‘Tis the season for celebrating family traditions and making memories to last a lifetime. If you’re hosting guests this season and looking for a dining room overhaul, here are three trendy dining room styles for the 2018 holiday season.
One of our favorites things to do is to mix and match styles. The dining room is the place to get creative with these pairings. Juxtaposing styles will be the top of conversation and elegant industrial style is the perfect place to start. Industrial design may seem too masculine or too cold for the winter months with its exposed metal accents, but you can warm it up by adding festive holiday décor with earthy autumn tones, such as burnt oranges, ambers, and browns.
The elegant design style usually incorporates plush fabrics such as table runners and chair upholstery, rich finishes, and metallic accents in gold, copper, and bronze. Fusing these two design styles together creates a vintage-charmed room with formal elements. Candles always add a toasty and elegant vibe to any space, so consider lighting a few to amplify the holiday atmosphere.
If you’re looking for something to really catch your guests’ attention, gathering in a folksy farmhouse dining room will do the trick. This trend is all about cozy textures, weathered finishes, and a neutral color palette. Folksy farmhouse design is all about taking things back to our homegrown roots.
Starting with rustic wood furnishings, such as the Interlude Dining Table in a sandstone finish, gives you plenty of room to play around organic textures. If you’re feeling bold, this is the style to bring in mixed metals for a homespun, farmhouse feel. Add untraditional holiday décor for this room such as painted pumpkins, galvanized metal trays, and up-cycled vases filled with outdoor greenery, pinecones, and baby’s breath for autumn-inspired accents. There is nothing like gathering on a quiet holiday night to celebrate with family and friends. This mismatched, style is meant to be fun and whimsical, yet focuses on the togetherness of the holiday season.
Traditional style is never outdated. Classic furniture features dark finishes with ornate details like turned feet and carvings for a look that is wonderfully familiar yet distinguished. To create an updated traditional dining room for the 2018 holiday season, start with fabrics in a neutral color palette of taupe, gray, or cream in a contemporary pattern to incorporate transitional style touches. Area rugs such as the Bindi Rug stay on point with the overall design and strengthen the updated personality of the room.
Upholstered parsons side chairs in soft velvet or crisp linen with nailhead trim around your dining table add elegance without being too bold. For décor, incorporate cooler, soft colors, such as wintery navy and light blues, by selecting accents like candles, vases, and table centerpieces to create a formal space in which your guests will want to linger and enjoy good food and fun conversation. Your updated traditional dining room will be elevated sophistication at its finest.
No matter what your dining room style is, it’ll be perfect for the holiday season.