Enjoy delicious modernity in your dining area with minimalist-inspired accents, plus a blend of Scandinavian aesthetics and California cool. The Sunset 2018 Idea House features pieces from Hayneedle and offers room-by-room inspiration defined by casual-yet-polished Western living. Read on to see how to bring Sunset’s airy, modern dining room to life.
Mix Dining Room Furniture
An effortless look starts with creating your own styling rules. In this case, the dining room set deliberately doesn’t match but still works so well. We love a good mixed dining room look, and this one combines a rustic dining table with modern, Scandinavian-inspired chairs. A customized look is so interesting and lets you reflect your personal style. It’s completely evocative of the laid-back Western aesthetic.
The key to an organic look is to not overthink it. As mentioned before, you can create your own design and styling rules. Don’t worry if your metals and finishes don’t match. A chrome bar cart with a gold chandelier and bronze or black table legs and chair frames still looks stunning together. A mixed metal look is interesting and irreverent with traditional design rules we were told not to break.
Add a Bar Cart
Switch out a credenza or sideboard for an on-trend and surprisingly versatile bar cart. You can choose from several varieties to suit your space perfectly, whether the cart is large and square or small and round. A bar cart keeps things casual and fun while still storing food and drink necessities as well as decor.
Add Light, Breezy Elements
Even if you don’t have doors that open up to your patio (yes, we’re jealous too), you can still take advantage of the windows in your dining space with long, sheer curtains. Curtains that go all the way to the floor will make your space appear larger. Keep the airy vibe going with light walls, area rugs, and natural decor.
A light and airy dining room is achievable for dining spaces of all sizes and styles. Another important rule is to keep the clutter to a minimum so that you can move around easily. Sheer curtains and lightly colored walls, floors, and a blend of different metals is an excellent way to create that organic, breezy look.
Stay tuned for even more looks from Sunset + Hayneedle.