This Chic Dining Setup’s the Stylish Solution for Any Size Home
Tours
See how these homes maximize their size by skipping a traditional dining setup for this stylish solution instead.
Dec 25, 2023
19 Small Breakfast Nook Ideas That Say "Cozy"Design Ideas
Just add waffles.
Dec 18, 2023
The Best Small-Space Dining Tables That Can Double as Work DesksDesign Ideas
If you're living in a little space and need a little table to match, look no further than this list of tables that can function as a place to eat *and* work.
Dec 15, 2023
15 Colorful Pieces of Glassware That Are a Total ServeDesign Ideas
Because who said eating takeout couldn’t feel *fancy*?
Dec 1, 2023
The Only 3 Things You Need to Set a Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table, According to Ina GartenDesign Ideas
Ina Garten is always asking us one question: How easy is that? And this recipe couldn't be easier.
Nov 22, 2023
12 of the Best Drop Leaf Tables for Flexible Dining in Your Small Space
Shopping
Designing your studio apartment is about to get way easier.
Nov 9, 2023
14 Things Everyone Should Have Somewhere in Their Dining Area
Life
Here’s what to have on hand for your next dinner party.
Nov 7, 2023
Sitting Pretty: 8 Timeless Chairs Your Dining Room Needs Right NowDesign Ideas
Windsor-style never goes out of style
Nov 6, 2023
10 Stylish Small Dining Room Ideas You Can Easily ReplicateDesign Ideas
Even if you don’t have a separate dining room space.
Nov 5, 2023
This Internet-Famous, Space-Saving Dining Table Set Just Got a New Look — and It’s On Sale!Design Ideas
Shop the dining sets in six new wooden finishes.
Aug 31, 2023
We Tested (and Rated!) Every Dining Table at West Elm — Here Are the Best to Suit Your Style and SpaceDesign Ideas
Whether you're looking for a classic bistro table for two or a larger farmhouse design for entertaining, you need to read this list.
Aug 11, 2023
Our Favorite Drinking Glasses to Use Every Single DayDesign Ideas
Good design isn’t just for wine glasses and fancy occasions. We like to incorporate it into everything we use on a daily basis, from the rugs under our feet to the lighting above. And that includes our regular tableware. So if you’re looking for beautiful drinking glasses that you can use every day, look no further than these 11 picks.
Jul 31, 2023
8 Ways to Refresh the Look of an Existing (Old/Boring/Not You) Dining TableDesign Ideas
You are not stuck with a dining table you don’t like, even if you can’t afford to buy a new one or have to stick with the one you have for some reason. There are things that can be done, of the DIY variety, that can spice up a dining table and add a little delight to your dining room. Peruse this list of makeover options and decide if one might fit your dining style!
Jul 27, 2023
I Broke a Design “Rule” in My Dining Room, but Everyone Loves It
Style
People ask me about my dining room wall color all the time, and I have no regrets.
Jul 26, 2023
This Nursery Staple Belongs in Your Grown-Up Kitchen, and Here’s Why
Style
You may be surprised how well this youthful decor element works in this setting.
May 29, 2023
The Best Dining Room Layouts Have These 3 Things in Common
Real Estate
According to real estate pros.
Apr 2, 2023
Your Desk Chair Might Belong in Your Dining Room — Here’s Why
Style
If you’re in the market for new dining chairs, consider what’s in the home office department for a fun, unexpected seating alternative.
Mar 8, 2023
Try This Trick To Turn Your Living Room into A Dining Room Design Ideas
Here's how to create a small, functional comfy zone in your own home.
Feb 19, 2023
This Type of Accent Wall Is a Small-Space Friendly Way to Separate Your HomeDesign Ideas
Without using a rug or a room divider!
Oct 28, 2022
Mix & Match Chairs in the Dining RoomDesign Ideas
I seriously considered adding a plethora of vintage chairs to my dining table during my last move. However, I found that only having a two-person table didn’t quite have the same effect. If you have a large seating table, adding a hodge-podge of mismatched chairs can have a fun and quirky effect.Chances are, the lone vintage chair at the thrift store is much cheaper than buying a brand new dining chair at a home furnishings store.
Oct 14, 2022
Look We Love: Traditional Table + Modern ChairsDesign Ideas
One of our favorite ways to add a little excitement to an interior is by mixing old and new pieces. Nowhere is this more true than in the dining room, where an old-fashioned table and modern chairs make an especially attractive pair. Here are eight of our favorite examples. Above: An antique table and modern shell chairs mix in the dining room of a Madrid home spotted on Planete Deco.
Oct 13, 2022
Setting Up a Glamorous Home Bar: Ideas from Real Life HomesDesign Ideas
The popularity of cocktails is on the rise, and the home bar is making a comeback in the American home. But even if you’re not lucky enough to have a wet bar, you can still set up a dedicated space for mixing drinks, no matter the size of your home. Read on for plenty of ideas from our tours. Above: Marina has a fairly impressive collection of liquor that lives on the kitchen countertop in her New York apartment.
Oct 12, 2022
Dimensions to Follow: Proper Furniture Spacing BasicsDesign Ideas
Have you ever been in a home that just feels right? One where chairs pull out easily from the dining table and conversation can be made without shouting across the living room? Well there are reasons for that, and they probably have a lot to do with the spacing and placement of furniture. Following a few simple guidelines on furniture placement will make a world of difference in the functionality of your home’s layout.
Oct 6, 2022
The Best Counter Height Dining Sets You Can Buy Now
Shopping
Elevate your dining experience.
Jun 27, 2022
This Simple Material Is Surprisingly Oh-So Stylish and Back on TrendDesign Ideas
Make room for this metal on your shopping list.
Jun 23, 2022
This Is the Best Kind of Dining Table If You Live In a Small SpaceDesign Ideas
And you can buy one at IKEA!
Jun 22, 2022
The Best Place To Try Bouclé Just Might Be in Your BedroomDesign Ideas
If high-end bouclé isn't currently in your budget, you can find a few ways to get the look for less. Typically, that involves smaller pieces, but if you're ready to invest in a more substantial furnishing that won't totally break the bank, the best place to try bouclé may actually be in your bedroom... for your headboard.
Jun 21, 2022
How to Make a Built-In Dining Banquette (No Tools Required)Design Ideas
This genius design adds more dining room seating that doubles as a place to lounge.
Jun 3, 2022
Dining in Disguise: Genius Hide-Away Furniture SolutionsDesign Ideas
Figuring out the whole dining without a proper dining room situation is really just a matter of going a little 007 with your table.
May 4, 2022
Serena Williams Couldn’t Pick Just One Dining Room Light Fixture
News
So she got them all!
May 3, 2022
Your New Statement Decor Piece May Be Right in Your BackyardDesign Ideas
It really doesn't get more organic and earthy than this.
Mar 18, 2022
If Wallpapering a Ceiling Is Too Much Commitment for You, Try This DIY InsteadDesign Ideas
Visual interest overhead without all the fuss!
Feb 4, 2022
These Handmade Pasta Bowls Are Perfect for Comforting Winter Meals — But They’ll Likely Sell Out FastDesign Ideas
Since I A) live in Brooklyn and B) basically live to eat good pasta, I was naturally very excited to learn of a recent collaboration between chef-designed ceramics brand Jono Pandolfi and celebrated chef Missy Robbins. Missy is the mastermind behind popular Brooklyn-based pasta restaurants Lilia and Misi (be still my heart), so this is one collaboration that feels like a long time coming.
Dec 1, 2021
Here's How to Carve a Spot for Working or Dining From an Open Floor Plan Design Ideas
No walls? No problem. You can still have a dining room or a little nook in the middle of your open floor plan.
Aug 31, 2021
4 Ways to Make a Dining Table Look More ExpensiveDesign Ideas
According to real estate experts.
Aug 16, 2021
This IKEA Dining Room Staple Can Help You Build a Bespoke Custom Closet Design Ideas
This may be the cheapest, chicest closet ever!
Jul 23, 2021
These Bright Fiesta Mixing Bowls are Perfect for Serving and Storing — and on Major SaleDesign Ideas
I'm obsessed with the bright orange three-quart one!
Jun 11, 2021
Nordstrom Just Launched a Hidden Shop of Sure-to-Impress Kitchen Gifts
Shopping
They're all $100 or less.
Feb 2, 2021
The Inside’s New Dining Chairs Can Also Double as Stylish Desk ChairsDesign Ideas
Work from your dining table—but make it comfy and chic!
Oct 21, 2020
6 Ways to Make Mismatched Dining Chairs Look Collected and CohesiveDesign Ideas
Artfully eclectic is the goal!
Sep 7, 2020
Are These Chairs the Most Versatile Dining Chairs Ever?Design Ideas
Snag seats in this style, and you just might be able to use them FOREVER.
Jul 26, 2020
High & Low: An “Old Hollywood Meets Contemporary” Dining RoomDesign Ideas
If you’re lucky enough to have the space for a formal dining area then we’ll all just be patiently waiting for our dinner party invite. Really though, if you have the space, large or small, it’s great to put the effort into making your dining area memorable because let’s face it, it’s not common these days that we have the time to stop and enjoy a meal together.
Jul 17, 2020
A Foolproof Layering Formula for a Dreamy Rustic Glam Dining RoomDesign Ideas
The dining room — or in smaller homes, the “dining area” — has become a forgotten, cluttered spot in many homes. With our tables piled with old mail collecting dust, many of us eat our meals in front of Netflix or on the go. But whether you entertain guests or cook meals for one, you deserve a beautiful spot in your home just for enjoying eating a meal.
Jul 17, 2020
This $13 Find is My Secret to a Better Looking Dining or Living RoomDesign Ideas
One item can completely transform a room!
Jul 16, 2020
Warm It Up: Tips for a Cozy Dining RoomDesign Ideas
With October behind us and the winter season looming large, I start thinking of warm soups, fresh baked bread, and gathering around the table to share a meal — now’s the time to cozy up your dining room. Here are five easy ways to bring some warmth to your table.1. Add some fabric to the tabletop. Covering bare surfaces helps add warmth to your table. This DIY table runner is from Better Homes & Gardens.2. Think about some extra cushions.
Jul 16, 2020
Mindy Kaling’s Dining Room Rug Looks So Chic and CozyDesign Ideas
Mindy Kaling is serving fresh interior design inspo a la carte, with a recent Instagram post showing a corner of her dining room.
Jul 2, 2020
Best Bar Stools & Counter Stools 2012Design Ideas
With the rise of open floor plans, bar stools have taken a more prominent position in the home. Dining tables seem to be going the way of the Dodo in favor of breakfast bars and dining counters. Here’s our look at the best bar and counter stools – both with and without backs – on the market today. Backless Bar Stools • Rig Adjustable Bar Stool from CB2 – Adjustable seat, industrial edge, warm wood and a shock of red. This stool ranks up there as a new favorite.
Apr 13, 2020
Get the Look: Liz & John’s Goth Glam Dining RoomDesign Ideas
There is a lot to learn from Liz and John’s 1926 Craftsman, especially when it comes to tossing out the rules and following your gut. While this “eclectic gothic-glam” dining room is constantly evolving, we’re going to break down the space to elements that work, and show you how to get the look: 89″ x 98.
Mar 11, 2020
Get Set: The Year’s Best Dining TablesDesign Ideas
Balancing your plate on your lap and eating over the kitchen sink may work for awhile but at some point you’ll feel better about life if you eat at a proper table. While it may seem like a waste of space, especially in a small apartment, a dining table can become an essential piece of furniture, used for meals, crafts and even serving as a work station. Check out this roundup of dining tables big and small to see if there’s one that will fit in your home.
Mar 11, 2020
Anthropologie is Having a Sale on Entertaining EssentialsDesign Ideas
Score 20% off for a limited time.
Feb 26, 2020
Dining Rooms May Be Making a Comeback in 2020Design Ideas
Though for some of us they still sound like an impossible luxury of space.
Dec 21, 2019
Holley & Audrey’s Dining Room ReduxDesign Ideas
Name: Holley Simmons and Audrey Matthias Location: Mt. Pleasant; Washington, D.C. Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented In September of last year we introduced you to the beautiful decor and fashion sense of friends and roommates Holley Simmons and Audrey Matthias. The duo recently remodeled the dining room of their apartment in Mt. Pleasant, NW D.C, and we can’t help but admire the mix of modern textiles and vintage furniture.
Dec 19, 2019
7 Easy Ways to Create Mood Lighting in Your Dining RoomDesign Ideas
It's dinner party season.
Nov 20, 2019
You're 4 Steps Away From the Breakfast Nook of Your DreamsDesign Ideas
Give your cozy corner some flair with these easy tips.
Oct 20, 2019
The Best Citrus Tableware for Your Next Dinner al Fresco Design Ideas
You don't necessarily need a refreshing glass of lemonade or blood orange sorbet to enjoy this fruity fad.
Jul 28, 2019
10 Easy (But Cool) Ways to Style Your Dining Table, According to DesignersDesign Ideas
You don't need to have a dinner party to create a gorgeous tablescape.
Jul 18, 2019
The Outdated Dining Room Trend Slowly Disappearing From Our HomesDesign Ideas
Matching dining room sets are overrated.
Jun 7, 2019
Design Prescription: Faith’s Arlington Dining RoomDesign Ideas
Name: Faith Location: Arlington, VA Room: Dining Room Size: about 140 square feet Own or Rent: Own This is an update from the #MakeoverAmerica road trip! We’re traveling across the United States to tell people about Complete + Happy Home, and while we’re at it, we’re saving the country, one room at a time! Design Prescriptions are hour-long visits where Maxwell offers advice on what readers can do to improve their homes.
Jun 4, 2019