When you design a dream dining room, what does it look like? You might envision the perfect place for your family or friends to gather around for an evening meal. Maybe there are plants and twinkling lights throughout the space that make it feel more inviting than ever before. Or maybe you have one of those rooms where everything from décor to furniture is completely custom designed just for your needs. There’s so much variety when designing a dining room; in this article we’ll take a little journey into some of our most loved “dream” designs!
Are you stumped as to how to construct your ideal dining room? I was in the same boat. Here’s how I set together our ideal dining area with trendy yet budget-friendly furniture.
The kitchen and dining room are the heart of our home as a food blogger. So, when we relocated to Boston in May of last year, I spent five months shopping for the ideal dining table. Designing your ideal dining area is a difficult task.
Our living room, on the other hand, was a breeze to put together. I sent Alex a photo of a sofa, and we both said, “Yep, let’s get it.” This is the end of the conversation.
But it was creating our dining room (and, in particular, our table) that I was most concerned about. I knew I wanted it to be warm and inviting, with enough room to accommodate a large gathering of people. I knew I wanted an eclectic mix of old and modern, as well as a table that encouraged discussion.
I was stumped after that. In our first month in Boston, I must have visited seven furniture shops, but nothing seemed quite right. The tables were either too expensive, too conventional, or just plain bad.
Then I recalled Article, a brand that had appeared on my Instagram feed a few months before. Article offers some very stunning contemporary furniture at very inexpensive costs, all while maintaining a high level of quality and integrity in their offerings.
After looking over their website, I came across this magnificent 8-person dining table and knew it was the one. I liked the wood texture and the fact that the legs were thin enough that no one’s knees would collide with a post.
Their pricing were also really fair. Other 8-person tables I was considering costed between $1,500 and $2,000. The cost of this one was $999. Which, in my view, is a tremendous gain for a solid wood table.
The next stage was to assemble the remainder of the dining room. Article featured several fantastic decorative items, such as their Pendula Floor Lamp and Ivory Sheepskin Throw, that helped to complete our area.
When it came to our chairs, I had discovered these stunning wishbone chairs by the time we filmed this article, but Article just released these white dining chairs, and I’m not going to lie, I think I like them even more.
There were a few additional things that helped tie everything together. Our pendant light, which actually came with our apartment but works SO beautifully, and this natural sheepskin cushion, which provides some warmth to the corner of the room. There is a duplicate in this article.
The majority of the other items in our dining area are antiques. The artwork over our fireplace came from a pawn shop, the brass candle holders came from Etsy, and the art in the corner came from both Etsy and an antique store. These older items complemented the more modern Article pieces well, resulting in a place that is both current and lived in.
I’m very pleased with how the area turned out. It’s the right combination of old and modern, and it’s a place we like spending time in. I can’t wait to hear your feedback!
In return for furnishings, I collaborated on this article with Article. All content and views are mine. Thank you for helping to make Broma a reality by supporting the businesses that make it possible!
Emily O’Brien took the photos.
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