, glamour and grandeur of the palatial homes in the region. Others could prefer a room with Moroccan-Tuscan style that borrows heavily from Spanish design. Irrespective of what your personal preference is, here are 16 dining rooms that usher in a dash of Moroccan magic in their own inimitable fashion!
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.
Even though it does not seem all too obvious, a beautiful hutch is far more versatile than those built-in cabinets that most of us tend to veer towards in modern dining rooms. For starters, you can easily move around the hutch so that it matches with your latest decorating scheme and seasonal festivities. If you are throwing a weekend party and need additional square footage, then the hutch can simply disappear into another room, while it can take center stage as you host an amazing family dinner on Thanksgiving or Christmas! You can decorate the vintage hutch with much more than just fancy china, as scented candles, artwork and even a festive garland will seem perfectly at home in these vintage and antique displays. Then there is all that added storage space to tuck away tableware that you rarely use. No matter how you look at it, a classic hutch is a dependable and adaptable allay in your quest for that perfect dining room!
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