When royalty comes to the country, this is what the dining room might look like. Elegant accessories like a delicate chandelier and upholstered yellow chairs pair with farmhouse-charming exposed beams and wide plank wood floors for a look that's friendly and a little fancy.
While wooden and metal chairs are the easiest to clean, they’re not the most comfortable. An excellent alternative to wood and metal is an upholstered Louis XVI chair. Known for its fluted legs, square back and timeless style, this French piece works in modern and traditional settings. Linen and cotton upholstery options are great for spaces with active kids; however, leather and vinyl styles are the most kid-proof and easy to clean.
This colorful open floor plan kitchen features a bright yellow kitchen island and stunning hardwood floors. A dining room just off the kitchen mixes upholstered and leather chairs and uses wavy, ceiling-mounted track lighting to replace the abundant natural light for nighttime meals.
The dining room is brimming with drama thanks to lacquered walls and exposed beams. Powder blue Louis XVI chairs soften the strong personality of the jet black walls, while an art deco pendant and sideboard mirror help bounce light around the room.
The calm, gray tones of this dining room feel luxurious when combined with a dramatic drop pendant lamp and contemporary animal print upholstered dining chairs. A vibrant yellow urn adds color and spice to the space while a contemporary gray and yellow area rug anchors the dining area.
This soft yellow dining room features an elegant candelabra chandelier that hangs above a large oval dining table. Neutral upholstered chairs line the table and a grasscloth area rug is placed below. A glass front china cabinet displays dishes, while crown molding and wainscoting add finishing touches.