An easy way to show off colorful dining chairs is to pair them with a glass-top table. Here, a midcentury modern chrome and glass table is encircled by retro diner chairs in a playful lattice-inspired design. In this dining room makeover, designer Ashley DeLapp's initial plan was to use a banquette with a long oval table for dining room seating, but she realized it wasn’t the best solution since it wouldn’t allow room for a storage piece. The designer instead chose the Platner table because it was round –– allowing for an easier flow in the small space –– and fitting for the midcentury-modern theme.
Bold pops of color define this sleek living space. A round zebra-print rug, red curtains, turquoise wall inset, and yellow bolster pillows add interest while a white tile wall and floors and glass nesting coffee tables keep the room looking clean and tidy.
Great seasonal style makes more sense (and is more cost-effective) when it can be adapted for year round use. Take away the themed Halloween pillows and decor and leave a pop of orange in pillows and side tables so your seasonal purchases can last all year long.
The original plan was to do a deck off the kitchen, but at the last minute, James got the idea to make it a screened porch. No bugs here! With a striped outdoor sofa from CB2, a wood-slice coffee table from World Market and a sunny round rug from Frontgate, it’s a chic continuation of their living space — and the family’s go-to spot for watching movies with a projector.
With a desire to host year-round soirees, these homeowners traded in their old picnic tables to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor dining oasis. The space's true focal point is the wooden gazebo at the far end of the yard next to a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs and a decorative stone wall. The grilling, cooking and dining area are all in one spot, making the grill-to-table transition an easy one.
In small spaces, keeping some furniture pieces up off the floor can go a long way to making a room appear larger. This retro bubble chair brings the fun AND helps make this bedroom feel a tad more spacious. The round shape of the chair and side table are a nice counterpoint to the all the squares found throughout the room.
This open-plan kitchen and dining space features dark wooden tones and white walls to create a minimalist, modern design. An artful pendant light hangs above the wooden dining table with rounded leather dining chairs, and the marble-topped kitchen island is circled with purple-cushioned barstools. The kitchen showcases a minimalist design with no wall cabinets, but instead features bronze-finished lower cabinets with white countertops.
This corner sitting area features an ivory wingback armchair with faux brown cowhide accents and a fun zebra print throw pillow. A round metal drum table with a woven design sits next to the chair, while a neutral faux hide rug finishes off the look of the space.
Everything about this kitchen is grand and should feel - well - absolutely overwhelming: Large island, big appliances, uber-high ceilings, even giant doors. And, yet, it doesn't. The warm, inviting wood tones and playful green cabinet doors make this kitchen feel completely approachable, while the rounded shape of the dining table is a welcoming site amid a sea of right angles. This kitchen truly feels like the heart of the home.
Rain or shine, renting a tent is always a good idea for an outdoor wedding. Consider mixing both round and rectangle tables to maximize space throughout. Here, gorgeous greenery vines and illuminating bistro lights hang from the tent ceiling to bring maximum chicness to an otherwise plain space. Photo: T&K Photography
A grouping of nautical balls hangs in place of a chandelier in this colorful, eclectic courtyard. Mesh screening filters light and provides privacy, and various seating options offer a quirky, comfortable haven for conversation. Functional accent tables feature a range of sizes and colors, but their round shapes provide continuity.
Minimal furniture and ample natural lighting in this uniquely shaped living room give it a spacious and light feel. A neutral leather sofa blends beautifully with the white surrounding walls and neutral floor rug. A burnt orange chair cushion, built in wood shelving unit and hardwood flooring adds warm tones to the bright design. A tall, curved floor lamp and guitar pick shaped coffee table add shape to round out the look.
Mirrors and mirrored furniture are high-impact ways to get a luxury look, even on a budget. You can simply add a mirror, such as this round fish-eye mirror above the bed, which Atlanta designer Michelle Mentzer found at a discount. Or go glam by switching out a basic bedside table for a mirrored nightstand. If you have hardwood floors, add a patterned rug from an outlet store.
A pine wood dresser with yellow tones and simple round drawer-pulls is flattered by warm incandescent lamp light in this bedroom from designer Elizabeth P. Clarke. Tips from the designer: For a phenomenal lighting effect, incorporate beautiful table lamps into your bedroom design. Illuminating your space in this way produces a rich level of sophistication and ambiance. It is the room's overall splash of light.
This luxurious home theater offers eight comfy black leather reclining chairs positioned in front of a large flat screen television. Round frosted glass tables for drinks and snacks are attached to several of the chairs, while gray throws are nestled next to each chair for cozying up during a film.
Designer Emily Henderson plays into her love of eclectic styling by mixing various patterns, furnishings and accessories to create a light and airy living room with feminine charm. For more casual appeal, she added some oversized patterned throw pillows by the sofa. They're perfect for floor lounging, gathering 'round the coffee table and other cozy cushioning. Plus, they're an additional visual accent against the stark, white sofa and hardwood floors.
Longing for that summertime feel during the winter months? Bring the beach right to your table. This sea-inspired centerpiece is easy to make and can be used all year round. "A rustic wooden tray provides the base for the rectangular glass vase filled with sand, candles and a variety of seashells," Katrina Giles of Seaside Interiors says. Add vibrant shells and starfish for an extra boost of summer hues.
White is a classic tone often used in shabby chic designs. HGTV fan rnhey wanted to create a light, airy dining room ideal for casual year-round entertaining, so she used this fresh hue as the base for her entire design. The upholstered cane-backed chairs, freshly painted table and vintage marine life prints are reminiscent of relaxed summers and shabby seaside homes. White beadboard walls allow the sand-colored curtains and accessories to act as complementary accents rather than simply appearing in the background. For an elegantly shabby look, combine your rustic pieces with more contemporary counterparts. The white table and rattan chairs feel ultra casual, while the symmetrical prints, pleated draperies and dark wood serving tray deliver a perfect hint of refinement.