Although many of us seem to end up eating our meals in front of the television these days, it is still tradition to have a formal dining room in our homes. So how do we make the traditional ideal meet contemporary tastes? This set of fabulous dining areas should provide some food for thought.

Formal Dining Room Decor 1

In this space dual height windows create a sun spot for dining that has been furnished with funky geometric chairs, which allow the natural light to flow through them, and the angular shapes are echoed in the design of the table top. Bright yellow accent pieces draw on inspiration from the sunny surroundings.

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Two low-hanging lights cast an even glow over the long rectangular table.

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This whimsical setup uses metal chairs to bring the look bang up to date, along with a trio of eye-catching pendant lights and decorative wall decals.

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This floral furore might not be to everyones taste, but is sure does make a statement!

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In a predominantly white rooms, small slithers of color–as seen in the aqua seat cushions of these chairs and the brown tipped light shades–add a welcome relief from the snowscape.

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The quiet simplicity of this dining space has a noble oriental ambiance.

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The continuation of a kitchen backsplash ties the two areas of a kitchen diner together perfectly.

Formal Dining Room Decor 11

Natural hues create a calm look.

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The period features in this home work well with contemporary pieces like the Charles Eames chairs mixed at this table. The tangle of bulbs on color coordinated black flex bring in a utilitarian edge.

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Momentary pops of color clashing give a room bags of warmth and interest, and mismatched chair finishes are a great way to introduce extra colors into a dining space, along with cool wall art, brightly painted feature walls and patterned area rugs.

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