Colourful dining room ideas
If you thought dining rooms had to be white or cream - think again. Like any other room in a home you can experiment with colour and paint to create a space that truly reflects your personality.
Strawberries and Cream
A thick border has been created in this living room by hanging striped wallpaper horizontally at the top and bottom of the walls. The vibrant pink goes perfectly with the dark grey to create a dramatic backdrop. A striped blind in another colour makes a feature out of the window. Pink table accessories complete the look.
A mix of patterned fabrics add extra interest to this monochrome scheme. Black and white family photographs mirror the colours of the room.
A high-gloss dining table and white walls transforms this dining room into a contemporary and airy space. Zesty colour is added with vibrant dining chairs upholstered in cool blue stripes, and bright tableware, which prevents the scheme from looking stark.
Chic dining room
Luxurious fabrics for chairs and curtains give this dining room a real sense of grandeur, while glossy furniture and coloured glassware create a sophistiscated mood against a rich backdrop of chocolate and cranberry.
Modern Oriental dining room
A chinoiserie-inspired wallpaper is the starting point for this vibrant scheme, Benches in turquoise linen and a sleek table act as a foil to the flamboyant pattern and encapsulate this modern take on a classic style.
Monochrome formal dining room
This formal monochrome dining room uses a dramatically patterned wallpaper, but keeps the shade muted so it's not overpowering. A black table set with glassware, white china and silver candlesticks is teamed with chairs customised with black-lined white covers. Monochrome runners, a black lamp and mirror and white antique bookcase complete the sophisticated look.