Unstuffy Dining Rooms

Unstuffy Dining Rooms

Beth Zeigler
Nov 3, 2009

We fondly remember our childhood home and and all the quirks that came along with growing up there. For example, even though we had a dining room, it was only used for special occasions (Thanksgiving and Christmas). We always felt that our formal dining room was a wasted space--and that if it weren't so stuffy it might've been enjoyed more than twice a year...

The first thing we noticed about all of these dining rooms was the inclusion of an informal dining room table. Because the tables aren't fancy, it won't be a problem if you spill a drink or want to use the space for crafting or reading the paper. In addition, you could also use mismatched dining room chairs to make each space even more laid-back. Each room is kept accessible by sticking to soft backdrop colors like yellows, earth blue and white. We also noticed that artwork is kept to a minimum with most of the dining rooms relying on beautiful overhead lighting (or a great view) which acts as the focal point.

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