Saturday, June 12, 2021 / by Teresa Dipeso
Over the past year, you’ve likely used your dining room for more than just eating. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to use that valuable square footage for daily Zoom meetings, remote education sessions, and way more. After racking up hours upon hours staring at the same walls, fixtures, and furniture, it’s high time you give this space a refresh.
To provide you with a dose of inspiration, we spent this past week scouring all our favorite posts from the design gurus of Instagram, and rounded up the following dining room decor trends.
With lush green accents and botanical details, these ideas from the ‘Gram are sure to bring all the magic of the summer season straight into your dining room.
1. Artichoke green walls
It wouldn’t be summer decor without some greener-than-green accents, and these artichoke green walls from @a_story_of_home are the prettiest version we’ve seen yet.
“This artichoke green is just the right mood, especially for areas of the country or homes where there’s not a ton of sunlight,” says designer Juliane Mazzarella, of Avenue Interiors. “It’s very versatile and can go with Craftsman, contemporary, or traditional-style homes.”
2. Luxe botanical chandelier
If you’re looking for something that evokes a magic garden this season, look no further than this stunning botanical chandelier featured by @bocadolobo.
“The botanical chandelier is a modern way to completely update a room,” says Reham Fagiri, co-founder and CEO of AptDeco. “This chandelier gives a fresh feeling to a more traditional look, and creates a focal point in the room—helping to highlight the furniture below and around it. It also brings a feeling of luxe to the space.”
3. Colorful upholstered bench
Another easy way to upgrade your dining room this season is with a colorful upholstered bench like this one from @ambellahome.
“A bench like this one allows you to commit to something a little different than your current style without overpowering a room,” says Fagiri. “Mixing contemporary trends with more traditional styles creates a great balance. A bench can add interest and color without completely overpowering the space, letting you experiment with funkier prints and colors.”
4. Slatted pedestal table
If you want to add botanical vibes without going too heavy on the floral, then you’re going to love this slatted pedestal table from @instanoeldecorblog.
“Pedestal tables in general are extremely popular right now, but a slatted version takes the trend up a notch, making it look cooler and more refreshed,” says Fagiri.
“Seemingly small details like slats at the base of a table add up to create depth and texture in a room. It’s an easy way to make a space look more interesting without going completely wild.”
5. Accent corner
For a bold and beautiful botanical look in your dining room, check out this inspired accent wall from @peachythemag.
“It’s a not-so-committal way to add a strong focal point to a room,” says Fagiri. “Since you don’t have to commit to painting the whole room, you have more freedom to play around with styles and colors. It’s also really easy for the corners of a room to fall to the wayside from a design standpoint—but it can really tie a room together if done correctly.”