Fall is officially here, which means it’s once again time to turn our attention indoors and get those rooms ready. With entertaining on the brain, we’re currently on the hunt for dining room decorating ideas and some of our best inspiration is coming from, where else, Instagram. Don’t bother sorting by #diningroom, we’ve done the work for you and gathered together some of the most liked (by you!) dining rooms from our feed, plus some tips and tricks you can steal for your own dining room refresh.
A Wow Wallpaper Moment
Like everyone else, when we first saw this dining room by the firm Studio DB, we were dying over the de Gournay wallpaper, not to mention the perfectly curated mix of pieces. To give your space an instant dose of drama, consider covering a single wall in a statement wallpaper. Or, depending on you setup, continue the wallpaper into another room or hallway to visually connect the two spaces and keep the eye candy going.
Perk It Up With Paint
Along with all the likes that flowed in for this dining room by the talented Ginny MacDonald, tons of comments came in wondering about the exact paint color on the walls (it’s Farrow and Ball’s Stiffkey Blue, by the way). Paint is consistently voted the quickest, easiest, not to mention cheapest way to refresh a room. Check out more designer-approved paint colors here.
Opt For Eclectic Art
There are so many reasons to double tap on this dining space by Emily Farnham: the gingham seat covers, the beautiful ceramic light fixtures. But our vote for the room’s standout feature goes to the carefully composed, soaring gallery wall she created, which is like a masterclass in how to mix different art styles, sizes, and even frames, to fabulous effect. Time to adorn those walls, people!
Make a Big Statement
Rooms by designer Paloma Contreras always receive lots of love, but the oversized artwork in this stunning dining room had people ‘liking’ like crazy. If your dining space feels somewhat sedate, adding a single statement piece of art, preferably of the colorful variety, can instantly give the room a boost.
Who said your dining room can’t double as a killer library? Installing floor to ceiling bookshelves, like those in the home of designer Cortney Bishop, not only adds extra function to the room, but can create a truly beautiful backdrop for any gathering. All that’s required is a bit of styling prowess. And in case you’re wondering, like many of our followers did, the paint color Cortney used is another Farrow and Ball favorite, Inchyra Blue.
One Finish On Repeat
Fellow vintage lover Kyla Herbes of House of Hipsters can’t be limited to a single look or style, but that doesn’t mean her dining room has a haphazard feel. So what’s holding this chic style mash-up together? Part of the answer is the consistent use of brass throughout the space, including the chair frames, the chandelier and sconces, the corner planter, and even the candlesticks. If your dining room refresh includes some fixture and furniture swaps, don’t forget that repeating finishes and materials can go a long way towards creating a cohesive look.